Fastest way to clear FDB

    • OneRedDot
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      Hey guys I´m new here but not to poker. I just deposited on pokerstars and got the $600 first deposit bonus along with it.

      I play mostly cash games and small field MTTs live, but now I´m trying to give online poker a chance, mostly because I´m ill and can´t stand hours on a casino.

      I know MTTs are out of the question for fast clearing, I was thinking something fast and saw Zoom poker and Hyper Turbo 6-max sit and go.

      Any thoughts?
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    • nefarious26
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      yeah both sound good to me
    • VorpalF2F
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      Depends on the level, and on how much variance you can stand.

      Last time I cleared a bonus, I played Double-or-Nothings.
      You know exactly how many you must play to clear, and you can play a lot at once because being super-nitty is +EV

      Sry, you're on stars, and they don't have DoNs any more, and I've never tried their alternate
    • Sholja
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      I think zoom is the fastest way to clear FDB.
    • OneRedDot
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      @VorpalF2F ty. I think you´re right I´ll try them out, fifty50 right?
    • nefarious26
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      im guessing he deposited at least $600
    • OneRedDot
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      Originally posted by Sholja
      I think zoom is the fastest way to clear FDB.
      I´ve been playing it and it seems slow to me, maybe it´s because of the stakes I´m playing
    • OneRedDot
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      Originally posted by nefarious26
      im guessing he deposited at least $600
      Yeah, but my main focus are MTTs and with a few cash 6-max tables on the side. This is just a question of clearing it fast to move to my main games.

      Or maybe I´ll just do my thing and forget about it.
    • nefarious26
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      i would just play my normal game and whatever bonus i clear is erm.... a bonus

      what limt at 6max would you play?
    • OneRedDot
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      50 cent / a dollarand maybe a buck / two bucks if I´m up, 4 or 5 tables while I´m still pyaing MTTs is what I´m aiming
    • mrbeer9999
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      Originally posted by OneRedDot
      50 cent / a dollarand maybe a buck / two bucks if I´m up, 4 or 5 tables while I´m still pyaing MTTs is what I´m aiming
      Just be aware online 100NL & 200NL is super hard compared to live cash so don't get crushed clearing that bonus.
    • Tomaloc
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      "super hard" is an understatement... :D even NL10 does not compare

      anyway yeah, be careful.
    • darkpenance0
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      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Depends on the level, and on how much variance you can stand.

      Last time I cleared a bonus, I played Double-or-Nothings.
      You know exactly how many you must play to clear, and you can play a lot at once because being super-nitty is +EV

      Sry, you're on stars, and they don't have DoNs any more, and I've never tried their alternate
      thats a smart idea, I never thought of doing that, I might have to try it out next time I go to clear a bonus. Which site did you do that on?
    • VorpalF2F
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      I did it on Party.
    • OneRedDot
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      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      I did it on Party.
      how long did it take you? what stakes where you playing?

      thanks
    • VorpalF2F
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      I played $11 DoNs
      Each one is $1 in rake.

      I spent a month doing this, but I have limited time each day.

      Also, it seems I didn't clear the entire bonus -- by the time it expired I had done about a third of it -- my initial deposit was $300.

      I am a bit confused now too -- I made a $300 deposit, and when I took my shot at NL 50 I had just over $600, but I can't figure out where the other $200 came from -- certainly not winnings :D

      There was also a PokerStrategy.com promo on at the time, and I got some money out of that too.

      This is 20 days worth of play at 3 per day.


      Bear in mind that I was playing well above my skill level here.
      I studied everything I could on DoNs and attended every coaching on them during this period.