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$150 ===> Sne

    • masuronike
      Joined: 22.06.2007 Posts: 41
      My name is Tomas, I am 23 years old sng grinder from Slovakia and I play 6max hyperturbo SNGs on PokerStars (non-satellites)under the screen name MASUR0N1KE. Before moving to PS I played 6max super turbos on Entraction on highest possible stakes and I think I was one of the best regs there, although it was not that hard as the regs there were awful.

      After Entraction changed it’s owned the traffic dropped significantly. As a result it was not really possible play €25 - €100 buy-ins anymore and I was forced to find new games. At that time my friend „phasE89“ tried to do 40k 6-max HT sngs on Stars in one month and I noticed that these have similar structure to those on Entraction (on Entraction there was a 1,250 startstack, 2min blinds, start level 10/20 and no ante). I knew I could not start on high stakes right away as it was something new and the players were much better. And because I like challenges (can’t really focus on playing and studying without making it a challenge of mine) I came up with this one:

      Try to make Supernova Elite from $150 starting bankroll with moving to highers stakes only when having at least 100 buy-ins for this level and moving back down whenever I drop below 100 buy-ins.

      I started playing ($1,50s) in May and the micros were so easy I was already playing $15s after first month. However, although 18-tabling with stacked tables was great for volume, this was not a way to improve my game. I was breakeven there with no chance to move up to higher stakes, when one very good friend of mine who used to play on Entraction and then moved to Stars like me helped me to open my eyes and gave me an advice to play less tables, tiled not stacked and study hard. After this my game improved a lot and after few days of hard grindI had 5% EV ROI on $15s. Bad thing was that I ran 320 buy-ins below EV and I was thinking about giving the challenge up. Fortunately, I ran much better next week and made it to $30s.

      At the moment I have a $50k bankroll, 700k VPPs and I play the highest possible stakes on PokerStars. I can make it with about 7-8 hours of grind a day and even though it is hard, it is possible. I will keep updating this thread from time to time

      PS: I am not a great player but I certainly am trying to be the best.
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