Competition - How profitable can you be in 10000 poker hands?

    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Hi,

      Im starting a competition in my blog where I will challenge everyone who have registered on pokerstrategy using my referal link and see who will be the most profitable player after 10000 hands. I will be giving the following prizes:

      1st - $80
      2nd - $60
      3rd - $40
      4th - $20
      5th - $10

      Read all the details here.

      I will keep you posted of my own performance!

      Best regards,
      Tuk
  • 26 replies
    • TerrorBlade
      TerrorBlade
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      Joined: 16.10.2007 Posts: 1,922
      jordgubban
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Sorry TerrorBlade what is that?
    • redskwerl
      redskwerl
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      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 3,808
      [x] lol
      [x] op should start up his own affiliate site
    • TerrorBlade
      TerrorBlade
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      Joined: 16.10.2007 Posts: 1,922
      If jordgubban had signed up through your blog he would win by a factor of 10,000 :P
    • slikec
      slikec
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      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      Originally posted by TerrorBlade
      If jordgubban had signed up through your blog he would win by a factor of 10,000 :P
      Why did he earned already 1M$+ :D
    • Flintrino
      Flintrino
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      Joined: 24.08.2008 Posts: 45
      I'm definetly up for this, pitty I don't play $10NL anymore.

      Might make an exception ;-)

      Can I use previous stats?

      Ty!
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Originally posted by Flintrino
      I'm definetly up for this, pitty I don't play $10NL anymore.

      Might make an exception ;-)

      Can I use previous stats?

      Ty!
      Hi Filintrino!
      You are 1 of my TAF friends so of course you can join.
      The only thing is that you will have to follow the rules so everybody plays under the same circunstances and only your poker skills will make a diference :)
      I hope you still want to join and take this challenge, starting on the 8th of September with all the others.

      Best regards,
      Tuk
    • miguelirina
      miguelirina
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      Joined: 01.04.2007 Posts: 36
      Good initiative! Its been a while now since I played at those limits but who knows maybe 1 of these days you will make a similiar competition for higher stakes.
    • Talic
      Talic
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      Joined: 04.01.2008 Posts: 1,851
      I made 0BB in 20k hands on N25, will I get the first place?
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Joined: 21.03.2007 Posts: 338
      Originally posted by Talic
      I made 0BB in 20k hands on N25, will I get the first place?
      LOL I guess not - I expect at least some profit in 10k hands.

      Just a quick reminder to say that the competition will start tomorrow and it will be running for 1 month and during that period you can always join!
      Im really looking forward to start posting my development :)

      Best regards,
      Tuk
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      The competition is starting today! I cant wait to go back home and start playing. Soon I will be posting my first results :)
    • TomPerez
      TomPerez
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 18
      You know that I'm in :) I'm starting tomorrow probably after I finished an assignment for college and before WCOOP Event 9 starts :) Or maybe I'll start tonight, not sure yet.
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Hi TomPerez,

      Im really glad you were able to join!
      Im looking forward to see your results!

      Best regards,
      Tuk
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Hello English community!

      As promissed I would like to give you a quick update on my own performance to reach maximum profitability in 10000 poker hands.

      I had a terrible start and I lost $11,33 in 773 hands played... Please consider the session graph:




      Best hand of the session: +$5,28

      Preflop: Hero is SB with As, Ad
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, 2 folds, BU raises to $0,50, Hero raises to $1,00, BB folds, MP2 calls $0,90, BU calls $0,50.

      Flop: ($3,10) Kc, 7h, 8h (3 players)
      Hero bets $0,50, MP2 calls $0,50, BU calls $0,50.

      Turn: ($4,60) 3s (3 players)
      Hero bets $0,60, MP2 calls $0,60, BU calls $0,60.

      River: ($6,40) Jh (3 players)
      Hero raises $0,70 (All-In), MP2 calls $0,70, BU calls $0,70.

      Final Pot: $8,50

      Hero shows a pair of aces (As Ad)
      BU shows high card ace with king kicker (Qs Ah)
      MP2 shows a pair of kings (Tc Ks)
      Hero wins with a pair of aces (As Ad)


      Worst hand of the session: -$5,86

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Qc, Qh
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0,40, 6 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, UTG+2 raises to $1,60, Hero calls $0,60.

      Flop: ($3,25) 7h, Kd, Ts (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $1,10, Hero calls $1,10.

      Turn: ($5,45) 6h (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $2,90, Hero raises to $3,16 (All-In), UTG+2 calls $0,26.

      River: ($11,77) Th

      Final Pot: $11,77

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens (Qc Qh)
      UTG+2 shows two pairs, aces and tens (Ad Ah)
      UTG+2 wins with two pairs, aces and tens (Ad Ah)

      If you have the time I would love to receive your feedback either here or you could leave a comment on my blog.

      Please note that the competition started yesterday and will be running for 1 month. During that period you can register at any time through my blog as long as you are able to play and present your 10000 hands in the end. Of course, unfortunately, most of you will not be able to participate this time around as you have probably not registered using my referral link from my blog BUT if this concept works out well I might open up for all pokerstrategy members and with other ways of measuring as for example BB/100. With a measurement like that you could continue playing in the level you play today and present your results.

      In any case if you like the concept you might want to help me and share this idea with your "non pokerstrategy" friends :)

      Thats it for today I hope on my next update to be back on the green light!

      Best regards,
      Tuk
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Joined: 21.03.2007 Posts: 338
      1 week after - 6045 hands and still on negative profitability: -$7.55
      Rake generated $44.87
      Pokerstrategypoints - 123 (still missing 1 day update)

      My comments:

      So far Im not being able to go to green and stay on green. Im also testing a few diferent ways of playing and that might be the reason for this "bad" results... I should have stick to the Short Stack Strategy.
      All in all apart from the fact that Ive been able to generate enough party points to join Party Poker promotional 50K tournament next Saturday everything else is being just boring... I might need to continue after the 10000 hands to see if I can present a nice upward trend graph :)




      Most profitable hand so far: +$9.06

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A:diamond: , A:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.50, UTG+1 raises to $1.50, 8 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, UTG+1 calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($6.15) 3:spade: , 7:club: , Q:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks.

      Turn: ($6.15) 5:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, UTG+1 calls $2.50.

      River: ($11.15) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero raises $4.40 (All-In), UTG+1 calls $4.40.

      Final Pot: $19.95


      Most unprofitable hand so far: -$8,80

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 4:spade: , 4:heart:
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40, SB raises to $0.80, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($2.10) 5:heart: , 3:club: , 6:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($4.10) 9:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      River: ($8.10) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.00, SB calls $5.00.

      Final Pot: $18.10


      If you have the time I would love to receive your feedback either here or you could leave a comment on my blog.

      Best regards,
      Tuk
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Joined: 21.03.2007 Posts: 338
      The strategypoints have now been updated - 278 made so far.

      Hopefully this would help you to understand the correlation between:

      strategypoints: 278
      number of hands: 6045
      rake generated: $44.87

      I should have done this on Titan and take advantage of the current promotion from pokerstrategy where for each $25 you get $10 back... That would take me to a positive bankroll.

      Hopefully tonight I will be able to play a few more hands :)
      I will keep you updated!

      Best regards,
      Tuk
    • slikec
      slikec
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      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      Tuktuk if i may say so from your posted hands you play really bad. The only advantage of your play(and not a bad one) is that opponent can hardly put you on hand althought there are some good readings aswell mostly preflop ;) Postflop play you should improve in my opinion.
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Joined: 21.03.2007 Posts: 338
      Originally posted by slikec
      Tuktuk if i may say so from your posted hands you play really bad. The only advantage of your play(and not a bad one) is that opponent can hardly put you on hand althought there are some good readings aswell mostly preflop ;) Postflop play you should improve in my opinion.
      Hi slikec,

      I like the fact that you have gave your input as it is - uprightness thats how I call it!
      Its true that right now I am a lousy player and even after reading the pokerstrategy articles a few times when I get in front of the screen I loose any kind of strategy rational behind my actions... I just want to play and play as much as I can... so I end up making (a lot of!) mistakes... I probably dont have the profile to be a good poker player as I could see myself playing for example 1 table at the same time. And if I do that I would probably be wacthing tv and talking to someone else on the phone at the same time...

      How can I improve that?
    • tuktukbkk
      tuktukbkk
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      Joined: 21.03.2007 Posts: 338
      Hi,

      Its time for another update of my own performance on the competition I started on he past 8th of September and that it will be running until the 8th of October.
      I have finally manage to control some of my bankroll killing instintcs and after 7918 hands Im back on profit with +$56,31! The biggest change was that Im now much more focused than before and of course Im also getting a few more AA and KK than before :)

      Please consider the updated graph:



      Most profitable hand so far: +$11.74

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      [I][SIZE=10]

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with 6:heart: , 7:heart:
      Hero calls $0.10, UTG+2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.50) 4:heart: , A:club: , 3:heart: (5 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, UTG+2 raises to $0.60, MP3 calls $0.60, SB folds, BB raises to $0.90, Hero calls $0.60, UTG+2 calls $0.30, MP3 calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($4.10) J:diamond: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, UTG+2 checks, MP3 checks.

      River: ($4.10) 5:diamond: (4 players)
      BB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $4.78 (All-In), UTG+2 calls $4.78, MP3 folds, BB calls $3.28.

      Final Pot: $18.44


      Most unprofitable hand so far: -$10,10

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      [I][SIZE=10]

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with K:heart: , K:diamond:
      UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, BU raises to $1.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3.30, BU raises to $10.10 (All-In), Hero calls $6.80.

      Flop: ($20.35) T:spade: , 5:club: , A:club:
      Turn: ($20.35) J:spade:
      River: ($20.35) 8:spade:

      Final Pot: $20.35


      Im only missing 2000 hands to complete my first 10000 hands but so far Im really happy with my performance as I managed to double up my starting money.
      Thats is for today, I will be back soon with another update!

      Best regards,
      Tuk
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