The shortest blog in the world?? 4BI bank roll challenge. (Currently NL4)

    • clandestineAl
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      Could this be the shortest blog in the world? I have decided to blog my efforts to spin up a $2 bank roll while taking shots with only four buy ins for each level. Obviously this is highly unorthodox but I think it could be an interesting project. I have done it once before and made it all the way to NL25 before tilting it all away. I hope I have matured as a poker player in the time since I last attempted this. My challenge will follow the following rules.

      :diamond: Once I have 4 buys in for the next limit I must move up and play as many tables as are available.

      :heart: Once I drop below 3 buy ins I must drop down to my last level.

      :club: I will play at least half an hour ever weekday.

      :spade: I will update this blog after each session.

      I will try and post any interesting hands that come up. I already started the challenge today and so the BR is already at $6.32. Any rake back will be added to my bankroll.

      I am going to run the challenge for roughly 3 months. It will end on the 31st of July 2014. At the end of the challenge and if the BR is below $250 I will give it to the person with the most posts on my blog. Or alternatively donate it to a charity of their choosing (As unlikely as that might be). If it is over £250. I will spend it on coaching with TwiceT or some other such sicko and give the remainder of the balance to the person with the most posts on my blog.

      I am open to hearing any prop bet ideas but I can't think of any right now.

      A bit about me....
      I am Alex. 33 years old from Scotland but currently living in Tasmania. I would say I am a small winner at NL10sh and I have been playing poker for about 4ish years. I currently play about 4-5k hands per day of zoom.

      Let the challenge commence!
  • 49 replies
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Alex,

      This should be very interesting. :)

      GL from a fellow Tasmanian

      Laz

      P.S. I'm in the lead. Woohoo :tongue:
    • rompas
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      nice challenge , good luck :)
    • kidzoltan
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      Awesome challenge! I'm following! :s_biggrin:
    • clandestineAl
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey Alex,

      This should be very interesting. :)

      GL from a fellow Tasmanian

      Laz

      P.S. I'm in the lead. Woohoo :tongue:
      Not sure I should let the PS staff in on the deal but I guess it is too late now :) I still haven't got round to playing at the casino but I will let you know when I do.
    • clandestineAl
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      Had a quick 35 minute session today. Still shocked by how many limpers there are. And how much folding to 3bets there is. I am going to have to start thinking about flatting my big hands more.

      Anyway I could have folded this first hand?? I was expecting to see JQ before his actual hand.

      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem

      5 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG akosh74 ($1) 50bb
      CO ovidiucosmyn ($0.74) 37bb
      BTN DonovanRed ($1.19) 60bb
      SB oleander12 ($1) 50bb
      BB BANK3015 ($1.56) 78bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 5 players) DonovanRed is BTN 10:heart: 10:spade:
      2 folds, DonovanRed raises to $0.05, 1 fold, BANK3015 calls $0.03

      Flop: 10:club: 9:club: 8:spade: ($0.11, 2 players)
      BANK3015 bets $0.08, DonovanRed raises to $0.35, BANK3015 raises to $0.62, DonovanRed goes all-in $1.14, BANK3015 calls $0.52

      Turn: 8:club: ($2.39, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: J:club: ($2.39, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $2.39
      BANK3015 shows
      6:club: 7:club:
      DonovanRed shows
      10:heart: 10:spade:

      BANK3015 wins $2.25 (net +$1.06)

      DonovanRed lost $1.19


      This one just summed up my session...

      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      888
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Red_Rum50 ($0.17) 9bb
      UTG+1 ovidiucosmyn ($1.19) 60bb
      CO DonovanRed ($0.94) 47bb
      BTN oleander12 ($1.35) 68bb
      SB GogoKiel ($1.14) 57bb
      BB christina870 ($0.58) 29bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 6 players) DonovanRed is CO Q:diamond: Q:club:
      1 fold, ovidiucosmyn raises to $0.07, DonovanRed raises to $0.24, 3 folds, ovidiucosmyn calls $0.17

      Flop: 6:spade: 10:diamond: 9:club: ($0.51, 2 players)
      ovidiucosmyn bets $0.02, DonovanRed raises to $0.42, ovidiucosmyn goes all-in $0.95, DonovanRed goes all-in $0.28

      Turn: J:club: ($1.91, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: Q:heart: ($1.91, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: $1.91
      ovidiucosmyn shows
      K:diamond: A:spade:
      DonovanRed shows
      Q:diamond: Q:club:

      ovidiucosmyn wins $2.05 (net +$0.86)

      DonovanRed lost $0.94


      Bankroll now at a massive... $6.43. Get you posts in now guys before the prize pool grows any bigger :D

      My girlfriend looking beautiful on a train.
    • Tomaloc
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      oh so that's you :D saw you around on the nl10 tables, marked you as one of the regs who actually had some positional awareness (that's rather rare in nl10 apparently)

      as for the first hand, you have only 60bb against fishy guy so definitely not folding top set, i mean in the worst case (as it happened) you still have a decent draw. you could consider being more scared with 88 but still don't like it when you're both shorter
    • clandestineAl
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      Originally posted by Tomaloc
      oh so that's you :D saw you around on the nl10 tables, marked you as one of the regs who actually had some positional awareness (that's rather rare in nl10 apparently)

      as for the first hand, you have only 60bb against fishy guy so definitely not folding top set, i mean in the worst case (as it happened) you still have a decent draw. you could consider being more scared with 88 but still don't like it when you're both shorter
      What is your screen name on stars, so I know to look out for you =) I have spotted a few of the guys from here but they never speak to me :f_cry:
    • rompas
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      i wouldnt fold top set at that table, and at those limits you actually can never be sure what and how fishes playing, so just to reload and get the money back,,,
    • clandestineAl
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      Played half an hour today ladies and gentleman. The first 15 minutes were pretty boring but it picked up in the second half. The prize pool is now standing at a whopping $8.47 (Anyway I can make the prize pool amount flash????) That is a huge profit today of $2.04 Almost half way to the next milestone of $20 and then I can start playing NL5.

      On a serious note. I think the challenge is a really good way to start the day before my normal grind. It gets me into a tight style of play and will hopefully stop me from bluffing off stacks in the first 10 minutes of my regular sessions as I have been known to do from time to time.

      Called pre as there are very few people 3betting anything but premium hands from what I can tell. Thought I had a good chance to get his stack if I hit. First time I was able to call anything to set mine as every other time the other guy was a shortie :) I thought about raising flop but wanted to keep his bluffs in and to CR turn. Probably best to raise the flop OOP. I just wanted to get as much of his stack as possible as with only half an hour a day to play on this challenge, I need to maximize my profits.

      Hand Information
      No Limit, 0.02 BB (6 handed).
      Hand History converter courtesy of pokerhandreplays.com

      Table Information
      Seat: 1 odiabobranco ($2.15) Dealer
      Seat: 2 lovesuitedaa ($0.92) Small Blind
      Seat: 4 duckghoul2 ($3.04) Big Blind
      Seat: 6 daryla777 ($2.11)
      Seat: 7 romike82 ($0.84)
      Seat: 9 miriad ($1.61)
      Dealt to odiabobranco
      :9h:  :9s:  

      Preflop (Pot:0.03)
      daryla777    FOLD
      romike82    RAISE $0.04
      miriad    CALL $0.04
      odiabobranco    CALL $0.04
      lovesuitedaa    FOLD
      duckghoul2    RAISE $0.24
      romike82    FOLD
      miriad    FOLD
      odiabobranco    CALL $0.2

      Flop(Pot: $0.59)
      :9c:  :8d:  :Jh:  

      duckghoul2    BET $0.35
      odiabobranco    CALL $0.35

      Turn(Pot: $1.29)
      :9c:  :8d:  :Jh:  :Td:  

      duckghoul2    CHECK
      odiabobranco    BET $0.63
      duckghoul2    FOLD
      Showdown:
      odiabobranco MUCKS

      odiabobranco  wins the pot: $1.92


      My girlfriend looking gorgeous as some kind of medieval wench during a visit to a Scottish castle.


      P.S Rompas is in the lead to take down the jackpot with a mighty total of two posts. But it could all change at any point. :f_biggrin:
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Alex,

      You're a very lucky man. $2.04 profit AND a gorgeous girlfriend. :tongue:

      Nice work on both counts.

      Cheers

      Laz

      P.S. Look out rompas. I'm coming :f_eek:
    • rompas
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      nice nice nice keep it up :)

      P.S Laz, i already makeing plans for that money :rolleyes: ;) and ps staff is really allowed into this deal? ;)
    • clandestineAl
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      Originally posted by rompas
      nice nice nice keep it up :)

      P.S Laz, i already makeing plans for that money :rolleyes: ;) and ps staff is really allowed into this deal? ;)
      I think I will need to. It's too late to change the rules now.

      However 10 bonus posts to whoever can put this guy on a hand. (Not open to pokerstrategy staff members.)

      [SPOILER]Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $35.61 (356.1 bb)
      SB: $22.64 (226.4 bb)
      BB: $4.61 (46.1 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $14.72 (147.2 bb)
      MP: $10.25 (102.5 bb)
      CO: $10.83 (108.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to $0.30, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.95, Hero calls $0.65

      Flop: ($1.95) A 2 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.86, Hero calls $1.86

      Turn: ($5.67) T (2 players)
      BB bets $1.80 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.80

      River: ($9.27) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)


      [/spoiler]
    • Lazza61
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      Hey guys,

      I have absolutely no problem with being excluded, so set those rules in stone before another staff member posts. :f_biggrin:

      Happy Fishing

      Laz
    • abduljalib
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      [quote]Originally posted by clandestineAl
      Originally posted by rompas
      nice nice nice keep it up :)

      P.S Laz, i already makeing plans for that money :rolleyes: ;) and ps staff is really allowed into this deal? ;)
      I think I will need to. It's too late to change the rules now.

      However 10 bonus posts to whoever can put this guy on a hand. (Not open to pokerstrategy staff members.)

      [SPOILER]Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $35.61 (356.1 bb)
      SB: $22.64 (226.4 bb)
      BB: $4.61 (46.1 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $14.72 (147.2 bb)
      MP: $10.25 (102.5 bb)
      CO: $10.83 (108.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to $0.30, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.95, Hero calls $0.65

      Flop: ($1.95) A 2 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.86, Hero calls $1.86

      Turn: ($5.67) T (2 players)
      BB bets $1.80 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.80

      River: ($9.27) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)


      [/spoiler][/quote]KK :D
    • rompas
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      lol, was kidding, have no problem with staff members geting a chance also ;)
    • clandestineAl
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey guys,

      I have absolutely no problem with being excluded, so set those rules in stone before another staff member posts. :f_biggrin:

      Happy Fishing

      Laz
      O.K set in stone. It is open to anybody who wants to join in. I think that is the most fun way to do it.
    • Mark1790
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      [quote]Originally posted by clandestineAl
      Originally posted by rompas
      nice nice nice keep it up :)

      P.S Laz, i already makeing plans for that money :rolleyes: ;) and ps staff is really allowed into this deal? ;)
      I think I will need to. It's too late to change the rules now.

      However 10 bonus posts to whoever can put this guy on a hand. (Not open to pokerstrategy staff members.)

      [SPOILER]Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $35.61 (356.1 bb)
      SB: $22.64 (226.4 bb)
      BB: $4.61 (46.1 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $14.72 (147.2 bb)
      MP: $10.25 (102.5 bb)
      CO: $10.83 (108.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to $0.30, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.95, Hero calls $0.65

      Flop: ($1.95) A 2 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.86, Hero calls $1.86

      Turn: ($5.67) T (2 players)
      BB bets $1.80 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.80

      River: ($9.27) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)


      [/spoiler][/quote]pocket 4's
    • rompas
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      if its a good player ak aq or qk hearts,, if its a fish i would say 56 hearts :-)
    • jamsu
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      I'd say 4 and 10 of hearts. Plus getting on the race! ^^