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80$ to 10K on Pokerstars Challenge

    • achsta2004
      Joined: 02.06.2014 Posts: 6
      Hello everyone,

      I am a uni student and I recently came in contact with the poker world through some university mates. At the beginning of this month I decided to take a shot at it and see were I can get. I started of with a 50 pound deposit (~80$) at 2NL zoom. The first few days were disastrous with my bankroll going down to about 45$, at which point I decided to undertake some coaching. Coach shaddonewin took me under his wing and helped me turn the situation around.

      Yesterday my bankroll hit 110$. The initial plan was for me to use the 40+10 BI rule to move up limits, that is to say 40x2 + 10x5 = 130$, however the coach decided that I was ready to take a shot at it. So I hit the 5NL zoom tables today and made 5 buy-ins which in combination with a rake-back release pushed my bankroll to 145$.

      The plan currently is to try and reach 300$ within a week, playing about 2-3K hands a day, in order to move up to 10NL, at which point I will also be incorporation the use of a HUD in my game. A further interim goal is to increase my tables from 2 to 3, and eventually 4, (any help on efficiently increasing my tables would be much appreciated), before I hit 10NL. The long-term goal is to reach 10K by the end of 2014.

      Here are a few graphs tracking my progress:

      At the moment I am planning on updating you guys on my progress on a weekly basis, with a short summary of what has happened over each week and a graph. If however any interesting hands come up or any other peculiarity I will be sharing them with you too in between my weekly updates.

      P.S.: My pokerstars username is howsyouranus (LOLs).
  • 5 replies
    • fitzinator18
      Joined: 10.10.2012 Posts: 447
      cool man glgl
    • gadget51
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Ah you found it, excellent! :heart:

      Good luck with the blog and climbing those stakes, it can get a bit rocky but stay strong and keep working hard and you should get there.

      I've posted this blog link for inspiration, in case things go a bit haywire along the way!

      Beat- I'm broke, but with hope


    • ShadDoneWin
      Joined: 18.08.2012 Posts: 161
      Will have you crushing 200NL by Crimbo :heart:
    • achsta2004
      Joined: 02.06.2014 Posts: 6
      Here are two interesting hands from today's session:

      Hand 1:

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2539365
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $5.03
      SB: $3.34
      BB: $4.86
      UTG: $6.06
      MP: $8.66
      Hero (CO): $7.41

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with J :heart: K :diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, 2 folds, BB calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.36) 9 :heart: J :spade: 7 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.23, BB calls $0.23

      Turn: ($0.82) J :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.52, BB raises to $1.43, Hero calls $0.91

      River: ($3.68) A :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $3.03 all in, Hero calls $3.03

      Final Pot: $9.74
      BB shows 6 :diamond: 6 :heart: (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
      Hero shows J :heart: K :diamond: (three of a kind, Jacks)
      Hero wins $9.34
      (Rake: $0.40)

      Hand 2:

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2539366
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $6.02
      SB: $5.37
      BB: $5.67
      Hero (UTG): $5.86
      MP: $10.82
      CO: $6.21

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG with 9 :spade: 8 :spade:
      Hero raises to $0.17, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.17, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.41) 8 :diamond: 5 :diamond: T :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, BTN raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.54

      Turn: ($2.01) 5 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.15, Hero calls $1.15

      River: ($4.31) 7 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.74 all in, BTN folds

      Final Pot: $4.31
      Hero mucks 9 :spade: 8 :spade:
      Hero wins $4.13
      (Rake: $0.18)
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,150
      cool username :f_biggrin:

      not getting hand 2