BLOG: ***SNG/MTT 45 Man Challenge***

    • husky333
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      Hi guys,

      I started playing poker (mostly freerolls) on Stars and iPoker sometime around 2004.
      In 2013 I found this great Poker Strategy site and started to take poker more seriously.
      I have played various games from SnG 6max reg/hypers, 9/10 man reg/KO, DoN to CG (Zoom), MTT SnG/MTT and recently Spin & Go.
      Looking at my results I found out that SnG/MTT works out the best for me in terms of results and also I like it the most.

      I would like to join the Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge and this is one of the reasons I am creating this blog.

      I am busy self employed family man with two little kids and quite a few hobbies. So I will be playing only evenings/nights 4-5 times a week.

      Below is a graph for this year. First 450 games are mostly 4max DoN Hypers and Spin & Gos. The rest is SnG MTT/MTTs. I know the volume sucks but I promis I am gonna work on it:-)



      Oh I forgot to mention that even though it's almost 1st of April this blog ain't a joke! It is real!:f_drink: :f_thumbsup:
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    • SDK1987
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      Nice run you made between 500 and 600 games :f_thumbsup:
      That must be MTT SNG’s for sure.

      Further I wish you all the best with your challenge :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Lazza61
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      Hey husky333,

      Welcome to the 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' bankroll challenge. we will be looking forward to your first update which you should post by Monday of each week in Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread.

      Gotta love them cliff faces. :f_drink:

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
    • husky333
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      Thanks for the welcome guys. For some reason I didn't get any email notification and therefore found your replies just now.

      Originally posted by SDK1987
      Nice run you made between 500 and 600 games :f_thumbsup:
      That must be MTT SNG’s for sure.
      I got lucky and managed to get to the final table 3 days in a row in $0.55 ($1.5 Gtd) with over 3k players. I wish I was so lucky at least once a week :f_biggrin:
    • husky333
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      Week 1
      Tourneys: 82
      Profit/loss: -$20,01
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $479,99

      Last week I played only 3 days. I got deep in a couple of micro MTT tournaments but I didn't manage to get to the FT.
      Maybe I should reduce the large field MTT tournaments and concentrate more on 90man SnG tourneys.
    • SDK1987
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      Originally posted by husky333
      Thanks for the welcome guys. For some reason I didn't get any email notification and therefore found your replies just now.

      Originally posted by SDK1987
      Nice run you made between 500 and 600 games :f_thumbsup:
      That must be MTT SNG’s for sure.
      I got lucky and managed to get to the final table 3 days in a row in $0.55 ($1.5 Gtd) with over 3k players. I wish I was so lucky at least once a week :f_biggrin:
      It’s always nice to have positive variance.
      Hopefully the mail notification works well now. Otherwise you need to check out the forum settings if you have marked the ‘Enable email notification by default?’
    • husky333
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      Originally posted by SDK1987
      It’s always nice to have positive variance.
      It's awesome when a positive variance strikes in like a couple of days ago...I played 90man SnG and was on the bubble (14 players left) with stack size only 1 big blind and still managed to win the tournament :f_cool: :f_biggrin:

      The moral of the story is "never stop fighting even with 1BB" :f_wink:
    • husky333
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      Week 2
      Tourneys: 91
      Profit/loss: +$27,43
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $507,42



      After about 30 games going down the hill without getting ITM I realized that it's time to review some hands to see where I am leaking. I have 1 year ICMIZER subscription but haven't logged in for ages.
      I found out that I was too loose from early positions. I actually didn't know much about ranges with regard to MTT. I found and read some articles and watched some MTT videos and that helped me a lot for the beginning.

      Fortunately after the bad run I managed to get to the FT 3 times in a row where I won two of them and finished 3rd in 90man KO.

      Goals for this week:
      - play at least 100 SnG MTT tourneys
      - watch at least 30 min. SnG MTT videos every day
      - at least 30 min. HH review in Icmizer every day
      - play MTT only on Sunday
    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 3

      I was kinda break even the whole week apart from Sunday where I couldn't win a damn thing =)
      I'm not setting any goals for this week as I'm gonna be quite busy and will be lucky to have 3 evenings to grind.
      Week 3
      Tourneys: 92
      Profit/loss: +$18.98
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $488,44


      Last week goals:
      - play at least 100 SnG MTT tourneys (failed)
      - watch at least 30 min. SnG MTT videos every day (watched some videos but not every day)
      - at least 30 min. HH review in Icmizer every day (reviewed some hands but not every day)
      - play MTT only on Sunday (failed - couldn't resist :tongue: )
    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 4

      I played only 2 sessions. Hopefully the volume is gonna be better this week.

      Week 4
      Tourneys: 44
      Profit: -$2.09
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $486,35

    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 5


      Week 5
      Tourneys: 100
      Profit: +$11.57
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $497.92


      I am taking the €50 reload bonus offer on NetBet and so I will be playing some SnG or Twister in order to clear it. Tried CG zoom already but it didn't go very well. :evil:
    • Guthans
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      Nice blog! :D Goodluck on the tables!
    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 6

      Week 6 (04/05 - 10/05/2015)
      Tourneys: 203
      Profit: +$35.52
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $533.44



      I tried some CG to complete some bonuses :tongue:




      With regard to the €50 Reload Challenge I have cleared up €25 but I feel it's a waste of time as the traffic on iPoker is very bad. While waiting 30 minutes to load up 3 SnG tables I could be playing 10 MTTs on Stars. I have still got 2 weeks to clear the 2nd half of the bonus and will consider whether or not to go for it.
      Also since I have been playing MTTS for some time I don't really enjoy SnG as much as I used to. If the traffic was good I would be able to clear the bonus within a day or two.
      What do you guys suggest?

      As opposite to SnG I like the MTTs on iPoker. Although the software is crap, often freezes out and I gotta restart the client, I like the guaranteed MTTs as the player field is quite soft compared to e.g. Stars =)
      I am actually most successful on iPoker than on other sites. In the past few months I have reached the FT quite few times. Just last weekend I took the 4th place in €500 Gtd Top Gear and yesterday 1st place in €250 Gtd speed.

      It's Sunday Funday today. I should now stop showing off and start grinding :D Let's start grinding and not to bust my BR :f_drink:
    • husky333
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      Originally posted by Guthans
      Nice blog! :D Goodluck on the tables!
      Cheers mate :f_drink: Where is yours? =)
    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 7

      Week 7 (11/05 - 17/05/2015)
      Tourneys: 108
      Profit: +$123.92
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $657.36
    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 8

      This update is not for the last week but for the week before. I forgot about it 8-o

      Week 8
      Tourneys: 149
      Profit: -$56.71
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $600.65


      I didn't end up in such a loss thanks to reload bonus €15 on iPoker and €6.66 in CG on 24hPoker.



    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 9

      Week 9
      Tourneys: 119
      Profit: +$62.17
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $662.82
    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 10

      Week 10
      Tourneys: 120
      Profit: +$81.03
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $743.85


    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 11

      Week 11
      Tourneys: 83
      Profit: +$223.61
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $967.46

      Played only 3 days Monday - Wednesday.
      This week is even worse...I have managed to play only few games. I gotta make it up 2nite and 2morrow. ;)
    • husky333
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      Bankroll Challenge - WEEK 12

      Week 12
      Tourneys: 91
      Profit: +$6.41
      Starting BR: $500
      Current BR: $973.87