PlaySmart 2015 Challenge: From 300$ to 10K$ !

    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Hi guys,

      I want to start my challenge on 1 June and to make 10.000$ from my 300$ bankroll!
      I have this money on Stars and Coral! Rakeback,bonuses,vpp,fpps, everything will count towards bankroll!
      I will use a 30buyins bankroll management! I will start with 5nl the first sessions to get in shape and used again with the grind and after i make 10buyins at 5 nl I will jump to 10nl.

      So, BRM=30 buyins

      5nl = warm-up

      BR=300$ .... 10nl

      BR=750$ .... 25nl (6buyins shot)

      BR=1500$ .... 50nl(6buyins shot)

      BR=3000$ .... 100NL(6buyins shot) grind till BR=10.000$ ! :)

      I will also implement a learning schedule! I want to work hard on my game, to improve my play!

      My routine in the next months will be Posting+reading hands, study articles+videos, read Mental Game of Poker 1+2 and The Poker Mindset!

      So, 10h study + 40h grind would be ideal for me every week!

      Good luck to me! :)
  • 15 replies
    • remy18
      remy18
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      Joined: 05.02.2014 Posts: 39
      Good luck with the challenge and keep the updates coming.:f_drink:
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Hello PlaySmart

      Welcome on the PokerStrategy forum :welcome:

      Nice that you started a challenge on the cash game tables :f_thumbsup:
      Are you planning to play short handed or full ring tables?

      It looks like your still a basic member and than you can’t post pictures yet. The easiest way to get bronze is using 1 or more of our free money offers on poker rooms you don’t have a account yet.

      Further I wish you all the best to reach a 10k bankroll :gl:

      Best regards,
      SDK1987
    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Joined: 29.05.2015 Posts: 8
      Challenge Days 1&2&3

      Originally posted by remy18
      Good luck with the challenge and keep the updates coming.:f_drink:
      Thanks! I will update 2 times/week!

      Originally posted by SDK1987
      Hello PlaySmart

      Welcome on the PokerStrategy forum :welcome:

      Nice that you started a challenge on the cash game tables :f_thumbsup:
      Are you planning to play short handed or full ring tables?

      It looks like your still a basic member and than you can’t post pictures yet. The easiest way to get bronze is using 1 or more of our free money offers on poker rooms you don’t have a account yet.

      Further I wish you all the best to reach a 10k bankroll :gl:

      Best regards,
      SDK1987
      Thank you, SDK1987! I play 6max on PokerStars and Coral! I study at the moment the best deal for me to move to another platform my small roll from Stars and have 100% first deposit bonus and a nice rakeback deal!

      I started the challenge Sunday afternoon on 31 May and played for 2hours , set up HUD and made a schedule for this week.
      First step is to make 10buyins at 5nl!

      I slowly get in shape but at the moment i m not happy at all with my play and i have a lot of work to do off tables! The main objectif for
      first 2-3 weeks is to keep in pace with my schedule because i m sure that results will catch up eventually!

      Here are the results for the first 3 days of the challenge:

      20hours/play/12.872/hands= -27.84$ .

      BR=300$(initial roll)-27.84$ = 272.16$ .

      I want to play 6 days/week so i will take Thursday off, relax a bit and grind again the weekend days. Next update will be on Sunday!

      GL at the tables! :)
    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Joined: 29.05.2015 Posts: 8
      Challenge days 4@5@6

      In the last 3 days I played 16 hours and 8296 hands at 5nl, Stars and 4nl,euro, Coral.
      Here are the results:




      I also got 8$ first deposit bonus on Coral.
      So, at 5nl we have -27.84$(last update) + 48.06$ = +20.22$
      CurrentTarget: 10buyins at 5nl= 50$ (+20.22$/40.44%)

      BR= 272.16$ + 48.06$ + 8$ = 328.22$
    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Joined: 29.05.2015 Posts: 8
      Challenge day 7

      I had a great day today at the tables! :) Played good, table selected carefully, run good and up 13buyins! I found some nice recreational players on Stars at euros and pounds tables!




      So, at 5nl we have +20.22$(last update) + 64.49$ = +84.71$

      First Target: 10buyins at 5nl=50$ (+84.71$) DONE!

      BR= 328.22$ + 64.49$ = 392.71$

      CurrentTarget: BR=750$ (winnings at 10nl+rakeback)

      Today I start watching W34z3l 6-max Walkthrough Series and i feel that it will help me a lot ! First episode: Preparing for takeoff
      http://ro.pokerstrategy.com/video/32673/

      GL at the tables! :)
    • jigong
      jigong
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      Good luck and hope soon you'll touch the targets...:s_thumbsup:
    • NutzAreOk
      NutzAreOk
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      Best of luck! :f_thumbsup:

      I`m looking forward to see some interesting hands too and read about your thought process. :)
    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Originally posted by NutzAreOk
      Best of luck! :f_thumbsup:

      I`m looking forward to see some interesting hands too and read about your thought process. :)
      Thanks! Will post some hands too with the next [img]https://www.google.ro/search?q=asian+girl&biw=1920&bih=1009&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIq-Keq4OGxgIVaZrbCh3leQDo&dpr=1#tbm=isch&q=japanesse+girl&imgrc=ofnvjT4bcgoDZM%253A%3Bq_ndAmWUW-JJjM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi1.minus.com%252FibcctWxxb7aHA2.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fhardforum.com%252Farchive%252Findex.php%252Ft-1042757-p-26.html%3B1920%3B1200[/img]updates!

      Challenge days 8@9

      I played only 7 hours in the last two days, 3202 hands at 10nl and i made some big mistakes! :)



      BR= 392.71$ - 34.47$ = 358.24$

      I watched another video of W34z3l 6-max Walkthrough Series : You Raise, I 3-bet! http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/32882/

      ThreadSaver:
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      nice sweater
      for me if i look at my winrate and my graph for the day, i put pressure on myself, especially if i previously had a great day.
      That is why i dont post daily graphs or daily results, i just post weekly my overall graph on first page of my blog and all the daily session in a single photo.
    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Joined: 29.05.2015 Posts: 8
      Challenge days 10@11@12

      Because of some real life issues I didn t manage to play as much as i want in the weekend. Only 14 hours and 7223 hands! Also i played 5nl because I wasn t playing my A game most of the time!
      Here are the results:

      BR= 358.24$ - 7.88$ = 350.36$

      Next weeks goals:
      1. Play 6 days : 44h
      2. Watch the next 3 videos of W34z3l 6-max Walkthrough Series!
      3. Go throught played hands and Post 6 of them here!
      4. Read 50pages of The Poker Mindset!
    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Joined: 29.05.2015 Posts: 8
      Challenge days 13@14@15

      I have to study more because the results are very poor!


      BR= 350.36$ + 3.76$ = 354.12$

      I watched 3 videos:
      - W34z3l's Walkthrough - Like a HUDless Chicken

      - W34z3l's Walkthrough - C-Betting and Planning

      - w34z3l zooming the Micros - NL10

      Hope to play/run better in the weekend and go up with the bankroll!
    • vonki
      vonki
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      sick volume :) subbed! gl :f_thumbsup:
    • RMSjoshua
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      subbed super sick volume indeed , how do you play so much on a day and dont burn out?
      Edit: can you also tell something about your poker past ?
    • PlaySmart
      PlaySmart
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      Originally posted by vonki
      sick volume :) subbed! gl :f_thumbsup:
      Thanks! :)
      Originally posted by RMSjoshua
      subbed super sick volume indeed , how do you play so much on a day and dont burn out?
      Edit: can you also tell something about your poker past ?
      I m trying my best to complete the challenge, step by step! Motivation is very high so it s not a problem to play 40-50h/week!
      Mostly I am a microstakes player who wants to improve a lot and go up stakes, build a bankroll and be a winning player at 100-200nl!

      Challenge days 16@17@18

      I decided that this month i will grind only 5nl because i dont feel comfortable with my play at the moment. I want to watch more videos, go through my hands, improve my mental game and then go up at 10nl! There is no rush so i take it slow, step by step! I will cut down the number of tables and play only 4-6 !
      Results are disastrous for the last days!



      BR= 354.12$ - 55.38$ = 298.74$