The Machine Bankroll Challenge

    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      About me

      I am from Bulgarian community and i live in Bulgaria. I am 30 years old and i love playing poker and learning the game. My nickname translation in english is The Machine :) I have another profession and i have flexible working time, so i have enough time for poker. I have started more seriously in 2013 with 20$ in PokerStars playing 0,25$ games. Slowly i have learned a lot of things and go up through the limits. This site helped me a lot. I am playing mostly SNG and MTT.

      Why this challenge ?

      Because i think i have reached level where i have a good bank, and i should start wining some real money. I saw this challenge yesterday and i thought it is time for something new. This challenge will keep me staying focused and motivated in pursuit of a written public goal. I have not made any challenges until now in my poker career and i think it is time for one. It also would be good for practicing my english.

      Goals

      Starting Bankroll : 2250$
      My goal : 11 250$
      Time : 12 months

      What will i play ?

      At the start of the challenge i will play in PKR and Pokerstrars. I will play 6,00$ turbo SNGs 6-max in PKR and i will start adding some 12,00$ from this month. In PokerStars i'm gonna play 180man - 2,50 ; 3,50+R and 4,50$. In Sundays i will make a MTT session.

      I hope that it will be interesting and successful :f_thumbsup:
  • 14 replies
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,217
      Hey ma6inata100,

      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.

      I like the idea of playing standard games during the week and a MTT session on Big Money Sundays. :s_thumbsup:

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Nice goal to reach a $11.250 bankroll.
      How it’s going so far this week or you update only at the end of every week?
      Good luck with you’re challenge :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      Week # 1


      SNGs: 46; MTT SNG: 8; MTTs: 39; Cash: 2837 hands
      Profit : - 137,15 $
      BR : 2112,85 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 46 Profit : + 36,30 $
      I have made a very good profit at 6,00$ turbo. I tried 3 tournaments at 12,00$, standard structure but i've lost them all.
      2) MTT SNG
      Tournaments played : 8 Profit : - 30,21 $
      I have played 7 at 4,50$ and one 3,50$. Only one mincash. But in one of the tournaments by 21-23 players left i suffered a very shitty bad beat. I lost a pot that would make me one of the chipleaders. On turn i was 90% to 10% ahead but at the river he hits his out.
      PokerStars - $4.10+$0.40|150/300 Ante 25 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      defr521 (UTG+1): 7,758
      SereJkee94 (MP): 7,597
      FatalRevange (MP+1): 7,599
      Joanna13j (MP+2): 6,274
      ma6inata100 (CO): 12,610
      NitseNutse (BTN): 15,720
      pokerbossen (SB): 16,964
      Greaderr (BB): 12,595
      peleng79 (UTG): 3,788

      9 players post ante of 25, pokerbossen posts SB 150, Greaderr posts BB 300

      Pre Flop: (pot: 675) ma6inata100 has Q:diamond: Q:club:

      fold, fold, SereJkee94 raises to 600, FatalRevange calls 600, fold, ma6inata100 raises to 2,100, fold, fold, fold, fold, FatalRevange raises to 7,574 and is all-in, ma6inata100 calls 5,474

      Flop: (16,423, 2 players) T:club: 3:club: 9:club:

      Turn: (16,423, 2 players) 6:heart:

      River: (16,423, 2 players) J:heart:

      FatalRevange shows K:spade: Q:spade: (Straight, King High)
      (Pre 35%, Flop 16%, Turn 11%)
      ma6inata100 shows Q:diamond: Q:club: (One Pair, Queens)
      (Pre 65%, Flop 84%, Turn 89%)
      FatalRevange wins 16,423

      3) MTT
      Tournaments played : 25 Profit : - 98,51 $
      Here 4 mincashes at the tournaments with small buy-in. Again a lot of bad beats. The most interesting of all was at the Bigger 8,80$ see it :
      PokerStars - $8+$0.80|300/600 Ante 70 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      TAZLEA69 (BTN): 12,081
      ma6inata100 (SB): 11,792
      nandy0312 (BB): 19,732
      the_Waagi (UTG): 17,984
      urmaniii (UTG+1): 33,349
      Lukey1987 (MP): 11,171
      chris_liu (MP+1): 61,141
      oloveme (MP+2): 9,682
      P0lak (CO): 12,933

      9 players post ante of 70, ma6inata100 posts SB 300, nandy0312 posts BB 600

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1,530) ma6inata100 has K:club: A:diamond:

      fold, fold, Lukey1987 raises to 1,800, fold, fold, fold, fold, ma6inata100 raises to 11,722 and is all-in, fold, Lukey1987 calls 9,301 and is all-in

      Flop: (23,432, 2 players) 5:spade: Q:spade: T:club:

      Turn: (23,432, 2 players) T:spade:

      River: (23,432, 2 players) 9:spade:

      ma6inata100 shows K:club: A:diamond: (One Pair, Tens)
      (Pre 50%, Flop 48%, Turn 40%)
      Lukey1987 shows K:heart: A:spade: (Flush, Ace High)
      (Pre 50%, Flop 52%, Turn 60%)
      Lukey1987 wins 23,432

      4) Satellite
      Tournaments played : 14 Profit : - 29,10 $
      No tickets won here. Most sats i played was for the 150$ PKR Masters. I tried also sats for the WCOOP at PokerStars with FPPs i reached level for but again not a nice hand for me and i was out TT vs A3o.
      5) Cash
      Hands played : 2837 Profit : - 29,10 $
      I have played cash because of the Zoom Promotion i Pokestars, but it was no good for me. I will not play cash in future except some specific promotion.

      Next week

      I will play definitely more SNGs. Target at least 100 ! I will mix 4 tables at 6,00$ with 2 tables at 2,00$ all turbo formats. MTT SNGs - target 10-15. My plan is to analyse more of the MTTs i have played and to post hands for discussion.

      I want to thank you to SDK1987 and Lazza61 for the wishes. And to the question a plan to post once in week a summary of my play.

      So the firs week was not the best start but i hope next one will be better.

      Good luck guys !!!
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      Week # 2


      SNGs: 93; MTT SNG: 2; MTTs: 12;
      Profit : + 175,26 $
      BR : 2288,11 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 93 Profit : + 187,61 $
      I have made a very good profit at SNGs with very nice ROI. I played 65 tournaments at 6,00$ and 28 at 12,00$, I do not see big differents between the players skills at the two levels. The bad think is that i made more 2nd places than 1st, but it is ok. One interesting hand :)
      I really like to take so "hard decisiones" :

      and here is the whole hand :
      [7/52]
      ##########################################
      PKR Game 2774465116 / Ring Game
      Table STT # 31966377 - 12.07.15 - 22:05
      Blinds : ?/40
      ##########################################

      5 players
      [BB] huuhkajat (3049)
      [1] Riverrat54 (1134)
      [2] pickles001 (3367)
      [3] Ma6inata100 (1955)
      [But] karaddok (2495)

      Ma6inata100 T T Initial Pot: 40

      Riverrat54 calls to 40
      pickles001 folds
      Ma6inata100 raises to 120
      karaddok calls to 120
      huuhkajat calls to 120
      Riverrat54 calls to 120
      ### FLOP ### 6 T 2 Pot: 480
      huuhkajat checks
      Riverrat54 bets 80
      Ma6inata100 calls to 80
      karaddok raises to 1420
      huuhkajat is All in
      Riverrat54 is All in
      Ma6inata100 is All in
      karaddok is All in
      Riverrat54 shows T 3
      Ma6inata100 shows T T
      karaddok shows 2 5
      huuhkajat shows J A
      ### TURN ### 6 Pot: 8633
      ### RIVER ### 8 Pot: 8633
      Ma6inata100 wins 2463 from side pot n°1 with A Full House, tens full of sixes
      Ma6inata100 wins 4536 from the main pot with A Full House, tens full of sixes
      karaddok wins 1080 from side pot n°0 with Two pairs, sixes and twos
      huuhkajat wins 554 from side pot n°-1 with A Pair of sixes

      2) MTT SNG
      Tournaments played : 2 Profit : - 1,99 $
      I have played only 2 at 4,50$ and again a bad beat stop me from playing FT. I have achieved one 10th and 115th place.
      3) MTT
      Tournaments played : 9 Profit : - 19,40 $
      Here 2 mincashes at the tournaments with small buy-in. Nothing interesting still loosing with my good hands. :)
      4) Satellite
      Tournaments played : 3 Profit : - 6,00 $
      No tickets won here. 2 sats i played for the 150$ PKR Masters. 1 for 20$ PKR Open.

      Rakeback : 10,42 $
      Bonus : 4,62 $

      Last week goals
      100 SNGs - 93% done
      10-15 MTT SNGs - played only 2 - failed
      Analyse MTTs and post Hands for discussion - failed did not find time for this.

      Next week goals
      100 SNGs - try to keep this volume
      5-10 MTT SNGs - i will put a small amout here until i reach it
      10-15 MTT - MicroMillions start at 16.07 so i definitely will play some of them.
      10 Tournament - should be analysed.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      That looks like a easy decision to me with the nuts on the flop with TT :f_tongue:
      Good to see that you make some action going on the SNG hand discussion board.

      Good luck with you’re goals for this week :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      Week # 3


      SNGs: 83; MTT SNG: 2; MTTs: 20;
      Profit : + 78,35 $
      BR : 2366,46 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 75 Profit : + 50,29 $
      The weird thing is that from 18 tournament in 12,00$ BI, i've made 7 2nd places and no one 1st. This put my winning rate down.

      2) MTT SNG
      Tournaments played : 2 Profit : - 4,21 $
      One Bubble and one mincash at 4,50$. Still very small amount of tournaments played.
      3) MTT
      Tournaments played : 18 Profit : + 35,34 $
      Here 7 cashes and firs week of profit from MTTs which is good. I have made a very good deep in MicroMilions 002 - finishing 279 from 20 444. This was the hand that stopped me from a better finishing postion.

      4) Satellite
      Tournaments played : 10 Profit : - 16,74 $
      I've played 8 SNG sat hyper tournaments. Two bubbles at MM 002 Deadline Sat. , 27$ Saturday Eliminator. In Saturday Eliminator sat. was really frustrating i was out 3rd (2 places rewards). There was One big stack and i have to stacked with the other player 2 times AQo vs J8o and KJo vs K9o, the both times i covered him and the both times he hits.

      Bonus : 13,20 $

      Last week goals
      100 SNGs - try to keep this volume : - 83% done
      5-10 MTT SNGs - i will put a small amout here until i reach it : - failed
      10-15 MTT - MicroMillions start at 16.07 so i definitely will play some of them. - done
      10 Tournament - should be analysed. : failed

      Next week goals
      80-100 SNGs - try to keep this volume
      5 MTT SNGs - i will put a small amout here until i reach it
      15 MTT
      10 Tournament - should be analysed.
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      Week # 4


      SNGs: 27; MTT SNG: 1; MTTs: 13;
      Profit : - 40,41 $
      BR : 2326,05 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      So this week i can describe it like a party week. I was at 1 wedding and 2 Birthday parties. So it doesn't left much time to play. All the minus $ comes from the Sunday session. I was not in good condition for play. I haven't got good sleep in last days and i was tired and that was the main reason for not having a positive result.

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 26 Profit : + 2,56 $
      I am making around 20% ROI at 6,00$ weekly but Still Struggling with 12,00$ level.
      2) MTT SNG
      Tournaments played : 1 Profit : - 4,50 $
      3) MTT
      Tournaments played : 10 Profit : - 33,45 $
      I have cashed 3 times. Can say a good deep run in 5,50$ Deep Stack - 42 from 827 but not good profit in $ :) It is only the FT which worth, and i could have a good chance to reach it but my mistake kick me out of the tournament
      4) Satellite
      Tournaments played : 3 Profit : - 10,30 $
      Still Nothing. I registers 2 MicroMillions Main Event Sats. but nothing happens :)

      Bonus : 5,28 $

      Last week goals
      Everything is under the given goals. So i will try to put more realistic and achievable weekly goals

      Next week goals
      I am going hiking for the weekend, so i will have only 3 days for play.

      60 SNGs
      3 Articles to read
      1 Video to watch
      5 Tournament to analyze
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Week # 5


      SNGs: 34; MTT SNG: 2; MTTs: 7; Cash: 25;
      Profit : + 50,44 $
      BR : 2376,49 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      In the weekend i was hiking in the mountain so here are some pics :)

      I played very few this weekend, here is the result.

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 34 Profit : - 57,75 $
      I've played 2 sessions and i stopped both because of bed run. I have a stoploose rule, and sometimes i should use it. The most interesting point is that from 19 6-max SNG in PKR i've made 9 4th places (50%), which is very bad. The good thing is that i've played 3 times SNG Double Up : 12,00 $ and won all of them.
      2) MTT SNG
      Tournaments played : 2 Profit : - 9,00 $
      Stiil did not find time to play them
      3) MTT
      Tournaments played : 7 Profit : + 106,82 $
      I have cashed 3 times. 1,00$ Dollar Dash Crazy Stack - 3 from 223 ; 1,50 $ The Basement - 2 from 102 ( here no chance at HU. 1 to 5 was the stacks. )
      4) Cash
      Hands played : 25 Profit : + 5,75 $
      I play some cash for the Neymar Jr freeroll chalenge. And it was pretty good result at NL5.

      Bonus : 4,62 $

      Last week goals
      60 SNGs - 56% done
      3 Articles to read - i have read 2 so 66% done
      1 Video to watch - failed
      5 Tournament to analyze- failed

      Next week goals
      Next week i have reguest a holiday so i will not put any goals.

      So good luck guys.
    • teddypoker
      teddypoker
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      Hi ma6inata100,

      Did something happen that you stop doing this awesome reports?
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Week # 6


      SNGs: 35; MTT SNG: 5; MTTs: 25; Cash: 50;
      Profit : - 5,23 $
      BR : 2371,26 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      So after the hiking in the mountain i have made a very nice trip to the see. This is the reason why i have not update last monday and this is the reason why i have played a few days this month. I am glad that someone looks at my weekly reporsts :)

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 35 Profit : + 1,41 $
      I've played 21 6-max SNG where the result is negative, but with 14 SNG Double-up tournaments where i've won 11 the result is around BE
      2) MTT SNG
      Tournaments played : 5 Profit : - 10,70 $
      It was close for me to reach the final table. Best finishing position is 14th place in this session, with one more mincash at 24th place.
      3) MTT
      Tournaments played : 25 Profit : - 19,41 $
      I included here 10 lottery tournaments, where i won one 12$ Ticket, and 5 Satellite Tournaments with no success here.
      So i've played 15 normal MTTs, where i cashed 3 times. One 3rd place at 0,50 $ Nickel Mania R and have cashed at 2,00 $ Gold Rush Rebuy. I was kick out in 66th place at 11,00 $ Deep Stacks in Stars where 63 was in the money :(
      4) Cash
      Hands played : 50 Profit : - 12,36 $
      I play some cash for the PKR promotion and it was not a good result at limit NL25.
      This was i bad hand for me, i folded top set !
      [47/47]
      ##########################################
      PKR Game 2784106356 / Ring Game
      Table The 19th Hole - 05.08.15 - 17:01
      Blinds : 0.1/0.25
      ##########################################

      6 players
      [SB] plumgut1 (41.09)
      [BB] Ma6inata100 (26.47)
      [1] joepie56 (-1)
      [2] LoveChopin (-1)
      [But] Ovy71 (32.47)

      Ma6inata100 J J Initial Pot: 0.35

      Ovy71 raises to 0.5
      plumgut1 calls to 0.5
      Ma6inata100 raises to 1.75
      Ovy71 calls to 1.75
      plumgut1 folds
      ### FLOP ### J 8 T Pot: 4
      Ma6inata100 bets 2.5
      Ovy71 calls to 2.5
      ### TURN ### 7 Pot: 9
      Ma6inata100 bets 5.5
      Ovy71 raises to 12.25
      Ma6inata100 folds
      Ovy71 hide cards
      Ovy71 wins 26.75 from the main pot


      Bonus : 2,64 $
      Rakeback : 33,19 $

      Next week goals
      I will not still put any goals, because this week i have another trip so i would not have any time to play.

      So good luck guys.
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Week # 7


      SNGs: 27
      Profit : + 33,87 $
      BR : 2405,13 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      So this week i had another trip, and there was no time for play. August was very nice month with a lot of trips and nice emotion, but poker is still aside, so i must find time to play to make some progress.

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 27 Profit : + 33,87 $
      I've played 27 tournaments in PokerStars participating in the dream team collection challenge. I've played some 9 man SNG and i like the format and in fits good to me.


      Next week goals
      I will not still put any goals, because i do not know how many time i will have to play.

      So good luck guys.
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      Week # 8


      SNGs: 53 Spin$Go: 14 MTTs: 1
      Profit : + 25,75 $
      BR : 2430,88 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      1) SNG
      Tournaments played : 53 Profit : - 12,07 $
      I've played 53 tournaments in PokerStars full ring turbo SNGs.

      2) Spin&Go
      Tournaments played : 14 Profit : + 24,00 $
      I've played 3,00$ Spin&Go. Won the highest 18,00$ :)

      3) MTT
      Tournaments played : 1 Profit : + 3,82 $
      I played one 2,75$ Deep Stack Tournament in Stars and finished 48. My AA were beaten from straihgt :(

      Bonus : 10,00 $

      May be i will post some hands later.
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      Week # 9


      Spin$Go: 41 MTTs: 6; Hands: 563
      Profit : - 2,64 $
      BR : 2428,24 $ (stating roll : 2250$ )
      Goal : 11 250 $

      Summary

      1) Spin&Go
      Tournaments played : 41 Profit : - 27,00 $

      The graphic says all. The things started good, but ended bad for me.

      2) MTT
      Tournaments played : 6 Profit : + 1,88 $
      I played one session on Friday night, only 6 tables and did not reload any other tournaments. I finished 453 in big 11,00$, cashed in 3,30$ Progressive KO and take some bounties.

      3) Cash
      Hands played : 563 Profit : + 5,86 $

      Bonus : 15,00 $
      Rakeback : 2,58 $
    • ma6inata100
      ma6inata100
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      Joined: 03.07.2011 Posts: 1,419
      Hi qyus, i decided to quit the Bankroll Challenge.

      The reasons for this are :
      - 10 weeks i have not make any progress
      - just in this months i barely play poker ( haven't got enough time for it)
      and no sense just to post so small amount of tournaments and money. I do not know how will be thing in the coming weeks.

      I will try to find time and go back in good condition and form to play more poker. And then maybe i will renew the challenge and the blog again.

      See you soon :)