My reckless pokeradventures

    • pen155
      pen155
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      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 6
      First of, excuse my grammar, english it not my native tounge, but i hope you find it readable.
      Hello, ive been around pokerstrategy for years, not much of a big poster tho, but lately exiting things have happend my life of poker, been playing for around 15 years of and on with alot of ups and downs.
      its just recently ive started to really understand how to get placements in tournaments,
      often being a few places short of the money, the most bitter one being the recent sunday million.

      i had deposited around 300 bucks into stars aiming for them sweet bountybuilder tournament, but i reconsidered as it was sunday, and alot of good value guaranteeds seemed more logical.
      I registered for a sunday milion mtt satelite and got qualified without big troubles.
      what ive experienced in highstakes mtts is that there is not much room for limping, bad plays, or mistakes in general, so is kept it ultratight, i was afterall a puny silverstar among sharks and dangerous supernovas ^^.

      i kept slowly building up, and the 3hour mark was here, i was at 30th place with around 70k chips, my hopes where big.
      as time passed my stack kept building with flawless play i didnt even know i was capable off.
      i kept reminding me not to get tricked into throwing my stack on simple flop pairs and such and keep it extremely tight, i could get in the money atleast if i didnt invovle myself in risky hands.

      at around 1000 players left i had 80k chips or so, and there it came, ONE mistake the entire game.
      i had AQ and was on the flop with one other player, i hit the q ofcourse with not much other outs on the flop, i called.
      it ended and up with a good old all in on a hand i would usually not spend large portions of my stack on this late, so there it ended, at around 1000th place, missing a sure spot in the money on a brief moment of not focusing.

      GET RICH OR DIE TRYING

      starting cash: 100$ on pokerstars/fulltilt its merged now so its the same thing.
      Goal: 1000

      i wil try to update dayly
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    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,108
      Hi Pen155,

      welcome to our challenge where dreams (may) become reality! Sounds like you are an avid tournament player, go for it!
      Looking forward to your weekly reports, seeing how you progress towards a sweet $1000 :-)

      CU,SvenBe
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,108
      Hi pen155,

      how is it going? I am a bit sad to not find an update on your challenge here...
      We also have our dedicated update thread to make it easier for you and others to follow the challenge:
      Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread

      CU,SvenBe
    • pen155
      pen155
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 6
      i busted as usual(usually not on poker, but by playing jack and the beanstalk and stupid things like that for my winnings, and sorry for not keeping my promise on updating, i will make up for it with a poker adventure of two weekends, with massive bankrollboosting (and loosing) .
      i had the sickest spinandgo marathon wich went on for quite a while, and i came to the final table in a tournament for the first time on pokerstars (excluding freerolls).

      weekend one: spinandgos marathon

      as i deposited the funds into my account for the first time i thougt about how i could boost my bankroll to qualify for some semi high end bountybuilders, and thats when i discovered how powerfull spinandgos can be if you get in the right mode with them, it also has has with the amount of money you win, cause you cant win them all solely based on skill, i had a nightmare with them the other day by example, it just wouldnt do the magic it did on my 24 hour marathon.

      as i did my first deposit of the weekend, i thougt of how i could boost my bankroll enough to qualify for 109, 40, 300 etc bountybuilders, as i had done this with no big hassle on a loowbudget(100-300 dollars at random) on another instance, and thats when i had the most insane marathon of jackpot sitngos/ spinandgo , and it did boost my bankroll, alot.

      as i said earlier, i noticed the difference in moneywinnings is probably to make up for the slightly unpredictable and manical way of playing poker, so if you do a couple of 3 dollar ones and loose , suddenly a 28 dollar one can pop up for it and make up for it, and then some, it does require some practice and skill too tho. in 7 dollar ones you sometimes get 150 or something, and that is really motivating, 7 dollars is a bit too high on a low budget, but i won alot of 3 dollars ones and got the groove on it on those.i find the 3 dollar ones the nicest, usually you win 6, but often 12 and sometimes 28 dollars, so it evens up, and if you do good you+

      i started of with 50-100 dollars, cant quite remeber i blew some of it on zoom for the jacks or better aswell, so lets say roughly 70 dollars, i played spinandgos for atleast 20 hours nonstop , mostly 3 and 7s , but also an occational 30dollar one if i felt i had done good.

      i did them in my own system: 2 tables at once, 3 sometimes if i got impatient by a spree of only double ones , 3 only giving 6 etc.
      but i usually kept it to 2 tables, if you win one and lose one you got for another round wich might contain a high one.
      i ended up winning 700 dollars in one night, purely on spinandgos(3 and 7s mainly), but then came the short period i can get of dicipline lack and tiredness from being on a binge, i said to myself: lets try just one 100dollar spinandgo, it went a bit up and down, but it ended up in the gutter, wich is where left me with the few dollars i had left on 0.25 dollar ones for a few hours, but theese usually lead nowhere, i played them around 10 hours straight this weekend trying to get my bankroll up again, and the top you will see is 1,50 dollar it just went up and down, but not enough to do anything,i did have one 10dollar one tho, think thats ultra rare, on the higher ones its more balanced, atleast in my view.
      however, after todays bust (seperate one) i went on 0,25s for hours and hours,then i decided to do a 2.2 dollar progressive ko tournamnt for the little money i had left, and i ended up on the final table for the first time ,(wich isnt netbetfreerolls), ive came close alot of times, in bigstakes too, but not on the actual table, i think i will stick to tournaments from now, feeling im getting the groove of it, placed fairly decent in some bountybuilders too lately, exept the big ones this week, im very bitter about that, i went full fish on the 109 and 44s i qualified for, it was just embaresing.



      Bonus story:
      today i tried pokerstars casino challenge, i won 100 bucks on guns and roses, ontop of my other 100 dollar bankroll( wich was winnings from the progressive ko win, so i thought id invest in some bountybuilders, i qualified for a 109,33,44 +a bunch of others and blew almost all my bankroll trying to qualify for the thursday thrill (its very expensive satelites)
      i also won some money here and there by boosting the last bit up to goldstar on mediumstakes zoom.to finance my owerly expensive satelite spree(for my wallet that is)

      so, thats a bit of spinandgo rant and philosophy.

      so my plan now is to stay away from the challenges and slots ( one time i blew my entire bankroll on jack and the beanstalk) and play tournaments only in my pricerange, as i got the feeling i could do quite well if keep myself under controll and bankroll manage.


      im sorry the post is a bit messy, im not the best wordsmith, i will try to edit it a little ower the days, i visit pokerstrategy very often so i had bad concience about my blog, felt up for it today
    • pen155
      pen155
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      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 6
      only boring freeroll stuff today, im dead tired and gonna do a minor deposit tommorow for some bounty builders, double bounties on saturdays! very awesome, ill only do a small tourneys as this will be a 30 usd deposit, might make an exeption if i find a very resasonable price for a mtt qualifier into something that costs a few hundred.

      so, i did actually win some money:

      888 poker, one of them blast freerolls they keep giving me: $1 blast token

      pokerstars: the new vegas all in shootout promotion: this ones actually very good, not filled with 10k players like the pokercash ones, its also 1k ,yet way more risky to obtain, won 3 dollars.

      pokercash giveaway zoom turbo:
      one of my favorites, won 1 dollar placed at around 200/3000, i always get some minor cash to make my time go on this one

      fulltilt the deal freeroll all inn: bust, was very dissapointed, only around 500 players, this one has a 500$ pricepool.

      allround, the deal freerolls and are actually pretty decent, as it isnt owerly crowded with people, if ur low that is, and bother with freerolls.
    • 4s4s4s
      4s4s4s
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      Joined: 12.09.2014 Posts: 225
      how's going?
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