BOTD 3 Stake Giveaways: Your Poker Goals

    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356


      What are your poker goals for the near future? It is always a good idea to have goal in mind when planning your poker career. How are you planning yours? Do you set yourself learning goals? Are you planning on reaching a certain PokerStrategy status? Are there any certain events you are planning on attending?

      Give us an overview of your poker goals and have a chance to win a stake for this Sunday's 15k GTD in the context of our Battle of the Donkeys: BOTD Season 3 Details & Description

      The tournament is played on PokerStars on March 15th at 13:00 ET which corresponds to 18:00 CET. Buyin is $5+50

      Here is the thread for it: Battle of the Donkeys March 15th: 15k GTD #3
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    • slikec
      slikec
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      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      Ok let me start.

      I play poker now 13 months.

      Short history is. I sucked at start thinking i know enough than i readed articles watch movies went good playing first NL2 with 1$ than 2$ than BSS FR NL2 and NL4. Than after 2 months i gave NL20 SSS a try went extremly well since i made 200$ in 10 days lol. So i played SSS 8 months with some SNGs and SH tries and i made some small profit but was sth. like 3-4$ per hour so not ok.

      Now i play NL10 SH 2 months with some jump to NL25 i love it is going great so i plan to switch to NL25 in April and to NL50 in June. I think NL50 is more than enough for me but we will see how it will go. I hope to live from poker since all i need is 1000-1200$ each month to have an ok life style.

      Thats it i have to go to work,

      slikec
    • darkonebg
      darkonebg
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      Do you set yourself learning goals?
      Omaha hi/lo FL and PL for now.
      For the near future - stud, razz,and some FLH(again).

      Are you planning on reaching a certain PokerStrategy status?
      black.not soon though

      Are there any certain events you are planning on attending?
      Every juicy cash game i can find in a radius of ~40km.
      Maybe a black party if its not 500km's away( missed frankfurt :( ).

      DO I WIN? :D
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      Hello!

      My current goals are:

      -To build up my bankroll (I have 13$ BR atm, playing 0.10$ 360 man sng's on pokerstars)
      -To clear bonuses i still have to clear on FTP and pokerstars
      -To improve my MTT gameplay
      -To play at a final table of a tourny with prize pool > $1k
      -To win a MTT
      -To become a gold status member eventually

      These are some short and long term goals, but the most important is certainly to improve my MTT gameplay and play according to BRM. By doing this, i might be able to get rich someday by winning a few high buy-in tourneys :) . but patience is the most important... I'm sure i can acheieve pretty much all that in a few months... If i play according to BRM :) .
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
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      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      I only have my sights set on one goal at the moment:

      To beat the Spanish in the BotD ! :D

      (staking not required)

      Come on folks, post your goals, get in a team, beat the Spanish.


      Bart
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      My blog which you find here explains my goals pretty well I think :)

      Haven't updated in a while because of unstable internet and no sessions. Now I'm back with steady interwebz and ready to grind again, so more regular updates can be expected :)
    • ovechkin91
      ovechkin91
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      Joined: 09.06.2008 Posts: 201
      my blog here shows my poker goals
    • mishuq
      mishuq
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 436
      Short term goals:
      - beat NL50
      - unlock 100 % of the bonus
      - reach diamond status
      - get to at least one MTT final table in march
      - find a stake for the BOTD
      - get ITM @ BOTD to have a stake for the final round
      - beat the spanish

      Long term goals:
      - study more, watch more videos
      - go to coaching more often
      - post more hands
      - reach platinum (& beyond)
      - learn more about playing MTTs and improve my game
      - find a new platform to move my BR

      I suppose that would be it for now :]
    • PokerKingMatt
      PokerKingMatt
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      Joined: 07.11.2008 Posts: 97
      Short term..
      -qualify for my local regional event from my local pub games
      -do well at the national finals i qualifyed for in stoke
      -reach $100 on mansion! currently on $89
      - Play more MTTs
      -Get a staking deal

      Long term......
      -become a better cash table player
      -Have a steady and growing bankroll over $1000
      -Read more on the site
      -Post a few hands when i can get round to it
    • kreuzfeld
      kreuzfeld
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      Joined: 29.01.2009 Posts: 82
      My poker goals:
      -to win a BOTD tournament
      -to win a place at a WSOP tournament
      -to suckout on durr at least once
      -to buy a porsche of my poker winnings
    • andyb43
      andyb43
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      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 903
      My goal is simple.............proficiency at poker.

      To me that means doing poker as a sustainable stand alone entity that actually pays for itself and hopefully becomes profitable in the future.

      At the moment my win rate ($100/month) is good but does not even cover my $190/ month internet bill!


      And to keep Capatin Eaglestar (congrats on your 'promotion') happy I would like Donkey Patrol to win the BOTD............. :D
    • suvalgysiu
      suvalgysiu
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      Joined: 09.06.2007 Posts: 307
      My current poker goals:

      - Grind out all bonuses on my bonuswhoring list. [2,5 of 54 rooms completed]
      - With a steady winrate, climb through all the limits from NL10 to NL200. [NL10 and NL25 almost completed]
      - Learn from videos, articles, other peoples' & my own mistakes in the process. [n-1 out of n completed]
      - Build a roll for NL200 and get ~$2k/mo in rakeback to cashout for my own needs, keep my roll in my account as an investment capital.
      - Accidently win some $10 million promotion in the process. [99% completed - I feel it coming lol]
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      My main goal is to leave the majority of the tables I sit at with a profit. Be it small or large.
    • viewer88
      viewer88
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      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 5,545
      best stake giveaway ever, since goals are super-important when you take poker seriously ^^


      Started making goals every month in my blog, and I check at least once during the month how I'm doing with 'm. End of the mond I evaluate my results and my goals: were they realistic, usefull, ...

      Ill translate my goals for march:
      - play 600 sng's (only regulars, no speed for now)
      - get my money out of the neteller system (long story, they are keeping it ransom)
      - Do more sessionreview (especialy at the new pokerclient)
      - move a part of my bankroll to another poker client (prolly stars) (completed :tongue: )
      - find out about nash: what's it based on, when to use it, ...
      - all the above as relaxed as possible
      - little les weed
      - follow more classes
      - enjoy the lovely spring climate (or so I hope :heart:)
      -... (can add more)


      A lot has changed though since I started playing on stars, my perspective is different now. My volume can go way higher, I'm tracked by ps again (so I'll have to start catching up with all the video productions I missed).
      I'm also gonna change my volume goal, because I hope to reach PlatinumStar this month (way more point-efficient start of next month), and plan to be supernova before the end of the year (longterm goal).

      Because I'm using the table-ninja software on pokerstars sessionreview is alot easier: there's a hotkey to grab the hands you doubt on while you play! I'm gonna have to start using that (alot), only figured out at the end of last session how it works. This means I can add another goal: post a shitload of hands on the forum ^^

      Long term goals (like for 2009):
      - reach high limits (sng): wonna be established and winning on 50-60$ in december


      I'm pretty happy about those goals, they are realistic and decent. I need 'm because I'm a huge slacker :tongue:
      Most of the goals are volume or strategy based, that's one of the things I learned since making goals: downswing can happen, moneybased goals are bad.
    • mortimeral
      mortimeral
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      Joined: 17.11.2007 Posts: 23
      My goal is to win a mtt tourney with good prizemoney.been close a few times. Also going to start and play live games at local casino . Another goal is never have to deposit and keep my bankroll whilst withdrawing on a regular basis. {heaven}
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      please don't classify me for a stake because i can't make it since it's at 18 CET this time (could make it only at 19 CET).

      Thx, have fun and good luck playing!
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Originally posted by andyb43
      At the moment my win rate ($100/month) is good but does not even cover my $190/ month internet bill!
      Damn! That's some expensive internet. Hope you get some insane speed for that kind of money.
    • andyb43
      andyb43
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      Originally posted by Kimber88
      Originally posted by andyb43
      At the moment my win rate ($100/month) is good but does not even cover my $190/ month internet bill!
      Damn! That's some expensive internet. Hope you get some insane speed for that kind of money.
      Nope - this is Carrier Pidgeon speed internet..........this is Deepest Darkest Africa........and I only get this rate because my buddy is MD of the internet company........the going rate is $240/month!!and we have many disconnects during the day and the bandwidth is oversold slowing it down even more.
    • SoyCD
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      Very nice to see goals in here! I especially like that some people put some real effort in it - and seem to have very good goals (so mainly learning/improvement related ones)

      I'm going to be gracious though and give away stakes to everyone who posted (and doesn't yet have a stake) so here the staking bonanza:

      viewer88, mishuq, andyb43, darkonebg, slikec, Kimber88, ovechkin91, PokerKingMatt, kreuzfeld, SheepMoose, mortimeral

      Congrats and dont forget to sign-up with your PokerStars name in the thread - in case you arent yet in a team: Battle of the Donkeys March 15th: 15k GTD #3

      :)
    • darkonebg
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      :) I dont need a stake ofc
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