250 to 10000 blog

    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,587
      Hello all,

      I saw that poker is very profitable , so I thought to give myself a challenge. I want to make 10,000 $ from a 250$ deposit in 3 months.

      Since I have won previously 2000$ on bwin from a 50$ bankroll ( sadly with no BRM ), this time I will use the 50 BI rule and I've decided to make a blog to stick to this.

      Ok, I've decided on the challenge, now the details.

      I will play only SnG's (6 simultaneously) starting with $ 5 + 0.5 buyins and and go up when I have 50BI for the next level. I will also go down to a lower limit if I go down to 60 BI of that limit.
      All Deposit bonuses and rakeback DOES apply.

      I haven't decided yet where I will play but it's between FullTilt and UltimateBet. I will consider your opinions of what platform I should choose.

      I will start the challenge Tuesday, July 28 (because now I'm on vacation) and finish Wednesday, October 28.

      I will update this as often as I can. I am feeling ready for it, my mind is relaxed and i just won a 700 ppl tournament :p so my momentum is high.
  • 48 replies
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      I had a look on the interpoker site, it seems ok and has a 200% deposit bonus. Who knows if they have a 10% fee for 5$ SnG's or 20% ?
    • Wurble
      Wurble
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      Joined: 04.04.2009 Posts: 456
      Dude, I sincerely hope you can complete your challenge but without being GOD/Boku I don't see how it can be done lol.

      6 Tabling? You would need a ridiculous ROI and be playing 20hrs a day to get from $250-$10000 in 3 months!

      Best of luck anyways! :s_cool:
    • BogdanDin7
      BogdanDin7
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      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      I like setting high goals but this one seems impossible to me using BRM.
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Ok i have calculated if i play turbo 6 min blinds SnG's, 6 tabling , it takes an average of 30 min to end so its 12 an hour times 10 its 120 a day. It means 502 $ rakeback a month times 3 = 1506 $ just from a 27% rakeback. There is also the 250$ bonus to clear.

      so i just have to win 10000$ - 250$ - 250$ - 1506$ = 7994$ in 3 months . It looks doable.


      this result is only for $ 5 + 0.5 buy in SnG's. Most likely i will go up in limits more times than i go down, so I think the rakeback will be more.
    • Wurble
      Wurble
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      Joined: 04.04.2009 Posts: 456
      Originally posted by steIIstuI
      Ok i have calculated if i play turbo 6 min blinds SnG's, 6 tabling , it takes an average of 30 min to end so its 12 an hour times 10 its 120 a day. It means 502 $ rakeback a month times 3 = 1506 $ just from a 27% rakeback. There is also the 250$ bonus to clear.

      so i just have to win 10000$ - 250$ - 250$ - 1506$ = 7994$ in 3 months . It looks doable.


      this result is only for $ 5 + 0.5 buy in SnG's. Most likely i will go up in limits more times than i go down, so I the rakeback will be more.
      Do-able yes, but you would need a mahoosive upswing to get you started. you're not factoring in losses... You won't win consistently for thousands of sng's unless you are a very lucky boy. Also, I don't know about full tilt but at pokerstars the turbo's tend to take about 40mins which means it would be 9 per hour average. That's 25% less than you calculated which will make a big difference. You also need to consider whether or not you will be able to play your 'A' game for 10hrs straight? I mean, it's pointless playing that long if after 6hours you're losing most of your games, you will just wipe out the profits from the morning.

      I am not trying to put you down here, I really do wish you all the best. It's just this ain't gonna be easy and you will need a lot of luck!

      Good Luck!
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Wurble thank you for your concerns.

      I'll try to play ABC poker until 4-5 players are left. Then I will add my game and my reads if I gain any throughout the SnG's. I will adapt to the table image from the beginning .

      I have no problem in playing long hours since I'm also a MTT player and I can take up to 14 hours a day of hard thinking.

      And of course I will have breaks in between and certainly stop playing when I'm steaming or tilting.

      P.S. A good treatment for tilting is playing tennis. Hitting those balls is a very mind relaxing thing. I will play all the summer almost daily.
    • KidPokersKid
      KidPokersKid
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      Joined: 27.02.2009 Posts: 653
      Originally posted by steIIstuI
      A good treatment for tilting is playing tennis. Hitting those balls is a very mind relaxing thing. I will play all the summer almost daily.
      yes this definently helps when you are putting in those long hours. Get those endorphins running :f_biggrin:
    • Sale1337
      Sale1337
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      accepting prop bets? :D
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Originally posted by Sale1337
      accepting prop bets? :D

      If you give me 5 to 1 for 100$ I accept
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Hello everybody!

      I've arrived home from my holiday yesterday and today I deposited the 250$ on fulltilt. I played only 11 SnG's because I'm a bit tired, but I wanted to start a day earlier just to get common with the field. Full of fishes at my limit $5 + 0.5.

      So, after 11 SnG's i have a 12$ profit. They took longer than i thought and I also recorded my session. I did some pretty bad things HU and finished second 2 because of me and also from chipleader on the bubble, I finished 4th due to 2 mistakes.


      Played . Stake . ROI . Total Profit . Ability /100 . Filter . ITM

      11 . $5 . 19% . $12 . 68 . SNG Only . 45.45%




      This is it for today, I'll come back with some info soon.
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Even tho I ran into AA twice with KK today, this time I was sure I wouldn't run again. What do you think they had ?


      $25/$50 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BB = ($4130.00)
      MP1 = ($1690.00)
      MP2 = ($1250.00)
      MP3(Hero) = ($1305.00)
      CO = ($890.00)
      BU = ($2545.00)
      SB = ($1690.00)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K :heart: , K :diamond:
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $300.00, Hero raises to $1,305.00(All-In), CO folds, BU raises to $2,545.00(All-In), 2 folds, MP2 calls $950.00(All-In).

      Flop: ($5175) 6 :spade: , 8 :heart: , 2 :heart: (3 players)


      Turn: ($5175) 6 :club: (3 players)


      River: ($5175) J :spade: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $5175.
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Hello

      Today I received the good news that I'll get another starting capital at partypoker :D

      Idk what i'll play with them, probably 1$ SnG and MTT's.
    • Snodreliss
      Snodreliss
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      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,280
      Originally posted by steIIstuI
      Even tho I ran into AA twice with KK today, this time I was sure I wouldn't run again. What do you think they had ?


      $25/$50 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BB = ($4130.00)
      MP1 = ($1690.00)
      MP2 = ($1250.00)
      MP3(Hero) = ($1305.00)
      CO = ($890.00)
      BU = ($2545.00)
      SB = ($1690.00)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K :heart: , K :diamond:
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $300.00, Hero raises to $1,305.00(All-In), CO folds, BU raises to $2,545.00(All-In), 2 folds, MP2 calls $950.00(All-In).

      Flop: ($5175) 6 :spade: , 8 :heart: , 2 :heart: (3 players)


      Turn: ($5175) 6 :club: (3 players)


      River: ($5175) J :spade: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $5175.
      JJ and A6
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Originally posted by Snodreliss
      Originally posted by steIIstuI
      Even tho I ran into AA twice with KK today, this time I was sure I wouldn't run again. What do you think they had ?


      $25/$50 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BB = ($4130.00)
      MP1 = ($1690.00)
      MP2 = ($1250.00)
      MP3(Hero) = ($1305.00)
      CO = ($890.00)
      BU = ($2545.00)
      SB = ($1690.00)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K :heart: , K :diamond:
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $300.00, Hero raises to $1,305.00(All-In), CO folds, BU raises to $2,545.00(All-In), 2 folds, MP2 calls $950.00(All-In).

      Flop: ($5175) 6 :spade: , 8 :heart: , 2 :heart: (3 players)


      Turn: ($5175) 6 :club: (3 players)


      River: ($5175) J :spade: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $5175.
      JJ and A6
      Close. AK and AJ :D I actually won it
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,587
      $15/$30 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO = ($1470.00)
      BU(Hero) = ($1590.00)
      SB = ($1470.00)
      BB = ($1500.00)
      UTG1 = ($2100.00)
      UTG2 = ($1500.00)
      MP1 = ($1500.00)
      MP2 = ($960.00)
      MP3 = ($1410.00)

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A :spade: , A :club: .
      3 folds, MP2 calls $30.00, MP3 raises to $60.00, CO folds, Hero raises to $120.00, 2 folds, MP2 calls $90.00, MP3 raises to $1,350.00(All-In), Hero raises to $1,470.00(All-In), MP2 calls $840.00(All-In).

      Flop: ($4005) K :spade: , 6 :club: , 8 :club: (3 players)


      Turn: ($4005) 2 :club: (3 players)


      River: ($4005) J :heart: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $4005.

      stelistuI shows a pair of Aces
      superme888 shows a pair of Sixes
      stelistuI wins the side pot (900) with a pair of Aces
      franchise233 shows three of a kind, Kings
      franchise233 wins the main pot (2,925) with three of a kind, Kings

      *** SUMMARY ***

      Total pot 3,825 Main pot 2,925. Side pot 900. | Rake 0
      Board: [Ks 6c 8c 2c Jh]
      Seat 1: Andyftw7 didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 2: stelistuI (button) showed [As Ac] and won (900) with a pair of Aces
      Seat 3: jman359 (small blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 4: somnus82 (big blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 5: TXBBQ2156 didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 6: TNKK didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 7: arfie9 didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 8: franchise233 showed [Kc Kh] and won (2,925) with three of a kind, Kings
      Seat 9: superme888 showed [6h Ah] and lost with a pair of Sixes
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Today was like a roller coaster. Here are the stats:

      Games Played : 61

      Av. ROI : 14.1 %

      Total Profit : 47$

      Ability /100 : 66

      Total Rake : 31$

      Av. Entrants : 13.28



      I should really increase the number of games but I have some work to do this week.
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,587
      Today I didn't play any sng's because i played on partypoker with the 50$ capital and after 4 hours of a 2k GTD tournament I finished 5th otu of 461 so I won 122 $ :D

      Now my BR at Party is 150$ and FTP about 290$ and I have bonuses to clear on both. So it was a good day up to now. I'll play some SnG's later tonight on FTP.

      I did play an intersting hand but when I tried to put it in the converter it didn't save so I lost it.
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,587
      I can't believe it !!!

      I'm 6 tabling, it's the very beginning, and my hands are :
      33 : limp against 2 players - i hit my set - i bet 3/4 no call
      TT : raise to 90 , one calles - i hit my set - i check, he check, i bet 100 he folds.
      AA :raise to 90 no caller
      KK :raise to 90 no caller
      77 :call 30, BU calls, SB calls, BB checks - i hit a set, check, check, bet 75, no call.

      I hit AA about 5 times , KK 2 times QQ 2 times and a lots of flopped nuts per table.

      still out of 6 x 2 tables ( 60 + 6 $ ) i only won 1 ( 22 $) and the rest not ITM :| . I've never experienced this in my life. it's pretty funny cause i was tilting and got AA right after that hand and still no callers :) )) Also never won a flip.


      So I'm even money at FTP right now.
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,587
      I'm running soo bad, can't win one i only finish 3rd and i'm not making profit.





      $25/$50 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU = ($2735.00)
      SB = ($1420.00)
      BB = ($1635.00)
      UTG2 = ($1845.00)
      MP1(Hero) = ($2000.00)
      MP2 = ($1595.00)
      MP3 = ($560.00)
      CO = ($1710.00)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with T :diamond: , T :spade: .
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $150.00, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $150.00, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($375) A :spade: , 9 :spade: , 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $200.00, MP3 raises to $410.00(All-In), Hero calls $210.00.

      Turn: ($1195) 6 :spade: (2 players)


      River: ($1195) 9 :club: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1195.


      donkey shoes shows a full house, Nines full of Fives
      stelistuI shows two pair, Tens and Nines
      donkey shoes wins the pot (1,195) with a full house, Nines full of Fives


      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 1,195 | Rake 0
      Board: [As 9s 5d 6s 9c]
      Seat 1: Jayar3 (button) didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 2: wild call (small blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 3: janus23 (big blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 4: Felice Navidad didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 5: stelistuI showed [Td Ts] and lost with two pair, Tens and Nines
      Seat 7: fransgins didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 8: donkey shoes showed [9h 5h] and won (1,195) with a full house, Nines full of Fives
      Seat 9: digger775 didn't bet (folded)



      And the most important one:


      $20/$40 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU = ($1485.00)
      SB = ($1835.00)
      BB = ($4355.00)
      UTG2 = ($1120.00)
      MP1 = ($1500.00)
      MP2 = ($1455.00)
      MP3 = ($1020.00)
      CO(Hero) = ($2230.00)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J :diamond: , K :diamond: .
      UTG2 calls $40.00, 3 folds, Hero raises to $160.00, 2 folds, BB calls $120.00, UTG2 folds.

      Flop: ($380) T :heart: , 5 :club: , 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $320.00, BB calls $320.00.

      Turn: ($1020) Q :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1020) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $280.00, Hero raises to $920.00, BB raises to $1,480.00, Hero calls $830.00(All-In).

      Final Pot: $4530.

      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Riccardo75 shows [5h 9h] a full house, Fives full of Nines
      stelistuI mucks
      Riccardo75 wins the pot (4,520) with a full house, Fives full of Nines

      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 4,520 | Rake 0
      Board: [Th 5c 5d Qs 9s]
      Seat 1: dmitriev7 (button) didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 2: Jayc1119 (small blind) folded before the Flop
      Seat 3: Riccardo75 (big blind) showed [5h 9h] and won (4,520) with a full house, Fives full of Nines
      Seat 4: Tripodus folded before the Flop
      Seat 5: Sandstol didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 6: Jack Bauer 2400 didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 7: bastian9 didn't bet (folded)
      Seat 9: stelistuI mucked [Jd Kd] - a straight, King high



      Help me please if I did something wrong !!!!????