Originally Posted by ryodejaneiro
Keep on trying mregister2. I know I'm still new to the Ferguson challenge, but I recall hearing about other people making progress and always gives me hope.
One of the key elements that is seldom followed in the Ferguson Challenge is the BR management. Winning a few sheckles at a FR is only the bare beginning. From what I've seen, and from what's been posted, many will win a small amount in a FR and run right off to a NL table way over their BR and -poof- it's gone.
Since I will not deposit online at ANY site, I started working the challenge seriously in February. (I save my cash for live tourneys at the casino here) Winning some here and some there, I've let it sit to build. It's now almost $40. Believe the others when they say 'patience' is THE key. When you win your $2 or $3, don't run to the cash tables to donk it off. Two $1.50 SnG's with a $3 BR is not the answer (imo). Leave it in the cashier, it isn't going anywhere - and - it's cash, it won't spoil.
Remember, even the nightly Fergy $1 tourney (with no 50c rake) is 10% of a BR if you have $10 in the cashier. Even THAT is above the Challenge guidelines.
Since it took Chris 7-9 months to get near the $10 mark, I'm happy to wait and let the guidelines work FOR me, instead of working the odds
against me. I had to install insulation in my pants to keep my mini-BR from burning a hole in my pocket, but it works.
I just crossed the $10 mark on Stars as well and am now ready to start working their 10 and 25c tourneys. It's a grind to be sure. Maybe I'll never get to the $10k, but using a system that does work makes the effort worthwhile.
I'm not a 'Chris' and you don't have to be either. What I have come to believe is that all it will take to make decent progress in a tough game is 1. Patience 2. Follow the rules 3. Patience 4. Follow the rules 5. Patience ... etc ... etc ... and watch your BR grow.
GL .. maybe I'll see you in the Fergy one night.