My PokerStars Career Shall Begin

royalburrito24

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As some of you may know, pokerstars has just given me $5.00 I will gladly except their $5.00, and not blow it on some $5 SNG/MTT.
After recieving this $5.00, I am now at a grand total of $5.50 (the extra $0.50 coming from leftovers of a $6.00 stake by a friend).
I am going to try and build a PokerStars bankroll out of the $5.50 that I have.
I plan to play cash games only, no MTTs or STTs. I will start at the micro tables ($0.01/$0.02), and work my way up using proper bankroll management. I guess it is just like philthy's $2 challenge, except for the fact that I am playing cash games exclusively, and do not have a back up bankroll just in case I run out.
I will keep track of my progress in my signature.

I have 1 question. What should be my goal for the end of February (1 month)?
 
soccerfreakjj10

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good luck my friend i will be cheering you on! I would say 50 bucks by the end of one month would be feasible, yet challenging.
 
pantin007

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with 5.50 i dont think u should be playing 1c-2c nl
1/5th of bankroll at the table at any given time
maybe u should try 2c-4cnl and buy in for 10BB
ur goal should be something in the range of 20 to 25 $
 
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I woiuld say if you can avoid the donks and all the bad players you will run into and still have a few bucks that would be a worthy accomplishment:):):)
 
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i wish this would happen to me ...i know my friend said that pokerstars and absolute both gave him 5$ and he turned it into some cash but i wonder what you have to do and how long you have to be a member of their poker room to receive this free 5$....gl with the $ and I would recomend playing the micro limits posibbly even just playing a reg. nl 5.50 tourney and go for the big cash ;)
 
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gluck, i do better with sngs then i do with cash tables so cant help you there, i got 5.00 also :), did everyone?
 
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wait what when this is weird i want 5$ :( lol
 
royalburrito24

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I received the $5.00 because I had not yet deposited into PokerStars. I guess they sent me the $5.00 to get me to play a little, and maybe consider depositing some money onto the site. I am not falling for it though!
 
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Good luck! You'll need a bit of it to start out with. But, it's surely doable to inch your BR higher so that you'll be able to get out of the .01/.02's and get a chance to play some MTT's and Sngs, and increase it exponentially.
 
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u can also play the 10c and 25c tournaments with money added to them
 
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wait what when this is weird i want 5$ :( lol

LOL, it seems to be completely random, i have recieved ten bucks from pokertime a couple of times. Usually after i haven't played there for a while.:p:p
 
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LOL, it seems to be completely random, i have recieved ten bucks from pokertime a couple of times. Usually after i haven't played there for a while.:p:p

Ah ha The secret is out! stop playing there!!!!!!!:D (until you get the $5)
 
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i got 5 dollars form poker stars add to my account what i did to 5 dollars and i cash out up to 20 dollars it was fun
 
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Well, this is just fine and dandy! I take $5 of my $5.62 bankroll to a $0.01/$0.02 NLHE table. I proceed to lose all of it in one hand. All in pre flop QQ<AQ (spiked an A on the flop). I am now sitting on a whopping $0.62 cents, and not able to buy-in to even the lowest cash game. Looks like I will have to break my challenge and play the $0.50 tourney which starts in approximately 1/2 hour. Sigh. Wish me luck!
 
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i thought i saw you post somewhere that you used your BR to play a 5.50 sng.
 
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Well, this is just fine and dandy! I take $5 of my $5.62 bankroll to a $0.01/$0.02 NLHE table. I proceed to lose all of it in one hand. All in pre flop QQ<AQ (spiked an A on the flop). I am now sitting on a whopping $0.62 cents, and not able to buy-in to even the lowest cash game. Looks like I will have to break my challenge and play the $0.50 tourney which starts in approximately 1/2 hour. Sigh. Wish me luck!
2c-4c limit holdem has a min buy in of 20c if ur interesting in donk raising fests
if u play the 50c, i wish u luck
 
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Good luck in the tourney. I'm sending you good vibes!
 
royalburrito24

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i thought i saw you post somewhere that you used your BR to play a 5.50 sng.

That was back a while ago. A friend lent me $6.00 on PokerStars. I used $5.50 of that on a tournament hosted by one of the CC members here, a friendly little game. I lost within the first 30 minutes or so, leaving myself with a whopping $0.50 bankroll. Yesterday was the first time I visited my PokerStars account since that tournament, and I found that PokerStars had given me $5.00. Leaving me with a $5.50 bankroll. The rest is history.
 
arkadiy

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Well, I didn't do proper BR but here is what I did:

.25/.50 LHE

$5 to $20, sent $12 back to friend, $8 to $50 same day, next day $50 to $100. Then it kind of stayed around $100, going up and down $15 or so.

It really isn't that hard, just a lot of patience and some luck.

Proper bankroll management with $5 = useless beyond belief in my opinion.
 
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Oh and with $0.62 go to .02/.04 LHE. I made $20 from $0.25 there last time.
 
royalburrito24

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Proper bankroll management with $5 = useless beyond belief in my opinion.

You obviously cannot use proper bankroll management with a $5.00 bankroll. What I meant was I will have to play out of my bankroll in the beginning, but I will only be able to move up stakes when and if I reach the 5% rule on the next stake up. If that doesn't make any sense to you, then just let me know.
 
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i wish this would happen to me ...i know my friend said that pokerstars and absolute both gave him 5$ and he turned it into some cash but i wonder what you have to do and how long you have to be a member of their poker room to receive this free 5$....gl with the $ and I would recomend playing the micro limits posibbly even just playing a reg. nl 5.50 tourney and go for the big cash ;)

You have to have been there and then left without closing your account for a while. I moved all of my money out of absolute to UB and after several months Absolute gave me $5 to come back. It is now $15.17. I play every once in a while when I don't want to risk any sdignificant money.
 
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