Bob_tigers's poker challenge september 10th 2007

bob_tiger

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Ok guys i decided to try and throw a challenge for myself and I want to see if i can do it. We all know how chris ferguson turned 0 in to over 10k, well of course I'm not chris ferguson or phil ivey or hellmuth or w/e but I know I have just as much patience to do this and I know it can be done.

My poker challenge will start today and my goal is to hit 1k or more in one year, i think i might be able to hit more but we will find out in 1 year. Just like Chris Ferguson I will have rules for this and I will follow them.

So right now i have 5 cents in my account and I will update this thread everytime I win something in a freeroll.

My Rules and how I'm going to complete this
1) most important rule for me...NEVER NEVER play drunk

2) do NOT play absolutely anything until my br is up to 100$

3) if one of my friends sends me like 5$ or w/e i will just add it to the br and still not play with it.

4) I will play any freeroll I can get in and I have time for.

I think thats about it for my rules and this is what I want to do and my time limits and stuff.

1) starting with 5 cents I want to build up to 100$ from playing freerolls in about 3 month. ( I will probably play freerolls on weekends when I have time to do it.)

2) once i hit that 100$ I will play only $5 $6 6 man and 9 man sit n gos. I will play 6$ heads up every once in a while, if i lose three in a row I will stop playing heads up and change to something else.

3) also when my br is over 150$ I will play 5$ 18 man and 45 man every once in a while but not 2 often.

4) once my br is at 300$, I'm allowed to play any tourney of 5$ and lower and any sit n go 11$ (9 man because thats one of my best games) and lower. and also i might play a satelite to a bigger tourney like for example 6$ turbo mtt to 26$ token, but I will stay away from it as much as possible.
5) and thats how I plan to hit 1k ^^^^. after I hit 1k if i do hit 1k, i will have a poll to decide if I want to go until I hit 10k.

6) this going to be probably on tourneys and sit n gos only, so for cash games I might play at cash games every once in a while when my br is at 300$ and I'm not allowed to bring anything over 10$ to the table once im at 25$ i leave and try to do it again. If i lose, no more cash games. Most likely i will stay away from cash games since i dont like them that much. So thats all of my goals and rules I will have and lets see if i can Git-R-Done. thanks for reading this and I will try my best to complete this.


PS: I did take 2nd in horse free roll last night but i fell asleep in 5$ mtt and took 28th in it by sitting out 27 paid. i was top 15 at the break and fell asleep :mad: . well I'm starting this all over since i have nothing in my br and hopefully by next year i will have 1k.
 
bob_tiger

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thanks and also forgot to add, while im not playing a freeroll i will try to build up my fake money account and play in the 40$ 500k tourney
 
PokerProBetZip

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Good luck.. Be more strict on the cash games part though.
 
arahel_jazz

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Wish I had that much time to devote to it.
Best of luck.
 
aloevera

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Good Luck Bob...go get em!!:)

Many of us railed you on your 2nd place outta 2400 ppl in your Horse tourney..awesome job!

Congratulations
 
royalburrito24

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GL bob_tiger....railed you at that freeroll....sucks that you fell asleep during that tourney and finished on the bubble, I have done that in my old play money sit and goes....
best of luck to ya


im trying the same thing but its hard to place in the damn donkrolls
 
SilentJay

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I decided to do the same thing after reading Chris Ferguson's challenge. Starting with $0 last week, I'm up to $4.04. (Btw., I only started playing poker regularly a couple of days earlier!)

My rules aren't as strict, though. Only one rule, really: I can't lose more than 25% of my bankroll, before playing only freerolls to fill it up again. That's the rule until I get to $100 anyway. I'll adjust it as I move up. (Probably reducing it to 10%, with a low buy-in limit.)
 
beardyian

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Good luck - remember patience and resist the temptation to chase and always listen to your gut instincts :D
 
vanquish

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Try to keep us as updated as you can (or put it into a blog/journal) to keep yourself as focused as possible on your goal.
 
Rjust2good

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important part of Ferguson's challenge

Once you get a bank roll he says to only risk 5% of this.

I won a freeroll back in May ( $50.00 ) did ok after that for several weeks going up and down. Then hit a cold streak and lost all but $5.45 by mid June.

I then read Chris's article and have been following that rule. I have been playing the mirco fixed limit tbls (0.02/0.04) and sticking to the 5% rule the cold streaks have not bankrupted me. It has really been a grind having only 0.20 - 0.35 cents to play with at a time.

But it has worked, currently at $22.29 and at the mirco fixed limit tbls (0.05/0.10) and dollar tournaments here and there,as BR allows me to risk $1.10 or there abouts. In the almost 3 months I have quadripled my bankroll.

Run that out for a year = about $1500

REMEMBER the 5% RULE!!!
 
pigpen02

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So right now i have 5 cents in my account and I will update this thread everytime I win something in a freeroll.

You forgot to update the thread, have not won anything, or have given up. How about an update anyway? We are all wondering.
 
Jack Daniels

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Someone should create a poll to see whether bob should update this thread or not or cake or bastard.
 
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