WHEELS & ARMS challenge stats update JAN14-MAY14:
WHEELS & ARMS are in the money!!
For the first time since the beginning of the challenge, I have reached the minimum donation amount of 250€. From this point on and upwards, the donation amount will effectively represent 30% of my generated profit.
Unfortunately Javier and Randall put their challenge on hold because of personal stuff!! Javier is getting married this summer and wants to focus on this adventure Randall has has new plans too. We don't know what will happen to the project of crossing Costa Rica or when it can be done but for now, Javier and Randall decided to stop training intensively which means that I will put my bankroll challenge on hold too. I started with a 500€ bankroll on January 1st and yesterday at midnight, I was at just over 1300€. I think I 'll start a new bankroll challenge for another organization in the meanwhile. I'm open for suggestions! I'll get back to you soon with news about Wheels & Arms.
Figures of my challenge:
>> bankroll on January 1st: 500€
>> bankroll on May 31st: 1358,22€
- 5 months
- +60000 hands played
- +500 sit'n'gos (1-5€)
- +650 tournaments played (3-20€)
- +300 plo cash game sessions (0.02/0.05 - 0.1/0.2€)
- 10153€ invested
>> global R.O.I. : 8,4%
>> donation (30% of net profit): 257,46€
- min. donation = 250€ on 31/12/2014
- goal = 1000€ donation
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WHEELS & ARMS challenge stats update:
- almost 3 months
- +40000 hands played
- +600 tournaments played
- +5000€ invested
>> global R.O.I. : 6,5%
>> bankroll on January 1st: 500€
>> bankroll today: 822,05€
>> donation 30% of profit: 96,6€
- min. = 250€ on 31/12/2014
- goal = 1000€ donation
My WHEELS & ARMS / SCOOP challenges starts on sunday! I will post hands on THE-ROUNDERdotnet Facebook page for those who want to learn a few moves ;)
Will keep you updated
Nothing really new so far in March. I've been kept busy by the Winamax Poker Tour finals in Paris and the WPT National in Brussels where I was working on some coverage.
I therefore did not play a lot in the beginning of the month and I am hovering at +/- 850€.
I am taking advantage of a couple of days here and there to put in some hands and decided to start something exciting for the coming SCOOP series. I am trying to put money together to give a shot at a series of 15 SCOOP events in april for my WHEELS & ARMS CHALLENGE.
Find out more HERE.
I just finished my last session for January and it was a good one!
I managed to win the Storm2€+R on Stars.FR besting a field of 503 runners. This one allowed me to turn a 4€ investment into a 547,15€ winning. It's R.O.I. party today !!
In my last post, I was complaining a little bit about how difficult my start in MTTs was. I think I will complain more often during the challenge if this is the consequence.
This important victory obviously gives January a totally new face:
SNGs played: 201
(mainly 6-max hyper)
SNG invest: 615€
SNG winnings: 668,63
SNG R.O.I.: +8,72%
EXPRESSO SNGs played: 14
EXPRESSO invest: 28€
EXPRESSO winnings: 44€
EXPRESSO R.O.I.: +57,14%
MTT played: 47
MTT invest: 182,50€
MTT winnings: 615,09€
MTT R.O.I.: +237,04%
I am still down almost 10 .02/.05-buy-ins in PLO cash games for almost 1300 hands.
This brings my bankroll to a very satisfying 1002,64€ after one month of play and starting from 500€.
This is the level I had set myself for late April / early May 2014.
Despite this big hit, I am planing to continue to play 3€ SNGs for a while and I will certainly take shots at the 5€ level. I will also continue to play 1€R-5€ tourneys for now with shots at 10€ games and I will avoid to get to carried away in PLO cash game sessions :p
I want to get really comfortable with the tracker and put in more volume rather than playing too expensive games too quickly.
Thanks for reading me!
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Hello dear every one!
I don't really know how often I should post updates on the evolution of this challenge. I don't want to post too much nore too little obviously. For the moment, I will post news whenever I have time and I feel like writing a bit. Maybe I will stick to more scheduled updates later.
Since the last update, I have tried to put in more volume in Hyper SNGs during short sessions. I tried to multitable up to 4 games and more but I am not able t play my best Poker at this pace yet. My multitable comfort zone lies around 2-3 tables at the moment. Anything higher than 3 gets me stressed. From 6 on, I panic. At 8 tables, I fall off my chair. Still not a Nanonoko I guess...
I have played 178 Hyper SNGs so far. I want to play 300 in February.
I have invested 534€ in them. My R.O.I. is 5,13%. It is not huge but it's a decent start.
The tracker is helping me a lot to take notes on players. This is especially usefull as I play a lot against regs in the Hyper SNGs.
I am running kinda bad in MTTs for the moment. Many coinflips flip the wrong way around. Many setups, many weird situations. I have had a 10-buy-in losing streak too. I have been gently hitting my mouse a couple of times when I built up a huge stack only to get incinerated in improbable circumstances - but the stakes are not high enough for me to be able to afford to brake a mouse yet :) Patience! To compensate with the high variance of the Hyper SNG, I try not to play regular tourneys besides the turbos but a regular cold deck does not seem to be better than a turbo cold deck.
So far I have invested 148,5€ in 36 MTT.
My R.O.I. is -66,36% .
I make it ITM only 16,66% of the time.
It's time for a final table! :)
I keep losing money in cash games (approx. 10 buy-ins at .02/.05 PLO games) and I won money at a crazy R.O.I. rate in 2€ Expresso SNGs which almost compensates.
Not really glorious results but I am happy with the fact that I will be able to put in more volume soon given the fact that I am getting used to my HUD. Additionally, I am satisfied with the fact that I am able to maintain a positive R.O.I. in Hyper SNGs which are the games I was planing to play the most anyway.
Today, my bankroll is down to 420,27€ after 263 Poker games (SNGs, MTTs, cash games).
Gotta get something going.
Thanks for your attention!
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Hello everybody! I have spent this month taking care of things at work, I have been reading Poker stuff, I have had little Poker coaching, I have done no excercise except walking around, I have spent 5 days in Spain enjoying the winter sun with my girlfriend... Not the ultimate grinder month but kinda pleasant :)
As I want to donate a maximum/have the biggest bankroll possible at the end of the year, I figured I would play it safe in the beginning. I don't plan to be too nitty with the roll but I want to progress steadily. Hyper SNGs is a new format for me and what is also new is that I am using a tracking software that I have to get used to. I did not want to tilt away 30% of my roll in two weeks playing games I did not know too well, so I played not many games and took many notes.
I started with 3€ Hyper SNGs and 3-5€ MTTs with occasional PLO .02/.05 sessions.
Today (January 20th), my bankroll is:
I have mainly played 3€ Hyper SNGs (85 played) with a R.O.I. of 7,2%, I am losing a bit in MTTs (18 played) and I am up in plo cash games by 5,28bb/100 after a bit more than 500 hands.
I am expecting to play more as I get comfortable with the format.
The graph shows the progression of my roll (GREEN). My goal is to increase my roll by 20% every month (ORANGE). YELLOW is 30% (!!) and BLUE is 10%, which is still ok but... you know...
Here are the the theoretical projection I have made to aim towards a possible goal. You will find a graph in the pictures below.
MONTH - BR - PROFIT - DONATION
Jan 14 - 500 - 0 - 0
Feb 14 - 600 - 100 - 30
Mar 14 - 720 - 220 - 66
Apr 14 - 864 - 364 - 109,2
May 14 - 1036,8 - 536,8 - 161,04
Jun 14 - 1244,16 - 744,16 - 223,25
Jul 14 - 1492,99 - 992,99 - 297,9
Aug 14 - 1791,59 - 1291,59 - 387,48
Sep 14 - 2149,91 - 1649,91 - 494,97
Oct 14 - 2579,89 - 2079,89 - 623,97
Nov 14 - 3095,87 - 2595,87 - 778,76
Dec 14 - 3715,04 - 3215,04 - 964,51
Jan 15 - 4458,05 - 3958,05 - 1187,42
More news soon!
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This blog is the coverage of a challenge I set myself for 2014 in order to support another greater challenge being prepared in Costa Rica by Javier Slon & Randall Bermudez.
In late 2014, Javier (spinal injury L4-L5 from birth) & Randall (diabetic type 1) will attempt to cross Costa Rica from ocean to ocean only using their own physical and mental strenght. No motorized vehicle will be used during their trip.
Of course, ideas like this cost money (gear, training, consultancy, promotion...) and Javier & Randall are now, besides training, looking for financial partners to back up their project. The aim is to develop structures that will be helpful to many other adventurous disabled persons in the future. Javier's & Randall's ultimate goal is to set up workshops and leisure camps for persons with disabilities. They hope that their attempt to cross Costa Rica from coast to coast will help raise attention and funds for their projects.
In the best case scenario, they are planing to shoot a documentary movie of their adventure too.
I met Javier while he was working in Luxembourg a couple of years ago and I had not heard from him for a long time after he moved back to Costa Rica. When I read about this project, I contacted him straight away to know more about it. Sometimes, I just feel the urge to get involved or support projects I like.
To support their idea, I have decided in December 2013 to set myself a bankroll challenge for 2014. I hired two online Poker coaches and set a strating bankroll of 500€ to start with on January 1st, 2014. My goal will be to increase my bankroll by 20% every month playing mostly SNGs & MTTs until Javier & Randall effectively start their crossing in late 2014. 30% of the profit I will make during the challenge will then be donated to WHEELS & ARMS.
I thought it could give a sort of more glamourous meaning to the amount of time spent playing online Poker like a geek.
My goal is to donate 1000€ out of my bankroll by the end of 2014. This means that I need to build up my 500€ bankroll to 3833€. Should I fail miserably and let my bankroll drop beneath 100€, I will:
1. fire my coaches - someone has got to take the blame...
2. punish myself for being a hopeless fish by donating 50% of my initial bankroll of 500€ (250€) to WHEELS & ARMS.
Every feedback or advice is welcome.
Thanks for your attention,
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