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
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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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