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Old 12-29-2005, 03:14 AM
TheMetetron TheMetetron is offline
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Default $60k in 60 Days - Days 1 and 2

For some reason, I put this challenge high on my list of things to attempt to do in my poker career. Although it seems the time is never right to try it, I've come to the conclusion that it will never be right and that I just need to man up and do it. I have no intentions of trying to kill myself trying to do this (a la "The Cruise Challenge"), but I will be trying to play as much as is possible, within reason.

The end of this challenge will coincide with the beginning of March, which works out good. March/April are going to be my super vacation months, between the Party Poker Million V Cruise for a week and spending a month in Cancun right after that. So, earning a ton of money right before that seems like a good idea.

The basic challenge, as many of you know, is to earn $60k in 60 days by playing 10/20 6max (playing another limit is cheating and not a true 60k in 60 days challenge, IMO). Rakeback is not included in the figure, though I will give a rakeback total at the end of this (and of course, I reserve the right to cheat and add it in later if I wish). Updates will come every 3-4 days to once a week to reduce clutter. If this doesn't belong here, BBV or The Zoo may be more appopriate.... feel free to move it.

Also, whether or not you agree with it (it's my challenge after all), I will be allowing myself some "free" days which will not be counted in this little exercise. I won't be taking these just because I want to relax for a day, but I think you'll agree they are warranted. Some examples include: A cruise I am taking to the Mexican Riviera in the beginning of Jan for 8 days (that was previously planned), a 3-4 day break to move to a different state, and possibly me having to entertain family coming to visit at my new place. Other than that, every day will count. Oh, days will start at 4 AM PST, as per what I felt like starting them at.

I will also be having a mini-workout challenge that will start with the 3rd day of this thing. 45 minutes of cardio per day. If I meet this challenge, I'll be happier than with the $60k.

During the challenge, my plan is to play 6 hours a day of a varying number of tables. Sometimes it will just be 4, sometimes 8, sometimes somewhere in between. The basic rule guiding the number of tables I play is that I want them all to be "good" tables... what I'll define as a table VPIP of at least 35. I may take less, but only if there is some good reason to do so. Otherwise, table selection will be key and I won't be forcing a ton of hands down my throat if the tables aren't good. In fact, I intend to never play at a bad table. Of course, one or two 45 VPIP players is enough to make a table good for me.

Also, for those interested, I've included links to both bicyclekick's and Schneid's 60k in 60 days challenge below.

Schneids - http://www.geormiet.com/schneids.html - $31,366 / $60,000

Gonores - http://www.geormiet.com/gonores.html - $46,404 / $60,000

Neither of these numbers are anything to be ashamed about, and I could only wish to be as good of poker players as both of these guys. However, that doesn't mean I don't want to beat the crap out of their achievements [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] My strength will be my willingness to put in a lot of hours if I need to catch up at some point. Money rules all. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]


Anyways, I'm done rambling on, so if you care about this, I'll update semi-regularly on my progress. If not, don't worry, I'll keep the clutter very low.

On to Day 1...


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Day 1 was my last day doing the Party Poker Million V Cruise Package crazy-challenge. I know you are going to say I only picked it because I ran good, but that's only partially true. Before I even woke up, I was down an ungodly amount (about $9,000) from the week before. I said to myself that if I woke up and did even decent, this was going to be the start of my $60k in 60 days challenge. I had to start soon because I've only got until Mid-March to finish this thing and I had to allow myself a few days (see above).

So anyways, I woke up at like 11 AM and played pretty much a non-stop 8-10 tables of $10/20 6max until 11 PM. I played 9,004 hands in 12 hours, 15 minutes according to PT.

I felt like crap afterwards and I seriously wanted to die. I can say with reasonable certainty I will never play another day like this again during the challenge. I've peaked already. Here's how I'm doing so far:

Day 1 Winnings: $5,265

1 Day Total Winnings: $5,265

8.8% of the way there after Day 1.


All I have to do is keep running at 3BB/100 + and play a crapload of hours and I'll be OK [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Yeah... that won't happen.


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Day 2 is going to be a light day (I think). I'm exhausted after the Party Cruise thing, so I'm going to take it kind of easy.

I woke up and did some light cleaning (much more needs to be done before I move out next Friday) and played for a few hours, going down, then coming back up to finish +$900 or so. I went out to eat and then came back and played a little more. Then I ran like a champ and went up another $1,900. How easy it all seems right now... remind me to look at days 1 and 2 as I'm going through a downswing and wanting to murder myself, ok?

I've got to cut today short as my mom called (it's her birthday) and her husband took her to some hotel in downtown San Jose for the night, so she needs someone to go take care of her dogs and stuff... guess that'd be me. No idea what she is going to do after I move away. I don't feel like dragging my desktop (and my laptop is a piece of crap), so I'm done for today.

All in all, I played 2,448 hands over 4 and a half hours, which is slightly less than I want to get it on a normal basis. My goal is about 6 hours a day so I'm already slipping, but I deserve an easy day. I've also made the decision that New Year's Eve is going to be an off day, because otherwise that's just wrong.

I have a physical therapy appointment tomorrow for my ass, which has started acting up worse this last day and a half (it was fine all weekend for the Party Cruise Promo though... odd). So more ass massaging by the hot chick. I'm going to miss her after my next appointment, since she doesn't live in Nevada, meaning I need to find a new one. I've also considered going to a chiropractor if this doesn't start working soon.

That's about it. Got to go before the dogs like starve and stuff. That'd be horrible.

Day 2 Winnings: $2,805

2 Day Total Winnings: $8,070

13.5% of the way there after Day 2.

There's no way this pace keeps up. It should be noted that Dougiefish ran hot too at first when he tried this.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:32 AM
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Default Re: $60k in 60 Days - Days 1 and 2

you are seriously nuts. you get diagnosed with some weird health problem likely due to sitting around too much. so whats your next move? attempt to play poker for 90889042389023509 hrs to get a cruise. then you do this challenge which will put you squarely in a chair for 60 more days.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:58 AM
TheMetetron TheMetetron is offline
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Default Re: $60k in 60 Days - Days 1 and 2

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you are seriously nuts. you get diagnosed with some weird health problem likely due to sitting around too much. so whats your next move? attempt to play poker for 90889042389023509 hrs to get a cruise. then you do this challenge which will put you squarely in a chair for 60 more days.

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I sit on my ass (as does most of the rest of the population) for most of the day anyways. I just want to play some poker while I do it instead of jerking off to internet porn or browswing these forums.

I still intend to get out plenty and do stuff on the weekends in Nevada.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:24 AM
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wtf metetetetetetron. you ca't 10o tablr 6 max wihtou t going nutso. and oreogod says you do hu table too? no way. NO WAY. i cna lon y do 3 tables of HU at one and i am 2BBB/100+. i can do 6 agablr of 6max comfortably. i thin 6i will mopve up to 8 tables soon. as soon as aprty workso ut.l i hate party. i rip upo the aboslute games but i am too aggro. i have become so [censored] aggro now, it's ridiculous. i used to be aggro gbeore but now it is like SUPER AGGRO
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:27 AM
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Default Re: $60k in 60 Days - Days 1 and 2

how the hell do you play 9k hands in one day. i play so many long grueling hours just to get 1k. crazy!
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:45 AM
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wtf metetetetetetron. you ca't 10o tablr 6 max wihtou t going nutso. and oreogod says you do hu table too? no way. NO WAY. i cna lon y do 3 tables of HU at one and i am 2BBB/100+. i can do 6 agablr of 6max comfortably. i thin 6i will mopve up to 8 tables soon. as soon as aprty workso ut.l i hate party. i rip upo the aboslute games but i am too aggro. i have become so [censored] aggro now, it's ridiculous. i used to be aggro gbeore but now it is like SUPER AGGRO

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Prince of Persia,


Are you drunk?


Heterosexually yours,

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Old 12-29-2005, 05:48 AM
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i will tell you one thing... spinning in your chair hwile drunk IS AMAZING
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:35 AM
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Good luck with this. I'll be following your progress.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:54 AM
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i would love to know how many hands you played this year... gl on another challenge. something tells me you won't be so successful on the cardio challenge though.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:57 AM
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i would love to know how many hands you played this year... gl on another challenge. something tells me you won't be so successful on the cardio challenge though.

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I've created a rule. I can't play any poker until I finish the cardio challenge for the day. In lieu of cardio, I will be going to physical therapy instead tomorrow.

Also, one of the reasons I'm doing these challenges is because I haven't played quite so many hands this year as I'd like to have. I really am very lazy (big surprise) most of the time and get very few hands in.
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