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Fri, Mar. 20th, 2009, 09:32 am
normalcyispasse: $10,000 from $100 in two weeks.

http://www.pocketfives.com/online-poker-scene/boku-turns-100-into-10-000-in-15-days-4045676

The gist of the story is that this kid (Boku87 on PokerStars) took a bet that he couldn't turn $100 into $10,000 in two weeks.

He won the bet (worth about $35k itself) by playing up to 700 sit and gos in a day. DAMN.

I can't even fathom the level of mental acuity this required.

Fri, Mar. 20th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
peamasii

He also made 660k player points in the process, which is worth something like another 10k. LOL

Fri, Mar. 20th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
quba

Jesus christ, that's awesome!

Fri, Mar. 20th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
oldbloke

700/14 days = 50 a day
The turbo shorthandeds average about 30 minutes, which is 25 hours of play, to fit into, say, 15 hours.
So he only has to run 2 tables, at a bare minimum. Not so bad. Except it's non-stop for 2 weeks.

Fri, Mar. 20th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
normalcyispasse

Not 700 TOTAL, but 700 PER DAY. In his blog he mentions that he's tabling between 35-50 simultaneously.

For two weeks.

Fri, Mar. 20th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
oldbloke

Yeh, my bad, I just spotted that.
There must be a decision to make almost every second, then.
I guess that proves robot play works, coz he's got no time to think.

Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
chumpjuice

you left off some very important details.

1. He wasnt allowed to play in anything higher than a $16 SNG. If this rule were not in place, ANY very good SNG grinder could probably do this.

2. He was not allowed to play the 180 mans, he only played the 18s and the 45s. The 180s are probably a much better value, or at least that seemed to be the concensus in the 2p2 thread. He also wasnt allowed to play cash games.

3. He was, at some points, 50 tabling or more. Frankly, this is far more impressive to me than playing 700 in a day. I could probably play 700 in a 24 hour period if there was a lot of money on the line, but I think If I ever tried more than about 20 at a time Id just end up timed out on half of them.


@Bastard: theres a fair amount of mental stamina too. You also have to be pretty damn good at the 45s, have your pushbot ranges down pat to be able to make those decisions in a blink of an eye. I mean to have a table pop up, evaluate the number of players left, your stack size in terms of big blinds, your position relative to the button, the action ahead of you, and in some cases the stacks of other players, and then make the proper decison in a fraction of a second...