UPDATE #3 - Bankroll challenge! $30 -> $1000
Whaddup my people!? That's right it's time for another BR blog post. As we round into stream session #28 we arrive at a notable milestone: +25% of the way to our target of $1000.
Show me da money!
Our Bankroll currently stands at $288.73%
- Net profit = +$258.73
- Total ROI (in all limits) = 13.22%
- We are currently playing the $7s
(As a result of our web charts only allowing 21 data points I have broken the graph into 2 session increments below (and session 27 was the last (You get the gist of it!)))
How you getting on fam?
At this stage in the challenge I'm feeling a bit more "settled" in the game of Power Up and, especially in the last weeks, I'm finding a little more confidence in my ability to take on regs which will be crucial as we climb higher in stakes. Let's not forget that at $300 we take shots at the $15s (I've taken a few already and missed).
I'm also feeling a little more confident in my ability to add tables to what has been primarily 1/2 table sessions. I've never been a multi-table genius but we can all agree that the ability to multi-table an online poker product will be a factor in it's popularity amongst players who wish to maximise their hourly win rate.
In case you guys missed it we were also raided/hosted by PokerStars' official Twitch channel and at one point had over 1200 concurrent viewers! You can see a clip of the magic moment in action in the clip below:
Thoughts for improvement?
At this stage in the challenge I can really start to appreciate the depth of this game. The variety of situations with such wild varying factors presents a format with a plethora of interesting insights and pitfalls not often seen at a poker table.
I have also started to appreciate the capacity for humans to develop skills through sheer brute force volume.
I've never been a "naturally gifted" poker player. I've always had to push myself to get into "the zone" or the "head space" where I can feel out the "edge" of any game. I've also learned that the only way to improve ones game is through competition and, as a result, I find it difficult to participate in games that are not played for money. That's not to say I have a desire to gamble, but rather, I know that most people tend to play more seriously when something is at stake.
What excites me the most, is I find myself deriving such a great wealth of information from the community which we as a team have worked hard to build. Our Discord channel in particular provides an excellent "hive mind" where friendly and often brutal analysis casts a spot light on your weaknesses and drives you to become a better player.
We've had some fun over on Discord "ranking" community members based on their perceived Power Up skills. I know for certain that as of this blog I am not the best player online. But I also know that my participation in our community will make me better, faster.
Now that Stars are starting to roll out some advertisement for Power Up I hope to find a greater number of recreational players at the tables so we can really push into the last phases of this challenge!
Here's to becoming BETTER, FASTER! :D