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RECENT POSTSG to the izoogle Slow and steady increase in support of regulation PPV coverage of WSOP was like a blast from the pas... No, I didn't make it this year, but that's okay The Main Event - the numbers game T.J. Cloutier is my hero Got the ball ... now let's get to trading! Trade number four! Building momentum ... SSME is in the Boston Globe!... Big week for Internet gambling legislation
TRADING HISTORYA Sixty Cent Check, traded for ...
500 Poker Chips, traded for ...
A Signed Basketball, traded for ...
Two pieces of a house Jimi Hendrix lived in, traded for ...
A limited edition Super Bowl XXXVI football signed by Adam Vinatieri
H.O.R.S.E.ing aroundI won the first two $3.40 H.O.R.S.E. turbo SNGs I ever played on PokerStars, and I’ve loved them ever since.
I was getting a little bored while watching the final table of the WSOP Main Event live at Ryan’s house. I only had about $15 in my PokerStars account, and while I’m well aware that you should never plunk down 20 percent of your bankroll in one tournament, I had just been out at the WSOP to cover the $50,000 event and I liked the idea of jumping into a tournament myself.
Unfortunately, PokerStars doesn’t have anything with a buy-in lower than $3.40. But I figured that if I didn’t finish in the money, I’d still have 10 $1.20 buy-ins … again, not ideal, but with a $15 balance, does it really matter if you go broke?
After winning two consecutive H.O.R.S.E. SNGs that night to double the balance in my account, I figured it was worth taking a few more shots and seeing how long I could keep the run going.
I knew I was doing well, but even I was surprised at how good my run has been after taking a closer look at the numbers.
I’ve played in 32 of these babies, with 19 cashes and nine wins. I’ve made $59.20 in profit on $108.80 in entries, a return on investment of 54.4%. Even Warren Buffett would be envious of a return like that.
Maybe I’m aiming for the wrong tournament here with this whole Sixty Cent Main Event project ... anyone think it should be Sixty Cent $50,000 H.O.R.S.E.? I guess it doesn't roll of the tongue quite as well, does it ...