Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goals, Rules and Prizes

The primary goal of this two-month summer bankroll challenge is to boost our bankrolls. MTTs, SNGs, cash games--pick your poison. My poison is Razz. Other reasons for this challenge (more important than the primary goal for some) include having a close-knit group to both support and talk shit with. I look forward to spying on you who play at Full Tilt, and offering a mix of compliments and heckles from the sideline, or possibly even hopping in the cash game if it looks juicy enough.

The only two rules I can think of for this challenge are:

1) Must post an entrance and exit bankroll image. We've all posted our entrance bankroll images, and on or before August 20, 2009, we will all have to post an exit bankroll image.

2) Any deposits or withdrawals from accounts during the challenge need to be recorded and will be added or subtracted from the original bankroll at the end of the competition. (Say you have $20 in your bankroll image, go busto and deposit $50 in your account--now your starting bankroll will be considered $70 for betting considerations) One note about deposits and withdrawals, I plan on just making an Excel spreadsheet, because I make plenty of <$5 bets with people using my FTP account, so for matters of secrecy, I will keep these transactions secret until we wrap up the challenge.

As for prizes, I think the best option is to make our own side bets with one another. This way, nobody is excluded from bets, nor forced to make bets. Monetary bets are all well and good, and I'm sure I will make a few over the course of this challenge, but I also look forward to using my imagination. Here are a few bets I would like to make to open the floodgates:

1) Most gained as % of bankroll from beginning to end of challenge ($10 into pool, winner take all)
2) Largest score ($5 into pool, winner take all)
3) Slayer of Donkeys ($5 into pool, winner is the lowest fraction value of finishing place / number of entrants, i.e. 1st out of 18 entrants would be worse than 3rd out of 1000 entrants)
4) Funniest post on this blog (Losers post an entry bowing down to the winner, to be voted secretly by participants)
5) Dr. Chako horse betting ($5, Dr. Chako and I each get two horses for this challenge, betting on #1 bet mentioned above)
6) Katitude bet (A vanity picture on our respective bikes, betting on who will do better in this challenge: Dr. Chako or Cindilicious, you pick your horse, Kat)

If you are interested in any of these bets, or if you have any questions or comments about the post, holler. As far as my bets are concerned, you can ship funds to me on FTP for the first three prize pool bets and I will keep track.


  1. 3 questions....
    1. does shipping bet $$ take away from original br, (I assume not)
    2. explain slayer of donkeys for me... is this for your 1 best MTT finish over the course of the challenge?
    3. Does Largest Score include ring game sessions? (probably not, but I had to ask...)

  2. I'm in for any and all side bets, expect perhaps the "Slayer" bet. I don't quite understand it either.

    I may even have an entry in the bike photo competition, but that's a post for another time.

    For answers to the previous questions from some unknown commenter, I would offer:

    1. No
    2. Agreed - probably too confusing in it's current form.
    3. No


  3. I'm down for 1-4... (unless my bicycle counts as a "bike" :P )

    I'll settle up with you kids in about 10 days (giving you a head start, as I'm off to the great smokey mountains for 10 days of camping bliss). Pretty sure I have no shot at any of this anyway - seem to be stuck @ $15 and no movement in the up direction. I'm sure I'll find a way to hack all your accounts though.

  4. I'll do #1 and #2 - but I'm not sure I entirely get #3.

  5. I'm in for #1 and #2, assuming I have enough in the account to pay it off after being Super Donkey Girl (cue superhero music).

    And #5, I pick Dr Chacko.

  6. Weird, I wasn't notified of these comments, so I didn't realize anyone had commented until I checked the post just now.

    Slayer of Donkeys is indeed confusing now when I reread it. It is just the highest finish in an MTT or SNG as a fraction. So if you play a heads up SNG and win, you are first place out of two. If you finish 3rd out of 3,000, your fraction is 1/1000, which is 500x better than finishing first out of two.

    No, shipping bet money does not take it away from your bankroll (or we can just wait until the end to ship money?).

    No, largest score does not include ring games (but largest ring game score could be another bet??).

    I'm heading down to Portland in an hour, but I'll put up a bet post in the next few days outlining who is in for what, which can then be amended.

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    PS. I TOTALLY want to see Kat with a red cape and a big SD on her chest.