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GR1ZZL3R Rank 22
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A warm welcome to all you tournament junkies out there, I'm looking for help and advice on my new mission, and at the same time record my progress in a dedicated challenge.

When I started playing poker my ultimate ambition was Vegas and the WSOP, but time, a job with long hours, family commitments, underfunded bankroll etc, and to be frank, a less than 100% work attitude have slowly but surely brought the target lower over the years. However circumstances change, and finding myself with unlimited time, (except for age)  a healthier bankroll and needing a purpose to fulfill, I've come back to step one on the road to glory, Manchester.

It was the recent series of the Malta Community Rumble which has fired me up, I really enjoyed the chit-chat and feel good factor of the experience, so am determined to sample it for real.

Looking back Malta wasn't really realistic for me to get to, so I had to set a target. Glasgow is a possibility, Brighton's not really, but MANCHESTER, WOW, it's not Vegas, BUT it,s only just over the border, (if I can get an exit visa) I understand the language (sort of) and it's a few months off. Perfick!

However I play far more cash than tournaments, I do play them sometimes and have had some success, but that's not my main concern. What sort of schedule do you experienced guys follow, how many sats do you play, and how do you use your tx to the best advantage, hoard them, play one level at a time, win one level play the next immediately, do you split them often, so many questions, I would really appreciate some ideas and feedback.

This quest WILL ultimately end in success, I Will appear in Manchester, but it's how I get there that is the main challenge. Buying in directly is an option, but that's not a challenge is it. Getting there for less than e220 is the object, how much would you spend pursuing this.

I will be offline around 18th-22nd, my daughter is moving back down here and she has my new birthday computer with her, so hopefully I can download the client and multi-table happily with the best of you, and the challenge starts in earnest then.

All help, tips, schedule hints, etc will be gratefully received, and some of them may be pursued.

Thanks GR1ZZL3R Thumbs UpSmile

 

 

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jonny2192 Rank 23
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I played 1s till I won one, then played the 4e straight away.

If I lose start from the 1 again,If I win break down the 25s to 4s.

Keep grinding the 4s till you have 4x25 then take shots at the 25 games.

Try to keep your 25s balance at a 100, and I would try a a final when you have 3x100.

Some will say try faster but I always felt more comfartable knowing I have backup tickets.
The majority of these games end up quite shallow and winniong a flip at the right time makes or breaks you.

Good luck making my home town of Manchester.

I used to be a supporter but they took away ticket exchanges, so now I am a sulker.
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triceraatopp Rank 17
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Nice challenge and I wish u the best of luck! 

Im not very experienced and my strategy is probably far from optimal but mayby u get something from it Smile 

Satelites is all about the bubble and ICM, in the early stages your aim is to build your stack big enough to have as close to or above what the avg stack will be at the bubble. I would recomend you to put some time into studdying icm spots and how its affecting the shove/call ranges depending on all stacks at the table.Bets way to get started imo is by recording a session and then rewiew it with holdem manager or other icm soft Smile

Imo the 1 --> 4 eur UK qualifiers is the hardest to beat bcs of bigger field and more icm unaware players that adds to the variance, so I would recomend to start at the 4 -> 25eur. 

Personaly i didnt see the value in grinding the 1->4 eur so I didnt exchange any 4eur tickets to smaller and immidiatly played 4->25eur. When I won one I exchanged it to 6x4 +1x1 and when I had two 25:s I take a shot at 25->100. If it didnt work, repeat. I didnt exchange the 100 since thoose ones dont run as often they are harder to get and for me that made them more valuble then having 4x25,  I rather take my chances in the final and get more experience there. I didnt make it first time so went back down to grind another 100 ticket and then took another shoot. 

In the UO I exchange alot more though since the stakes are higher and u only get 5 shots when exchanging 50-> 10 instead of 6,25 as with 25->4. That also adds to the value of exchanging 250UO to 50UO.

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GR1ZZL3R Rank 22
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Thanks for the feedback so far @jonny2192 and @triceraatopp, I wasn't sure wether to start at 1 or 4, already a difference of opinion. Don't know wether it makes a difference or not, but my current br is 300, run up from an initial e20 deposit and basically just messing about in 2-4 and the odd journey into 5-10 for challenges( brag ), so my view was start at the very bottom and the only way is up, but @triceraatopp, but both suggestions have merit. Ta.

By the way @jonny2192 why did I think you were from the midlands.Wonder

 

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jonny2192 Rank 23
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Not sure why you would think I was from the midlands Rofl

Where you start and what brm you use is really just down to personal preference, I try to put as little cash into live sats as possible because once you get a ticket its then locked into that tree and only way to get any back is win a final, bubble a game for some small cash back.

So I prefer to make sure I dont go bust once past 50e of tixs and not need to put more cash in, but go with what suits you the best everyone has different ideas on brm.

I used to be a supporter but they took away ticket exchanges, so now I am a sulker.
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triceraatopp Rank 17
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Agree with @jonny2192 that its really down to personal preferenses and brm. I rather put in some extra eur to play the 25:s since I think its more value for me to use the space playing another mtt instead. But its definatly make sence to grind it up from the 1 eur ones 😊

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GR1ZZL3R Rank 22
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Thanks @triceraatopp I've decided to give the ones a go all this weekend and see how they play, then take it from there.

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jonny2192 Rank 23
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@GR1ZZL3R If you going to try the ones, you may aswell enter the 1c flips to a 1eUK, If you win one gets you a very cheap attempt, If you dont still play the 1e its only cost you one cent extra.

I used to be a supporter but they took away ticket exchanges, so now I am a sulker.
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GR1ZZL3R Rank 22
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Ta @jonny2192 I've actually just played a centroll, bought in for 10c, 5000 starting stack, 6x e4 up for grabs, out 12th out of 203, it's a start.

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jonny2192 Rank 23
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The UK tour ones are flips, so you dont need to do anything,

The ones for UO4 are really good value and pretty easy game with max buy in.

I used to be a supporter but they took away ticket exchanges, so now I am a sulker.
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