James “HullJimi” Greenwood takes a knock in his PartyPoker Bankroll Challenge quest – to turn $25 into a fortune.
Now, last time I wrote I was up to around $70 after starting the Bankroll Challenge with $25. Well, now I’m not! Instead, I’m back at $40 due to a combination of bad play, bad beats and a change in style.
I spend a lot of time reading and (trying) to learn about poker, and I was reading about cash game styles and thought that a change of tactics from my previous ABC to a more LAG style would mean a quicker rise through this challenge.
Um, it didn’t, but it very nearly did me in.
Saying that, I have seen some awful poker being played. I had a hand beaten by 62 offsuit! He actually called a raise with 62 off! I want these players in the game as it’s “free” money in the long run, but it’s just that at the moment I am not fully rolled for the level I’m at, so dropping a “buy-in” (I’m still buying in short) really, really hurts.
I had one awful session where I did $10 very quickly, getting my chips in to the middle when I was in front but getting sucked out on. I should have turned the laptop off. I didn’t and I lost more. T.i.l.t.
So, I’ve slapped myself down, I’ve remembered “ABC” and I’m going to hit the tables hard.
Add me to your buddy list and come sit at my table – say hello, then give me all your money. You know you want to!
Starting roll: $25