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Took a little break due to private stuff and started to play again after October 15. Got some warm welcome with losing 6 buy-ins in less than 700 hands. Great start…

 

Once again I ran like AIDS on higher limits than NL10. NL20 was total cooler-fest so I’m negative there, again. But whoa, normal poker is so much better for my own taste than Zoom (or other nit fast variants). Most of my time I was 8 tabling NL10 or some combination with five NL10 + three NL20 tables etc. It took me eight days to complete this challenge but I wasn’t playing high volume at all, just 22.65 hours total.

Here’s graph and totals:Betfair PokerSavvy Rakeback

  • Starting bankroll: $351.15
  • Cash game: +$75.84
  • Tournaments: $0.00
  • Total from poker: +$75.84
  • Bonuses/Rewards/Rakeback: $112
  • Rake: $70.27
  • Total profit: +$187.84
  • Total bankroll: $538.99

PokerSavvy is AWESOME! Betfair requirements to get 800 ($80) SavvyPoints award are insane in most positive way! 250 Betfair Poker Points ($69.44 rake). With no other bonuses you’re even then nicely above 100% rakeback. I was rewarded with $80 from PokerSavvy + $30 Deposit Bonus and I bought $2 in Betfair Store for total of $112 or effective rakeback for Betfair: 159.38%! After all, I’m happy with my hourly too. $8.29/hour is not bad even though my sample is low.

This challenge is done but I’ll keep playing on Betfair at least until I’m done with full amount of deposit bonus – $50 ($20 more to clear). One other “post-deposit bonus” option is to keep playing until I get 4000 Betfair Poker Points because of this:

LEVEL 1: Earn 250 Total Betfair Poker Points and get +800 SavvyPoints!
LEVEL 2: Earn 1000 Total Betfair Poker Points and get +400 SavvyPoints!
LEVEL 3: Earn 2000 Total Betfair Poker Points and get +400 SavvyPoints!
LEVEL 4: Earn 3000 Total Betfair Poker Points and get +400 SavvyPoints!
LEVEL 5: Earn 4000 Total Betfair Poker Points and get +400 SavvyPoints!

I’m done, obviously, with Level 1 but final decision is coming soon, after I crunch some numbers.

About next, fourth challenge… It will start very soon, most likely again with Ongame network and bwin as my destination. Requirements: 400 Poker Points ($111.11 rake) to get 800 SavvyPoints ($80) or 72% rakeback just with that, not counting deposit bonus etc. It will be, most likely, well over 100%. There’s $500 deposit bonus no matter of deposit amount but I’m not sure about requirements to clear it beyond 4000 ($1111.11 rake) Poker Points. Hopefully it will be released in chunks of $50 or so. I mean, $1111.11 in 60 days is $22.22 to rake per day if I play 50 days with 10 days off poker so it’s definitely doable. That would be $500 Deposit Bonus + $80 from PokerSavvy + $55 from bwin’s b’inside market (I’ll probably buy cash directly instead of new bonuses) = $635 (57.1% rakeback). Fair number.

I need to do at least two more challenges because there’s very nice additional bonus from PokerSavvy, coupon worth 500 SavvyPoints ($50) for every five completed rooms. $50 extra on top of all other bonuses and rewards!

PokerSavvy Poker Kickback Bonuses Rakeback Deals

Quads

July 29, 2012

Sweet stuff from my last session…

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold’em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) – PokerStars Zoom Hand Converter from HandHistoryConverter.com

Button ($19.25)
Hero (SB) ($26.18)
BB ($29.99)
UTG ($25)
MP ($9.88)
CO ($31.07)

Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J

4 folds, Hero bets $0.75, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.50) Q, 6, J (2 players)

Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50

Turn: ($4.50) A (2 players)

Hero bets $3.25, BB calls $3.25

River: ($11) J (2 players)

Hero bets $20.68 (All-In), BB calls $20.68

Total pot: $52.36 | Rake: $2

Results:

Hero had J, J (four of a kind, Jacks).

BB mucked A, 6 (two pair, Aces and Jacks).

Outcome: Hero won $50.36

Decided to play this donkament for $1 buy-in. Finished 8xx/36734 and won $43.87 ($41.96 net) after 3.5 hours of play when I ran with QTs into JJ with 15bb stack and hand later shoved AJ vs 89 to get busted on T6Q49 board.

Plan was to play Event 003 ($3.30 NLHE, 6-max, $40,000 Gtd) too. Levels are 10 minutes each and it’s 6-max so it’s +EV for me. At the moment its total prize pool is $122,691.00 with 11802 players left from  40897 entrants and I’m kinda angry that I unregistered right before it started because I was too tired. Actually I’m still tired…

Next one to play is most likely Event 011 ($11 buy-in, NLHE, $75,000 Gtd, 6-max, 10 minutes levels).

Today overall (MTT+Cash): +$85.54