Poker Challenge #1 – 300x $1.50 HU Hyper

300 Games Of .50 HU Hyper

This is my very first poker challenge and I have just completed it today, it took me 14 days (on average I played about 2-3 hours a day HU). I have started it on 4/11/2013 and finished it 4/25/2013, the goal was to play 300 Heads-Up games for $1.50 each on Pokerstars and see if I could possibly turn a profit, the rake in that format isn’t all that terrible, it’s probably one of the cheapest ones I have seen, I have never really seriously played heads up before (just a game now and then mostly when I was slightly tilted from a tournament drop off)…

The format is as follows: 2 players, Buy-In: $1.44/$0.06 USD which leaves $2.88 USD for the winner

Result: 165 Wins135 Losses 🙂 well, not that great of a result but I didn’t lose overall so I am happy that the first challenge went just ok for me…

I paid $450 including the rake and won $475.20 (165x $2.88), which leaves me with a small profit of $25.20. A terrible hourly rate but it gives me the confidence to try more low stakes challenges and hopefully move up in the stakes soon but I don’t think I am ready yet for the same challenge with $3 buy-ins.

Here is the complete overview of this challenge, note on day 13 I had a streak of 13 wins, yes 13 is my lucky number (I was born on a 13th lol) also note that I started strong and finished strong but performed rather bad in between my poker challenge, there really were a few days where it felt like a total drag to play, the first day of my first poker challenge ever was quite exciting and the last day too as I saw that I followed thru with my challenge and could finally talk numbers :).

For the record, here is the daily breakdown, I will work out the daily gains/losses and organize a little better when I got a bored moment, so here is the raw data for now:

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