Monday, October 24, 2005

Day 1 of 5: The Great Brian Experiment

I am commencing my experiment tonight. As a recap: Win $300-$400 in a cheapo MTT, use that for a little 30/60 hit-and-run action. Quit if I triple up. The MTTs I have chosen are the 3K for $10, that one is a rebuy, and the 25K Qualifier for $5. The 25K is a goal I have. I want to win an entry!

No huge expectations for Day 1. Either I make my goal or do not. Either way is fine. If I bust out of the 3K I might try something else. I may have to pass on the 25K qualifier IF I am doing well in the 3K.

I know I have lost patience in doing things the “right” way.. who knows, maybe I will go back to being a real grinder sometime.. I just feel like I should explore other avenues of thinking sometimes.. Who can say what way is the right way?

I once had a theory that if I could play blackjack every day I could win. All I needed to do was wait for the deck to take the inevitable swing in my direction and cash out after those few hands where I made money. Every day. The way casinos make money is keeping you there long enough for the odds to average out in their favor as they always will. Now I know this thinking is flawed, since some days it will never swing upward, and potentially the days you make money will be far fewer than the days you lose..

BUT why not take a few shots. Try something new. Change the parameters a little. Who is to say the established thinking, the safe, solid, reliable, way is the only way, or the best way? The basis of the safe, solid, grinder type play seems to be this: Risk little, Gain little, over time. Winning a buyin to a higher level and playing it for a short period of time seems in essence the same idea. Risk very little EXCEPT take a shot at winning a lot.

One other thing that makes me think this is a good idea. Half the people I have seen playing 30/60 on Titan have been low-bankroll people trying to score a hit. Not SHARKS. Not GOOD PLAYERS. Just people sitting down with the minimum and trying to make a few bucks. If I saw tables full of sharks then I would be more concerned. Playing people like me does not scare me at all.

Alright, so scream and rant, and tell me I am stupid. It is fine. All I ask is that you back it up with some solid reasoning. Instead of just saying it is wrong, tell me why. Where are the flaws in logic? Do not just fall back on the old “Play within your bankroll” adage. Back it up. Be intelligent. Articulate the real problems with doing this.

** DISCLAIMER: I am special and I do not recommend anyone else trying this. You are not me. You probably will do better grinding out a living. I take no responsibility for your doom.


Blogger cmitch said...

Do they have enough players at Titan to fill up 30/60 tables? Are you planning on playing short handed? Why not take a shot at a NL game - All or nothing?

In general, what it Titan like?

7:18 PM

Blogger Veneno said...

You are special..that is certain! What I like is that you are coming up with a plan...good for you. You like the 30/60, you have won nice money there, you like the players, and now you have a plan for the investment. It is good to know you are not risking your entire I think this has potential. As for the 30/60 table sharks..or good players..How long have you played at these tables? Seems like you were doing a few hit and that right? Fortunately, it works for you.

Best wishes with this journey...

11:58 PM

Blogger DuggleBogey said...


It works for you?

Has it?

6:00 AM

Blogger Drizztdj said...

Definitely unique.

7:21 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

So far so good..

8:52 AM


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