Update: Played for 3 hands on Thursday night, picked up KK on the third hand and doubled up when a guy with an 8 on an 8 high board just couldn't get away.
Thursday night: Played for about 20 min, and ran QQ into KK for a full buy in loss preflop. Scraped back .50 of it at another table and called it good for the night.
Same format as Ryan's here roughly. I need to get the spreadsheet he made and get that linked up too.
So far my strategy has been to play the smallest stakes I can on Cake, (.02-.04) and the 1.00 tourneys. I have mainly played the 6-max cash tables, but I have played quite a few tournies also. The first day I played I had an awesome day at the cash tables and had my roll at 59.00. That lasted one day exactly. I biffed all of the winnings back on SNG's and poor cash play. That left me at about 48.00 after my second session. Bummer.
Since then I have rinsed and repeated those steps 3 times total. Going to as high as 60.00 with the roll, then getting back down to basically even somehow. I mixed legitimately bad beats with legitimately bad play to achieve the downswings.
I have kept strong though, and am now sitting at 72.00. I have made incremental steps in the cash games, and have ran pretty well in them also. I also have had decent results in the 10 and 30 person SNG's, with 2 firsts, 3 seconds (one of them in a 30 person), 2 thirds, and 1 fifth place in a 30'er.
The mindless fray that is online poker never ceases to amaze me still. Bad beats are delivered left and right, and poor play abounds. It's pretty awesome.
I have been taking this very seriously also, and the stakes haven't been affecting my play at all I don't think. I haven't caught myself saying things like "Well its only a quarter" at all. I think its because I know that A) I am making these records public and don't want to disappoint my hoards of screaming fans, and B) I don't want to "lose" to Ryan. For me, the competitive part of this is pretty key. If it were just me alone, I think I could have just said hell with it by now and played my bankroll on the .25-.50 table.
I think that once I create some wiggle room, I can start looking at different options as far as bankroll management goes. As it stands now, I am pretty much forced to play the smallest stakes possible, but once I make the monumental step up to .05-.10, I might have some more to take shots with etc. I have to say its very tempting to play those stakes now as I am very comfortable there, but putting around 20% of my total roll on one session doesn't seem like the way to go.
Any of the other participants have any updates? Is anyone busto yet?