Scooped a pot at one of the kiddie tables but it was enough to push me over the 300,000 mark, 301,374 to be exact.
The odometer is clicking just as fast as ever, actually even faster now by mixing in the 500/1000 tables. But even though I'm blowing through 1K milestones left and right, my percentage increase has slowed down dramatically as I've alluded to before. As games get pricier, tables aren't always available due to being short on players. With a roll this big, I'm even opening up multi 500/1000 tables whenever possible even though a short while ago I wanted to mitigate risk by only opening up one big table and flank it with three or four small tables. Now that the S8 tables are not bearing fruit fast enough, I've turned to 200/400 HORSE tables. I savor the 10 games of S8 and just nibble around the edges of the other games. Pots are big enough to make it worth the while but not nearly as good an earner as a 500/1000 table.
In the play money world, the games dry up at the third level. For True Cakers, I imagine the challenge will be that the reduced d0nk factor after moving up a couple notches will make the games tougher so that might be what slows down building the bankroll.
Another phenomenon that is happening is that switching into Sushi Cowbot mode really kinda makes it feel more like I'm playing a MMORPG and I'm clicking away to churn out widgets to earn "gold" to use elsewhere in the virtual world. Yes, I know that I'm using fake money and that is a certain minor percentage of why I am think that. But I think that good poker is disciplined poker and I really have pretty much reduced beating the S8 tables down to a pretty straightforward flow chart that makes decisions for me.
I feel like I've "beaten" the game and that there are no more hurdles to clear. If I wanted to I could continue on to 400K, 500K, and eventually a million by repeating the steps that I've taken to build my roll up as far as I have. I have doubled my money and doubled it again and again and again and again four times and then some. In doing so I have learned a TON about bankroll management on an accelerated pace due to the unique conditions of the play money world. And I know that I am a much better Stud/8 player than I was before. I don't feel like continuing on along the current course is going to be very useful for me so I'm going to pull way back on the reins of the Stud/8 horse I've been riding and just go back to that game to keep my game in tune.
I am retiring from this Fake Cake Challenge.