James “HullJimi” Greenwood rediscovers some form in the PartyPoker Bankroll Challenge – but it’s hard work…

Played lots of hands this week – I’ve been 6 tabling and have gone back to ABC poker.

In short, it has worked but maybe not as much as I expected it to – I’ve increased my roll by 25% but I was kind of hoping to race to $100.

I guess the reason is that I’ve not quite worked out how to play at this level successfully – yes, I’m a winning player but I kind of expected to “crush” the first level of this challenge.

I think the problem I’ve got is the opposition – I simply:

a) Can’t get them off a hand – on occasions there has been 4 to the flush, I’ve had a set and folded to a bet on the river to find out they had top pair.

b) Raises from UTG and the button are treat in the same way – they’re called! So I’m struggling to protect hands like 10-10 and Jacks by raising more than the standard 4 x BB, only to find out I’m being called by A-4 offsuit… and then the villan hits.

c) The “all-in” monkey. He goes all in with any two and “lols” when his T-3 offsuit hits two pair and you’ve K-K.

It’s so frustrating!

I know all of these players are not considered the best players and I should be glad to have them in my game, but it’s slowly turning me insane!

So, PartyPoker Blog readers, I need some help – am I playing the right way with ABC? Or should it be ATC (Any two cards!)?

Starting roll this week: $40.03

Ending roll this week: $51.09

(James started with $25 and is expected to stick to solid bankroll management as he spins his way towards fame and fortune. Or not.)

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  1. I’ve not had a good couple of days and I’ve decided on a change of strategy…..

    No longer am I to buy in with 5% – I’m going to break my own rules and buy in for the full buy-in at the lowest limits. It means I’ll be playing with 10% of my roll each time I sit down.

    This will either get the challenge going or kill it off (called “doing a cloud” after the last guy who tried this!)…..