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Week Three of James “HullJimi” Greenwood’s PartyPoker Bankroll Challenge, and he’s up to a respectable figure already.

Week 3 starting roll: $45.47

Hands played (this week): 913

Current bankroll: $69.34

Overall profit: $44.34

So, another week at micro limits – and I’m getting my head round it now, I think!

I’ve been dealt A-A 6 times this week and it’s held 66.6% of the time – holding against K-K and Q-Q for a massive $6 pot! I think to be fair to Nick (“The Cloud”, the previous challenger), he was losing these races, and when you’re not fully rolled, you really do need to see A-A holding.

I’m going to do something slightly different this week and post a hand history. I can’t decide whether I played this like a genius or an idiot, so I’m going to comment on the hand history and then I’d like you to as well:

Seat 9 is the button

Total number of players : 5
Seat 3: cornholio80 ( $5.96 USD )
Seat 5: alkanavt20 ( $1.56 USD )
Seat 10: doug580 ( $6.36 USD )
Seat 4: lllwhitelll ( $2.87 USD )
Seat 9: HullJimi ( $7.27 USD )

Hooray for me!

doug580 posts small blind [$0.02 USD].
cornholio80 posts big blind [$0.04 USD].

** Dealing down cards **

Dealt to HullJimi [ Qc Js ]
lllwhitelll folds
alkanavt20 calls [$0.04 USD]
HullJimi raises [$0.16 USD]

I’m on the button, and whilst this is a loose raise, the table is short handed.

doug580 folds
cornholio80 calls [$0.12 USD]
alkanavt20 folds

** Dealing Flop ** [ Ac, 6d, Ks ]

cornholio80 checks
HullJimi bets [$0.24 USD]
cornholio80 calls [$0.24 USD]

Wondered if the Ace might scare him off – is mine a stupid bet or not?

For what it’s worth, it was a quick call but I have a draw (although it’s not a great one).

** Dealing Turn ** [ Td ]

I’ve hit. What could he have here? With no read on the villain, what do you put him on?

cornholio80 bets [$0.50 USD]
HullJimi raises [$1.76 USD]
cornholio80 raises [$2.74 USD]
HullJimi calls [$1.48 USD]

It’s surely all going to go in on the river, has he got A-K?

** Dealing River ** [ 2c ]

cornholio80 is all-In [$2.32 USD]
HullJimi calls [$2.32 USD]
cornholio80 shows [ 6s, Ad ]two pairs, Aces and Sixes.
HullJimi shows [ Qc, Js ]a straight Ten to Ace.

HullJimi wins $11.39 USD from the main pot with a straight, Ten to Ace.

So I stacked him, but I’m not sure about my raise before the flop and on the flop. Have I just played like the players I’ve been moaning about in previous posts?

One last thing, congratulations to my “online” mate Kenn121 who took down a massive score ($44K) by winning the PartyPoker $300K Guaranteed Sunday (blogged in the last few days on here). Well played, mate!

* The PartyPoker Bankroll Challenge involves starting with $25 and making it grow as far as possible – but by using solid bankroll management. Basically, that means not risking more than 5% of your roll at any time.



  1. My nuts are fine, LOL!

    I was more worried about what people thought about the raise pre-flop and on the flop….any comments?

    After that, I got a little lucky!