Broke Back Furgey
Looks like a ton of people are doing the Furgey. The basic premise is to taking small amounts of dollars and prove that you can run them up to 10K or more in a short amount of time (6 months). I have read a bunch of people trying this out with varying results. I am kinda doing this now myself. So far I have about 6 sessions under my belt. I have been mostly playing HU SNGs and my results have been good. I have run my initial stake up from $2 to $26.. and I get an free influx of cash from advertising soon which will jump it up to $75. Here are some of Furgey's guidelines as published on Full Tilt.
He never buys into a cash game or a Sit & Go with more than 5 percent of his total bankroll (there is an exception for the lowest limits: he is allowed to buy into any game with a buy-in of $2.50 or less).
So this limits me to 3.25 buyin games, at $100 I can start playing $5 games.
He doesn’t buy into a multi-table tournament for more than 2 percent of his total bankroll, but he’s allowed to buy into any multi-table tournament that costs $1.
This severely limits the MTTs I can play and puts them off the play list until we reach the $250 mark. It is sort of a shame since I think MTTs are a strong point of mine.
If at any time during a No-Limit or Pot-Limit cash-game session the money on the table represents more than 10 percent of his total bankroll, he must leave the game when the blinds reach him.
This one is interesting. So he plays cash with a stop win limit. I have heard many different opinions on this.. I doubt I am going to play any $5 cash tables.. who knows, maybe.. but basically once you double up you have to leave. hmmm.
Is anyone else attempting the challenge? I looked at his graphs and the first four months are the hardest.. once he go a toe hold and hit around $500 he was able to skyrocket his bankroll very quickly to 10K. I assume this is because his game is very strong and as he moved up he did very well against the fields of semi-retarded people. I have no idea if you should expect the same results especially in just six months. It may be a little high to shoot for someone who is not a poker professional.