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Can Martin Balaz play 40,000 SNG’s in 30 Days?

Friday, May 25th, 2012

A few days ago, Czech online poker pro Martin Balaz announced that he’d be undergoing the insane task of playing 40,000 sit and go’s in 30 days. Getting into the specifics, the 22-year-old will be playing hyperturbo 6-max SNG’s, which makes the seemingly impossible task a little more realistic. But we emphasize the word “little” here.

Doing the math, Balaz will have to play 1,333 SNG’s per day in order to complete the challenge. In addition to this, he’ll also be grinding at $30-plus stakes and have to show a profit at the end. Balaz discussed this by saying, “I need to be profitable pre-rakeback and I have to play only $30-plus stakes. It will probably take about 400-plus hours – the edge in these is significantly lower, many regs are claiming that the games are already deader then dead.”

Judging from the Czech’s comments, even he realizes how difficult it will be to show a profit at the end of this challenge. After all, he’s not only going to be multi-tabling like crazy, but also hoping to beat out skilled pros. But this comes down to a matter of pride as Balaz said, “I want to prove to myself that I can make really insane prop bets and be profitable in any game I want.”

In regards to the prop betting, he’s offering 1-to-2.5 odds on completing this challenge, and he is willing to bet as much as $50,000. And just so nobody accuses him of cheating, Martin Balaz will set up a webcam that’ll be on him the whole time. The poker pro expanded on this by saying, “I need to prove to bettors that I am playing by myself the whole time, that is the main reason I am allowing railbirds to watch me. Also, I can’t get bored while I am chatting with railbirds, it keeps me busy.”

The challenge gets underway on June 15th, and we’ll soon see if Balaz can truly play 40,000 SNG’s in 30 days.