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Andre "acoimbra" Coimbra's 2013 Challenge: Turn $100 Into $100,000!

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Posted on 17 January 2013 by "T".

Team PokerStars Online Pro Andre "acoimbra" Coimbra is well known for taking part in some tough challenges, including playing all 100 events of MicroMillions II in 2012. A few days ago he announced that this year's challenge will be to turn $100 into $100,000 by playing tournaments.

Believe it or not but he even asked PokerStars to reduce his Supernova Elite VIP status to Bronze just so that he won't have no extra advantage during the challenge. Besides that, he will donate all his winnings to charity at the end of the year!

Coimbra got into poker after winning the Magic: The Gathering World Championship in 2009 and he was Portugal's first Supernova Elite player on PokerStars! Today he is one of the best online sit-and-go (SNG) and multi-table tournament (MTT) players in the world! Below you can watch two videos (both uploaded this week) featuring Andre "acoimbra" Coimbra.

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22 comments on "Andre "acoimbra" Coimbra''s 2013 Challenge: Turn $100 Into $100,000!"

 lukasb17/01/2013 09:58:47 GMT
Ok the guy might be good... but is he that good? I think he's playing in the high league for too long and he's not totally aware of the donk fest going on in the lower ranks. Would have to have a super hot run several times to survive and make that dead-line.

He wont make it imho but I'm wishing him luck thou.
 kinogomes17/01/2013 11:48:58 GMT
I remembewr Andre Coimbra from watchibng him playing hyper turbos at high level, and i recognize him as the best hyper turbo player of the world. If not the best one of the best. Hewre is Portugal he is known as a man of big challenges, he likes to challenge himself to do his best in everything he does! I heard that all the money he will win its going to be for charity!! I dont think he is going to win the challenge but i admit he is going to crush the tables we will play! He is very good with the vpps so i think he will win some money!
 pochui17/01/2013 12:31:15 GMT
i remember chris ferguson had a challenge on full tilt, where he turned $0 into $10K (if i recall it right), i thought that was awesome, but later we found out about the sh1tty stuff surrounding tilt, so ultimately chris was "helped a little" in his challenge for sure...not saying this is true with coimbra, but who knows- it's very easy to push him to the necessary heights in hu sng's, we have no idea who will he be playing against, it might "accidentally" be some stars employee Smile
 pinku13517/01/2013 18:23:10 GMT
Good day everyone Smile
I have never heard about this player !! may be he is good ( i dont know ) !! but this is a great challenge indeed , not an easy task at all ..well this would be great challenge .. ill see to that i follow this guy and rail him if possible ... i wonder how many hours of session or how many tables is he planning to play to achieve this feat !! hope he reaches his goal Smile

Good luck at the tables Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 mechirome17/01/2013 18:46:55 GMT
Estes comentários recordam-me uma coisa! Nãofaço depósitos para jogar poker. Começo jogando gratis faço uns trocos e vou para SNG de valores micro. Nalguns sites chego aos cento e pouco euros mas ai algo se passa e caiu a pique sem explicação. Outra coisa interessante é que caiu a pique num site e noutro subo a pique! estou muito incrédulo em julgar alguém bom ou mau jogador!
 grahamy2717/01/2013 19:02:54 GMT
happy days, if he pays off and actually does it then some charity is going to be better off, and he is going to increase his profile. if he fails then charity loses out but we will know he cant master the donkey tables. best of luck, its stories and challenges like this that i like to read about
 Fakiry17/01/2013 19:54:47 GMT
This kid is awesome! We have a lot of good promisses here, i use to follow some friends who run in to higher flights than me and it's just great to see them play, but it has a lot of hard work behind, guys like this don't joke at the tables like most of us every now and then, they take it serious and they really look at it like a 9 to 5 job, except that most of times they do it from 5 to midnight. I bet he can make it!
 leking117/01/2013 23:03:40 GMT
i agree i dont think he knows what he is getting in too. it really is a donk fest at the lowe limis, and why not just play you narmal level and give 100.000 $ too a good course if you dont thinnk abount the challange it ofcourse. but good luck too you, even if i think you r wasting you time.

whith lukasb i agree i mean Smile
 Greenmohave18/01/2013 00:09:28 GMT
That's going to be one tuff challenge since the lower level buyin and even SnG's at the lower level are hard to place. Like stated above! It's a donk fest and even if you wait for the best hands pre-flop there's always someone or most of the time someone is calling. Good Luck to you kid! I know I couldn't win a $1000 starting at a $100 at those levels.
 BBU18/01/2013 02:16:43 GMT
Hard stuff, but we've seen players to harded, so I wont be surprised to see a top player like him making it.
 rusherito18/01/2013 02:24:34 GMT
i saw him yesterday spamming 1 dolares 90 man sng
 bombsapphire21/01/2013 17:44:38 GMT
Great challenge!
Sometimes people feel boring to keep playing poker every day and need to change thier mind. I think he need something new that would make him motivated to play.
I hope he could acheive $100k, and break new ground for him after the challenge.
 ZheMaster22/01/2013 03:35:42 GMT
I really hope he makes it and i do believe he will. He's a master. Once he gets rid of the lower levels he will own the mid stakes and the bankroll will grow fast.
Força André. Mostra o que vales.
Boa sorte
 jovicakralj22/01/2013 04:56:39 GMT
I wish him to fail. He put tough bad beat and knocked me out in finish of one nice tourney Big Smile Evil
 Jibberish22/01/2013 05:25:57 GMT
Posted by jovicakralj:
I wish him to fail. He put tough bad beat and knocked me out in finish of one nice tourney Big Smile Evil

lol ^^ the most honest opinion Thumbs Up

anyways id really like to see how far he gets, its possible to turn 100 into 100k but he will need to get lucky in the beginning, a small BI MTT would boost his roll a considerable enough amount to make it practical and much more possible, if hes grinding SnG's it will take much longer to build his roll, personally if i only had a 100$ roll, id probably play cash tables.
 Calmplay22/01/2013 07:04:12 GMT
This is an insane challenge which I think we should all follow very closely because if this guy will manage to do it then why not one of us here...
The time limit will be interesting and indeed I hope he complete it as the winnings will go to charity Thumbs Up
 3paulx22/01/2013 13:46:18 GMT
well it makes me think there is a possibility that i can do it Smile just sucks on BM every time i get 2 cents or better starting to reg on sng and bust out with donks lol . well anyways i hope the cards will be with him im sure more people will benefit from that!
 kinogomes05/02/2013 17:50:50 GMT
André Coimbra seems to be doing good so far. His blog is a relique for the ones who wants to start from 0 and he already won 600$+ just playing very low sngs and freerolls!
From 0 to hero this shows how good he is playing poker, and lets not forget he his the best in the world playing hyper turbo and not the ones he is playoing right now!!!
I recomend everybody to pass in his blog and learn (the ones like me obvious hehehehe)
 SorinelPoker05/02/2013 19:17:00 GMT
A nice challenge, and the blog is interesting, i watched his blog evolution and he started bad but now he's doing good so i think he will "win" the challenge.

He reached 600+ in 15 days and his bankroll management is 100+ buy-ins

I'm inspired by this challenge, maybe i will try it too Worship
 Calmplay06/02/2013 01:21:34 GMT
Yes, I think he did the most the most difficult step... cause it's not very easy at micro stakes.

And he still got plenty of time left to complete this challenge, he also got the key that is patience...

Once he reach the middle stakes level then he'll keep winning big and you know where he's going... Dollar Dollar Dollar Cool

gl Andre I'm following this very closely.
 ayaraled09/02/2013 17:12:01 GMT
nice challenge...i have my own challenge to make my 100 to 1000 but it has been a roller coaster ride for me...been playing omaha for the last 2 months and my br is still at 100usd range...hahaha..
 kinogomes15/02/2013 16:03:53 GMT
This guys ios a beast already reached 7K in profits for the challenge, now more than ever i believe he is going to reach the challenge!

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