I picked up this information from the Full Tilt Site.
Looking at their write up, Chris Ferguson used very strict guidelines and had to start playing in freerolls. It took him 7 months to have enough of a bankroll to play in cash games!
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When he finished 2nd at a MTT he won $100+. From there it took him 9 months to take that $100 and turn it into $10,000.
I wonder if it was harder to get out of the freeroll level and into cash, or to go from $100 to $10,000?
You can check out the article on the Full Tilt website: http://snipurl.com/r2qne
I posted his guidelines here in case you wanted to give it a try:
* He never bought into a cash game or a Sit & Go for more than 5 percent of his total bankroll; the only exception was at the lowest limits: he was allowed to buy into any game with a buy-in of $2.50 or less
* He didn’t buy into any multi-table tournaments for more than 2 percent of his total bankroll; the only exception was $1 MTTs
* If at any time during a No-Limit or Pot-Limit cash-game session the money on the table represented more than 10 percent of his total bankroll, he had to leave the game when the blinds reached him
I wonder what Chris did to pay the bills during those 16 months=)