Boylepoker.com Pro Peter Murphy Completes Multiplier Challenge, Turning $100 into $10,000 in Just Nine Weeks

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January 2009 saw Peter Murphy embark on the Multiplier Challenge with 11 weeks to turn $100 into $10,000; he completed the challenge at the weekend, inspiring another memorable feat along the way.

Boylepoker.com pro, Peter Murphy has completed his Multiplier Challenge at the online poker site, turning $100 into $10,000 in just nine weeks -- two weeks short of the allotted 11 and $172.21 cent above his target. Murphy subsequently qualified for the $250,000 guaranteed on Boylepoker at the weekend and collected another $2,000 bringing his total to $12,172.21.

Murphy, who catalogued the ups and down of his challenge at Boylepokerblog.com explains how he finally got over the finishing line: "I seemed to donk out of all my tourneys pretty early apart from the $10 rebuy with 1,500 runners. I never really noticed how deep we were getting until I saw there was about 100 left and I was already in the money.

"Top prize was just over $8,000 and if I came 3rd I would make the $10,000. I managed to get to the final table and with four left I jammed with Ah-9h and was called by 9d8d and the board flushed for a chop. I then regrettably shoved the button with Q-9 into A-Q and I was gone in 4th leaving me $800 short of my target.

"At this stage I was still in the $7,000 guaranteed deepstack and a top four place would also get me to my target. Although I made the final table, I was always pretty short and lost a race and $100 which didn't help too much.

"I took a short break and it was back to the cash tables to get over the line, this started bad with me dropping two buy ins, but I grinded back and found some very soft games.

"The last hand I played I was $30 short and I raised Js9s and got called by the big blind. The flop came A-J rag with two spades and he check-raised me so I decided to gamble with my pair and flush draw and got it in against his A-J -- not what I wanted to see but I binged the spade on the river and that was that.

"At the start of the week with $1,900 balance, I really had very little hope of getting it done within the time frame but five long days later I finally managed to get there. Not a bad week's work either, $8,000 profit!"

The tale of Murphy's Multiplier Challenge took a dramatic twist a few weeks ago when fellow Boylepoker.com player Adrian McCarthy was inspired by Murphy's attempted spin up, deposited $100, followed Murphy's lead, and after just 10 days had accumulated $135,000.

First McCarthy won six $20 sit 'n' go tournaments in a row on the Jackpot tables at Boylepoker.com and collected $35,000. He then went on to win a seat in the $2.5 million guaranteed tournament at the site and came sixth in the tournament pocketing another $100,000.

Paul Spillane, head of poker at Boyle Sports, said, "What a fantastic achievement, not just for Peter but Adrian too. It was a real rollercoaster ride but we were always confident he had the skill and discipline to complete the challenge and are thrilled that he did. Congratulations to both of them."

Fans of the challenge can take in all the highs and lows at http://www.boylepokerblog.com.

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