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Old 07-25-2012, 07:12 PM   #331
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ty for comments all.

As you may know if you've been following closely, I've been staying in Cleveland for the past a long time (to me, a long time = more than a month) since I met my girlfriend here (who currently grinds PLO). I want to hit the road soon with her though... haven't been back home to visit my friends and family since the start of this blog, so I'm planning on taking a trip down to Little Rock... in one week!!!!

Caesar's has a travel promotion where they give you free moneyz if you visit enough of their locations, so I'll be stopping in their casinos in Indiana, Illinois, St. Louis, and Tunica. That'll be worth about $500 in comps. Since most places I'm guessing will only have 1/2 or 1/3 NLH, it'll be a good time to catch back up on NLH fundamentals after playing PLO for most of my time here.

Afterwards, we'll probably make the trip out to Atlantic City (stopping in Philly and New York along the way) for the additional $250 in comps from 15+ checkpoints, also visiting. I haven't been to the east coast since I was like 10 years old, so I'm pretty excited about that too.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #332
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So cool!

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As you may know if you've been following closely, I've been staying in Cleveland for the past a long time (to me, a long time = more than a month) since I met my girlfriend here (who currently grinds PLO). I want to hit the road soon with her though... haven't been back home to visit my friends and family since the start of this blog, so I'm planning on taking a trip down to Little Rock... in one week!!!!

Caesar's has a travel promotion where they give you free moneyz if you visit enough of their locations, so I'll be stopping in their casinos in Indiana, Illinois, St. Louis, and Tunica. That'll be worth about $500 in comps. Since most places I'm guessing will only have 1/2 or 1/3 NLH, it'll be a good time to catch back up on NLH fundamentals after playing PLO for most of my time here.

Afterwards, we'll probably make the trip out to Atlantic City (stopping in Philly and New York along the way) for the additional $250 in comps from 15+ checkpoints, also visiting. I haven't been to the east coast since I was like 10 years old, so I'm pretty excited about that too.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #333
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Up $623 in 4 hours of PLO. Bought in for $200 (40bb) for lols, flipped my way up to $1500 shoving connected/suited/high card hands. Then played a really bad hand where this guy triple barreled for pot-sized bets a Q9368 board and I called him down with 899T all 3 streets in position. He showed QJT7. I can't realistically beat anything on river since there are no missed flush draws from the flop... river bet was $460 that I should have saved. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Only small consolation I have is that if I repop'd him on the turn he would have called and I would have lost anyway.

Possibly last session at Horseshoe Cleveland for a couple weeks!?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:27 AM   #334
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Down $93 in 2 hours at 2/5 NLH. Couple hands.

Hand 1: 5 limps to my BB, I check T3.

Flop J33, pot $30
I check, UTG limper (very loose semi-aggro fish) bets $20, I call.

Turn 6, pot $70
I check, UTG bets $50, I call.

River A, pot $170
I bet $115, UTG calls and shows AJ. I meant to bet more but I miscounted potsize... oops.

Hand 2: Maniac opens to $20 from MP, I make it $60 from MP+1 with AK. Only maniac calls.

Flop KQ9, pot $135
He checks, I check expecting him to barrel turn nearly 100%.

Turn 5, pot $135
He bets $100, I call.

River K, pot $335.
He bets $215, I call. He shows 55. Sigh.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #335
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Up $623 in 4 hours of PLO. Bought in for $200 (40bb) for lols, flipped my way up to $1500 shoving connected/suited/high card hands. Then played a really bad hand where this guy triple barreled for pot-sized bets a Q9368 board and I called him down with 899T all 3 streets in position. He showed QJT7. I can't realistically beat anything on river since there are no missed flush draws from the flop... river bet was $460 that I should have saved. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Only small consolation I have is that if I repop'd him on the turn he would have called and I would have lost anyway.

Possibly last session at Horseshoe Cleveland for a couple weeks!?
Aesah,

I don't know a lot of PLO, but i'll comment.
What could he have on turn: i see, TP + FD, SET of Q, 2 pair + pair, STR8 drw + pair, some (very few) bluff (pair +inside STR8).
From all of this, you are losing only to set of Q. So why didn't u potted or raise the turn? Your image was so tight? You are hoping he would bluff the river. Giving him a free card put you in a difficult decision on river once some draws are completed. And you won't get paid by any worst, so you are waiting to to bluff again (maybe with what he thinks is the best hand).
That's the problem when we give villain the initiative, if we aren't nuts we and get a bit lost by the river (much more in omaha i think).
Well, i'm a noob, and don't know the reads you had on villain.

I'm really curious about what was your thought on the turn.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #336
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Didn't you think about raising the river the second hand?
Sick man.

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Down $93 in 2 hours at 2/5 NLH. Couple hands.

Hand 1: 5 limps to my BB, I check T3.

Flop J33, pot $30
I check, UTG limper (very loose semi-aggro fish) bets $20, I call.

Turn 6, pot $70
I check, UTG bets $50, I call.

River A, pot $170
I bet $115, UTG calls and shows AJ. I meant to bet more but I miscounted potsize... oops.

Hand 2: Maniac opens to $20 from MP, I make it $60 from MP+1 with AK. Only maniac calls.

Flop KQ9, pot $135
He checks, I check expecting him to barrel turn nearly 100%.

Turn 5, pot $135
He bets $100, I call.

River K, pot $335.
He bets $215, I call. He shows 55. Sigh.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:37 AM   #337
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Re: Just quit my 6 figure job to play live poker

Lol. Let's raise our trips on a str8 and flush board and see what happens

IMO u gotta ship the turn in that PLO hand just feels so dirty not to. I m PLO pro obv
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #338
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Re: PLO hand. Yea I don't know why I didn't. To be honest I was kind of scared he had QQ, but really I was just playing bad and not thinking straight. Nothing more to say about that.

If I had QQ I would have raised, which is stupid because 99 is almost just as good.

Re: NLH hand. Actually, vs the maniac in the NLH hand with trips I considered raising as I've seen him play another hand where the action was 3 way, and flop went bet/raise, turn was bet, river went bet/raise and he called and showed AQo on something like AJ75T, can't really remember the exact board. Other guy obviously showed nut straight.

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:36 PM   #339
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Caesar's has a travel promotion where they give you free moneyz if you visit enough of their locations, so I'll be stopping in their casinos in Indiana, Illinois, St. Louis, and Tunica. That'll be worth about $500 in comps. Since most places I'm guessing will only have 1/2 or 1/3 NLH, it'll be a good time to catch back up on NLH fundamentals after playing PLO for most of my time here.

Afterwards, we'll probably make the trip out to Atlantic City (stopping in Philly and New York along the way) for the additional $250 in comps from 15+ checkpoints, also visiting. I haven't been to the east coast since I was like 10 years old, so I'm pretty excited about that too.

Don't come to STL until the fall. It's hot as hell here right now! Go somewhere north!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:14 AM   #340
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On the road again! Lost $1200 in 3 hours. Sickest 1/2 game ever in Elizabeth, Indiana. I open-shoved A2o unexploitably for 150bb thanks to straddles/blind raises. Sadly I ran bad, AKo < J2o AIPF, etc.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #341
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Good luck man, epic swap from 6 figures to live, but do whatever you feel is right
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:45 AM   #342
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Re: Just quit my 6 figure job to play live poker

probably already been asked but cba to root through all the posts:

what was your 6 figure job

also, cliffs on how it has gone since you started?
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #343
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Phone typing so short post:

Job was Bioinformatics/Technical writing with the FDA. Cliffs:

Ran hot for first 200ish hours, then lost a lot in runbad at higher stakes, but still confident+enjoying poker and will get it back

Driving to STL today.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #344
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #345
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You open shoved AKo or A2o?

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On the road again! Lost $1200 in 3 hours. Sickest 1/2 game ever in Elizabeth, Indiana. I open-shoved A2o unexploitably for 150bb thanks to straddles/blind raises. Sadly I ran bad, AKo < J2o AIPF, etc.
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