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Old 01-01-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

Hi all,

Since starting to play again in late October I've ground up a live roll at 1/2NL and 1/2PLO to $5k.

I recently started playing online again and am focusing on learning PLO. I transferred $500 or so from my live roll to online, at first I was down 7-8 buyins at 10PLO. I watched some galfond vids and got HEM and over my last week I've put in around 8k hands at 14bb/100 (I know, small sample)

Still think I have spewed off some stacks and haven't played great but I'm usually hard on myself. I'm getting there. I also joined run it once and have watched a couple intro vids. My main problem is FPS at these levels and just need to play more ABC until I'm at a higher stake.

Plan is to follow a 50bi BR and take shots when I'm rolled for the next level.

As for live, my goal is to start taking shots at 2/5NL soon when I hit $5k. The casino that spreads my usual 1/2 game is close by but only has a reg infested 1 table 2/5 spread. So my shot taking will be at another casino 1 hour away where the games are softer.

My regular place also spreads 1/2 PLO on some sat nights and it's treated me very well.

Will be using this as a journal and a way to discuss poker as I don't really want to make friends with the casino regs and talk about how crazy it is that they lost set over set.

Goals:

- Beat micro PLO

- Follow strict BRM, 50bi online PLO, 20bi live NLH

- move up to live 2/5NL and become a winner there

- study and improve

Thanks! Will update with a graph and HHs when I'm back from vacay
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:26 PM   #2
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

Where you playing live and where you playing online?
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:07 AM   #3
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

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Where you playing live and where you playing online?
Toronto Canada, and PokerStars
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:28 PM   #4
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online



This is from christmas to now. I have some hands from before but I didn't really know what i was doing and playing way too loose from OOP. I think I probably still play a little loose passive OOP, but its not as bad as it was before.

obvi getting some rungood but not a bad start --> 30bbev/100

online roll sitting at $622, live roll at approx. ~$5200

Had a pretty solid live PLO win over the break before I went on vacation.

Was playing 1/2PLO 10 handed (sometimes 7-8 handed), and was down $450 or so just missing everything. Game was decent but had 3-4 regs, one of which who was super aggro and hard to play against. Ended up playing for about 5 hours which is a long session for me and cashing $1178 for a +730 day.

Had an interesting hand vs aggro reg

UTG straddle to $4, 2 calls, I pot it with AKQ7ss in the CO.

folds to UTG+1 who calls, aggro reg in MP calls as well. Pot is somewhere around $75.

Flop: K94r with BDFD possibility.

both check, i bet 2/3 pot, aggro reg calls, other folds (HU now)

turn K (no flush), checked to me I bet approx 2/3 pot or $140 ish

aggro reg flats, river 8r

checks to me, I think for a second about checking behind for pot control. Its possible he has a small FH but more likely he has a K. As I'm doing this, he says "i know what you have"
To which I reply, "you do?"
he says, "You have a busted draw, straight draw or something"
I kind of smile at him for a sec and then bet $75 and he snap calls with a lower K

I just figured that the sizing would be easy to call for a K or mid pair if he really thinks I was on a draw. Anyways, was kind of fun. He wasn't too happy but he was up like $2k already so meh. Would have been a ****ty spot if he shoves with my terrible river bet sizing in retrospect and I guess I would have had to fold?
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #5
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

Combo of playing bad + running bad online. Im going to take a break and focus on live NLHE

I did play live PLO the other day and booked a small win ($75). Was down $250 early in the session losing where I shoved PSB on turn and he called with the same small wrap but he hit his dangle card for 1 pair of 5's lol. Ended up making it back and then a little before the game broke. Table insisted on doing one $80 flip and I consented hoping to keep the table going to no avail (lost that one, so would have had a $165 win).

The plan is to play 1/2 tonight at the local casino after the day job, and then next weekend I am going to take a shot at the 2/5 Fallsview.

Shot taking plan: I'm going to subsidize my first shot at 2/5 with some of my own $$ and bring 3 bullets. The plan is to use $300 from my BR and $200 from my personal for each buyin, so I can have mental ease at shipping in larger stacks. Thoughts?
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:48 PM   #6
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

Current live roll: $5500

Played last night, was up quite a bit at NLHE from one of the nitty regulars randomly going on spew tilt and giving me $300 over back to back hands.

Juicy PLO game opened and I couldn't resist....got in there and was +$400 or so over 2 hours...then decided I would go back to NLHE to practice for my 2/5 shot coming up....went really bad, although I only made two mistakes.

Ended up only +$200 for the day after giving back $500 in my 2nd NLHE session. Oh well.

I got check/shoved on by a slot gambler when I had TPTK, he turned 2p. Turned out he wasn't as aggro as I thought after playing another 2 hours with him. But he was going on for the first 20 minutes about slot 'strategies' and how he regularly drops $1k a weekend at slots, so I figured I should call....oops!

2nd mistake was small, just shoving $60 on the turn to a shorty who limp/called pre, called a 2/3 flop bet. I shoved an OESD so its not like i had zero equity, but I could have just checked back turn and realized my equity. Not even sure if this really was a mistake. Meh.

Other than that, lost a big flip with KK vs FD + gutter, and lost some flips with shorties. Ran pretty bad. If I didn't play well otherwise I would have easily been stuck $1k on the 2nd session instead of $500.

It's not terrrrrrrrible.........

Anyways, 2 days off coming up. Really need to get back in shape as all this work + poker is not healthy. Gonna gym it tomorrow, and maybe drop in for an afternoon session with the nitty regulars on a Monday.

Been thinking about mindset lately. I recently went through a short bout of depression; 'the storm' as I call it, which usually comes in gale force but burns out pretty quick. When I was playing poker depressed everything was ****ty. The games, and my enthusiasm for them wasn't good at all, and it showed in the results.

Lately I've been feeling much better and the results are also tracking up. I think taking care of mental health is the most underrated aspect of poker.
Anyways, that's yet another reason to work out tomorrow. Feel good, play good!

Luck everyone,
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:05 PM   #7
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

Live BR: $5600

Went to my local yesterday evening, and there was 3 games of 1/2 running and 2 of 2/5. I decided to jump into the 2/5 as that was sort of an unusual ratio.

Game was pretty good! It's a must move so I built up my stack to $1090 before moving to the main. First orbit, this happens:

H is MP with AA

V is older white lawyer, raises $27 UTG
H makes it $75
V shoves for $475 total and H calls

V shows AK

Board: K75

Turn 9

River (I think you know where this is going) ....... 3

Oh well c'est la vie. Still ended up the day $100. Tried not to tilt after and I think I was successful, didn't blow off any money and maintained a good attitude at the table.

Going to head down to Niagara Falls today, might actually jump across the border to Seneca to play. I've never been there and I'm in the mood for a new room. Gogogo
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:00 PM   #8
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

Checked out Seneca on Tuesday, it was pretty dead. Was down to 2 tables until around 8pm when it bounced back up to 4. Super swingy day, lost set over set for a full buyin and another big hand with trips vs flopped boat, ended up down only $50 though.

Ended up playing 2/5 last night for a bit at the local and did well. Live roll is up to $6300 now, ready for Fallsview this weekend
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:07 AM   #9
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Live roll = $6150

Played so bad last night at 2/5. Bluff shoved a river in a 3bet pot into the nuts.

Went super card dead after that. I played a 12.5 hour session last night and saw Jacks once, queens twice and AK once. For middle hands it seemed like even if I was not playing hands I'd get 3-4 callers and people just don't fold easily. A Friday night could be super profitable playing tight and just value betting, then taking the easy semi bluff spots.

Note to self, don't get too fancy on the weekend. (unless table conditions allow it)

Ended up playing super weak tight for the last 3 hours of my session, definitely playing my C game.

Ended up -$147 for the night.

Didn't sleep as long as I'd like but I did some yoga in the hotel room, feeling centered and good to go for day 2.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:21 AM   #10
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Re: 2017: live NL + beat micro PLO online

Nice thread, all the best for 2017! Hoping to play more live cash this year myself so will probable just end up living vicariously through your play...
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