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Old 08-13-2017, 08:45 AM   #76
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Re: Moving Through The Micros Part 2

Glad to see you are still going, just a few more tips from my side.

Stop playing PLO. First master and beat NLHE, then think of moving around to different games. Remember that you are not playing for fun, you are playing for value.

Good stuff on the hand charts, now use them to make your own. There is no universal preflop winning strategy. I used those same charts as you posted above to make my own. They are not enormously different, but it helps your game a fair bit if you have put in the time making them yourself. Compare it to reading a text, and then letter for letter typing a copy of it. See which method helps you remember most of the text. I made the following charts:

Raise first in
Raise/fold
Raise/call
Raise/4b (i have this split into raise/4b bluff and raise/4b value)

VS Raise first in
Flat
3b/fold
3b/call
3b/5b (obv i dont have a 5b bluff range, so no need for a split here)

I have also made seperate charts for SB and BB ranges, but to be fair I hardly ever use them as my decisions there are way more player dependent than the other ones. Like I'll have a 0% flat range from the SB vs some villians, and then a 50% flat range on the SB vs others.

Feel free to have a look at my charts to get an idea of what it looks like from my end. My advice would be to make screenshots of the range overview in Equilab and then use paint to give the different color codings. I always have them open next to my tables, but got most of their use simply out of making them.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:34 PM   #77
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Glad to see you are still going, just a few more tips from my side.

Stop playing PLO. First master and beat NLHE, then think of moving around to different games. Remember that you are not playing for fun, you are playing for value.

Good stuff on the hand charts, now use them to make your own. There is no universal preflop winning strategy. I used those same charts as you posted above to make my own. They are not enormously different, but it helps your game a fair bit if you have put in the time making them yourself. Compare it to reading a text, and then letter for letter typing a copy of it. See which method helps you remember most of the text. I made the following charts:

Raise first in
Raise/fold
Raise/call
Raise/4b (i have this split into raise/4b bluff and raise/4b value)

VS Raise first in
Flat
3b/fold
3b/call
3b/5b (obv i dont have a 5b bluff range, so no need for a split here)

I have also made seperate charts for SB and BB ranges, but to be fair I hardly ever use them as my decisions there are way more player dependent than the other ones. Like I'll have a 0% flat range from the SB vs some villians, and then a 50% flat range on the SB vs others.

Feel free to have a look at my charts to get an idea of what it looks like from my end. My advice would be to make screenshots of the range overview in Equilab and then use paint to give the different color codings. I always have them open next to my tables, but got most of their use simply out of making them.
Thanks for that feedback LastShot. I will utilize all of this information and make some more charts (-or use yours for the time being -)

I will continue to play PLO sometimes because it is just way more fun and I don't feel like I'm as much of a dog in this form. I am not rolled to be playing higher stakes NL, but it's just too weird on Global. I want to improve my NL game but it's really difficult to do at the bottom stakes on Global. When the runout is AKT34 and I get called down to the river by 25s and he rivers a straight, i would just never put somebody on that hand so i call with AK or a set or whatever and lose to a hand that shouldn't even be in there.

Sure, I try to look at it in a good way. That's the guy you want at your table. But when it happens over and over and i get called down by bare non nut FDs that hit the river when i flop top set or something it gets old. I like NLHE and will continue to play it, but I am winning more in PLO than NL on both Global and ACR, so i won't quite take it out of my gameplan. Good luck in your grind!
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:19 PM   #78
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What's up guys?


Like I said above, I didn't plan on stopping PLO as I simply enjoy the game too much to only play NLHE. Naturally, I got right into a PLO session on Global. Was breaking even/up a bit, and then I found a great spot on a juicy table. Calling stations everywhere. They were calling all ins with bottom straight with 3 to a flush etc.

I have a couple hands that I lost all ins with, but I'm not feeling like going into that right now. Anyways, played 2.5 hours of PLO and was sweating my friend who was playing NLHE. I finished this session up $8.60, which is a nice 2 BI boost to the roll.

I forgot to mention earlier that I was playing on my breaks at work, too. Just brief 20 minute banger sessions. +$3.50 at work. Overall, we are up $12 and pennies today. A good 3 BI session for us. My Global BR is up over $50 now, and I'm still waiting for that ACR check.

Going to try and see if I can verify my account and get a withdraw to make sure I'm not wasting my time playing on a site I can't get money out of.

And shoutout to me for becoming a "Grinder" on 2+2 lol

That's it for tonight. Good luck out there, guys!
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:25 PM   #79
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Good Luck bro!
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:36 PM   #80
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What’s up guys?


Played another PLO 4 session on Global. Played pretty well and got it in as a 60+% favorite for a majority of my major hands and I just couldn’t win to save my life. Here’s a couple quick hands.

1) my Ac3cKsKh vs As7s8d5d all in on the turn with runout of 6c5s5c4c7d
2) I flop the world with my hand of JJQ7 on a JQ7 board. I check since I have so much coverage. Turn brings an ace and river brings K that completes a flush. I don’t jam but that’s just such a terrible runout compared to that flop. Villains had AA7Q and KKT2.
3) I check 3345ds in BB and flop comes A56r. We get it in on the turn of a deuce 3 ways. River is a 9 and we lose to Q578 no joke.

Anyways, I had to call it quits as I was starting to tilt when none of my hands could hit the flop or when I got rivered 3 hands in a row by air on the turn. Anyways, that’s all there is to it tonight guys. GF just got home so I gotta call it a night. Back at it tomorrow.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:34 AM   #81
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Didn't post last night as I got home pretty late. Played some PLO early on in the day and won a buy in. My drunk coworker who hosted that home game I played in decided to go out to the casino and told me the game was amazing, so of course I hopped in the car and went out. He was gone within an hour of texting me, but I still sat down and played even though he wasn't there.

Had a couple interesting hands.

A5c on a 2c3c7dXxKc run-out and got 45 BB pot, lost that chasing another nut flush draw, though.

I really had to piss but at this time we were down to 7 players and 2 of them were sitting on 15-30 BB stacks so I knew they were going to go busto soon and I wanted to be the one to send them packing. Held my bladder and it paid off baby! "Hero" called the aggro short stack (bad combination) on a 6674A (no flush on board) with pocket 8s after he jammed river. I called and said "I have a pair" and he said "I ain't got ****" and mucked.

One orbit later I pick up pocket 8s again UTG and limp. Pretty standard at this table to go 6ways limping pre and I'm not feeling like folding out big hands is necessary because I either hit the flop or fold anyways. So we go 5 ways to the flop of 8d6s6d. I check and the remaining short stack who was clearly the fish bets 15 of his 60 remaining. Folds to me and I just call to try and keep the UTG+1 player in, which works. Turn is an offsuit T. I check, UTG+1 checks, fishy bets 30. I just call again and utg+1 folds. River is the Ad, which is perfect for me. His AX hands that float get there, his FD gets there, and he's already committed. I just take a stack of reds ($100) and move it in after I do some hollywooding. He snaps it off and shows K3d and we scoop.

Final hand here. I have built a chip tower in between hands now. Look down at A8h in the HJ and decide to play since I'm in LP. Limped to me and I make it 3bb. CO calls, and so do 2 others. Flop comes Ts6h9h. Checked around to CO who bets 5BB. Folds back to be and I call. Turn is Kh (yes please). I check and CO bets 15bb. I call. River is a blank. I check again and CO bets 75. I tank like I have a straight and don't think he has a flush. I start dismantling my chipstack and min raise to 150. I had 350 to start the hand and he had around 600. He folds and shows the Q high flush. I much and say "good fold".

I think taking apart my chipstack was a tell lol.

Anyways, ended up booking a win of $308 with a buy in of 200 and cash for $508. Happy to post a win at that casino I lost at last time. Played decently but ran well, too, which always helps.

Also, I got my Global account verified and they already sent the $ to my PayPal, so we are back in business!

Good luck out there, guys!
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:16 PM   #82
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Tried uploading a picture of the chip tower but it's not working on my phone. I'll try again tonight
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:08 PM   #83
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Here's that chip tower I built last night

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Old 08-16-2017, 11:32 PM   #84
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What's up guys?

Played some PLO4 this afternoon for a brief bit and wasn't doing so hot. Decided to try my hand at PLO10 on Global and see how it compared to ACR. Definitely a difference in skill level from PLO4-10 on this site, though. I was getting rivered over and over to start the session. Short version:

1) Flop top 2 with redraw to K high flush, get it in and called by bare NFD and spikes it on the river

2) Flop Top 2 again with 2 diamonds on board, but i have Ad. Guy calls off with straight draw and Q high FD and Rivers the diamond.

Ended up focusing pretty hard the last hour and won a 3 way all in to get back to -1BI and then doubled up when some fish short stack jammed for 10 BBs and I repopped it with QQJTds and got called by a ss rundown. I held and scooped that. Put me at +$6 for PLO10, but +3.xx on the day. Overall, probably not planning to be a PLO10 grinder until i can get the BR to 10 BIs and take a 2-3 BI shot, but I am happy to try it out and see what the next level of competition is like.

There were still a TON of stations though. You get 4 cards and everybody wants to see the flop. Hard to work out PFR strategy when you know you're getting called anyways. Even ISO bets seem to be pot builders and nothing more. Going to look into how to combat this and improve my postflop multiway strategy. Looking for any PLO players who know good study sources for this. Probably watch some youtube and read the forums, but any help from you guys is appreciated!

Run hot guys. See ya tomorrow!
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:31 PM   #85
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Hey guys,

Quick update here. BR on Global is at $69.xx. I decided to include the spreadsheet I use to track my games on there as PT4 is not (yet) compatible with it. Here's how it's looking so far. I am basically completely even in NLHE but pulling ahead slowly with PLO.





Thanks to my friend helping me realize you can track how many hands you get in the achievements/challenges section, I recently started adding those into the sheet, too.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:11 PM   #86
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What's up, guys?

Interesting day, that's for sure! I was all over the place. Played NL4, NL10, PLO4, PLO10, and a tournament.

NLHE was not very good to me today! Here’s a couple reasons why:

1) Jam KT HU on J2KK and get called by AT with a FD. River is a Q and he hits the straight
2) I get KK all in pre v AQ and lose
3) I get JJ all in pre vs AA and lose
4) I get KK all in pre vs a different guy’s AQs and he cracks me

PLO, unfortunately, was quite similar. Here’s that beat history:
1) I have 5599ss (polarizing hand so I fold if I miss). Flop is 4d5cKd. I call ˝ pot bet HU. Turn is 7x. I bet and 3 bet jam. He calls with Ac8s2dJd. River is 3s and he rivers the straight.
2) A8c98s all in pre vs loose agro guy who was shoving any suited hand with a pair. He calls with QTTJss. We flop 8s and he rivers a straight.
3) Flop NF with AK23ds and get it in facing KK95ss on a K high flop. River pairs the board and he hits the boat.

I did win a couple big hands in PLO, and I was doing really well in NL early and was up 2 BIs in NL before I ran KK into all that. Anyways, down for the day in cash games.

Now, onto that tournament! I don’t normally play these as I have mostly cash game experience. But, I decided to give one a try. Hopped into the $5 (R/A) and got to work. I was up to 5th place at one point, but I lost a couple big pots that crippled me.

Lost with A9 vs A8 all in pre and AJ vs AQ all in on the flop with runout of JT92K. I had KcQh and called a PF raise from UTG while in the CO. Flop comes JK9 all hearts. Checks through. Turn is another J. UTG fires 4567 into an 8k pot. I call. River is Q. He bets 6k (I have 12k left) and call. He has Aces. I know I could have played better and maybe even gotten him to fold had I raised flop and turn so long as I didn’t get jammed on. Anyways, at that point I was in 50th with 45 getting paid. I just folded and folded and finally made the money down to 2-3 BBs. I know math says to shove, but when I’m bubble boy with 2 BBs left and get 72 in the BB I’m just not going for it (that did actually happen tonight). Anyways, clawed my way back into a 6BB stack and laddered up. Finally, I bust with Q8 3 ways vs A8 and JJ on an 8QA94 runout. So close.

Cashed in 29th place out of 352 entrants with a ton of rebuys, which is awesome to me! I was in for $10.50 with the add on (didn’t have to rebuy) and cased for $31.18, which grants us the net profit of $20.68. Not too shabby for a PLO player!



All in all, had a rough day early on and a huge sweat there at the end of the tournament. However, even though it was a losing day, the ending was great! Had a lot of fun with all the emotions at the end of the tournament, that’s for sure! Thanks to MrKyblerr for sweating me.

Good luck, guys!
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:01 PM   #87
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Hey guys,

Coming off the tournament cash I decided to look into the tournaments going today. Unfortunately, I didn’t really see any running that were going to fit my time constraints today. So, I hopped around in NL4/10 and PLO4. Won in all 3 game types. Nothing too crazy. Made a call down 3 ways with KK on a JJ34T runout with 3 to a flush, called down light 3 times in a row in PLO4 vs this one maniac who was potting all his weak hands and using the ˝ pot bet as his value sizing, so I was able to capitalize there.

Overall, just played solid today. I didn’t try to get too fancy as it wasn’t necessary. +$9 on the day between all games I played.

I would like to play more, but I am going to a comedy club with my girlfriend and parents tonight, so I won’t be playing later most likely. Happy to book a win early in the day, though. Looking forward to tomorrow!

School is coming up in a few days, though, and I am a bit nervous as to how I am going to work poker into that schedule. I should still be able to get 10-20 hours/week in, but that’s not a lot. Time management is something I will be working on hard so I can keep getting my hands in without failing out of all my classes!

Good luck out there, guys!
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:40 PM   #88
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What's up, guys?

I didn't play last night, unfortunately. Woke up later than I was supposed to, and had to call into to work since my shift started 15 minutes after I woke up and I live 35 minutes away. Luckily, my work is pretty cool with time adjustments so long as I work the amount of hours I am supposed to that day. Anyways, didn't get home until 7. Had a headache all day as result of having some drinks after the comedy club. I wanted to play, but had to restrain myself since I knew I wouldn't be able to play even my B game when I was so distracted by my headache.

Mixed it up tonight with NL and PLO. Played 2 tables of NL4 for an hour. Only ended up booking a win of 8BBs, but that's better than nothing. Also, played only one table of PLO4 for an hour. Only managed to get 38 hands in. I probably only played 5 of them. However, the ones I did play were big pots (for the table I was at). Ended up playing my second to last hand and scooping a big pot with AA86 rainbow when I cbet flop and turned the ace. River brought a boat that got me a big pot. Ended up +90BBs, which is alright with me seeing as I bought in for 50 BBs.

There's a few different reasons for short buying in specific PLO4 tables that I'm not going to get into right now, but this was a very loose and passive table so that aided my decision.

School starts up again for me tomorrow. I am interested to see how this will affect my life management between work, school, girlfriend, poker, and working out. Going to have to be planning a lot more than I am used to so I can get everything in.

That's all for tonight, guys. Hope you're running hot!
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:45 PM   #89
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Here's a quick update of how I have been doing on Global. Had those 2 big NL10/PLO10 losses on the tournament cash day, but it's been smooth sailing besides that for the most part.



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Hey guys,

First day back in college today. Have an 8am class and then a break until 2pm, so I got to the gym and relaxed for a bit. Nothing too exciting as it was the first day. It was mostly just going over expectations and boring crap like that. Had to fight to stay awake, though. All day I was thinking about my hands I played at the casino on my last trip. True story.

Once again, I started off playing NL4 and moved to PLO4 after getting wrecked. And I mean wrecked. I had been playing 2 tables until this whale joined one, so I closed out the other. Guy had $15.xx at an NL4 table, so that’s a good sign. Im guessing he had left and rejoined since he wasn’t there when I started. Anyways, guy was a complete fish. Never folded a single hand preflop no joke. I did my best to isolate him as he was limping every hand PF and calling 90% of PF raises if multiway. Anyways, he luckboxed his way to stacking me 3 times. Here’s the rundown:
1) My KQs < KJo all in vs short stack, runout A234J. Yes, it’s a loose PF jam, but he had been playing all sorts of goofy hands and just throwing money out with ace highs or other random high card crap. Got unlucky on the river as he hit the three outer.

2) AQh on 9h2c7h8s2h all in on river vs 92s (I raise to 3.5BB pre UTG and get 4 callers). He literally called all the way down with 92. Nice flop for him, crappy river for me. I could have gotten away, but I river the NF and I’m not thinking he’s going to have a 9-2, 8-2, etc. hand even though I know he’s playing EVERYTHING. Just another example of why fish keep playing. They get a lucky couple of cards and think they’re good. I can think “why me?” but somebody has to pay eventually to keep the fish in.

3) My 78s vs J5o runout is 689TQ. No real rational reason for him to play J5o. No reason to call a cbet on the flop with a bare gutshot. No real reason to call down to the river. Oh well, he got there. I was laughing like WTF is this guy doing. He never raised any hands until the river, which he only did with the nut flush vs another guy.


Those were the big hands from the NL games. Unfortunately, I got stacked in all of them! I ended NL down about $8.


PLO started off pretty rough, too. First hand I played I flopped the K high nut straight on a rainbow board. Got it in vs an ace high straight draw and BDFD. He scooped. Luckily, I started running like a god shortly after. The poker gods were with me today. I won the biggest pot of my Global run today in the-the-the-GREAT. GAME. Of POT Limit Omaha. Took down a $16.82, 5 way all in pot. I have the link posted below. Play is questionable, but I had a billion outs. Ended up doing quite well in PLO! Thanks to the run good and a couple other big hands.

I was watching Mississippi Grind while playing, which is an awesome movie that highlights the ups and downs of being a total degen gambling addict. I really felt for the guy when he got 3 outted on the river and lost 10K. If you haven’t watched the movie, I would seriously recommend it.

I’m not a COMPLETE degen, but I definitely feel there is some addiction creeping in. There are really great threads on here in the psychology page about the difference of addiction/compulsion/passion. I don’t ever need to play poker. But I really enjoy it! It’s too deep a topic to cover right now, but you get my point.

ANYWAYS, had a pretty swingy night. Thankfully, the PLO gods were looking down upon me with good things in mind. Here’s that hand:


https://play.globalpoker.com/poker-c...b014d230b580fc

Overall, we are +$7ish on the day. Good enough for me!
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What's up guys?

Got home from work at 5 and have been doing homework ever since. I have that lovely headache coming on again. I don't think I'll be playing tonight for that reason. I am just exhausted and don't have the mental energy to play well. I have tomorrow off (of work, not school) so I will for sure be getting in the mix. I hope you guys can scoop some monster pots tonight! Have fun guys!
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What's up, guys?

Played a couple short PLO4 sessions tonight. I was up early and then down 1 BI. I got another big pot to scoop as I won a 3 way all in with top pair, SD, and NFD.

Here's that hand:
https://play.globalpoker.com/poker-c...b050b55566efa3

Going 3 way all in with draws is scary, but I had 17 solid outs (9 hearts, 2 6s, 3 4s, and 3 9s) to make a set or better, and 3 ways --that's a gamble I will take! Sure, villains could have sets, hearts, lower straights, but they could also have worse draws, overpairs, two pairs that don't want to see a turn/river, etc.

Overall, I did alright on the session. Had some swings, but what else is new in PLO? I'm happy to finish the session up!

I did play pretty poorly early on, but I tightened up and really got value from my good hands in the end. I love playing PLO, man!

Also, in one of my classes today, we had to introduce another person with their name, major, hometown, and an interesting fact. It was the first time I ever had somebody else introduce me as "the poker player". That was a really proud moment for me, to be honest.

That's it for today, guys! I have won 9 out of my last 10 sessions, no matter how small, and that's something I am very happy with lol. Global BR has just reached $80! Let's keep climbing!

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What's up, guys?

Played some PLO10 for a brief time tonight. My coworker was giving me **** about being a bankroll NIT and only playing 1c/2c so I told him "hey, man. It's 2c/4c!" But for real, I don't want to be sweating my balls off trying to make hard decisions for more money than I am okay with losing. Nobody wants to lose, but you know what I mean.

Anyways, I decided we would get a bit more aggressive and try some PLO10 for the next couple sessions. I will go back to 2c/4c if I drop down to $70 again. Let's run it up!

Onto the session. I was placed in a couple difficult spots, but when showdown came around I either got validation from folding the worst hand and seeing the winning hand take money from somebody else or I scooped the pot.

I have had an issue lately with getting max value. I find myself in spots where I end up having the best hand, but can't pull the trigger to reraise on the river for fear of being put all in without a nutted hand. For instance, I have QQ66 and runout is 456A9 or something like that. I mean if villain x/c, x/c, bet -- than i have a decision to make.

Just stuff like that. I will focus on general betting patterns and put them on more firm ranges. I am doing well taking notes on players, but it seems there is usually only one reg at the table. Hey, I am happy having a table full of "fun" players. Time will help me improve as I continue to study these things.

Like I said, it was a brief session. Only played for an hour. Single tabling as usual as I shot take. Was up $2, down $3, and then finished up $6 after actually making a solid value bet 3 ways following slow playing the flopped NF. Seems like those multiway pots are the money is!

BR up to $86 on Global. I still have that ACR money that I put into my bank, but I am going to see how this PLO10 goes and then decide if it's worth putting that on to keep playing PLO10 or to just chill at PLO4 and multitable. Decisions decisions decisions.

That's all for tonight, guys! Run hot out there!
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Hey, guys

Got some hands in today while I had some downtime between classes. I was looking for a good PLO10 table, but there was only one game running. It was full, too, and Global doesn't have a waiting list. That said, I just hopped into 2 PLO4 games. Played about 1.5 hours and got a couple hundred hands in.

As usual, it took a couple hands for me to get warmed up. Got stacked within the warmup period. After that, I was in the zone. I wasn't nailing every flop, but I was getting a lot more value for my two pair and bottom end flushes than I have been. With that combined with simply outplaying most players who got heads up against me, I won 1.5BIs. Happy to book another win!

I won't be playing later tonight since I am going to a baseball game with my gf's family. So, I had to decide whether to go home for lunch or stay on campus and get some hands in. PRIORITIES PEOPLE.

Had a good day. Worked out, made money at school, and get to go to a baseball game tonight. That's not a bad day at all! I hope you guys are doing well, and I hope you're stacking the fish like usual.

BR is now up to $92.xx. Let's keep going baby! Only 2 BIs until we hit $100!
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:38 AM   #95
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Didn't play last night. Went right to a bar after work with my dad to watch the fight. Tonight's going to be similar. Have quite a bit of homework to get done. Going to try and get some hands in though. Off work tomorrow so I'll definitely be getting it then. See ya guys!
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:52 PM   #96
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What's up, guys?

Played two tables of PLO4 tonight. Unfortunately, we had the loss we were overdue for. Down 3 BIs that came from 3 all ins. Basically, these hands make/break your night when you're at small action tables. Here's what happened:

1) Flop set of jacks on J8Addx and get it in vs set of aces
2) I 3 bet and call the 4 bet jam with KQT8 ds vs AA45. Runout is 8QKTT so i get rivered
3) Call the all in on turn with JJTT on 9QK3. River is a 3 and he rolls over QQXX

Got it in ahead in 1 & 3, sucked out on in #2 after the river pairs the board. Too bad, so sad, not gonna cry about it. I feel exhausted and probably shouldn't have been playing anyways, but I wanted to get back in there.

I will be fully focused and ready for tomorrow's session. Back into PLO4 grind time. See ya!
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:41 PM   #97
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Played my first ever live PLO in the casino last night. Did alright actually! It was 1-2-5 PLO/Hi-Lo mix. I only played about 4 orbits since my friend got there. I definitely didn't bring enough to play that though, that's for sure. I bought in for 400 (200 min, 1k max) and it seemed like everybody there was sitting with at least 800. Some had 3k stacks.PF pot size was averaging 80, so ya. It was fun, though.

Hopped over to NL and got crushed early and came back in the 6th hour to being down 50. Got into 3 big hands in my last hour and left with nothing, though. KK v AA, top two vs NFD and lost, and flopped set over flopped set. Played really well until that last hour. I made a hero call that was right, called a 3 way all in with top pair king kicker on a paired board and scooped vs an aggro idiot and a decent nit with top pair T kicker.

Anyways, I would have liked to have played PLO for a while longer, but my friend got there and I wasn't deep enough to play very long anyways. I'll remember that for next time though. I was so excited when i called the room and they said they had a 1-2-5 plo game. Most of the time it's 5-10 or nothing.

I did play tonight on Global. Decided to play 4 tables after drinking a coffee at 7pm and was in the zone. I did misclick a couple times but it didn't really effect the outcome of the session. Played those 4 tables of PLO4 for 2 hours and 300 hands. Ended up $11.xx, which is good with me.

The last hand I played before I was BB on the last table was a 3 way all in on the flop.

I have QTJ9 ss and it's 3 bet pre 5bb (weird for the guy to raise so small). Flop is Qs8s9h. I check, CO bets pot, BTN re-pots, i smooth call, CO jams, BTN jams, I call it off. Im sure one has aces and the other has the straight or a set/draw. I was right, but we held hitting a Q on the turn to seal the deal.

Happy to win that $11 lol especially after losing a lot more than that at the casino last night. Not going back there until my birthday probably. Have a good night guys! Good luck out there!
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:50 PM   #98
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What's going on, guys?

Crazy night. Swingy night. Here's what happened:

Hopped into PLO4 after dinner. Played 2 hours total and had 3 tables going since the fourth ones kept breaking so I just said screw it. PLO4 was an absolute terrible time tonight. Got stacked over and over and over after getting it in ahead on the turn to have their draws hit the river. Here's a couple hands I wrote down during the session

1) Flop Jack hi wrap on a T83 board (rainbow). All in vs a set of 8s and the river paired the board

2) Flop set of 6s on a 63J board and got it in on the river vs a set of jacks (no straights or flushes came

3) I have 778T on a 57T board. Get it in vs a straight. I got it in behind here but I had a blocker to the straight as well as having a BD boat/SD so I thought I was taking that one

4) Flop bottom set of 6s + T high FD and get it in vs bare J high FD on the turn and he hit the river

5) Flop top 2 (KJ89 on KJ6r) against short stack. Put him all in and he has AAQ3. Rivers A high straight.

6) Flop set of Qs on QJX, raised/jammed vs KKT8 and he rivered a straight


So, you can see it was a bit rough for me. Thank the Poker Gods I had a table of PLO10 going on the side. I was hitting everything over there. Won a 3 way all in vs a 10 BB stack and a 30 BB stack, got value from boats, etc. I ended up winning $29.03 over there, but lost about $24 on PLO4.

On the day, we are up $4.60 ish today. I was quite surprised I came out of this session ahead to be honest. It was rough. But, I stayed with it. Pat on the back for myself incoming! Yes, I just did pat myself on the back, what of it?

Thanks for reading guys!

Global BR is up to $95.58. I’m only in Global for $40, so I have doubled up in under a month. I can deal with that.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:11 PM   #99
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What’s up guys?

VERY quick session tonight. Like under 30 minutes. Decided to play PLO20. I wouldn’t do this normally, but something was going on. The PLO20 game had shorter stacks than the PLO10 game. Everybody seemed to have bought in short except one guy.

I was planning on playing 2-4 tables of PLO4, but there was only one game of 6 max going, and it had 2 “good” regs at it. So, that’s how I decided on playing PLO20.

In the first orbit there was a lot of money going between 3 players. I wanted to help them share the love over my way.

I think I played a total of 3 hands when I was dealt AA79ds. Flop came 2 to my NFD. Got it in on the turn (2c that changed nothing). I guess he thought I was turning my hand into a bluff jam?? Not sure why he would ever call this off unless he thought I had air or he thought his blockers were good. Weird line for him to take, that’s for sure. Here’s that hand:

https://play.globalpoker.com/poker-c...b06844bd41cbf6


Don’t get me wrong, I am happy he called with that hand. He doubled me up! Decided to hit and run. No need to risk that nice win in my opinion. I wanted to go back down to PLO4, but it wasn’t gonna happen tonight. Not enough games for me to get into that weren’t full.

So, we are slowly building up the BR! And this will be a nice little cap to the first month on Global. Turned $40 into $122. Let’s make September even better!
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:28 PM   #100
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Re: Moving Through The Micros Part 2

Here are my finalized August 2017 Global Statistics





PS i think i miscalculated a few pennies but it's accurate for the most part
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