Adventures in High Stakes PLO & The Road to SNE

    • GodlikeRoy
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      Ahoy there everyone.

      I'm deciding to make a blog here to document the daily ups and downs of my poker life. I keep a separate blog at http://www.godlikeroy.com where I post most of my major updates and philosophical posts but I try to keep the nitty gritty details of poker out of there -- that's what this is for! :)

      A bit about me. I play 2/4 to 25/50 PLO on PokerStars. I play both short and deepstacked and from 6-18 tables at a time. I live in Sydney, Australia with my girlfriend. I'm 23 years old. I have been a professional poker player for 5 years. I like food and wine and travel. That basically sums it up.

      Here are my year to date graphs for stars:





      And stats:



      Lately I'm in the middle of a lot of grinding as I'm going for 150kVPP/month to knock out SNE by the end of November. That + my WCOOP schedule + coaching students leaves me with very little free time.. but I don't care, I love poker :)

      Will be out for today but starting tomorrow I plan on posting in here a few times a day with random hands / graphs / thoughts / brags / beats / variances / etc.

      Hope everyone enjoys reading this as much as I will enjoy ranting in it!

      Oh and lastly you can follow me on twitter for even more silly ramblings.
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    • fatal1tyOne
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      I went on u`r blog and its awesome! :D ..but yeah...I like to eat food..not as much to make it :f_grin: and indeed that site...khan academy .. :heart:

      Didn't read the whole blog but the guide to supernova..is very well written, like the structure a lot...though I only played my first little session of PLO today, on play money, :D ...I just know the basics..don't really know how to play optimally, I usually play nl sh..but I think and hope... plo will be the future for me...don't know...

      Anyways, Good luck man! :D and again awesome blog..and I'm sure u'll be the same here! :heart:
    • vladnz
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      bookmarked
    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
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      best part of GLR's blog is the recipes. nom nom nom.
    • adamjjj
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      YES! A good HSPLO blog finally

      Looking forward to the updates :f_biggrin:
    • GodlikeRoy
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      Ugh, so after a huge steak dinner tonight (will post pics of that later!) and several glasses of red wine i decided to fire up some tables before bed. Not the best idea.. thankfully the poker gods were looking out for me and decided to let me run good for the night:



      I'm pretty happy to have made the decision to stop after 15 minutes and 200 hands, or things could have ended quite poorly.
    • GodlikeRoy
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      Oh wow, was just about to go to bed then it hit me that i also played a few hands on party poker, turns out tonight was better than I initially thought



      weeeeeeeeeeeeee

      gonna sleep well tonight
    • GodlikeRoy
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      BINK!

      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to GodlikeRoy [9h 7s Kh Kc]
      machado28: raises $100 to $150
      Mariah85: calls $150
      mTw-DaviN: calls $150
      GodlikeRoy: raises $675 to $825
      EireAbu: folds
      HC_68: folds
      machado28: raises $2025 to $2850
      Mariah85: folds
      mTw-DaviN: folds
      GodlikeRoy: calls $1441 and is all-in
      Uncalled bet ($584) returned to machado28
      *** FLOP *** [4s 5c Ks]
      *** TURN *** [4s 5c Ks] [8s]
      *** RIVER *** [4s 5c Ks 8s] [4h]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      machado28: shows [3d 8c Ad Ac] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
      GodlikeRoy: shows [9h 7s Kh Kc] (a full house, Kings full of Fours)
      GodlikeRoy collected $4904 from pot

      Good start to the morning :)

      Anyone know how I can convert HHs?
    • BigOVERBET
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      Originally posted by GodlikeRoy
      BINK!

      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to GodlikeRoy [9h 7s Kh Kc]
      machado28: raises $100 to $150
      Mariah85: calls $150
      mTw-DaviN: calls $150
      GodlikeRoy: raises $675 to $825
      EireAbu: folds
      HC_68: folds
      machado28: raises $2025 to $2850
      Mariah85: folds
      mTw-DaviN: folds
      GodlikeRoy: calls $1441 and is all-in
      Uncalled bet ($584) returned to machado28
      *** FLOP *** [4s 5c Ks]
      *** TURN *** [4s 5c Ks] [8s]
      *** RIVER *** [4s 5c Ks 8s] [4h]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      machado28: shows [3d 8c Ad Ac] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
      GodlikeRoy: shows [9h 7s Kh Kc] (a full house, Kings full of Fours)
      GodlikeRoy collected $4904 from pot

      Good start to the morning :)

      Anyone know how I can convert HHs?
      Yea, in HEM pick the hand and when replayer opens on the top left corner there is "hand history". Click on it and new replayer will open @ right side. On top there is "2+2" click on that and then just "paste" here:)
      hope you understood:P
    • GodlikeRoy
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      AH yep that makes sense :) ty
    • lessthanthreee
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      damn. was hoping for epic food pics. :(
    • MarcPS
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      Originally posted by lessthanthreee
      damn. was hoping for epic food pics. :(
      also hoping for food pics, but oh hai derr HS PLOblogaments!

      welcome to the blog section!
    • GodlikeRoy
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      Haha thankyou :)

      I can't remember if i've posted these on here before but a few foodie pics I found on my computer.. I will be posting more new ones over the coming weeks as I cook more!


      Mushroom Pasta


      Vindaloo Curry



      Eye Fillet steak w/ roasted vegetables & a creamy garlic sauce
    • dannywratten
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      Good to see you blogging on here! I read a lot of your other blog while i was trying to get a grasp on PLO.. I am from newcastle aust. & will definately following this blog! Gl
    • GodlikeRoy
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      Good day today:





      The only problem I have lately is putting in the volume I need.. I need to be getting about 5k VPP/day to knock out SNE in the time frame I want to but this last week i've barely been averaging 3k. I obv can't complain since i've been crushing the games but i need to do something to relight the fire and bring back the grinding motivation.
    • chenny8888
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      force mcdonalds upon yourself every time you don't grind enough. G_G
    • GodlikeRoy
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      But I like mcdonalds =\

      I'm over grinding for the day so I cracked open a bottle of wine and fired up one 20/40 and one 40/80 8-game table on Stars. Anyone wanna join me?
    • lessthanthreee
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      love how the RAID is right next to the Vindaloo curry. haha be careful!
    • DeMarcohsp
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      Pro poker player since 18 ? Now that's cool :f_biggrin:

      PS: I'm already 19,5 years old.. wasted my life bro, wasted my life :f_cry:
    • GodlikeRoy
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      Yeah, I started playing poker in my last year of high school (age 17) and turned pro halfway through my first year of college (18).

      You haven't even come close to wasting your life, or even your youth.

      The best advice I can give is don't blow your money on partying and buying lots of expensive drinks fancy stuff. Put it in your BR, invest it, or whatever, and you will be so rich when you're older :) I knew this when I was younger, it's pretty basic stuff, but for whatever reasons I chose not to listen to the advice I knew was correct. Things are still great now but could be a whole lot better if I was smarter at 18-22.