PLO blog- How long can I stick to one game?

    • goldchess
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      Hey guys, finally decided to start a blog! (Well I tried once before, but nobody replied :f_cry:

      I have a pretty unusual poker story, which I can't be bothered telling now, but to cut a long story short I have played most games offered by stars and full tilt, and at most stakes from NL2 up to around NL200/ $60 SNGs

      I took a break around September last year, to concentrate on chess, and withdrew my roll.

      Started from scratch again in March (borrowed $100 from a friend to get started) and now have a bit over $1k :s_cool:

      My biggest problem in poker is switching games ALL the time. As soon as I start running bad, obviously.

      I tried to make an effort to focus exclusively on STTs about 3 weeks ago, but that didn't really work out. Games were reg-infested, STTs are boring.
      and I ran bad


      Ok, so basically the idea of this blog is to help me try to stick to one game.

      I have chosen PLO for a few reasons:

      1. I enjoy it
      2. There is rush so i can play whenever and however long session I want
      3. Lots of fishies
      4. Good game to learn long-term

      Obviously the big flipside to PLO is that the variance is insane
      To counter that I will be using a strict 100 BI BRM

      I'm hoping this will be a blog with a lot of poker content, and I will be posting quite a few hands, so all help/advice will be greatly appreciated!
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    • goldchess
      goldchess
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      PLO graph so far since my comeback

    • goldchess
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      And having said all that about sticking to one game, I still fully intend to play a few of the remaining SCOOP tourneys, as well as my HU SNG challenge against JB Patzer (what a patzer)
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by goldchess
      And having said all that about sticking to one game, I still fully intend to play a few of the remaining SCOOP tourneys, as well as my HU SNG challenge against JB Patzer (what a patzer)
      At least the title of my blog makes sense. :f_mad:

      EDIT: Well corrected. :f_biggrin:
    • Borisian
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      Originally posted by goldchess
      Ok, so basically the idea of this blog is to help me try to stick to one game.
      I have the same problem, though unlike you I'm crap at all of them.
    • goldchess
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      Who said I play them well :f_biggrin:

      Most interesting hand from today. Is this standard? And notice what the CO got it in with :D

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      PL Omaha $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($9.90)
      BB ($7.50)
      UTG ($10.97)
      Hero ($16.93)
      CO ($14.84)
      BTN ($18.40)

      Dealt to Hero 8:heart: 9:diamond: T:heart: 7:club:

      UTG raises to $0.35, Hero calls $0.35, CO calls $0.35, fold, fold, BB raises to $1.80, UTG raises to $6.15, Hero calls $5.80, CO raises to $14.84 (AI), BB calls $5.70 (AI), UTG calls $4.82 (AI), Hero calls $8.69

      FLOP ($48.20) 2:club: A:spade: 5:club:

      TURN ($48.20) 2:club: A:spade: 5:club: Q:club:

      RIVER ($48.20) 2:club: A:spade: 5:club: Q:club: Q:diamond:

      BB shows A:heart: 2:spade: A:diamond: Q:spade:
      (Pre 32%, Flop 44.1%, Turn 21.9%)

      UTG shows K:diamond: K:heart: 7:diamond: Q:heart:
      (Pre 20%, Flop 0.9%, Turn 0.0%)

      Hero shows 8:heart: 9:diamond: T:heart: 7:club:
      (Pre 27%, Flop 3.8%, Turn 0.0%)

      CO shows 4:club: 3:spade: 4:diamond: K:club:
      (Pre 21%, Flop 51.1%, Turn 78.1%)

      BB wins $28.70
      CO wins $18
    • Borisian
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      This was PLO? Not O8?
    • Bigniux
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      Originally posted by Borisian
      This was PLO? Not O8?
      PLO



      Welcome to the blogging section and gl with your challenge :)
    • goldchess
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      The cool thing about PLO10 is that most guys only 3bet AAxx, and therefore put everyone else on only AAxx. So instead we 3bet other hands, which means we hit the flops they try to bluff us off, and take it down on the A high/dry boards :s_evil:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      PL Omaha $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($22.57)
      BB ($11.90)
      UTG ($12.72)
      UTG+1 ($9.28)
      CO ($21.50)
      Hero ($15.29)

      Dealt to Hero J:club: 8:spade: 9:club: Q:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $0.35, Hero raises to $1.20, fold, fold, CO calls $0.85

      FLOP ($2.55) 2:heart: 4:heart: 4:club:

      CO checks, Hero bets $1.40, CO calls $1.40

      TURN ($5.35) 2:heart: 4:heart: 4:club: 9:heart:

      CO checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($5.35) 2:heart: 4:heart: 4:club: 9:heart: A:heart:

      CO checks, Hero bets $5.11, CO folds

      Hero shows J:club: 8:spade: 9:club: Q:heart:

      Hero wins $5.11
    • goldchess
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      Another solid session, lol. Will take a break until Monday, playing a chess tournament this weekend. If anyone is interested in chess content let me know :)



      Here I 3bet a pretty good hand vs a very loose guy. On the flop he sees he has plenty enough equity against AAxx, but he is completely crushed by my better draw

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      PL Omaha $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($10.05)
      BB ($9.60)
      UTG ($10.24)
      UTG+1 ($14.57)
      Hero ($12.03)
      BTN ($17.90)

      Dealt to Hero J:heart: 3:spade: Q:heart: K:spade:

      UTG raises to $0.35, fold, Hero raises to $1.20, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls $0.85

      FLOP ($2.55) 9:heart: J:spade: 4:heart:

      UTG bets $2.20, Hero raises to $9.04, UTG calls $6.84 (AI)

      TURN ($20.63) 9:heart: J:spade: 4:heart: 3:diamond:

      RIVER ($20.63) 9:heart: J:spade: 4:heart: 3:diamond: 9:club:

      UTG shows 6:club: J:club: 5:heart: 6:heart:
      (Pre 49%, Flop 16.3%, Turn 27.5%)

      Hero shows J:heart: 3:spade: Q:heart: K:spade:
      (Pre 51%, Flop 83.7%, Turn 72.5%)

      Hero wins $19.70
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by goldchess
      Another solid session, lol. Will take a break until Monday, playing a chess tournament this weekend. If anyone is interested in chess content let me know :)
      Ofc I am interested. But you should blog about what you want to blog about. More brain dumps please.
    • fruktpuff
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      Originally posted by jbpatzer
      Originally posted by goldchess
      Another solid session, lol. Will take a break until Monday, playing a chess tournament this weekend. If anyone is interested in chess content let me know :)
      Ofc I am interested. But you should blog about what you want to blog about. More brain dumps please.
      Will you guys be following up the HUsng challenge with various formats of chess challenges?
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by fruktpuff
      Originally posted by jbpatzer
      Originally posted by goldchess
      Another solid session, lol. Will take a break until Monday, playing a chess tournament this weekend. If anyone is interested in chess content let me know :)
      Ofc I am interested. But you should blog about what you want to blog about. More brain dumps please.
      Will you guys be following up the HUsng challenge with various formats of chess challenges?
      ROFL
    • goldchess
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      Well, the chess tournament didn't go so well results wise, but I was quite happy with my play in most games. Here is the big blunder that ruined my tournament:



      I had played 1.e4 e5 for the second time in my life, and used up a lot of time in the opening, but now I'm doing pretty well, with my great bishop on e4.

      Basically I was 100% sure he would fall for e7?? Qxg2+ Rxg2 Rxf1#
      So when he played he played Qe1, I spazzed out and went Bxg2, which just loses to chopping twice on f5 and e7 :(

      After that I won my remaining games to finish on 3.5/5, but no prize money for that.