starting with $25..where will i end up? a plo2 pipedream

    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      hey ladies and gents. my name is andrew and i will be playing some plo2 on pokerstars zoom tables with a very limited and shitty hm2 hud that doesnt work right...long story.

      facts about me:
      im 24 years old. i live in pei, canada. ive been playing poker since i was 14 and have lost well over 3.5k in my lifetime at poker. i hope to have something different to say then this one day. im not into smileys and images. i dont know how to use holdem manager to its fullest...im using the free trial right now and as it stands i would not buy it if it were the last program on earth. i started as a holdem player, but found a love for omaha cash games sooner then later. my fave all time movie is rounders. lately ive been watching it at least once per day because it inspires me to just grind it out rather then going crazy every hand and gambling with things as mediocre as a A hi FD all in on the flop.

      my starting roll is only $25.60, but i am willing to deposit a lot more if needed so my br management is fine for now imo.

      ive watched a few coaching vids on youtube, and some of skodivec (forgive me if i spelled it wrong) coaching vids on pokerstrategy to kickstart my plo career.

      i plan on making money and winning. that is why i play poker. not for fun. i have fun while winning...but i still cant enjoy the losses yet. im just not that solid to do so.

      my stats before i made tis blog over about 8k hands were pretty bad...so i wont bore you with those details yet.


      more about this blog:

      if anyone knows how to copy and paste hm2 graphs to the forums please tell me how to do so.

      i find plo2 to be extremely soft. havent run into a single TAG that ive known about yet...just mostly loose passive fish who only raise their stronger range...so finding the fold button is pretty easy when playing the game. i like to play TAG style. i prefer to play between 20-24% of hands, raise preflop with about 15-19% of hands, have a 2.5-3.0 agg factor, and 3bet 6-8% of the time. is this a viable strategy? i think so. it seems pretty solid in the "testing" ive done so far. i used to think playing 30-40% of hands in plo was tight because when i first started i wanted to play 80% of hands lollllll. now i realized i cant play that way or ill just keep getting burned time and time again.

      i dont really have any plans for shooting plo5 yet, but ill keep everyone updated if my br gets to be large enough to shoot plo5. maybe something in the range of 75 to 100 dollars will be enough to at least start taking 4-5 bi shots.


      i wont add anymore because im feeling lazy today. i havent been sleeping well and my weed supply has run a little thin lately...so ill just keep updating as often as i can in the coming days. i hope people can relate to me and post in my blog!

      happy grinding.

      ilovemagic
  • 19 replies
    • metza
      metza
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      Originally posted by ilovemagic
      my fave all time movie is rounders. lately ive been watching it at least once per day
      Really? How is that not driving you insane? :f_biggrin:
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      gl with your goals,

      in for the journey :)

      Greets,
      Fran
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      Originally posted by metza
      Originally posted by ilovemagic
      my fave all time movie is rounders. lately ive been watching it at least once per day
      Really? How is that not driving you insane? :f_biggrin:


      i donno man...just really like the acting in the movie i guess.


      as for my early progress, i was down 4 stax to begin the session, but after about 900 hands ive pulled ahead 2.5 stacks after this amazing cooler:

      PokerStars Zoom Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.02 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com

      Button ($2.11)
      SB ($1.97)
      BB ($2)
      UTG ($2)
      Hero (MP) ($9.91)
      CO ($4.91)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A, 8, A, Q
      UTG raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.21, CO calls $0.21, 4 folds

      Flop: ($0.51) A, K, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.41, CO calls $0.41

      Turn: ($1.33) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.05, CO calls $1.05

      River: ($3.43) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.32, CO calls $3.24 (All-In)

      Total pot: $9.91 | Rake: $0.30

      Results below:

      Hero had A, 8, A, Q (full house, Aces over eights).
      CO had 5, 7, K, K (full house, Kings over eights).
      Outcome: Hero won $9.61


      i should also mention that i was down to a dollar yesterday when i was playing plo5, managed to get shit lucky and work it back up to 20 bux, and now have the account up to $33.56! feelin good right now that i didnt have to deposit AGAIN.
    • gadget51
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      Hi there ilovemagic and welcome to blogging.

      To post a hand from HM2 I use the following:

      #1 Go to OPTIONS and click SAVE
      #2 I usually save it and put it on my desktop but where you save to is your choice obviously
      #3 I upload it to a free image hosting site such as http://tinypic.com
      #4 Click file: CHOOSE FILE, highlight the file you want to upload.select OPEN from the options at the bottom left
      #5 Click UPLOAD NOW
      #6 Choose IMG Code For Forums & Message Boards, highlight the address link in the box and copy/paste into your forum post.

      It sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is, but if anyone out there has an easier way perhaps they will let us all know!

      Have fun with PLO, it's a fun game.

      Mal.
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      thanks for the tip. i just couldnt see the save button the first time i looked. its so inconspicious. hm2 needs to have a better interface. im really not digging it at all right now.


      finally got 1000 posts woot woot lol
    • gadget51
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      You're very welcome. Oh and even though it was a close run thing, well done on 1000 posts without a reload!

      Run good.
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      Originally posted by gadget51
      You're very welcome. Oh and even though it was a close run thing, well done on 1000 posts without a reload!

      Run good.
      what do you mean by that? i have reloaded like 30 times on stars since i started playing poker lol


      by the way i wasnt going to show this, but i cant help myself after nearly doubling my starting capital in one day.



      ohhh ya baby up to $56 now. doubled my roll in less then 24 hrs due to a super mega heater :) ))
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      just added another $12 by winning a 45 man $1 sng. won like 10/12 showdowns in the tourney which is nice

      final hand was a cool one

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 1 Tournament, 800/1,600 Blinds 75 Ante (2 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com/

      Hero (BB) (t47,159)
      SB (t20,341)

      Hero's M: 18.49

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q
      SB calls t800, Hero raises to t4,000, SB calls t2,400

      Flop: (t8,150) 8, 10, 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets t4,000, SB raises to t16,266 (All-In), Hero calls t12,266

      Turn: (t40,682) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t40,682) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t40,682

      Results below:

      SB had 7, 5 (high card, King).
      Hero had Q, Q (one pair, Queens).
      Outcome: Hero won t40,682
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      got my account up to $75 now. time to take a 2bi shot at plo5. will start by 1 tabling a regular plo table...zoom seems to fast for me at the moment even though i breezed thru plo2 zoom with a 50bb/100 winrate thru about 4k hands, i want to start plo5 slow and my hud works for regular tables so i will have an increased edge going in. wish me luck!
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      finished my first plo5 session up 6 stacks thru roughly 700 hands which is great, bankroll now sits at a cool $107

      i also tried to make an educational video but i ended up running into a couple glitches and it didnt work out as planned...more to come in the following days!!
    • imsocool333
      imsocool333
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      good for you man! keep it up! following.
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      now sits at a nice $119. if all goes well in the next couple days a shot at plo10 might be in the cards for me :)

      biggest win of the session:


      PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Hero (BB) ($6.36)
      UTG ($19.34)
      MP ($17.35)
      CO ($3.91)
      Button ($5.03)
      SB ($12.08)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, A, 4, K
      UTG raises to $0.17, 1 fold, CO calls $0.17, Button calls $0.17, SB calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.85) 5, 2, 3 (5 players)
      SB bets $0.82, Hero calls $0.82, 1 fold, CO calls $0.82, 1 fold

      Turn: ($3.31) 10 (3 players)
      SB bets $3.18, Hero raises to $5.37 (All-In), CO calls $2.92 (All-In), SB calls $2.19

      River: ($16.97) 9 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $16.97 | Rake: $0.66

      Results below:

      SB had 3, 5, 2, 4 (two pair, fives and threes).
      Hero had Q, A, 4, K (straight, five high).
      CO had A, 3, 8, 6 (one pair, threes).
      Outcome: Hero won $16.31
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      heres a hand against a tilted aggro fish

      PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.05 BB (5 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Button ($39.96)
      SB ($13.92)
      BB ($17.67)
      UTG ($5)
      Hero (MP) ($20.69)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 5, K, A, A
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.17, 1 fold, SB calls $0.15, BB raises to $0.68, Hero raises to $2.21, 1 fold, BB calls $1.53

      Flop: ($4.59) 3, 7, 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $4.41, Hero raises to $17.64, BB calls $11.05 (All-In)

      Turn: ($35.51) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($35.51) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $35.51 | Rake: $1

      Results below:

      BB had 2, 8, 2, 7 (two pair, nines and sevens).
      Hero had 5, K, A, A (two pair, Aces and nines).
      Outcome: Hero won $34.51


      yay!! br now sits at $137
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Wow that's fast,

      Nice bnr growth,

      Keep it up,
      Fran
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      thanks fran. heres another hand i dug up from todays sessions:

      against unknown

      PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.05 BB (5 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://poker-tools.flopturnriver.com/Hand-Converter.php

      MP ($12.13)
      Button ($12.37)
      SB ($53.46)
      BB ($25.99)
      Hero (UTG) ($12.33)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with J, 7, 8, Q
      Hero raises to $0.17, 1 fold, Button calls $0.17, SB calls $0.15, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.56) 10, 9, 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.42, Button raises to $1.80, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.38

      Turn: ($4.16) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $4, Hero raises to $10.36 (All-In), Button calls $6.36

      River: ($24.88) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $24.88 | Rake: $0.97

      Results below:

      Button didn't show
      Hero had J, 7, 8, Q (straight, Queen high).
      Outcome: Hero won $23.91





      and a sexy graph for my first 1500 hands at plo5
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Dat graph :s_cool:
    • Rains7
      Rains7
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      Originally posted by FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Dat graph :s_cool:
      Truly a shark :D

      Really insane BR building Sir + really nice hands :)
      Hope you will beat them $$$ out of them in the next couple of sessions as well!
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      Joined: 09.09.2011 Posts: 1,019
      just deposited $240 on 888poker. got it up to 400 playing plo10 25, and holdem.

      heres one of my biggest wins ever:

      #Game No : 476301856
      ***** 888poker Hand History for Game 476301856 *****
      $0.12/$0.25 Blinds Pot Limit Omaha - ***
      Table Leganes 6 Max (Real Money)
      Seat 7 is the button
      Total number of players : 6
      Seat 1: deaf777 ( $35.69 )
      Seat 2: achetung ( $27.38 )
      Seat 4: ilovemagic3 ( $59.72 )
      Seat 6: 23367 ( $26.87 )
      Seat 7: pippo1723 ( $38.10 )
      Seat 9: Escuadi83 ( $52.22 )
      Escuadi83 posts small blind [$0.12]
      deaf777 posts big blind [$0.25]
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to ilovemagic3 [ 7d, 8s, 6s, 5h ]
      achetung raises [$0.50]
      ilovemagic3 raises [$1.87]
      23367 raises [$4.86]
      pippo1723 folds
      Escuadi83 folds
      deaf777 folds
      achetung calls [$4.36]
      ilovemagic3 raises [$17.94]
      23367 calls [$14.95]
      achetung raises [$22.52]
      ilovemagic3 calls [$7.57]
      23367 calls [$7.06]
      ** Dealing flop ** [ 5d, 7s, 3c ]
      ** Dealing turn ** [ Qs ]
      ** Dealing river ** [ 5s ]
      ** Summary **
      achetung shows [ 4h, 9h, Ah, Ac ]
      ilovemagic3 shows [ 7d, 8s, 6s, 5h ]
      23367 shows [ Kc, Jc, Jh, Ks ]
      ilovemagic3 collected [ $76.98 ]
      ilovemagic3 collected [ $1.02 ]
    • ilovemagic
      ilovemagic
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      #Game No : 476439855
      ***** 888poker Hand History for Game 476439855 *****
      $0.25/$0.50 Blinds Pot Limit Omaha - ***
      Table Cheboksary 6 Max (Real Money)
      Seat 6 is the button
      Total number of players : 4
      Seat 2: DrPokerfaith ( $76.86 )
      Seat 4: lakeboy14 ( $103.98 )
      Seat 6: MrAllINN ( $135.68 )
      Seat 9: ilovemagic3 ( $112.81 )
      ilovemagic3 posts small blind [$0.25]
      DrPokerfaith posts big blind [$0.50]
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to ilovemagic3 [ Ah, 5s, 8h, As ]
      lakeboy14 raises [$1]
      MrAllINN folds
      ilovemagic3 raises [$3.25]
      DrPokerfaith calls [$3]
      lakeboy14 calls [$2.50]
      ** Dealing flop ** [ 5c, Qh, 2d ]
      ilovemagic3 bets [$5.25]
      DrPokerfaith folds
      lakeboy14 calls [$5.25]
      ** Dealing turn ** [ Td ]
      ilovemagic3 checks
      lakeboy14 bets [$21]
      ilovemagic3 calls [$21]
      ** Dealing river ** [ 2s ]
      ilovemagic3 checks
      lakeboy14 bets [$63]
      ilovemagic3 calls [$63]
      ** Summary **
      lakeboy14 shows [ 7s, 7h, 9c, 6h ]
      ilovemagic3 shows [ Ah, 5s, 8h, As ]
      ilovemagic3 collected [ $186.50 ]