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PLO Challenge - $50 to $1000 | Currently $255.68 (Day 4)

    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Inspired by the $100 to $10,000 PLO challenge currently going down on 2p2, I have decided to attempt something similar albeit on a smaller scale. Time is an issue for me and I haven't been playing for a while so this is going to be zoom only.

      I was a winning PLO player in the past and my fundamentals are hopefull still strong enough to beat the micro stakes. I have deposited $50 to Pokerstars and I'm going to start by playing 4 tables of PLO2 aiming for roughly 2k hands per day. I will try to make the switch to PLO5 rather quickly and then be a little bit more conservative in terms of BRM when I hit PLO10.

      Rakeback will NOT count towards the goal. Haven't even got a VIP status on Stars atm anyway.

      Edit: The majority of play will on zoom but I also play some normal tables if my schedule allows.
  • 13 replies
    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Day 1
      Hands: 2486
      Won: $41.05
      Bankroll: $91.05

      Went really well. I mixed in some PLO5 at the end already. Gonna post some of the biggest pots next.

    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players

      BTN: $2.14
      SB: $3.66
      BB: $2.66
      UTG: $3.19
      MP: $7.02
      Hero (CO): $6.58

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is CO with K:spade: K:club: 5:club: 5:diamond:
      1 fold, MP calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, BTN calls $0.08, SB calls $0.07, BB calls $0.06, MP raises to $0.48, Hero calls $0.40, BTN calls $0.40, 1 fold, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($2.00) 5:spade: J:club: 3:club: (4 players)
      BB checks, MP bets $1.93, Hero raises to $6.10 all in, BTN calls $1.66 all in, BB folds, MP calls $4.17

      Turn: ($15.86) 2:diamond: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($15.86) 2:heart: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $15.86
      BTN shows 8:club: A:club: J:diamond: 6:diamond: (two pair, Jacks and Deuces)
      MP shows J:heart: 2:club: A:spade: A:diamond: (a full house, Deuces full of Jacks)
      Hero shows K:spade: K:club: 5:club: 5:diamond: (a full house, Fives full of Deuces)
      Hero wins $8.81
      Hero wins $6.75
      (Rake: $0.30)

      Biggest win of the day.

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      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players

      BTN: $0.94
      SB: $2.00
      Hero (BB): $3.37
      UTG: $3.39
      MP: $2.12
      CO: $5.15

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BB with T:diamond: T:club: Q:club: 7:diamond:
      UTG calls $0.02, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.07, UTG calls $0.05

      Flop: ($0.15) 3:club: T:spade: T:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, UTG raises to $0.45, Hero calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.05) 7:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.02, Hero raises to $2.85 all in, UTG calls $1.83

      River: ($6.75) A:heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $6.75
      Hero shows T:diamond: T:club: Q:club: 7:diamond: (four of a kind, Tens)
      UTG shows 5:diamond: 2:spade: 3:heart: 3:spade: (a full house, Threes full of Tens)
      Hero wins $6.53
      (Rake: $0.22)

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      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players

      BTN: $2.87
      Hero (SB): $3.83
      BB: $0.58
      UTG: $1.11
      MP: $6.39
      CO: $2.55

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is SB with T:diamond: A:club: J:heart: Q:heart:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.04, 1 fold, BTN raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.14, 1 fold, MP calls $0.11

      Flop: ($0.47) 7:spade: 8:club: 9:club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks, BTN bets $0.45, Hero calls $0.45, MP calls $0.45

      Turn: ($1.82) 3:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.76, MP folds, BTN raises to $2.27 all in, Hero calls $0.51

      River: ($6.36) 9:diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $6.36
      BTN shows 4:club: 4:heart: 8:heart: 8:spade: (a full house, Eights full of Nines)
      Hero shows T:diamond: A:club: J:heart: Q:heart: (a straight, Seven to Jack)
      BTN wins $6.15
      (Rake: $0.21)

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      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players

      BTN: $1.83
      Hero (SB): $7.88
      BB: $4.94
      UTG: $2.40
      MP: $4.85
      CO: $5.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with 3:spade: A:diamond: 8:diamond: A:spade:
      UTG raises to $0.15, MP raises to $0.52, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.76, 1 fold, UTG calls $1.61, MP raises to $4.85 all in, Hero raises to $7.88 all in, UTG calls $0.64 all in

      Flop: ($12.15) 7:heart: 9:club: Q:diamond: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      Turn: ($12.15) 5:spade: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      River: ($12.15) Q:spade: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      Final Pot: $12.15
      Hero shows 3:spade: A:diamond: 8:diamond: A:spade: (two pair, Aces and Queens)
      UTG shows 6:club: A:heart: J:diamond: K:club: (a pair of Queens)
      MP shows 2:heart: 3:club: 4:spade: 6:spade: (a pair of Queens)
      Hero wins $4.71
      Hero wins $6.97
      (Rake: $0.47)

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    • lelemalee
      lelemalee
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2010 Posts: 257
      Interesting. Subbed. Good luck with the challenge. :profit: :gl:
    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Day 2
      Hands: 2078
      Won: $49.81
      Bankroll: $140.86

      Was playing 4 tables of PLO5 and 2 tables of PLO2 for the main part. If it continues like this I should be playing PLO10 pretty soon. Gonna post some hands tomorrow morning.

    • wesleymalcate
      wesleymalcate
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.12.2013 Posts: 97
      very good ... I will follow, I am Brazilian and do not have many blogs omaha ...
      post some hands for me to watch, I'm also playing PLO2 zoom and I'm not going well
      successful challenge :f_drink:
    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Couldn't play at all over the weekend so today is day 3. Had plenty of time to play actually so I 12-tabled the non-zoom PLO5 tables. The level of play is amazing! And by that I mean amazingly bad.

      Day 3:
      Hands: 2489
      Won: +$101.63
      Bankroll: $242.49

    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players

      UTG: $9.57
      MP: $8.12
      CO: $7.64
      Hero (BTN): $8.27
      SB: $3.21
      BB: $5.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with A :heart: Q :diamond: J :heart: 6 :spade:
      1 fold, MP calls $0.05, CO raises to $0.22, Hero calls $0.22, SB calls $0.20, 1 fold, MP calls $0.17

      Flop: ($0.93) A :club: A :diamond: 6 :club: (4 players)
      SB checks, MP checks, CO bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80, SB raises to $2.99 all in, MP folds, CO raises to $7.42 all in, Hero calls $6.62

      Turn: ($18.76) 7 :diamond: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($18.76) Q :heart: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $18.76
      CO shows J :club: K :heart: A :spade: 7 :club: (a full house, Aces full of Sevens)
      Hero shows A :heart: Q :diamond: J :heart: 6 :spade: (a full house, Aces full of Queens)
      SB shows 2 :spade: 4 :spade: 9 :club: Q :club: (two pair, Aces and Queens)
      Hero wins $8.52
      Hero wins $9.51
      (Rake: $0.73)

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      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players

      SB: $9.96
      BB: $3.48
      Hero (UTG): $6.66
      CO: $9.41
      BTN: $8.52

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG with 9 :spade: K :club: J :spade: A :club:
      Hero raises to $0.17, 1 fold, BTN raises to $0.45, SB calls $0.43, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.85, BTN calls $1.40, SB calls $1.40

      Flop: ($5.60) 8 :club: 5 :heart: A :spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $4.81 all in, BTN folds, SB calls $4.81

      Final Pot: $15.22
      SB shows J :heart: A :heart: Q :club: 9 :diamond: (a pair of Aces)
      Hero shows 9 :spade: K :club: J :spade: A :club: (a pair of Aces - King kicker)
      Hero wins $7.32
      Hero wins $7.31
      (Rake: $0.59)

      Maniacal greek player who was on megatilt and 3-betting like crazy on the button, hence the 4bet.
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      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players

      UTG: $3.30
      MP: $5.97
      Hero (CO): $8.35
      BTN: $5.96
      SB: $4.92
      BB: $2.32

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with J :club: J :spade: T :club: T :heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, BTN calls $0.17, 1 fold, BB calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.53) T :diamond: 7 :diamond: 5 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.35, BTN calls $0.35, BB calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.58) 5 :heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.25, BTN calls $1.25, BB raises to $1.80 all in, Hero calls $0.55, BTN calls $0.55

      River: ($6.98) 8 :diamond: (3 players - 1 is all in)
      Hero bets $6.03 all in, BTN calls $3.64 all in

      Final Pot: $14.26
      Hero shows J :club: J :spade: T :club: T :heart: (a full house, Tens full of Fives)
      BTN shows 8 :club: 8 :spade: K :diamond: 2 :diamond: (a full house, Eights full of Fives)
      BB shows 9 :club: 3 :diamond: 6 :spade: A :diamond: (a flush, Ace high)
      Hero wins $6.99
      Hero wins $6.71
      (Rake: $0.56)

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      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.01 Ante - 5 players4

      UTG: $18.81
      CO: $3.77
      BTN: $8.32
      Hero (SB): $8.22
      BB: $15.43

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero is SB with 9 :club: K :club: T :diamond: 7 :diamond:
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.55, BB calls $0.50, BTN calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.70) 5 :club: 8 :heart: 6 :club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN bets $0.81, Hero calls $0.81, BB folds

      Turn: ($3.32) 2 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.59, Hero raises to $6.85 all in, BTN calls $5.26

      River: ($17.02) 2 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $17.02
      BTN shows 7 :heart: 8 :diamond: 5 :spade: 9 :diamond: (a straight, Five to Nine)
      Hero shows 9 :club: K :club: T :diamond: 7 :diamond: (a flush, King high)
      Hero wins $16.36
      (Rake: $0.66)

      Horrible flop for my range. Since I will check/fold a lot on that board I decided to check with the nuts as well hoping to induce. Especially the BB is ultra-loose aggressive. I delayed the shove til the turn as I don't have to protect against anything giving him another chance of taking a stab. As it turned out he had the same hand but I ended up freerollling him.
    • h3avym3tal
      h3avym3tal
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      Joined: 18.08.2010 Posts: 28
      What limits did you play before? Very nice NSD winnings. Would you share your stats?
    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      Hi OP. I'm doing almost the same as you :) You have some amazing results tho, i'm up a bit as the lvl is pretty horrid, but the rake is harsh. Best of luck, will follow!
    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
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      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Originally posted by h3avym3tal
      What limits did you play before? Very nice NSD winnings. Would you share your stats?
      I was playing PLO50 not long ago. But didn't put any sort of volume in.
      I'll post some stats when I'm done with the challenge. I'm playing roughly 30/20/7 fwiw.
    • GasPanic
      GasPanic
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2008 Posts: 579
      Relatively quiet day yesterday. There will be more hands today.

      Day 4:
      Hands: 1318
      Won: +$13.19
      Bankroll: $255.68

    • narnou
      narnou
      Silver
      Joined: 21.08.2007 Posts: 1,132
      Hi Gas !

      I launched a similar challenge on the french forums, any update here ? :)
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 38,130
      How well ended April for you? Hopefully you started May even better :f_rolleyes:
      Good luck with your PLO challenge :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987