Time to do it right, a poker journey. (PLO, MTTS, SNG'S)

    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      Hello all, i'm a 23 year old poker player from Norway! Have done some bloggs in the past, but they have allways kinda died out.


      Currently in uni studying engineering. Have played poker for around 10 years, player on Pokerstars under the nick Sonipower.

      I'm a huge losing player at NLHE cashgame, got no clue how much i'v lost but, its alot. Anyway, i see myself as a sng player mostly, maybe MTT's. However i find it really boring unless i can multitable like 12+ at a time, and can only play on a laptop for the time being, so had to change 2 plo.
      So will be playing mostly PLO, a few mtts and maybe some sng sessions if i feel like it.

      Proof of winning sng player:


      Deposited 150$ on pokerstars. Also had an extra 55$, deposited for a friend that we where going 2 send back on my bank account, but got them back on start instead.


      So startroll: 205$.

      I'v allready started and played 16,7k hands, finally closing up on Goldstar.



      and Graf:



      Had a rough start, but then we went on a great heater :D

      Current bankroll is at 365$ Have no clue how this is exactly the same amount as i'm up on PLO. Have been playing some spins, stud and mtts, but oh well.


      Here is a fun hand i played :

      $0.05/$0.10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi
      PokerStars6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight.com poker hands converter
      Stacks:
      UTG Hero ($41.68) 417bb
      UTG+1 ($45.31) 453bb
      CO ($4.44) 44bb
      BTN ($9.68) 97bb
      SB ($16.52) 165bb
      BB ($22.65) 227bb
      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG J:heart: J:diamond: 7:spade: 7:club:

      Hero raises to $0.35, UTG+1 calls $0.35, 3 folds, BB raises to $1.45, Hero calls $1.10, UTG+1 calls $1.10
      Main Pot : ($97.37) Hero: +$30.96 EV (31.80%)
      UTG+1: +$66.41 EV (68.20%)
      Side Pot #1 : ($518.84) Hero: +$163.54 EV (31.80%)
      UTG+1: +$353.85 EV (68.20%)
      Side Pot #2 : ($25.41) UTG+1: +$23.96 EV (100.00%)

      Flop: 2:spade: 2:heart: 7:diamond: ($4.40, 3 players)
      BB bets $3.17, Hero calls $3.17, UTG+1 raises to $8.17, BB folds, Hero raises to $31.89, UTG+1 goes all-in $43.86, Hero goes all-in $8.34
      Main Pot : ($97.37) Hero: +$51.20 EV (85.80%)
      UTG+1: -$18.51 EV (14.20%)
      Side Pot #1 : ($518.84) Hero: +$404.93 EV (85.80%)
      UTG+1: +$47.06 EV (14.20%)
      Side Pot #2 : ($25.41) UTG+1: +$0.00 EV (100.00%)
      Turn: J:spade: ($91.66, 2), 2 all-in
      Main Pot : ($97.37) Hero: +$90.07 EV (92.50%)
      UTG+1: +$7.30 EV (7.50%)
      Side Pot #1 : ($518.84) Hero: +$479.93 EV (92.50%)
      UTG+1: +$38.91 EV (7.50%)
      Side Pot #2 : ($25.41) UTG+1: +$25.41 EV (100.00%)

      River: 5:heart: ($91.66, 2), 2 all-in
      Main Pot : ($97.37) Hero: +$97.37 EV (100.00%)
      UTG+1: +$0.00 EV (0.00%)
      Side Pot #1 : ($518.84) Hero: +$518.84 EV (100.00%)
      UTG+1: +$0.00 EV (0.00%)
      Side Pot #2 : ($25.41) UTG+1: +$25.41 EV (100.00%)
      Final Pot: $91.66
      UTG+1 shows three of a kind, Deuces
      Q:diamond: 2:club: Q:club: A:club:
      Hero shows a full house, Jacks full of Deuces
      J:heart: J:diamond: 7:spade: 7:club:
      Hero wins $86.53 (net +$44.85)
      UTG+1 collects $3.63 (net -$41.68)
      BB lost $4.62
  • 9 replies
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 27,140
      Hello Andrepatsus

      Welcome on the PokerStrategy forum :welcome:

      Looks like your still a basic member. If you want to show pictures in your blog its useful to be a bronze member. The easiest way to do that is to use 1 or more of our free money offers on a poker room(s) you don’t have a account yet.

      I expect the hand converter weaktight works also on PLO hands, but I newer converted PLO hands before there.

      Further I wish you all the best to beat the PLO micro stakes :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      Thank you so much.

      Ahh that explains, tryed to edit the links a million times but didnt work :D

      I'll see if i can get it to work.

      Thank you! It's actually pretty hard with the insaine rake they got going, i'm raking twice as much as i'm winning. Thankfully you some of it back, but it's harsh.
    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      So i have been hitting the tables and finally reach goldstar, that was pretty much a goal for this month.
      Also i'v hit a huuge, huge downswing. Not quite sure, but nothing can seem to hold up. Ran it all down to 250$, and had to mve down to PLO 5 again.

      Then i started fresh now and played a 600hands ish session and lost another six buyins, tbh it wasnt that bad of a session, just ran really bad, so hopefully we can be winning again soon!

      Currernt Bankroll: 221,26$
      Total Profit: 16,26$

      Atleast i'm getting some nice FPP's going to save them up for a 75$ bonus, and my next stellar is a 50$ one in only 900 VPPS, so will be getting a boost soon enough.

      Feels like a huge bummer to be down to almost startpoint again, was hopeing to be playing PLO 10 by now, but i'll continue grinding. When i reach 310$, i'll take some shots for PLO 10 again.

      Here is a hand to show exactly how bad i'm actually running: :D


      $0.02/$0.05Zoom Pot Limit Omaha Hi
      PokerStars
      6 Players


      Stacks:
      UTG SadSimpa ($6.44) 129bb
      UTG+1 piciulika89 ($16.49) 330bb
      CO Vit_al058 ($12.19) 244bb
      BTN Hero ($6.88) 138bb
      SB rodbe82 ($7.76) 155bb
      BB Dzidziaa ($2.38) 48bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.07, 6 players) Hero is BTN 8 K J 8
      1 fold, piciulika89 calls $0.05, 1 fold, rodbe82 raises to $0.25, 1 fold, piciulika89 calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      Main Pot : ($101.08)
      Hero: +$51.40 EV (51.10%)
      rodbe82: +$49.18 EV (48.90%)
      Flop: 7 2 8 ($0.80, 3 players)

      rodbe82 bets $0.38, piciulika89 calls $0.38, Hero raises to $1.70, rodbe82 raises to $6.25, piciulika89 folds, Hero goes all-in $6.63, rodbe82 calls $0.38

      Main Pot : ($101.08)
      Hero: +$90.02 EV (97.30%)
      rodbe82: -$3.90 EV (2.70%)

      First Run:

      Turn 1: T ($7.22, 2), 1 all-in

      River 1: T ($7.22, 2), 1 all-in

      Second Run:

      Turn 2: J ($7.22, 2), 1 all-in

      River 2: 9 ($7.22, 2), 1 all-in

      Final Pot: $14.44
      Hero shows three of a kind, Eights
      8 K J 8
      rodbe82 shows a straight, Eight to Queen
      8 7 T Q

      rodbe82 wins $13.88 (net +$7.00)

      Hero lost $6.88
      piciulika89 lost $0.63
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Nice performers to reach GoldStar already :f_thumbsup:
      That’s indeed a unlucky hand. Hopefully you will turn this around and you win with suck outs as well.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      Yeah its going great volumewise, not that good playwise. Will focus only on getting some winnings, as i feel that im better then the avarage PLO 5/10 player, i might just get it on a bit to light sometimes when i feel like its an EV+ situation, and then it hurts when you hit a bad streak. I'v lost with Quads over quads today, he hitted a oneouter on the river. Also flopped quads, got it in by the river, and he rivered a straight flush. Just two of the annoying beats today. But i'll keep grinding, maybe cutdown on the tables :)

      Once i receive the free $ from pokerstrategy, i'll start posting some more pictures. Also i'll might start grinding some on the other site as well!
    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      Still havent been able to up my status, so i think i'll just do a small update.

      It's a really swingy road, according to Pokertracker iæm still up from Omaha cash game plays, but according to my bankroll im not, been playing some tournyes and other stuff.

      Anyway
      Startroll: 205$
      Current roll: 252,28$
      Bonuses bought: 85$
      Earnings from Play: - 37,72$
      Winnings from Omaha (According to PT3): 36,65$


      So basicly i'm earning alot by getting rakeback. Currently i'm not losing anything by playing Omaha, but it's really hard to beat the rake. Hopefully i have to understand that it's a maraton and not a sprint, and try to play my best at all times. I feel like i beat the stakes allright, but its basicly hard if you dont run allright with the high rake. Hopefully i'll crush soon!

      Should also just stick to omaha and not play anything else. (no 5card omaha!)
    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      Oh what a day is has been!

      Firstly i went on a Major heater, like insaine. Was two buyins away from my shot to PLO 10, then doomswitch hits, and i was allmost back to startpoint. Then heater struck again, and with a little bonus buy from FPP i'm finally rolled for a PLO 10 shot.

      PLO 5 50+10 buyins = [X]

      Think i'll continue with a 50+10 rule, since the variance is insaine, and 5-15 BI swings are not uncommon.

      Bankroll: 355,16$
      Winnings: 150,16$
      From PLO: 114,89$ (According to PT3)
      Bonuses(Stellars): 95$
      From play: 55,16$ (I'm actually winning!)

      Super excited, and hopefully done with PLO 5. (Current down 10 buyins still on PLO 5 lol)
      Have gotten some money on 888 and coral, so hopefully my PS points will update soon so i can post some grafs! Have many interesting hands also tbh, some really funny soulreads, shout out if anyone want me to find some!

      I think my goals are to stabelize at a PLO 25 winner of 2-3bb /100, and then maybe go for supernova next year. However the amount of VPP you get from PLO is sick, maybe i could do it this year. Have so far gotten 4,1k in just 2 weeks. And thats mostly PLO 5. Think it will be a bit crazy to try and go for platinum this month tho.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 27,140
      If you didn’t received your free money in the last 2 business days I would recommend sending a ticket to our customer support. They will help you, but beware there is tomorrow bank holiday in Gibraltar. Than it’s likely you get you answer on Tuesday.

      Best regards,
      SDK1987
    • Andrepatsus
      Andrepatsus
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      Joined: 22.07.2008 Posts: 9
      I have gotten them now, atlast :) The Strategy points does not seem to update yet however.