From zero te hero

    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      Hi guys! My name is Rok and I come from Slovenia. I am 30 years old, finished Faculty of Law.

      I started playing poker 9 years ago with my friends. At first we were playing live games NLH for pennies and soon I opened my first online account. I got a 30$ bonus and blew it very quickly. Then I read some old poker books, got another 50$ and started playing more seriously. This time I ran it up to a couple thousands, cashed out a little bit every month during college and then stopped playing to finish my degree about 3 years ago. After that I discovered PLO and was hooked immediately. Last year I had 20$ on my account and I ran it up to 2k, from PLO2 to PLO50.

      I am very serious about improving my PLO game, so i opened this blog to write, track and monitor everything that i do.
      Rok
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    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
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      Joined: 15.08.2013 Posts: 1,378
      Hi Rok
      Welcome to poker strategy.

      What ever your skill level Poker Strategy has lots of great articles and forums to help make you make the most of your game.
      PS also host a great video tutorial section for many different games and strategies found here
      Many members also have there own blogs to help them track there progress and experiences, for example a good place to visit is the 'Learning to win' forum found here
      You may find this video interesting if you are starting out with multi-tabling. perfect intro to multi tabling.

      When you are ready a good challenge to take part in is Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!

      I look forward to reading more in the coming months about your experiences.
      If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
      Good luck at the tables.

      Regards

      Matt
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      Here we goooo

      I finished all my videos, instructions and preparations. The next step now is to plaaaay :) In the meantime I will warm up with some micro PLO. I am sooo fired up, can’t wait to actually start with coaching sessions and play. I also modify my new ‘office’ and here is a picture of it http://prntscr.com/98zngc

      I hope you all crush
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      Hi everybody.
      I finally started playing PLO5. I am starting at the micros, to get the feel again, to adjust and to prepare. I am not playing zoom but regular tables. I can't wait for my coach to contact me, so we can talk about which limits should i play, what my stoploss is and basics and then to finally start to learn and crush :)
      Here is a short graph of my first two sessions



      Have fun and enjoy
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      I hero called a fish

      This hand was nothing special, just my biggest winner in todays morning session. Villain was a whale playing 91/11 over short sample 45 hands. Preflop UTG raise could be a little loose but i got the instructions to open any 4 higher than a 9, suited to the ace. Thre clubs hurt us a little, but still i think it’s ok. The table was full of loose passive players. Flop cbet and turn barrel are standard. When he just calls on the turn I dont think he has trips. Flush misses on the river but 5 also pairs. He could be betting a 5 or a missed draw. I called and yeaaah ship it :)

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $6.68 (133.6 bb)
      BB: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.27 (105.4 bb)
      MP: $6.83 (136.6 bb)
      CO: $4.79 (95.8 bb)
      BTN: $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with J Q 9 A
      Hero raises to $0.17, MP folds, CO calls $0.17, BTN calls $0.17, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.58) 5 3 Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, CO calls $0.40, BTN folds

      Turn: ($1.38) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.33, CO calls $1.33

      River: ($4.04) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $2.89 and is all-in, Hero calls $2.89

      Results:
      $9.82 pot ($0.38 rake)
      Final Board: 5 3 Q 3 5
      Hero showed J Q 9 A and won $9.44 ($4.65 net)
      CO showed 2 A T 6 and lost (-$4.79 net)



      I am now officially in the program. I am waiting for my coach to contact me and to schedule a session. I bought a new headphones, they should arrive today (hopefully). I am soooo hyped up and ready to cruuuush.

      Have fun and enjoy
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 1

      Hi guys! It’s the end of my first week. I still haven’t get my first coaching session, so I am on my own for now :) I am studying preflop opening ranges and playing PLO5. I played a little over 3k hands, it started well but today I hit my stoploss and quit. I am up around 20$. Tomorrow is another day, hope it goes better than today :) This is my graph so far in the program







      Have fun and crush :)
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 2

      Hi guys. It ‘s the end of my second week. Still no coaching, so I am on my own. Have been playing PLO4 and PLO5 on different sites. I played 12 hours and almost 4k hands. I have to work on my volume in the future :) anyway, here is my graph and i hope you are all crushing :)

    • Pistoleroo
      Pistoleroo
      Silver
      Joined: 06.02.2015 Posts: 375
      Good luck!
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      Thanks man
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WARM UP IS OVER

      So let’s begin with real stuff now. I was contacted today and added to PLO study group. I have a green light to play PLO25. I played almost 10k hands PLO4 and PLO5. I was up total around 20BI, exactly 100$.
      I am working on thursday and friday and than that’s it for this year-vacation time :) can’t wait to play more and learn. Anyways here is my graph for PLO5 and enjoy. Rok
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 3

      This week i was finally added to PLO study group. I got my first coaching on saturday with Kasinokrime. It was a group coaching session, short introduction and then we decided we want to watch John play. He loaded up some tables, played and really explained what and why he was doing stuff. It was really great. Can’t wait to get more of this.

      I started playing PLO25 this week. It started great but on sunday i got my ass kicked. I got raped from everywhere, it was brutal. I played three sessions and i think i was down in all of them. They were hitting everything, i was not, standard ”8842r calling 4bets and hitting a set against aces” type of day, yada yada yada, no more whining, tomorrow is another day and new week. I will get them all. Champions stand up one more time than the rest.

      Anyway here is my grapf from this week



      And some inspirational music for myself (and if maybe someone else likes it). I am not really into this stuff, but i just thnk the lyrics are very motivational and inspiring. The title is VICTORY

      ZMAGA

      Anyway, enjoy and CRUSH!!!
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 4

      What’s up guys it’s time for another update. I played a little more this week since i was on vacation. Holidays are really a great time to play poker. Lots of fish, some of them drunk, some of them spewey, some just want to give you money so it’s been great also results wise. I played around 5k hands and made a little over than 15BI. It could have been even better, but friday was really bad, was down 10BI. But it’s all part of the game and thats why we love PLO :) anyways, i am very happy with my volume, play and results :) here is my graph for the week



      have a nice holidays and crush :)
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      END OF THE MONTH/YEAR REPORT

      Hey guys how are you all doing?I hope you finished this year in style and that even better year awaits us. I joined program in the begining of december. I started with PLO5, played that for about half motnh and then moved up to PLO25. I played around 20k hands total, it was going up and down, very swingy and i ended this month with around 175$ with winnings and 55$ with rakeback and stars bonuses, so 230$ total. I played on PS, Redkings, Winamax and 888poker with the majority on PS. The games are soft and beatable. I learned so much from John (KasinoKrime) and others in the PLO group helped a lot. The next year will be my best poker year until now and i can’t wait. Have to write down my goals and crush in the new year.

      Here are some of my graphs:
      Monthly winnings in$


      Monthly winnings in BI


      Showdown/nonshowdown winnings


      I wish you all a happy new year. Have fun
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 5

      Hi guys!

      It’s the end of week 5 and time for another update. Holidays have ended, new years grind is over and it’s time to create a new grind routine for new year. This week i played a little less than 6k hands and ran terribly. Monday started very well, i was up and all was going well, but then i couldn’t win a hand. I had three consecutive sessions where my biggest pot that i won was 80bb. I lost all the big ones. I finished tuesday with -350$. I think i improved my mental game a lot since i am in the program. Tilt free today lessons from Gordon are great and they helped me a lot. Basically it’s all about variance is a bitch, don’t focus on things you can’t change and tomorrow is another day. Even though i was 15BI below EV in just under 6k hands, i almost completely climbed to the green and with bonuses and rb just hit 0 mark. This just gets me even more motivated and determined, that i will improve even more and get money from as many fish i can :)

      here is the graph for this week:



      Have fun and crush
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 6

      First real week of 2016 and it started well. I am working again (end of holidays), but i managed to play 22 hours and study around 5. I had my best day so far and scored a record 191$ day. The rest of the week wasn’t so great but i am still satisfied with my performance. I played around 6,5k hands and had a little over 200$ profit.

      I set some long term and short term goals. The goal for this month is to play 25k hands and 100 hours of playing+studying. So far for this week it’s going as planned. I just have to grind and get enough BR to take a shot at PLO50 (hopefully very soon).

      Anyway here is the graph for this week:



      Enjoy and crush :)
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 7

      Hi guys!

      It’s been a very rough week. I was getting crushed a loooot. Also running like shit and also not playing my best game. The result is a negative week. I played 20 hours which was almost 6k hands and study 4. For the week i am down 10BI. I need to create a routine and stick to it and just focus in general. Here is my graph for the week and let’s hope it turns around:

    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 8

      What’s up guys, how is everybody?

      Week 8 is over and i have to say it went very well. I have been running very hot this week and the result is my second best week so far. Also Sunday was my best day in the program. I had my first 200$ day and it feels awesome :)

      I also cashed out from PS and moved to two different sites. The traffic is very low, especially in the morning before i go to work. Sometimes i can only play one or two tables, so my volume is a little lower than usual. I played 20hours this week, but that was only 4196 hands. The play is very soft, a lot of loose passive players, a lot of pots are multiway and fold-equity is sometimes non-existant. I adapted my play a little. The weekly result was 378$ profit.

      Here is the graph:



      Good luck and crush :)
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      END OF THE MONTH REPORT

      Hey guys what’s up!

      I finished my second month. I managed to play a little over 83 hours which resulted in 21469 hands. I played more hours and more hands than in december, but there are still some reserves in that area. I am very satisfied with my game and my improvement in general, but i did have one very negative experience. I had the majority of my BR on skrill and my account got hacked. Someone logged in and transfered a little over 50BI. That was in friday, i only played one day after that, i spewed away 10BI, and quit because i was not in the right mindset to play. Without that, results would be even better.

      So my BR is now less than half than it used to be. I will maybe play lower or redeposit what was stolen when i will be able. But no matter what, i will come back even stronger. CHAMPIONS STAND UP ONE MORE TIME THAN THE REST.

      This month was better than december also regarding winnings. I made a little over 15BI which is 444$. I should reduce my -10BI days and i will benefit a lot on the winrate and monthly earnings.

      Here is the graph for the month:



      Have fun and have all the possible security on your computer to avoid things that happened to me.

      Take care
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 10

      Hey guys!

      Week 10 is my worst week so far in the program. Ever since i got hacked and my money was stolen, nothing is working for me. I can’t even get a winning session, yet alone winning day. Its brutal, i can’t do anything right. I moved down to lower limits yesterday, hope i get back some confidence. I will lower my volume this week and work on my game, go through videos again and do more work off the tables. No graph for this week, lets just crush next week!!!!
    • francelj22
      francelj22
      Basic
      Joined: 22.11.2015 Posts: 22
      WEEK 11

      Heeey grinders wazzzzup!!!

      This week was very slow and easy for me. Took some time off, relaxing and not thinking about poker. I needed a little break and it felt great. Now it’s time to get back on the track.

      See you at the tables :)
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