PLO $500 ==> $10.000 Challenge!

    • SpinNGoKing
      SpinNGoKing
      Basic
      Joined: 20.11.2017 Posts: 13
      Hi, my name is Pawel. I am Polish but I am living in UK for over 3 years. I used to play lots of mixed games online. Started long time ago with Fixed Limit Holdem. Then i get into NLHE Sit&Go tournaments. Played a lot of H.O.R.S.E. and PLO tournaments. Then i moved into 8-Game Mix cash games and Razz cash games. After long time i have decided to take poker as a serious thing. I want to make it something more than just a hobby.
      In October i did started lightly with PLO2. After winning about $25 i did move to PLO5 and later PLO10. Later on I did took one 663 hands shoot with two 50BB stacks on PLO25.
      Overall after 16,6K hands i was eventually up $500 (including chests)!

      Link to my graph:

      I did withdraw my initial bankroll and leave only that $500 profit. I did take some time off playing poker to get more into PLO Study. I am subscriber to PLO Lab runned by JNandez and Upswing Poker. I am studying poker and trying to get better.
      After winning $500 in just 2,5 weeks time (7 days of play) i have decided to do second step. My plan (challenge) is to turn $500 into $10.000 in before end of March 2018. I am going to start over next weekend so i will have 128 days to complete my challenge.

      Challenge rules:
      1. Starting with $500 (50 buy-ins for PLO10).
      2. Taking shots on PLO25 (50BB shots) when i do get up to $750 while playing PLO10.
      3. Moving fully up to PLO25 when i do get up to $1.000 (40 buy-ins).
      4. Taking shots on PLO50 (50BB shots) when i do get up to $1.500 while playing PLO25.
      5. Moving fully up to PLO50 when i do get up to $2.000 (40 buy-ins).
      6. Taking shots on PLO100 (50BB shots) when i do get up to $3.000 while playing PLO50.
      7. Moving fully up to PLO100 when i do get up to $4.000 (40 buy-ins).
      8. Taking shots on PLO200 (50BB shots) when i do get up to $6.000 while playing PLO100.
      9. If i will move to PLO200 only if i feel like its needed to complete challenge. Otherwise i will keep playing PLO50/PLO100 until i do get up to $10.000.
      10. I will move down in stakes when i do get down to 40 buy-ins of lower stakes.
      11. RakeBack (StarCoins, Chests etc) are part of bankroll challenge. So if i do bink some $100 cash chest that will be extra $100 in my bankroll.
      12. I will do at least 2 updates a week including graphs and boomplayer hands which will be interesting/problematic.
      13. Challenge is done when i do end up with $10.000, go bust or on 1st April 2018.
      14. I do accepti prop bets.

      If you are PLO player yourself and you want to exchange experiences please chat, comment and PM me.
  • 6 replies
    • Kyyberi
      Kyyberi
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 09.07.2010 Posts: 10,934
      Looks interesting, a lot of people are eager to see if Zoom is still beatable. :)
    • IvicaIliev77
      IvicaIliev77
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      Joined: 31.05.2012 Posts: 4,277
      Following with great interest - good luck!
    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
      Moderator
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      Joined: 15.08.2013 Posts: 2,122
      Hi Pawel,

      Looking forward to reading how you are getting on in your future posts. Good luck at the tables and Subbed :f_thumbsup:
    • SpinNGoKing
      SpinNGoKing
      Basic
      Joined: 20.11.2017 Posts: 13
      Originally posted by Kyyberi
      Looks interesting, a lot of people are eager to see if Zoom is still beatable. :)
      I do belive ZOOM is beatable but i will go for better rakeback and move to PartyPoker from Monday.
    • SpinNGoKing
      SpinNGoKing
      Basic
      Joined: 20.11.2017 Posts: 13
      Week 1 or rather just 3 first days of challenge were full of grind. Over 3 days (Friday-Sunday) i did play almost 20hours which is suppose to be amount of hours for whole week! Probably next week i will play about 25hours overall.
      I am not happy with my game. For sure i did play my B or maybe even C game for big part of those 20hours. Fortunately i did run high above EV so I got rewarded instead being punished.

      Link to my graph:
      https://www.4betpoker.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/My-Currency-Won-in-USD-over-Hands-Played.png

      Starting Bankroll: $500
      Played Hands: 9862 (over PLO10, PLO25 and one short session (164 hands) at PLO50 (50BB - $25stack)
      Profit from game: $334,94 (UnDeserved!)
      All In EV Equity: $111,36
      Hourly Rate: $16,97
      Paid Rake: $280,60
      StarCoins Earned: 1917 (value=$19,17)
      $ from PS chests: $70 (included $50 chest = very very very lucky)
      Card Match: $2
      Current Bankroll (Including StarCoins): $926,11
      Profit: $426,11
      Progress: +4,49%

      Next week i will be already playing at PartyPoker. With my weekly volume (playing 6+ tables) i should be able to get 30-35% rakeback. That will give me about $240-300$ weekly rakeback. That would be about $1.200 a month just from rakeback + profit which obviosly will be there...

      Here some interesting hands. Please let me know what are you thinking about those plays.
      PokerStars - $0.10 PL Hi FAST (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 105 BB (VPIP: 21.82, PFR: 9.70, 3Bet Preflop: 1.54, Hands: 339)
      Hero (SB): 251.8 BB
      BB: 100 BB
      UTG: 374.9 BB (VPIP: 30.77, PFR: 13.46, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 52)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 63.57, PFR: 40.31, 3Bet Preflop: 24.29, Hands: 133)
      CO: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 40.74, PFR: 37.04, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 27)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:club: K:spade: 4:spade: 5:club:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 3.5 BB, BTN calls 3.5 BB, Hero raises to 15 BB, fold, CO calls 11.5 BB, BTN calls 11.5 BB

      Flop: (46 BB, 3 players) 4:heart: 8:spade: 5:heart:
      Hero checks, CO bets 44 BB, fold, Hero raises to 88 BB, CO calls 39.5 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (213 BB, 2 players) 3:club:

      River: (213 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:

      Hero shows K:club: K:spade: 4:spade: 5:club: (Two Pair, Fives and Fours)
      (Pre 61%, Flop 60%, Turn 78%)
      CO shows A:spade: T:club: K:heart: 7:heart: (High Card, Ace)
      (Pre 39%, Flop 40%, Turn 23%)
      Hero wins 203.9 BB
      Rake paid 9.1 BB




      PokerStars - $0.10 PL Hi FAST (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 65.6 BB
      SB: 92.5 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 11)
      BB: 156.6 BB (VPIP: 16.13, PFR: 9.68, 3Bet Preflop: 4.17, Hands: 63)
      UTG: 99.5 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      MP: 42.8 BB (VPIP: 17.65, PFR: 8.82, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 34)
      CO: 120.7 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T:heart: A:diamond: T:spade: A:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3.5 BB, fold, BB calls 2.5 BB

      Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) J:heart: K:diamond: 3:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 3.7 BB, BB calls 3.7 BB

      Turn: (14.9 BB, 2 players) 8:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: (14.9 BB, 2 players) A:club:
      BB bets 14.3 BB, Hero calls 14.3 BB

      BB shows A:heart: 4:diamond: Q:club: Q:diamond: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 27%, Flop 15%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows T:heart: A:diamond: T:spade: A:spade: (Three of a Kind, Aces)
      (Pre 73%, Flop 85%, Turn 95%)
      Hero wins 41.7 BB
      Rake paid 1.8 BB



      PokerStars - $0.10 PL Hi FAST (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 95.3 BB
      SB: 99 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      BB: 264.3 BB (VPIP: 72.41, PFR: 13.79, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 31)
      UTG: 111.5 BB (VPIP: 25.57, PFR: 17.61, 3Bet Preflop: 3.17, Hands: 182)
      MP: 153.8 BB (VPIP: 19.05, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)
      CO: 859.9 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5:spade: A:diamond: K:diamond: A:club:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 10.5 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 7.5 BB

      Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 8:diamond: 4:heart: T:club:
      CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 5:club:
      CO bets 11 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

      River: (44.5 BB, 2 players) J:club:
      CO bets 21 BB, Hero raises to 73.8 BB and is all-in, fold

      Hero wins 82.8 BB
      Rake paid 3.7 BB
    • SpinNGoKing
      SpinNGoKing
      Basic
      Joined: 20.11.2017 Posts: 13
      Wow, last week on PartyPoker was crazy. To many tables keep breaking, too many 3-4 handed play which i am not use to play. To many limpers and no fold equity in standard steal spots whatsoever.
      And the most important that i was trying on my new opening ranges. Instead 20/12/6 i am going to play to play now about 24/16/8. With tighter range from EP and MP, similar from CO and much more agressive from BTN. A bit tighter from SB and with more BB defends. My entire ranges are not only changed but also constructed in new way. First week was really hard to adjust and it cost me a lot of money. Luckly i will get some money back from PartyPoker cashback.
      Whole week i look into my current hands and those previous from Pokerstars through all kinda filters on HoldemManager2. I found that tool much more better than PokerTracker4.
      After looking into those 26K hands from PokerStars i can see how bad i play in most crucial pots.
      Most likely i will be back on PokerStars over this week to keep working on my 6-max ranges (its much easier than on slow and keep breaking tables at PartyPoker).

      Starting Bankroll: $500
      Played Hands: 18602
      Profit from game: $-149,24
      All In EV Equity: $-196,73
      Paid Rake: $640,65
      RakeBack: $216,17
      Current Bankroll: $566,93
      Profit: $66,93
      Progress: +0,7%

      Keep working with learning materials and running simulations over replayed hands to see where i did make mistakes. For sure i do stack off too light and i do call 3 bets too much.

      Done over past week:
      1. Improved (reduced) cold calling from SB
      2. Reduced opening range from EP and MP

      Studied over weekend:
      1. Defining opening ranges for CO, BTN and SB
      2. Defining 3betting ranges from all positons
      3. Improving BB defending range.
      4. Reducing CBet from 65% to around 50-55%
      5. Working over "game plan" (in progress)

      Here is my embarassing graph for last week: https://www.4betpoker.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/My-Currency-Won-in-USD-over-Hands-Played.png