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haha, actually i was 10-tabling that, but got bored, so i opened up a 2/4 and 3/6 LHE game.i don't really know how to play PLO/8 though - pretty much everything is pot or fold for me, and i play a horribly straightforward "draw to the nuts" game. Just like people could 50-table Smash System NL, I could probably play 20-30 tables of that if the screen was big enough.
Yeah. I remember a year or so ago I had trouble playing 3 tables of LHE, but I had no problem whatsoever 8-10 tabling PLO8.
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I think breaking even (or close too it) is more frustrating than losing.
You're crazy...unless you were up 1 brazillion dollars at one point and then proceeded to break even. Then you're not crazy.
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this is meant to be a constructive post.I am no expert, but I think 10bb/100 at NL is not great. at $50 NL it seems pretty weak to be honest. Unless you are very young and have another job lined up, quitting to TP/MM is not worthwhile unless you're making 10bb/100 playing like 20 tables. It might be more than you're making at your current job, but that doesn't mean its better. What happens when you decide to go back to work, and your employer asks what you've been doing for the last year?I hope you'll take this as constructive, since myself and others are in fact trying to TP/MT as well. I'm 22 and just graduated, and I average about 5 times what I'd make at a job that I could get, in less hours, and with all the other benefits (rarely wearing pants). But I'm still looking for a job.At the very least, do some serious bonus research. Playing NL is not optimal for bonuses, but you can probably double your profit with bonuses, and vastly decrease variance as well.To summarize, unless you are consistently winning at that rate on a ton of tables, it seems a stretch that you'll be able to move up and have a decent winrate at 200NL, and even more unlikely that you'll have a sufficient bankroll and be able to make enough income at that limit to make it a better decision than working.I'm not an expert on NL variance and win rates, so maybe others playing NL for a living can comment, but that's my constructive opinion. also, if at any point you had to pull your funds from a site, that might imply a significant problem with your fundamental understanding of, or psychological relation with, online poker.holy ****, i sound like my mother.
I appreciate the concern, but as Abbadabbababbabbabbaba explained it's 2 big blinds =), so you're crushing any NL game at 10+. My win-rate for May was 12 PTBB/100 as you can tell by George Jefferson in my blog. After the end of May my limited play in June lead to 5 buy-in down and dropped my winrate to 8.5 PTBB. I took about $1150 out, and just recently re-upped $500. My effective b/r is still $1150 + recent winnings, but I don't want to re-up anything that I dont' have to, and so far so good.I don't think October is a realistic goal to TP. I more or less made that part of my post because I hate my job.
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since this is slowly turning into a results thread:i won a Ub PLO daily rebuy for 1000. ran terrible playing 5/10 O8 and then played a guy 3/6 crazy pineapple 8 heads up and got hurt putting me up only 100 online for the month.up 1200 after three trips to the casino in the last week. (i got 2 outed five times, case carded once, 3 outed 2 times, and got four outed 3 times) O8, it happens.the goal for the rest of the month is a push to about 2500+ total which i'm not worried about. my main concern is how big august is going to be for me at this point.

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You're crazy...unless you were up 1 brazillion dollars at one point and then proceeded to break even. Then you're not crazy.
Im up enough hwere losing say 3k doesn't have any effect on my bankroll, just my mind when I think of all the **** I could buy with 3k.
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Im up enough hwere losing say 3k doesn't have any effect on my bankroll, just my mind when I think of all the **** I could buy with 3k.
How do you feel about "losing" 3k in my direction?
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I appreciate the concern, but as Abbadabbababbabbabbaba explained it's 2 big blinds =), so you're crushing any NL game at 10+. My win-rate for May was 12 PTBB/100 as you can tell by George Jefferson in my blog. After the end of May my limited play in June lead to 5 buy-in down and dropped my winrate to 8.5 PTBB. I took about $1150 out, and just recently re-upped $500. My effective b/r is still $1150 + recent winnings, but I don't want to re-up anything that I dont' have to, and so far so good.I don't think October is a realistic goal to TP. I more or less made that part of my post because I hate my job.
Yeah, 10BB/100 is quite a bit of money, even at 50nl. If you can 8-table, thats like $70/hr.
How do you feel about "losing" 3k in my direction?
Come sit at the 50nl tables. I always donk away money there after I have a good session. I'm sure I'll go on a -3k run there soon enough. :)So far this month I am up $5500 over 4000 hands at nl and up $500 over 2300 hundred hands at limit. **** limit.
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Yeah, 50k hands is a ton. Depending on how many tables you play, thats like 75-100 hrs a month. I could never put that much in.BTW, I disagree with the whole thinking thats how much people so and so makes an hour line. For starters, online poker is a quickly depleting resource. These are the days to make your money. Poker bots, laws, poker skil increasing, and poker interest decreasing means there isnt to great a span to make $x/hr before you have to think about the real world (unless you play pro live). If that makes any sense.
This doesn't seem so silly now, does it? I'm still planning to move to Vegas when I turn 21 though, so I'm not exactly revising my long-term plans.
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On a happier note, I just took down a PLO Hi/Lo tourney on Party for $2200. Didn't think it deserved it's own thread, but I kinda wanted to post it somewhere.

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My new July goal is to make back the 100 BB's that disappeared in my first week's sessions. This could be my first zero-sum or (gasp!) negative month in a long time. :(In order to complete this goal, I am going to practice GOOD TABLE SELECTION!!!!1111! If I say to myself "this table isn't _that_ bad", odds are it indeed is that bad, and I should find a new seat.My other July goal is to cull my buddylist. I'm sure some of the more venerable maniacs will never sit at 2/4 again, having long ago lost their allowances.

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well, off to a decent start so far. i've actually been able to put in a few hours several times in the prime midnight-3am slot.Results aren't where I'd like them to be, but I'm still making mistakes, and been on an ugly run lately. Nearly 20K hands so far this month, and over 12K at absolute, so i'm clearing tons of bonus though.Looks like I should be able to hit 40K hands this month, and might creep towards 50K depending on how much effort i put into looking for a real job.

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Im way behind.Only 10k hands on the month so far.Results are about on par with what i expect.
Yeah I've got you winning pretty good. I dunno, I'm tightening way up, but I don't feel great. Most of the time I think I'm playing real well, but I'm still definitely making some mistakes. I just don't think playing this tight my real winrate will even get to 2bb/100, and that's just not optimal.Also, I flopped a set on you in that big hand last night where it got 3-bet on the turn.Going balls-out at Pokerroom today, so hopefully I don't get killed too bad. I should be on the daily leaderboard in a few hours - hoping for at least top 10, and maybe top 5 finish. username is similar to my Absolute one.
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On that hand where you 3bet me on the turn, i had one of those multi draw + pair combos.Im at a bit over 2BB/100 over my past 20k hands at absolute.I was at about 2.5BB/100 over my previous 30k hands at absolute.There's definitely been a noticable drop in my winrate making the transition from party to absolute. Even though i expected there to be, it's weird seeing the numbers get smaller. The downswings are more prolonged and the

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On that hand where you 3bet me on the turn, i had one of those multi draw + pair combos.Im at a bit over 2BB/100 over my past 20k hands at absolute.I was at about 2.5BB/100 over my previous 30k hands at absolute.There's definitely been a noticable drop in my winrate making the transition from party to absolute. Even though i expected there to be, it's weird seeing the numbers get smaller. The downswings are more prolonged and the
that's really good. nearly double mine. i've gotta start stealing blinds more and paying better attention.have i mentioned i hate pokerroom?playing absolute and then pokerroom is hilarious. I feel like Bart when they to moved to Scorpio's base and got put in the remedial class.I don't think anyone's ever heard the term "pot odds."Did you get your rakeback for the month yet?
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