September 30, 2009
Whatâ€™s up Degens?
This entry wonâ€™t be too long, because I just finished playing the most hands Iâ€™ve played in a long time (2300 hands today!). Nevertheless, itâ€™s been a few days since I did an entry, so I wanted to throw something down.
Iâ€™ve mostly been playing on Stars lately, and itâ€™s really interesting to see the differences between the PLO games on FTP. In the past, Iâ€™ve frequently been asked by students if thereâ€™s a difference between the games, but I never had much experience on PS to go by, but now I feel a little more qualified to give a more reliable answer.
I think at the 400PLO levels and below, the games are probably equally as good on both sites. I definitely like the software on FTP much better (itâ€™s easier to table select because of the colored player notes, aesthetically pleasing, PS doesnâ€™t have a pot button, wtf?). Also, PS doesnâ€™t have deep/ante tables like FTP, which is definitely a drag. Also, I donâ€™t like the fast tables too much, although I can see how fish like this a lot. Overall though, I think both sites play pretty similarly, but PS seems to have more short stackers and just big droolers who will sit with you HU, but overall I could play on either site I think. I played for like a week straight to get Platinum status so I could get some rb on Stars, but if you didnâ€™t have rb it would really suck, particularly for low stakes PLO players. If Iâ€™m a low stakes PLO player, Iâ€™d go anywhere that I got the best rake.
In the end, I think Iâ€™ll end up going back to FTP. Itâ€™s kind of tedious getting to know all the new players and become accustomed to the new software. Oh well, so it goes.
One of the reasons I put in so much volume the last couple of days was because of a back injury I got from P90x. It actually wasnâ€™t during the workout, but when I was doing yoga afterwards, lol. So hopefully it gets better, because Iâ€™m planning on making a Vegas trip this weekend, but in this condition I probably canâ€™t go because I can barely sit up.
Besides degening, not a lot has gone on. Iâ€™m a little dissapointed with my level of play (which I always seem to be), but Iâ€™m continuing to improve and plug some leaks I have. Iâ€™m mainly trying to avoid making terrible bluffs with no equity, while also looking for good spots to put heat on the players when I know they have to have weak/marginal hands. Iâ€™m getting better at donking into players with a balanced range, which is fun to experiment with as well. I played a ton of interesting hands, but am going to wait to post them until tomorrow because I want to provide some analysis with the HH.
Also, Iâ€™ve got my own blog up now, which you can find at www.plohero.com. Iâ€™ll continue to post here, but Iâ€™ll be writing/posting more training materials at my blog site, so be sure to check me out there!
I hope everyoneâ€™s doing well. Hopefully I can write about some hands tomorrow. GL!