April 27, 2012
Alright DC, its time for me to take my chance at poker and grind seriously while i finish out school. I plan on learning PLO, from the ground up. I have tried switching to PLO in the past, with much failure. I play a few hands, get into a spot I dont understand, and just get frustrated and confused, so I stop trying to learn the game, and tell myself not to waste the time since I already know how to play NL so well. Not this time though, its PLO pro or nothing from this point forward. So far, here is my current plan of action on getting to soul crushing PLO status. I am starting at PLO5 with 70 BI's because I got a reload bonus on a site up to $350, so i figured that was a good place to start, and I plan on using a very conservative BRM during this process of becoming a 100-200 PLO reg online, and possibly even playing the 2/5 PLO games at my local casino. Ive read enough about PLO swings to understand that having a minimum of 50 BI's for a level will keep me in my comfort zone, at least for now.
My plans right now are to watch PLO by numbers while taking extensive notes, followed by watching Return of the G and reading Tri Nguyen's PLO book. I plan on having at LEAST 2 pages of notes per episode. Also part of my grind plan is to actually grind! Ive always had trouble putting in volume for the most part, no matter what game im playing. So my goal for the month of May is to play 5days/week, at least 5k hands a week. Thats a minimum of 20k hands for the month of may, which is easily reachable and a nice goal for myself to reach to begin the grinding routine and getting into the habit of just playing lots of hands. Also, I WILL analyze at LEAST 10 hands I personally have played using propokertools.com every day i grind.
As of right now, I have 2 big goals im trying to work on, the first I already mentioned, which was grinding hands. The second, is making sure I follow good BRM and dont look at my results during a session. The only time I can check my results is at the end of the day/start of the next day when im doing hand history reviews. Ive always had issues with checking my results often during a session and letting it affect my mindset and how I play/feel because of how much im up or down. So no more of that either! Since Im going to try really hard to stay on track and focused on reaching my goals, I would like to update this blog every day, with a few interesting hands or particular theory im studying or working on, so please feel free to follow my blog this time, because its my last chance im giving myself not to fail. Any and all encouragement is appreciated!
Hands played today : 1850
Total hands played lifetime PLO on new site : 1850