August 20, 2012
My whole poker career has been focused around a four card game that very few people play, and hardly every play for sizeable money. (5/10+ PLO8 only runs for like 1k hands a day if the sky opens up.)
My good friend and roommate, kylejf on some sites, has focused on nlhe since we started playing together in our college common room and he makes a fair amount more than I do. I have heard people say that the games are dead, nlhe is solved, and there is no money in poker because everyone is solid, but the fact is that fish love to play unlimited betting texas holdem. While he plays games much higher on average, since WSOP hes been focusing on nl400 and is winning something like 10/100.
I dont want to say that I can be making that much, as Kyle Frey is one beast of a player, but I will be learning directly from the master himself. If you have read some of my other blogs you have probably seen me talk about volume. I'm not going to be shy about it, I get volume in. When I wake up in the morning I stumble to my computer and load up tables and I just start to play. There is no hesitation, no time to find distractions, and no time to waste. I think this is the optimal way of doing it if you play for a living.
I will be transitioning to nlhe once I get my 200k vpp bonus on stars.
My plan is to start at .5/1 on super soft sites, and bumhunt amongst them. I will only be playing on tracked sites for now! I want to be able to keep a thorough database so that my roommate can analyze it with me and find all of my leaks. For those of you that are already good players, you should consider bodog! The plo8 games are among the softest on the internet and I can only asumme that the nlhe games are the same way.
An untracked site to avoid is paynorake / action poker. They have been having cashout problems lately, and from what I can tell on 2+2 everleaf / minted poker is a huge scam.
If you've read this far, i am pleased to announce that I will be entering the world of publishing! My friend wrote a childrens book and I will be publishing it! We have some funding, but everything is starting to add up and I think we are going to go for a round of crowdsourcing on kickstarter! If you have any experience with kickstarter leave a message in the comments section!
And lastly, I will try to update my blog here as much as possible on my way to nlhe glory.
Take care folks!