March 28th, 2021

Had a pretty good day today. HM2 says +225 but it's actually way better than that. My bankroll to start the day was around $100. Then, I managed to cash out from BitConnect, a super shady site that I stupidly put like $200 into (Bitcoloan). So I managed to take out $180 today, which I deposited onto Sports Betting. So that put my bankroll at $290. I then deposited another $80 via e-transfer, so that gives me $370. Anyway, I decided to take a shot at PLO $25 (and PLO $10) and so over 2000 hands I won $228. Almost doubling my bankroll. Well 60% bankroll growth. Something like that. Anyway, this is so incredible because now it gives me almost 24 buyins for PLO $25. And a little more bankroll growth and my ROR will be quite small. So the reason why this is such a big day is because I was first able to cash out from the Bitcoloan scam and then able to gain such massive bankroll growth. And yes, I did take a shot without the full bankroll, but now at least I have 24 buyins.

Alright, so let's plan for the future. Well, first of all I want to grind hard tomorrow. I think I will not have a plan to move down to PLO $10. This is because at PLO $10 only it is hard to get enough tables, and hard to obtain a large enough hourly. That being said, I do want to spend some time at PLO $25 before moving up. I think $1500 is a reasonable goal. 30 buyins at PLO $50. Then drop back down to PLO $25 at $1000.


So as you can see, phenomenal results so far. The most important thing is that I have made it to 30.5 buyins for PLO $25. This is extremely exciting for me because I started at only 12 buyins, and even there 7 of those buyins were "found" money that I managed to pull out of Bitcoloan before they exit scammed. At this point I am feeling pretty safe about my bankroll, although obviously some extremely big downswings are possible.

March 30th, 2021

ugh! struggling today. -$54.65 over 500 hands. I think I have been playing okay, just running substantially below EV. On the bright side I have put in decent volume so far. $46 below EV, including this hands :

Chico Network, $0.10/$0.25 Pot Limit Omaha Cash, 6 Players Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. SB: $25 (100 bb)
BB: $24.75 (99 bb)
UTG: $29.05 (116.2 bb)
MP: $40.67 (162.7 bb)
CO: $52.30 (209.2 bb)
Hero (BTN): $25.47 (101.9 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BTN with J; 2; J; A;
UTG raises to $0.85, MP folds, CO calls $0.85, Hero calls $0.85, SB folds, BB calls $0.60

Flop: ($3.50) 4; J; 9; (4 players)
BB checks, UTG bets $2.48, CO calls $2.48, Hero raises to $13.23, BB folds, UTG raises to $28.20, CO folds, Hero calls $11.39 and is all-in

Turn: ($55.22) 3; (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($55.22) 2; (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: $55.22 pot ($3 rake)
Final Board: 4; J; 9; 3; 2;
BB mucked and lost (-$0.85 net)
UTG showed 5; A; 4; Q; and won $52.22 ($26.75 net)
CO mucked and lost (-$3.33 net)
Hero showed J; 2; J; A; and lost (-$25.47 net)

Okay, maybe I shouldn't dwell on bad beats, even if I was a 70% favourite. They happen. Let's do something a little more productive and look for a hand to do some analysis.

Chico Network , $0.05/$0.10 Pot Limit Omaha Cash, 5 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.
SB: $10.46 (104.6 bb)
Hero (BB): $12.11 (121.1 bb)
MP: $12.15 (121.5 bb)
CO: $9.42 (94.2 bb)
BTN: $19.13 (191.3 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BB with A; 7; 8; A;
MP folds, CO raises to $0.35, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.10, CO calls $0.75

Flop: ($2.25) 7; 6; 2; (2 players)
Hero bets $1.06, CO raises to $5.31, Hero raises to $9.56, CO calls $3.01 and is all-in

Turn: ($18.89) 4; (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($18.89) T; (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: $18.89 pot ($1.04 rake)
Final Board: 7; 6; 2; 4; T;
Hero showed A; 7d 8; A; and lost (-$9.42 net)
CO showed 8; K; J; 5; and won $17.85 ($8.43 net)

So, I think preflop is pretty self evident. We have a strong hand. CO is a very loose aggro whale. His RFI from CO is actually 93%, (64% PFR in general). We should three bet this hand against anyone, but against a 100% range we are presumably doing better. Anyway, the key decision here is the flop. Do we check fold? Bet fold? Bet stack off? I guess bet stack off is okay.

Omaha Hi Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
board: 7h6c2c
Hand Equity Wins Ties
Ah7d8hAc 61.20% 363,874 6,699
93% 38.80% 229,427 6,699

March 31st, 2021

$810! A new height to my bankroll. We are now looking at 32.5 buyins for PLO $25. First off, only 10 am and I have already put in 500 hands volume. So that is a great start to the day. Plus huge results, highest win/rate per 100 yet. $17 above all in ev. Yesterday was a real struggle. Losing all day, and heavily losing. At one point down $150. Finally right at the end of the day, as I was getting tired, I managed to hit some big hands and get almost even. So between almost recovering yesterday, and then today running very hot over my initial few hours, feels great.

PokerMaster, $0.10/$0.25 Pot Limit Omaha Cash, 6 Players

Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. 

Hero (SB): $43.11 (172.4 bb)

BB: $94.81 (379.2 bb)

CO: $25.96 (103.8 bb)

UTG: $43.80 (175.2 bb)

MP: $51.02 (204.1 bb)

BTN: $55.32 (221.3 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with J T 9 6

UTG folds, MP raises to $1.85, BTN calls $1.85, Hero calls $1.75, BB calls $1.60, CO folds

Flop: ($7.40) Q 5 8 (4 players)

Hero checks, BB checks, MP bets $7.47, BTN folds, Hero calls $7.47, BB calls $7.47

Turn: ($29.81) A (3 players)

Hero checks, BB checks, MP bets $28.63, Hero calls $28.63, BB folds

River: ($87.07) J (2 players)

Hero bets $5.16 and is all-in, MP calls $5.16

Results: $97.39 pot ($2.50 rake)

Final Board: Q 5 8 A J 

Hero showed J T 9 6 and won $94.89 ($51.78 net)

MP showed 5 5 K 4 and lost (-$43.11 net)

Pre I am unsure about. Against tough opponents it is probably a fold. Since MP and BU are both extremely wide here (MP is 85/45, and could easily be opening at 60%+, likewise BU is an 80% VPIP whale so flatting the vast majority of his range here. BB is also loose passive whale, 70% vpip. So potentially this hand might do better vs these crazy ranges.

Omaha Hi Simulation ?
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Equity Wins Ties
JxTx9y6z 26.26% 148,096 19,215
90% 24.55% 140,634 13,571
90% 24.57% 140,793 13,556
90% 24.62% 141,106 13,511