Hi there! I would like to thank you all for the tremendous support I'm receiving from the community. Without further ado, let's jump into the action!
Time flies, and here I am again, reminiscing about my poker career and reflecting on the week that has passed so quickly. My MTT journey lasted approximately 2 years. I genuinely had a great time playing NLH MTT, but at the same time, as I recall the fond memories, I can also feel the pain of the significant mistakes I made with my bankroll.
I have recently transitioned from NLH Cash, and at that moment, MDA (Nick Howard's work) was quite hyped. Looking at the MTT landscape, there was a significant opportunity to start working with population data. I ran incredibly well playing micros; hence, I decided to invest in a deep mass population data analysis. I purchased the hands, hardware, and everything needed (of course, I overspent by a lot).
These moments of my life were when I put everything on the line. In this case, I went from a 10k bankroll to around 1.5k or something like this, which was definitely a mistake. So please learn from my mistakes, and before making any significant moves, think it through thoroughly.
One interesting aspect of that time was my contemplation on the transition from being a child to becoming an "adult." I never really felt that I had grown up, and life still seemed playful to me.
As the stakes grew larger, I began to feel the pressure, and a shift in my mindset started to unfold. It was during this period that I found myself without anyone to assist me. I'm not sure why, but before this, I always had a lingering sense that I needed something to support me—a new course, a coach, a team, or the next big thing.
After I invested all my bankroll in computers, software, hand history, and courses, the responsibility fell squarely on my shoulders, and I had to deliver. Consequently, I embarked on significant efforts, learning how to use tools like Monker, PIO, HRC, SPF, and the list goes on. Despite the challenges, I was content with the results. In just a few months, I had managed to rebuild my bankroll to 10k and began selling some of my work to teams and individual players.
My ego has often gotten the best of me in life, to be honest, quite a lot of times (lol). I can definitely say that it played a significant role in my super-aggressive bankroll management. My bankroll resembled a roller coaster, and every opportunity I had, I tried to play bigger. Needless to say, I went broke a few times (lol).
It was during one of these low points that a friend invited me to play PLO5. Honestly, I had nothing to lose because I could always go back to playing MTT in a few weeks. The painful feeling of never getting anywhere was constantly on my mind. Needless to say, nowadays I understand the process much better and don't bother much with self-judgment as long as I keep working hard.
I'm glad we've reached the PLO5 part of the history. I'm genuinely happy playing this game, and honestly, it's much more enjoyable than anything else I've played before. MTTs are super fun, but the lifestyle is worse compared to cash.
From now on, in the next posts, I will start talking about how I navigated through the scarcity of good information and made my transition from NLH to PLO5. Spoiler alert: it wasn't easy, but I have some good laughs and strategic ideas to share with you, so stay tuned.
Bankroll Challenge Update: From $5,000 to $50,000
Current Bankroll: $13916,3
Days Played: 37 (over the course of 7 weeks since the challenge commenced)
Hands Played: Approximately 115k
Hours Streamed (Playing): ~214 hours
Hours Streamed (Studying): ~101 hours
Week result: +486,5
Hands Played: ~
Playing Time: ~8 hours
Study Time: ~6 hours
This week, I can say with confidence that I was a bit lazy, and the excuses just got the better of me. Despite positive results and significant evolution in my strategy, I find myself less judgmental about my lazy behavior.
A monthly task involves creating content for a poker coach, and this week, I spent essentially three days on it. Although I could have completed it in one or two days, I took the opportunity to enjoy myself as well. Simultaneously, I coach a player twice a week as part of a staking arrangement. In the end, these are all excuses, and they got the best of me this week. I did grind a few days, but the sessions averaged two hours. My goal for the next week is to put in more volume.
The back and forth with different sites continues. This week, I tried BetOnline, and the games were quite good. However, I faced the same problem I mentioned before – people short stacking and trying to 2v1 me. I'm currently observing some PokerBros games and have already deposited money to try it out soon.
I would like to express my gratitude for taking the time to read this post and extend an invitation for you to join me during my streaming sessions. You are all more than welcome to accompany me on this journey!
Important note: I had problems with my tracker this week and I ended up losing some hands, I will ask the support to send them over but the graph is mesed up, so I decided to put the last week graph result, the sample is ridiculous I know.
Nov. 28, 2023 | 4:55 a.m.
Hey everyone, it's been a week already! I’m thrilled to reconnect with all of you. Your support and comments mean a lot, so thanks for stopping by.
Let's take a little trip down memory lane to 2019, a pivotal year for me. That's when I took a giant leap into the world of NLH poker, fueled by dreams of high stakes glory and carving out a successful poker career. Picture this: I was fresh into the complex universe of PIO Solver, trying to decode its mysteries, and at the same time, I was clocking in a decent 5bb/100 at Zoom 25 on PokerStars.
But here’s the twist: Just when I was diving deep into the GTO strategies, my coaches threw a curveball. They advised me to put aside the solvers for a moment and focus on the classic hand review coaching.
I'm curious, have any of you faced similar crossroads in your poker journey? How did you navigate through the advice versus your personal strategy preference? Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on balancing tech tools like solvers with traditional approaches.
My time with the team? Not super exciting, to be honest. I leveled up to 50 pretty fast, but the pace was too slow for my liking. Just coach sessions twice a week and a ton of hand reviews. It felt inefficient and my excitement started to fade.
Then, São Paulo happened. Great live games there, and I decided to leave the team to play 3/6 live. I got really serious about it – kept a solid routine with studying, healthy eating, and yoga. And guess what? It paid off big time. In just about 7 weeks, I bagged 10k USD, playing only 4 hours a day. Life was looking up!
During this period, the buzz about lucrative PLO5 games was everywhere. It seemed like all the veteran NLH players were making the switch to PLO5. Then, as COVID swept in and live games halted, it was clear I needed a new direction. Why not PLO5, right? A close buddy of mine was already taking his chances with it, and I decided it was my turn to join the fray.
So, we took the plunge and rented a house in the countryside, transforming it into a dedicated PLO5 bootcamp. Picture this: us, in this serene setting, grinding and playing (admittedly, not our best game) day in and day out. Back to the grind of micro stakes, I often found myself in a loop of hard work that seemed to lead nowhere. Our study materials? A few 'Run It Once' videos and Tom Chambers' book. Was there noticeable progress? Hardly. It felt more like countless hours of grinding and butting heads against the relentless rake trap of micro stakes.
Not long after, my best friend started dabbling in NLH MTTs, and I couldn't resist joining in. I had always heard that MTTs were softer than cash games. To be honest, it wasn't just curiosity driving me; I was also a bit scared of failing with no backup plan in place. But my MTT journey turned out to be a more pleasant experience than my cash games, especially in the beginning. Landing a hefty $20k USD prize in my first few months was a huge confidence boost and encouraged me to keep pushing forward.
I stuck with MTTs for a while, putting in the work and reaping some solid results. I'll dive deeper into my MTT experiences in my next post. But for now, let's switch gears and talk about how the past week has been in terms of results.
Bankroll Challenge Update: From $5,000 to $50,000
Current Bankroll: $13429,8
Days Played: 35
Hands Played: Approximately 110k
Hours Streamed (Playing): ~206 hours
Hours Streamed (Studying): ~95 hours
Week result: +1395,5
Hands Played: ~4,6k
Playing Time: ~12 hours
Study Time: ~12 hours
I must admit, my recent results have been almost frighteningly good. While running extremely well is exciting, it also leaves me a bit apprehensive, knowing that poker's unpredictable nature means a downturn could be just around the corner. Nevertheless, this past week has been incredibly enjoyable. Regarding the new graph I asked PS and Winamax to send me all my hand history, so this is the actual graph and I decided to use H2N for the future since I had few problems with Drivehud2.
Since parting ways with GG, I've been on a quest to find a new online poker haven. So far, PokerStars and Winamax have emerged as the frontrunners, offering the cleanest and most appealing environments I've encountered. However, this week I'm planning to venture into the world of PokerBros. I'm curious to see how it stacks up against the competition.
I'm approaching a sensitive topic now, but it's one that needs to be addressed, so I'll try to keep it brief. Over the past two years, I've increasingly encountered the unfortunate reality of colluders and bots in the online poker world. This is a challenging aspect of the game that we all wish didn't exist. I've particularly noticed suspicious play on the following sites:
So, what's the problem? My experience in heads-up play has given me a decent sense of the typical meta across various sites. However, on these platforms, I've observed gameplay that doesn't quite align. It often exhibits an unusually high level of discipline and more sophisticated range construction than usual. Another red flag is the apparent collaboration between players. Often, they seem to be teaming up 2v1 against me. When I leave a table, it quickly breaks up, and these players rarely engage in 1v1 play with me afterward.
Please remember, this is my personal observation and may be biased, so take it with a table spoon of salt. But I do advise staying clear of pools where you notice similar behavior. It’s better to be cautious in these situations. I grinded thousand of hands against them in the apps and was just a waste of time.
I won't delve too deeply into this issue, as it seems to be an unfortunate part of the job in online poker. Just like in many businesses, there are often some unfair practices in play. It's a reality we have to acknowledge and navigate as best we can.
In my upcoming posts, I'm planning to dive into the nuts and bolts of strategy construction. I'll be sharing the challenges and insights I've encountered while designing a poker strategy from scratch. If this topic intrigues you, let me know! I'm always eager to engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas.
Your constructive feedback is invaluable to me. I'm also on the lookout for opportunities to connect with fellow hard-working individuals in the poker community. Feel free to reach out and share your thoughts, opinions, or strategies.
Once again, a big thank you for joining me on this journey. Your presence and participation here mean a lot.
Nov. 21, 2023 | 5:06 a.m.
Welcome back, and thank you for taking the time to read my posts. Your support and interest mean the world to me as I navigate the intriguing and challenging paths of my poker journey. In today's post, I'm excited to share with you some of the lessons and pivotal moments I've learned along the way. Whether you're a seasoned player or just curious about the world of poker, I hope my experiences resonate with you and maybe even inspire your own adventures in life.
The remarkable year of 2018 was filled with intense experiences, both good and bad. As the year began, I had already been living in Lebanon for two months. While Lebanon may not be as renowned for tourism as some major European destinations, it holds a special place in my heart. The country's beautiful Mediterranean landscape sets a unique tone. Like any country, Lebanon has its challenges, but my memories are fond. The food is outstanding, the people are friendly, and, all things considered, I felt safe there.
In terms of the games, I encountered a juicy 2/5 deep stack game that, in reality, felt more akin to a 5/10. With my 'nut peddling' strategy in tow, I initially found great success. After a few sessions, I was up by approximately eight buy-ins, and the poker dream felt very much alive. Living with me were two great friends – one I've already mentioned, and another I had known for some time. The atmosphere in our place struck a perfect balance between friendliness and professionalism.
Technically, I was still lagging behind my friends, continuing to play NL25 online on PokerStars. Despite studying every day, my progress was not as rapid as I had hoped. A few sessions later, my results took a downturn, culminating in a loss of around $12,000 – a painfully substantial sum. However, reflecting on it today, I see this period as a valuable learning experience that ultimately led to a better version of myself.
I wish I could sit here and say I recovered from the losses, but that wasn't the case. The results fluctuated, with swings that were both slow and relentless, gradually diminishing my will and sapping the joy from my life. Two years have passed, and my results have not improved. Recognizing this, I decided it was time to focus on improving my game before it became too late and my makeup (debt) grew too large.
Fortunately, there was a silver lining amidst these challenges. My best friend struck gold by winning approximately $1 million in the Poker Stars Sunday Million 10th Anniversary Edition. This incredible achievement meant that I didn't have to worry too much about repaying him, and it allowed me to focus solely on improving as a poker player.
I took a step forward by joining a NLH poker team, and it was around this time that I also began working with solvers. This period marked a new phase of independence for me. Although my friend was willing to support me financially, his recent windfall meant that our shared poker journey would change. He was financially secure and no longer needed to be actively involved in the game, leaving me to navigate the complexities of poker on my own.
I will share more about my journey in the upcoming posts, and we're quickly approaching the present moment. In the next update, I plan to discuss my start in the PLO5 games. For now, let's shift our focus to the results of my bankroll challenge.
Bankroll Challenge Update: From $5,000 to $50,000
Current Bankroll: $12,043.3
Days Played: 31 (over the course of 7 weeks since the challenge commenced)
Hands Played: Approximately 99,000
Hours Streamed (Playing): Around 194 hours
Hours Streamed (Studying): Close to 80 hours
Week result: +1600,43
Hands Played: ~1100
Playing Time: Approximately 8 hours
Study Time: Around 6 hours
Last week, my playtime was limited to just three days and fewer hours than usual. For some reason, I haven't felt much enthusiasm for studying or playing this week. However, as I write this, I'm starting to feel better and anticipate a return to my normal routine next week. The truth is, after an intense six months of study, I'm feeling a bit saturated. Additionally, some recent bad habits, like indulging in too much pizza, have begun to impact my performance and personal standards.
Despite these challenges, I am pleased with my professionalism and don't feel guilty about taking a few days off. In fact, I'm quite happy that I have the luxury to take some time for myself without worrying about finances. The confidence in knowing that I can beat the games provides a comfortable reassurance.
Platform Exploration Update:
This week, I spent some time watching games on Poker Bros, and they seemed quite appealing. However, before diving in, I'm looking to secure a better rakeback deal. I also gave VBet Poker a try. The experience was decent, but the action there was limited, and I encountered a few questionable situations that I prefer not to discuss here. If you're interested in more details about my exploration of these platforms, I invite you to join me on my streams. I'd be happy to discuss my experiences more in-depth and share insights with you.
I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your ongoing support. It's been an integral part of my journey and has meant a great deal to me. Now, let's turn our attention to a question from one of our readers, Mr. Marsh345. Below, I'll address his query in detail:
Question from Mr. Marsh345:
"I take it you never played much PLO4 and went straight into PLO5?"
Actually, I did spend a significant amount of time studying 4c before delving into 5c material. I worked on creating models in Monker for 4c games to simulate some scenarios that are common in 5c. Additionally, I studied Cory Mikesell's 4-card Heads-Up Book, which I highly recommend.
Question from Mr. Marsh345:
"Is most live PLO 5 or 6-card, or can you still find 4-card games?"
While I haven't been closely involved in the live scene recently, I can confidently say that 4-card and 5-card PLO games are still the norm. As for 6-card games, I'm less certain. It's crucial to check the rake structure before joining any game. Some places have no cap on the rake, which can turn the game into a rake trap.
Nov. 21, 2023 | 5:01 a.m.
Hello, I hope you're having a fantastic day!
Allow me to continue sharing my story and updating you on how the past few weeks have been. When I left college to pursue this career, I had very little experience with poker. I had only played it 4 to 6 times previously and hadn’t developed a passion for the game. I began playing NL2 on PokerStars back in 2017, and just a few weeks later, I had progressed to NL5. Let's go!
My great friend committed to the idea, and fortunately, when I decided to initiate the plan, he had returned to Brazil. He provided me with 6 hours of coaching every day for the 6 weeks we spent together. He also pledged to give me a monthly stipend of around 100 USD to help with my bills, eliminating the need to work as a waiter on weekends as I had done during college. Needless to say, I still regard this friend as an exemplary figure of love and kindness.
Initially, things were excellent; I felt a profound sense of commitment within me, which was a truly rewarding experience. When my friend returned to his poker endeavors outside of Brazil, I began playing live games back in my hometown. I remember the stakes were quite low, but with every hand I played, my heart raced intensely. I can still vividly recall winning my first significant pot.
Soon after consulting with my friend, I made the decision to move to São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, to play live games there. He had been there a few months prior and mentioned the games were quite promising. I packed my belongings (as shown in Photo 1) and set off. The weeks leading up to the move were filled with excitement for me, but now, as I reflect on the story, the enduring image is that of my mother crying in the living room after I informed her of my decision to leave college.
Live games in São Paulo are excellent. If you ever visit Brazil and have a passion for poker, I highly recommend checking out these games; both PLO and NLH offer great action. After a few weeks of playing $0.5/$1 stakes there, I was actually making decent money, and life felt incredible! I was grinding long hours and averaging an income of around $20/hour after 768 hours of play over 128 days. Remarkably, this was about the same as what a Senior Mechanical Engineer was making in Brazil back in 2017. And just for the record, it was during this time that I met a beautiful Colombian girl in Brazil, who is now my wife.
With the positive outcomes we were experiencing, we concluded it was time to aim higher and venture outside Brazil to play at higher stakes. This bold move came just six months after I began playing. I'll share more of this journey in upcoming posts. For now, let's circle back to recent events from the past few weeks.
After my recent, albeit brief, foray into high-stakes poker, I found myself contemplating several possibilities. I could travel abroad to play live games with a backer, grind at the midstakes online, or engage in ratholing, staked at $1k in Bovada—entering with a 30bb stack, doubling up, leaving the table, and then returning with 30bb in the next hand.
After a few days of deliberation, and considering the expected value, it was clear that ratholing was the financially logical choice. However, a friend of mine—a former PokerStars streamer—advised me to explore streaming. He believed it could be a beneficial long-term strategy for me.
I was intent on not hastening my decision among the options before me. Moreover, I sought to test the efficacy of the study methodology I have been developing against the formidable and currently most competitive online arena, GGPoker.
Bankroll Challenge Update: From $5,000 to $50,000
We're diving into the current status and my reflections on the bankroll challenge journey so far:
Current Bankroll: $10,443.26
Days Played: 25 (over the course of 7 weeks since the challenge commenced)
Hands Played: Approximately 96,000
Hours Streamed (Playing): Around 185 hours
Hours Streamed (Studying): Close to 75 hours
Stay tuned as we continue this exciting journey and strive towards the $50,000 goal!
Analysis of the GGPoker $100 Field:
The prevailing trend among players is a tendency to underbluff and overfold across all decision points in the game tree, with ranges tending to be linear.
From my perspective, the only viable strategy to profit in this environment, which is burdened with high rake (approximately 16bb/100 according to my data), is to commit to high-volume grinding. There are no shortcuts here; to offset the rake impact, one must leverage the benefits of the leaderboard, jackpots, and GGCare incentives.
Platform Exploration Update:
In order to re-tag my account, I took a hiatus from GGPoker. During the last 10 days, I've embarked on a journey to explore the various poker sites and apps accessible to me. Here's a snapshot of where I've been testing my skills:
ACR (America's Cardroom)
Currently, I'm delving into the offerings of Vbet, Ipoker, and PokerBros.
Stay tuned for more insights and my experiences on each platform!
Poker Platform Recommendation for Players
For those in search of reliable poker platforms, I suggest taking a look at PokerScout.com. This website offers a comprehensive directory and reviews of various online poker sites.
A piece of advice to keep in mind: prioritize your safety by choosing sites that enforce identity verification. It's an important step in ensuring a secure and enjoyable poker experience.
After evaluating various platforms, I've decided to continue playing primarily on PokerStars and Winamax. Here's a summary of my results over the past week:
Hands Played: 1,955
Playing Time: Approximately 6 hours and 16 minutes
Study Time: Around 14 hours
Despite some personal appointments and minor health setbacks this week, the results have been positive.
I'll keep the updates brief (LOL), so in the upcoming posts, I'll delve into my study methodology and share insights into designing a strategy from scratch using a solver.
I'd also like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Slyless for the encouraging words. Wishing you and your family prosperity at the tables and a wonderful life journey.
Nov. 5, 2023 | 6:25 p.m.
Hi there! Thank you for stopping by. Today, I'm writing my first post about my journey through the PLO5 online poker scene.
Before diving into the goals, results, impressions, graphs, and funny stories, let me provide a bit of context. I began playing poker six years ago, shortly after deciding to leave my mechanical engineering degree, which I was just six months shy of completing. You might wonder why I made such a decision. The truth is, the prospect of being an employee in Brazil, especially for someone fresh out of university, wasn't appealing. The best positions for newly graduated professionals paid around USD 1,200 per month – an amount we can all agree is quite modest after five years of study.
At the same time, my best friend was making USD 120 per hour playing live poker games abroad, specifically in Lebanon. After discussing it with him, he agreed to help me embark on this new path. A lot has happened since then, but here I am, six years later, still pursuing wealth through poker.
I'll share more about these past six years in my upcoming blog posts. Stay tuned!
I began my PLO5 journey about four years ago, but initially, it was just a brief stint of 2-3 months of intense grinding. At that time, I was primarily focused on playing NLH MTT. It was two years ago that I truly started to dive deeply into PLO5. My entry into this world was prompted by the same friend who introduced me to poker. He asked if I was interested in PLO5, highlighting how lucrative the games were and mentioning that he had access to excellent content that could give us an edge. He even offered to stake me to start playing at 1/2 stakes (LOL), but I decided to take a chance on it.
I must say, it was love at first sight with PLO5. To me, it’s far more entertaining than NLH, though I admit I might be biased since my skills in PLO5 are significantly stronger, so take this statment with a grain of salt but for sure try the game if you are tired of the nitfest which is NLH.
Reflecting on my journey, I've always believed that intelligence wasn’t my strongest suit, but I've compensated with hard work. This determination stems from my humble beginnings. I diligently studied the extensive library of videos my friend gave me access to, creating flashcards and taking my learning very seriously. Within a few weeks, I had almost completed the video series and then discovered Cory Mikesell's PLO5 book. This book opened up a whole new world of poker strategy and fundamentals for me, not saying is perfect but I could see that his work was way more efficient that the work I was doing.
Knowing I had much to learn, I studied his book thoroughly. I even reached out to him to see if I could exchange any type of service for his HU PLO4 book. He graciously accepted my offer, and we've continued working together to this day, though our discussions rarely touch on PLO5 strategy.
His 1.6k HU book, was a treasure trove of knowledge, I know a bunch of people disagree on this but honestly this is my take on it, not perfect but good content for sure. Meanwhile, I experimented with Monker 4c to create models that might accurately reflect 5c game (trying to make models with more equity symmetry basically). This process involved a lot of trial and error, and frankly, I struggled to make any significant progress. It was uncharted territory, and I didn’t want to overburden Cory, who charges USD 700/hour for his expertise. I was determined to succeed through sheer hard work.
I'll delve deeper into my journey in future posts, but for now, let's focus on the bankroll challenge I've been streaming on Twitch. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to play high-stakes games, staked in Indian platforms like Adda52 and Spartan. This experience really pushed me to adopt a more professional approach. However, a significant drawback emerged: a 30% tax on winnings, with a recent addition of another 24% on top of that. Needless to say, this made the games unviable. Despite these challenges, I managed to profit around USD 55,000 over three months, playing roughly 80k hands, mostly in PLO6.
After having to exit the Indian poker scene, I decided to start streaming to build a community and see what unfolds. Right now, I'm undertaking a bankroll challenge, aiming to grow my bankroll from USD 5,000 to 50,000. I began by playing PLO5 100 on GG Poker, which is theoretically the toughest field. I wanted to test whether my study methodology, which goes beyond just watching videos and drilling with tools like Jnandez/Vision solver, was effective.
Over five weeks of grinding on GG Poker, here's what I've achieved: I've topped the leaderboard three times, along with a few 2nd and 3rd places. I consistently played across 9 tables, averaging about 550 hands per hour. Taking everything into account (GGCare, Leaderboard, Jackpots, and a 35% flat rakeback), I've been making about 5bb/100 after the rake. This equates to an hourly rate of around USD 35-37, bare in mind playing 9 tables all the time and 0 table selection, I honestly feel happy about the result.
I would like to invite you all to share this journey with me. I will be posting updates every Monday, and you can also follow my grind at twitch.com/ggR4f4. Everyone is welcome, and I hope to see you there!
Best regards, Rafa.
Oct. 30, 2023 | 6:12 p.m.
I'm a high-stakes PLO5/6 professional player working towards refining my study methodology and penning a definitive book on poker. As part of this journey, I'm extending an opportunity to one ambitious low to mid-stakes player interested in a coach-for-profits deal.
My coaching experience spans over five years, during which I've developed an organized and efficient study path that can be tailored to suit your needs. I'm proud of my unique ability to generate PLO5 solutions. These strategies provide an in-depth perspective into advanced game-play and are based entirely on my knowledge and experience, not derived from sources such as Vision or Jnandez.
If you're finding it difficult to locate suitable games for grinding, I'm here to help with that as well. Our initial commitment will be three classes a week, amounting to approximately 5 hours of coaching. We'll reassess this setup after the first month to ensure it aligns with your progress and preferences.
Apologies for the confusion earlier. Let's make this clearer:
Who is the ideal candidate?
I'm searching for a dedicated player who has logged at least 50k hands in the last three months for standard games and 100k hands for zoom tables. Ideally, you're someone who has invested substantial time and effort into studying and playing the game but is still finding roadblocks to success. If that sounds like you, and you're ready to take your game to the next level, then this coaching opportunity could be the stepping stone you need.
What's most important is your eagerness to learn, your commitment to personal growth, and your unwavering desire to excel in the game.
Please note that while I acknowledge the importance of mental strength in poker, the focus of this program will be on strategy and technical skills, with less emphasis on extensive mental game support.
The coaching can be provided in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Interested? Reach out to me
You can contact me on Discord at GGR4f4#2377 or Skype at rafanavasdias.
I look forward to hearing from you!
June 15, 2023 | 3:28 p.m.
Hey hit me up on discord, we have similar stories
June 2, 2021 | 2:54 a.m.
You can do use HRC but I guess you know it, the point is that it'll be much more precise if you know the calling range composition. I was chatting about this theme few days ago with a friend which you can pretty much shove anything pre flop vs steals but how we draw the line which hands make sense and wich doesn't.
The ideia is your tournament life has some weight on this decision same with the stage of the mtt you are in, edge pre and post flop also play a role on this equation but at the end of the day it's math, if they are not paying you enough you can just jam everything.
A much proper way to approach the situation is using 3bets within the strategy and monker/spf to build the strategy for you as you lock the vilan responses since you don't want to shove AA in a situation that people overfold, just an example.
Hope it could help, feel free to hit me up on discord we can talk about it.
June 2, 2021 | 2:50 a.m.
Hello, I'd like to know if anyone could help me on this one, I'm working in preflop strategy against population and the solvers answers are outrageous. I find this concept of Minimally Exploitative Play on Acevedo book but I can't find anything on the internet that tells me if it's or isn't possible to calculate the minES preflop.
Could anyone point me a direction? I'm glad to share the informations I found if you help me on this one, thank you.
June 2, 2021 | 2:44 a.m.
I'm starting mtt mda study and just bought monker, I'm looking for parterns who have some proficency with monker to help with some tips and advise as I don't know pretty much nothing about monker.
I'm willing to share the hotspots and solutions found as well the data base, for now I've like 46kk hands.
I can also run the sims for you if you need I've a kind of decent machine I don't have a server but I've a 3950x with 128gb ram, I can do some work with this but not 8max trees.
In any case as I'm just starting would someone advise to use simple preflop instead of monker in my case?