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Feb. 7, 2014 | 7:59 p.m.

HU, I suggest you bet, bet close to pot size to make it difficult for your opponent to continue. Multiway you could either show strength by betting your made hand or check and call imo. If you have a set I would suggest check calling and if the board pairs check again at lower stakes to induce a bet/bluff. I've noticed that at Micros people will continue to bet/shove with their flushes/straights even if the board is paired.

In a HU pot I bet every turn if I have a draw as long as my draw is not dominated. If it is I usually check/fold. I might be wrong about this, so don't just take my advice.

Feb. 7, 2014 | 7:15 p.m.

I totally get this "Although i was able to support myself for several years ultimately i do think i have failed my parents, family, gf and myself. "

I felt the exact same after losing close to 80k in 6 months, crazy thing is that even though my family and gf knew I was running bad and losing sh#t loads of cash everyday, none of them ever said I should give up. None of them ever doubted me. I'm 23 and I made 1 million in my currency before I turned 21 playing live, took me 3 years to get there and 6 months to lose 80% of it online.  

Poker is such a brutal game man, (Bad beats, Swings and running bad really gets to you) and when your running good, winning 10k doesn't feel as good as loosing 10k feels bad, but even when I lost almost 90% of my net worth, I never gave up. Family and friends/gfriends will never tell you that you have let them down if they truly care for you (Although to you it might feel like you have, you haven't)

I felt just like you do before I joined this site, read my first post, I was about to give up. This game doesn't care a fck about you, you need to care enough about it though to be successful. 

Hope my post was somewhat helpful and goodluck!

Feb. 7, 2014 | 6:17 p.m.

Hey Guys

I've managed to concur my downswing over the past few months, and I would just like to thank the team and members at RIO, the videos really helped me a lot and I finally got somewhat a decent roll thanks to the site and its members.

I played $5/$10 PLO for 6 months and was losing on average $600+ a day, everyday. I then watched some videos and took advice from some members and grinded $2800 up to $9000 over about 5k hands at the $1/$2 PLO tables. My game has changed drastically and I believe I'm ready to move up again to $5/$10, but before I get myself in the same situation as I have been in for the past 6 months, I would like to know if you guys think my bankroll is big enough to move back to $5/$10?

I know 5k hands isn't much, but I have this overwhelming feeling of confidence that I haven't felt in a very long time, haven't slept in 2 days because of it haha. So at the moment I have $9311 in my PS account, is this enough to take on $5/$10?

Thanks in advance.

Won 6k yesterday, lose it all back today. Not so confident about moving up to $5/10 anymore lol

Feb. 3, 2014 | 4:53 p.m.

Hand History | iReadUrS0ul posted in PLO: Sick beat on PS
BB: Tomika24: $4210
UTG: iReadUrS0ul: $7640
HJ: MENSITI: $4495
CO: mrmixture: $4325
BN: skasatov: $3350
SB: am-crm: $3775
Preflop ($150.00) (6 Players)
iReadUrS0ul was dealt A A 3 2
iReadUrS0ul raises to $350, MENSITI calls $350, mrmixture calls $350, skasatov calls $350, am-crm folds, Tomika24 calls $250
Flop ($1800.00) 4 K 8 (5 Players)
Tomika24 bets $1800, iReadUrS0ul calls $1800, MENSITI folds, mrmixture calls $1800, skasatov folds
Turn ($7200.00) 4 K 8 9 (3 Players)
Tomika24 bets $2060, and is all in, iReadUrS0ul calls $2060, mrmixture calls $2060
River ($13380.00) 4 K 8 9 8 (3 Players)
iReadUrS0ul bets $3430, and is all in, mrmixture folds
Final Pot
iReadUrS0ul has A A 3 2 Tomika24 has 7 8 8 K Tomika24 wins $13380

Jan. 31, 2014 | 11:04 p.m.

I started playing poker when I turned 17. Since the age of 18 I've been playing live at a couple of casino's around the town. I am now 23. If I would have to guess I've probably played around 2000 hours worth of live poker.

The reason I switched to online is because there is not much action everyday at the casino's over here so I might only get a full ring game like once a week. I've also won 3 $2500 buy in tourneys over here with about 190 players. Not something to be super proud about as its only 190 other players, but the games were really tough.

When it comes to online poker I lose most of my $ on flips, I always get the money in good and never win. I know in omaha I'm not a huge favorite holding AAxx preflop, but I always get beat by kkxx or 88xx and thats when I just lose it. 

I have currently moved down to the micro stakes and still can't seem to beat it. I always go up to like 300-400bb then lose that stack in a flip. I don't know if I'm just super unlucky at online poker or if I'm just playing bad. It really sucks because I have no one on my side giving me advice and so on, so I can't know if its unlucky or just playing bad.

What I do know is, the hands I play online always crush the tables when I play live. I also don't just call of my stack with gutshots or straight draws, I play very tight and I really can't understand why I cannot have 1 winning day.

At the moment I've been playing satellites on PS and like 2 days ago I beat 300 players to win a ticket to the TCOOP $82 buy in PLO event. Nothing spectacular but I have won many others. I know my game is good if I am able to beat so many players in a tourney, so I can't understand why its so difficult to beat a 5/10 cash game.

I'll be upgrading my membership today and depositing another $1000 to PS, if I can't make it work then I guess I'm just gonna give up.

Really appreciate the help though Itstooth, thanks a million!

Jan. 31, 2014 | 11:58 a.m.

Hey man

Thanks for the comment, I'll upgrade my membership. I have already moved down to 0.5/0.10 stakes.
Sucks that I need to play this low but if I continue losing like this I'll be broke before the end of 2014 haha.

I play tight aggressive but I also try to make a lot of fancy plays at the lower stakes that always work at higher stakes and never does down there.

I think that might be one of my issues.

Jan. 30, 2014 | 11:05 p.m.

Thanks Mush.

I dont use a HUD at the moment, I will probably purchase PT4 tonight and try it out.
I have no warm up routine, I basically just sit down and pick a table. I play loads of Zoom and thats where I lose most of my cash.

I think playing at zoom is my real downside, being a beginner PLO player would you suggest normal ring games or Zoom?

I multi table like 4 tables of Zoom 5/10 and its going really bad. My math is sharp and I can calculate pot odds and implied odds and odds on the fly even at 4 tables, but I just can't seem to get my buy ins up.

I always buy in for 100bb and sometimes I'll get to like 400bb and then lose the entire stack in one pot. This has been happening to me for months.

At this point I feel like giving up on internet poker and feel like these days its impossible to beat.

Jan. 30, 2014 | 10:26 p.m.

Hey man

Thanks a million for the response. Okay well I do really love PLO, I find that it is more exciting than NL so I will start focusing on PLO entirely. I have subscribed to the site, got the Essential package, do you think the essential package is good for me or should I upgrade?

Thanks again!

Jan. 30, 2014 | 10:21 p.m.

Post | iReadUrS0ul posted in Chatter: Loosing $600 everyday
Hi Guys

I have been a winning poker player offline since way back, I won a couple of high roller tourneys over here in South Africa and always walk out on top when I hit the casino.

About 6 months ago I opened an account at pokerstars and started losing piles of cash very quickly, my first day I was down about $640, then I got my account verified at pokerstars and deposited $5000. 2 days later that roll was gone as well, 2 weeks later and I'm down close to $23000, I play 5/10nl and 5/10 PLO, I have been playing more PLO than NL.

I have read a few books on PLO and I am very confident in my game, but it seems that whenever I get the money in good I get sucked out on and the cards never hit me good.

I've really been struggling getting any of the money I've lost back or building a roll without depositing thousands of dollars.

I am currently down over $70,000 in 6 months and I'm losing on average $600 a day, I think I play well, I believe that my game is solid and that I should be beating these stakes if I can beat the $100/$200 tables offline.

It really sucks and I'm doubting that I will ever get better, I try my best to stay positive and focused but I get so tilted when donks suck out on me or I lose a huge pot in a flip when I clearly had the best hand.

Ive move down to the micros and have been beating them easily, but as soon as I move up to just $1/$2 I bust my roll very quickly.

Does anyone have some advice for me? Any software I could use or any books I could read?



Jan. 30, 2014 | 9:33 p.m.

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