I recently took a shot at PLO10 zoom after grinding PLO5 zoom for a while.
I felt like I got owned in every single spot. I would like to know from people that played PLO5 and moved up to higher limits if they felt that the skill jump particulary from PLO5 - PLO10 was as big as I perceived to be or maybe I was just off.
Feb. 24, 2015 | 3:22 p.m.
Hi guys, I just have a quick question. I'm trying to record a session so my study group can review it. However I can't find a software that helps me record easily.
Would you please recommend any that u guys use and is easy to manuver?.
Edit 1: I forgot to mention that I wanted a free software :P
Feb. 15, 2015 | 6:40 p.m.
I think that in this particular board I don't mind the check back given that u are likely going to have the best hand after opponent checks. However, having the nut flush blocker and checking back in this river after a straightfoward player checks makes me a bit sad.
I think that a bet would help in future spots against this player because 1) He would sometimes fold trips believing u chase the flush and hit it on the river. 2) He would sometimes fold small flushes if u bet big enough. 3) He would call you sometimes with KKxx QQxx Jxxx. 4) He would sometimes make a small blocking bet with non flushes in order to prevent you betting big, therefore making more money with your aces. Adicionally u can identify this small blocking bets and bet big over his raise and put him on a tough spot.
I think number 3 and 4 would work with a more loose player rather than the one on this example.
Is really worth mentioning that I would try to do all the plays described above having either the nut flush or the nut flush blocker. I don't think it would be really profitable to do any of them without the nut blocker.
If the board would have come something like 7JQ6T with the flush hitting on the river I would be more inclined to turn my hand into a bluff because there would have been more straights and 2 pair possibilities.
If the board would have been 8JQKT I think a bluff is mandatory against a tight straightfoward player.
Feb. 5, 2015 | 9:33 p.m.
In case anybody is interested.
I think the first step would be discussing interesting hands and our thought proceess behind every decision.
I think the next logical progression would be discusing table dynamics, opponent tendencies and how to adjust/exploit all of them.
Maybe even sweat someone's session at some point.
By no means I want this to be a group were when we get together there is a specific topic to discuss before hand. I think it would be better as something like "hey guys I 've been recently struggling when "x" happens and I'm usually doing "y" to try to adjust but then "n" happens and just wanted to get your opinions on that.
From there just everybody has a chance to speak their mind and we all can absorb that information and give our points of view on possible solutions or impression.
Feb. 5, 2015 | 8:52 p.m.
As the tittle of this post reads, I'm looking for people that play microstakes PLO. My main game is 6 max but I mess around with zoom also.
The stakes I mainly play are PLO2 and PLO5.
If anyone is interested let me know :)
Edit 1: Hi guys, before I say anything let me thank you for the immense amount of replies and people willing to get together and improve as poker players. It was my first post in any kind of poker forum of anykind and wasn't very sure of what to expect. However, all of you replying and showing interest really make me feel like it was worth to give it a shot.
Unfortunately, I'm not able to keep up with all the new request and all the new people trying to contact me. It has gotten to a point were I'm going to do 2 groups of study. Since having 1 group of 10+ people seem too much. Just my POV on that matter.
If you are reading this after Edit 1 and are interested in a study group, I highly encourage you to try and make a post yourself. I have absolutely no doubt that u will get a response by someone else interested.
Thanks once again for all the interest.
Feb. 4, 2015 | 10:51 p.m.
Thanks for the response.
FWIW I started played regular tables. It feels like the field is much more softer/exploitable and the dynamics that can be developed (harder in zoom) are helping me in what I talked about in the beggining.
Feb. 1, 2015 | 4:04 p.m.
I just wanted to get your general opinions on being agressive with the nut blocker on microstakes games.
I found out that it has not been really profitable for me in the past weeks when the actual draw hits and I tried to rep it.
Just wanna clarify that those ocasions were spots where it was possible that I hand the hand on the river given the way the hand played out and wasn't something like a crazy pot size bet on the river.
I think is worth mentioning that I play zoom.
Jan. 30, 2015 | 9:49 p.m.
I think 3 betting pre flop with these hand is a better way to go for a couple of reasons. 1) In the vast majority of flops and turns you are going to be facing c-bets and when your hand does not flop good equity (most of the time really) it's going to lead you to make a lot of folds and calls you don't feel really comfortable. 2) You didn't indicate any specific tendencies of your opponent so I'm gonna asume he es a decent player. Being that way, his oppening range for a SB vs BB situation should be very wide. Most of those hands will fold to a 3bet and check/fold in a LOT of flops.
On the flop: Given your pre-flop line, I don't mind just calling, but even if u turn a flush it is going to be really tought to play (specially if the diamond that hits is lower than your Jd). If your opponent turn c-bets even after the flush hits you can raise but the vast majority of hands that continue are flushes and they can be higher than yours. Also, he can barrel the river kinda big and put you in a tough spot were your most likely option is going to be just call again.
On the turn: I think raising is good because the way you played the hand so far you are putting yourself in a position were your hand is face up and represents a draw A LOT of the time which decreases your chances of succesfully bluffing the river. However, the 8 is not a really good card to raise because it does not change the board very drastically. If he has a set or Queens up he is probably going to try and get it in against what it looks like a really weird played hand and protect himself from getting outdrawn. However, if he just calls your turn bet I think you can pretty much bluff a lot of rivers (3,4,5,7,9) maybe 6 and 2 also but your turn raise would discourage him to believe you have one of those very often. The fact that you had a 5 and two 7's blocks a lot of straights for him and makes the bluff more belivable. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you can make him believe you have a huge wrap on the turn and fire a lot of rivers. While also having a weak flush draw in case u hit on the river and he checks.
I just realized that I said raising was bad but made an argument for doing it and follow trough on several rivers :P.
I also play these stakes, but mostly zoom. I would be interested to see if you have any comments on my though process there.
Jan. 30, 2015 | 9:40 p.m.
Hi, I'm new in the site. Therefore I decided to watch most of the essential PLO vids.
I have a question:
1) On minute 24:00 u decided to fold the BB with KT99 on a 3-handed table (top right) to a single raise from the Button. Does this have something to do with the fact that just before that hand u had a interesting raise war on a pair flopped against that same opponent? or just the fact that it seemed that u were really focusing on the other 2 tables and didn't want to have one more hand crossing ur mind at that point? Im asking these questions because given the lines u have taken with other hands in this same video I can't associate that fold with the fact that u thought it was a bad one to defend.
Jan. 1, 2015 | 5:52 p.m.
Hi, I just joined today and I'm looking for someone to review hands. Send me a pm if interested.
As far as ur sn been the same one here I made the same decision and don't really think it affects me too much since I mainly play zoom.