"Are you a fucking idiot?"
This is a question that sometimes boggles me.
So, I am a very good No Limit player. I really studied the game, had a handfull of private coaches
and I really think my game is top notch. If I would have to rate myself:
Lets say sauce1234, Phil Ivey, durrrr and such great players are a 10 and a beginner, losing player is a 0.
And your so called average Regs you encounter online on 'Stars and Full Tilt are a 5.
I would rate myself as a 7.
Good enough to make a comfortable living even at the small and midstakes. I am definetly guilty for sucking at Bankroll management though.
I said it a couple of times before, if I hadn't cashed out so often and would've dropped down if forced to correctly
I would not be lying saying that I could grind 2/4 or 3/6 profitably now in 2011.
But life is life and I had other priorities in life than just moving up, so that I am grinding NL50 and NL100 atm. AGAIN, sigh!
Anyways, this February started with a complete change in my poker life.
At the end of January my good friend Steve from England and my best man and best friend Daniel (aka Chris lol) and me we played
a penny live homegame, switching between NLHE and PLO.
When this night was over I couldn't grind NLHE anymore. It was just too boring, I just couldn't play it when February started.
So I randomly opened some PLO tables when the month started and the addiction was born.
PLO is such a wicked game. Stacks are flying and there is so much more depth compared to NLHE, I would say PLO is NLHE on steroids.
My PLO game is pretty bad I would say. If I had to give me a rating again, I would say its at best a 5, probably much closer to a 4 or 3.
The reason why I nevertheless decided to give PLO a chance in February is that most of my Villains are probably 0 or 1 or 2's at best.
While in NLHE my Villains are oftentimes 5 or 6 or 7. You get the point.
So although I "suck" at PLO, many players suck even more, which made it a plus EV decision in my mind.
So why am I a fucking idiot?
Because PLO is so swingy. I mean I knew it before and I heard some crazy shit about PLO swings but I thought that is only happening to others.
Great idea, no?
So the month started pretty cool but very quickly ended in a disaster. Beeing down a couple of hundreds and running like shit.
At some point I was running 12 Buy Ins under expectation. And the month has just started.
So why should an intelligent person, making a pretty variance free income from NLHE switch to a game where he is new to and has much sicker swings to expect?
I don't know. Mayb that's just me. I always do what I want. I just have to handle it to the best of my ability, beeing Me.
Of course I am studying the game and I think I improve every day.
So was it a bad idea? Should I have just sticked to NLHE?
No. I think it was the correct decision. Sure, I should have started by just mixing in some PLO days here and there.
But that's not me. I do one thing 100%, I cannot be like 50/50.
So now we half time of February and I am pretty ok with my results. After ******** I am slightly in the greens and
if I would run at EV I would have the same result than last middle of January playing NLHE.
So I am looking very much forward to the next half of February, just hoping to run at expectation ONE TIME lol.
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