I’m a part time grinder from the USA. This is going to be my 3rd attempt at PLO success. I’ve been grinding NL as a serious side hustle for almost 20 months now. I started at 10NL and was just playing 200NL. I’ll post my graph from 50NL-200NL with a 6+bb/100 win rate.
The game just got boring for me. I would have to watch some PokerGo on the side just to keep me entertained while I grinded monotonously. Even though my win rate was solid and I was earning a nice side income, it just wasn’t as enjoyable. I can’t even find enjoyment studying which was the final straw. I may play some NL in the future, i’d like to be solid enough at both games to reduce burnout.
My favorite poker players Jeans89, Ben Tollerene, and Phil Galfond all grind PLO. PLO has always caught my attention, I just wasn’t ready for it. My mental game was weak and I wasn’t rolled enough. I’m now properly rolled for PLO100 and shot taking PLO200 vs soft tables. Learning PLO is exhilarating for me. I think about it all the time and can’t wait to get off work to grind.
I despise punching a clock and working for THE MAN. I will give everything I have to be free from it. This thread will document my attempt to be free from it.
I’m hard saving at work to have enough money in the next 6 months to take a shot at being a professional. I’m being very thorough on my options here. I will move to be near my state casino and have the ability to play soft live games in addition to online. I also can do side work as my occupation is a welder if times get tough. Having live poker and side work possibilities, a lot of things would have to go wrong for me to go completely broke. I plan to have 15 months of living expenses and a 100BI bankroll for at least 200. I think I can surpass this financial goal by next summer.
My mental game is very strong now. I’m watching my diet, meditating, and training for a marathon. I’m also quite busy, therefore can’t dedicate too much time to the game.
My current goal is to grind 20 hours per week and study for 1 hour minimum 5 days of the week. This is a modest goal, but one I think I can stick to. Most people make insane goals and can’t stick to them. Study will be videos and PLO trainer web app for now. I will usually spend half of my lunch breaks doing the PLO Mastermind quizzes.
I play currently on Bovada and Chico network. Good luck to all and see you at the tables.
God Bless America!