Full-time Employee to Full-time Crusher
MemberMay 2, 2021 at 4:37 am
My name is Aaron and I’ve just embarked on the 10-Week PLO Transformation and I want to share my journey with you.
I’m 24 years old and am currently working full-time (9am – 5:30pm). I’ve been working in my current industry for over 10 years now and I do enjoy the work that I do. However, ever since I turned 18 and played my first local pub game of NLHE I was hooked. This sparked my passion for poker and I’ve been playing ever since. It was only a few years ago that I tried my hand at PLO at the local casino and ended up walking away with $3,000 profit that night (a MASSIVE sum of money for a University student at the time) I began to think that becoming a professional poker player could be a very lucrative career.
Fast forward a few years, life happened, and this meant poker fell by the wayside. I occasionally played every now and again, but nothing like I used to. However, I feel like I am in a position now to really make a go of it and transition from full-time employee to full-time crusher!
To successfully transition from full-time employee to full-time crusher.
It’s an ambitious goal, but one that I am determined to make a reality. Truth be told I’m fed up with half ass-ing things and picking up every new shiny thing I come across – it’s time I honed in and really focus and apply myself if I wish to make a drastic change to my life.
If I can successfully achieve this goal, not only will I become the best poker I can be, I will have also gained transferable skills that will significantly improve other, if not all, aspects of my life.
- PLO 25 on GG Poker
- PLO 200
Lifestyle and Study:
- Aiming to dedicate 45mins – 1hour of study each day
- Dodgeball tournament once a week
- Muay Thai two times a week
- Gym two times a week
Let’s make it happen!
MemberMay 10, 2021 at 12:15 pm
welcome to the PLO Mastermind, it’s great to have you apart of the community.
How have you been finding the 10 week transformation so far?
Really like the way you’re approaching your goal to become a full-time crusher, it’s an issue I suffered with for a while too where i’d half ass many things and just move on to the next one, whilst it may seem ambitious now if you approach it in the way you plan to i’m sure you’ll achieve this!
Best of luck and I look forward to following along with the transition along the way.
MemberMay 11, 2021 at 9:33 am
Thank you for the warm welcome! 😀
The course has been great so far. It has been really refreshing to go back and essentially ‘start from the start’ again. I am continuing to focus on reinforcing good habits related to study and mental game. Am extremely keen to start diving deep into strategy and applying my learnings along the way!
MemberMay 17, 2021 at 5:33 am
So, it’s been a little over two weeks since my first post and quite a lot has happened!
Firstly, I’ve been working my way through the 10-Week PLO Transformation course and have been actively studying my RFI ranges utilising all three key resources, the Pre Flop Helper, the charts and the quizzes.
I feel like this alone has drastically improved my understanding of PLO, as well as my game. I’m starting to feel a lot more confident in my abilities! Very keen to dive into some post flop strategy in the weeks to come.
Next, an update on my bankroll progression (and my journey to PLO 200…),
$500 (with allowance for top ups outside of poker from my full-time job)
To say it’s been a great two weeks is an understatement… Whilst probably not optimal for my bankroll, I just couldn’t help myself over the weekend and decided to register for the WSOPC Series: $52.50 Bounty King PLO tourney. This turned out to be a good decision as I ended up taking 1st place for just over $2,600!!! 🤩 This has been my largest ever tournament score to date, so needless to say that I’m very happy!
As for the Cash Game side of things, I feel like for the most part I’ve been playing quite well (but also running extremely good in some spots). There are still quite a few spots, especially postflop, where I’m unsure what to do, but am trying to learn from my mistakes!
Since staring the 10-week transformation I’ve played around 9,000 hands. After my big win over the weekend and now having over 100 buy-ins for PLO25, I’ve decided to take a 10x buy-in shot at PLO50. However, staying vigilant and ready to drop back down to PLO25 if I’m getting crushed.
See graphs of my progress below.
Keen for any feedback! 🙂
MemberJune 5, 2021 at 11:58 am
Congrats for the tournament ship, really nice stuff. What’s your name on GG? Mine is real_lauch and i’m playing plo25 on GG, im sure we played against each other.
I wish you good luck for your yourney and I hope we’ll battle at plo500 one day😁
MemberJune 6, 2021 at 11:46 pm
Thank you very much! It was very exciting to ship the tourney 😁
I’m sure we have played together before – my alias is AyyLMAO.
Hopefully I see you on the felt! Good luck at the tables!
I can’t wait to battle you at PLO500 one day 😉
MemberSeptember 6, 2021 at 6:25 pm
First and Foremost Congratulations on your choice to take control over your life and do what you love. I’m new to this platform myself and going to make it an effort to go above and beyond to push myself and others that what to better themselves in life and poker. Make sure you keep studying more and more to improve to get to the PLO 200 LEVEL and BEYOND. I’m trying to get to $10/20 PLO bankroll playing live. Right now I’m playing $2-5 and doing ok for myself. Keep putting in the work and you’ll get there in due time.
MemberSeptember 7, 2021 at 12:20 am
Thanks for the kind words and welcome! 😄
Over the last couple of months poker has really slipped by the way side for me as work has taken up most of my time. However, I think your comment is exactly what I’ve needed to help shift my focus back onto something I truly enjoy – PLO!
I wish you all the best on your mission to grind your way up to $10/$20 live. It seems you’re already well on your way! I thoroughly enjoy live poker and am only hoping the COVID situation starts to ease where I am so I can hilt the felt again!
I look forward to hearing about your progress!