Jason (J-Lit) – Micros Fish to High Stake Mastermind

  • Jason (J-Lit) – Micros Fish to High Stake Mastermind

     J LIT updated 1 week ago 1 Member · 4 Posts
  • J LIT

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Hey everyone! My name is Jason, I’m 27 years old, and am located in the USA!

    After attending college in Reno, NV, and putting the hurt on those 1/2 tables full of old retirees in my spare time, I packed my poker career dreams away and started working diligently at my current job over the past few years to rid myself of debts leftover from college. Now debt-free and understanding the pains of not loving what you do for a living, I am revisiting poker to look to relieve myself of 2 major pains that stem from my current career: A lack of passion/motivation & a lack of control over my daily life and growth.

    The opportunity presented in today’s poker environment by the game of Pot-Limit Omaha and displayed in countless youtube videos and streams from the talented players running this mastermind has not only inspired me to pursue my passion for poker, entrepreneurship, and independence but has pushed me to the realization that success in poker is still very much possible for anyone with a sickening work ethic looking to make it happen.

    My Goals:

    • Pass my CFP Exam for my current job to free up my time outside of required work hours for poker, passions, fun, & relationships.
    • Establish a deeper, elite understanding of the game of Pot-Limit Omaha
    • Work to being a Low Stakes Break-Even to Winning Player on High Rake, American Sites
    • Have injected 300 hours of study & training into my game by the end of 2021
    • Play at least 50 hours by end of 2021
    • Be ready with a strong foundation to take on 2022
    • Focus first on short stack strategy to protect my bankroll and potentially scale quicker at first

    Milestones & Actions

    Study & practice off the tables a minimum of 8 hours per week throughout 2022. Prioritize study hours over play if available time outside of work is tight.

    • Become a 5bb/100 winner on American Sites at PLO50, minimum 30,000 hands
    • Crush PLO50 as a 7bb/100+ winner, minimum of 50,000 hands played
    • Take proper shots to move up to PLO100 (short stack) and become a winning player at PLO100, minimum 100,000 hands played at PLO100 before moving up.
    • Move up to PLO200 (short stack) and become a winning player at PLO200, minimum 100,000 hands played at PLO200
    • Build bankroll to be able to safely buy-in for full 100bb stacks at PLO100 and shift focus to full-stack strategy.
    • Build bankroll as a winning player at PLO100 (Full 100bb Stack) to be able to safely move to PLO200 (Full 100bb Stack)
    • Understand which strategy I am better at and refocus on my shortcomings.

    Major Goal:

    Be properly rolled to move up to PLO500 ($30,000 short stack, $75,000 Full Stack) and reassess goals from there. Crush local 5-100 live spread limit Omaha game filled with lots of gamblers.

    To be properly rolled for any stake, I will need 150 – 200 buy-ins to feel comfortable. I may reduce this number as my confidence and belief in my ability increases, but is never to fall below 70 buy-ins or I will move down.

    My hope is for this journey to not only impact my poker ability & finances but my mindset and confidence in myself to be and do something different; leading me to a happier and more exciting future. πŸ†πŸ’΅πŸ˜ƒ

  • J LIT

    Member
    September 26, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Decided on some recent goal adjustments, taking the focus away from Short Stacking and instead investing more funds and time to learn from the base up at 100bb stack size as this will be a much better process long run I believe and hopefully a slightly lower learning curve. So far it has proven to help my EV Adjusted All In and decision-making process significantly.


    My Near-Term Goals:

    • Pass my CFP Exam for my current job to free up my time outside of required work hours for poker, passions, fun, & relationships.
    • Establish a deeper, elite understanding of the game of Pot-Limit Omaha
    • Work to being a Low Stakes Break-Even to Winning Player on High Rake, American Sites
    • Have injected 300 hours of study & training into my game by the end of 2021
    • Play at least 100 hours by end of 2021
    • Be ready with a strong foundation to take on 2022
      Focus first on short stack strategy to protect my bankroll and potentially scale quicker at first

    Milestones & Actions

    • Develop a daily/weekly routine to incorporate 8 hours of study into my week.
    • Develop a stronger mindset for poker & in general to relieve stresses on and off the tables
    • Prioritize study hours over playing tables if available time outside of work is tight.
    • Become a 5bb/100 winner on American Sites at PLO50, over a minimum of 30,000 hands
    • Crush PLO50 as a 7bb/100+ winner, minimum of 50,000 hands played
    • Take proper shots to move up to PLO100
      – Stick to Conservative Bankroll management. (100+ Buy-Ins, build to 200 Buy-Ins). Become a 5bb/100 winner over a minimum of 100,000 hands.
    • Move up to PLO200
      Become a winning player at PLO200, make this my standard stake to grind in order to roll myself to start preparing for high-stakes shots.

      Reevaluate and set new goals once achieved or at end of 2022.

  • J LIT

    Member
    September 29, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    STARTING POINTS (Pre-PLOMastermind)☝

    While October 2021 will be a study-heavy & low-volume month for me due to my CFP Exam coming up on November 3, I wanted to document where I was starting from. This way I would have a snapshot for comparison to see my improvement. I have already started to see some flattening out of my graph and a positively trending All-In EV, but I have a ton of ground to make up. My Graph below was a combination of very poor short-stack play at PLO100 and full-stack at PLO50 and very poor mental game. I have taken a step back with the intention to study harder and step down to PLO25 to rebuild my confidence and prevent heavier damage during the learning process.

    The only thing not shown on the main graph is my Global Poker results, but that is just about a $200 profit over an estimated 14,000 hands. While I am told that is a soft website, I am hesitant to play on it as much due to no Rakeback, no tracking to improve, and while soft games are great for strong players, it may prove better for my development to play in games that are a bit tougher, to learn from mistakes and prevent overconfidence. As you can see on Global, my confidence was inflated by a good run in the beginning but was obviously not sustainable as I spewed my $1,100 profit back down to about $200 of profit while losing on other websites as well in the first 5,000 hands. With about 20,000 hands in the books and lackluster results, unable to know what I was doing wrong, I joined up with the PLO Mastermind.

    Ultimately the goal is to be a strong player, the profits & results can come later. I want them to come in a way that I can look back knowing it wasn’t due to luck or run good, but true, sustainable results. More to come… 🧐

  • J LIT

    Member
    October 17, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH (Shot-Taking) $10k Milestone ($6,835 win)!!

    Had a massive night and breakthrough bringing my bankroll over the $10k mark! πŸ€‘

    As mentioned in earlier posts, there is a local 5-100 Slot Limit Omaha game that I have found to be extremely high-action and soft. The issue with the game is that the potential for swings is very high due to the inability to make many opponents fold very often. I made some major adjustments to my game, particularly with preflop aggression due to the Slot Limit and this Loose play.

    Due to studying for my CFP exam, I have played nearly no PLO in October, but have continued to study on the side when I have had time. Taking just the basics of knowledge I have acquired thus far, I decided to take a $500 shot as a study break to enjoy the game and practice what I’ve learned in an environment that is both weak yet dangerous due to the possibility of swings. The idea behind this shot was the hopes of accumulating a large roll to grind PLO50 and PLO100 online comfortably. I’ve found that the Mastermind has given me the ability to notice other players’ mistakes much more frequently and simply by simplifying the game at an exceptionally loose game like this one; I was able to produce and maximize success after success while minimizing losses.

    I am also aware that I may have run well and not been “coolered” often, but when reviewing the spots I chose, I was able to understand and justify my decisions as profitable ones vs. getting lucky one night. This is the third time I played in this game and have accumulated about 32 hours of play. While driving to this game I have been listening to the 10 or so Podcasts from the Mastermind on Spotify which has benefited my mindset and helped me to think through the goals that I have been setting for myself. Highly suggest taking advantage o those in the gym/driving/etc.

    This session I rolled $500 up to $7,250 at my high point, cashing out for $6,835 after about 9 hours of play. 😱 Needless to say, I’m thrilled and ready to step back down to study and learn more and play within my bankroll. I want to definitely avoid falling into the shot-taking pit, but could see utilizing this game for the occasional $500-$1,000 shot as my game progresses to pad my roll further. However, these shots have to come after other results in order to avoid variance from slowly bleeding this roll back.

    Having 200+ buy-ins for PLO 50 and now 100 for PLO100 my next hope is to grind PLO50 and potentially plan my next shot to be at PLO100 after I log a solid 10,000 or so hands profitably at PLO50. These are just my initial thoughts but I intend to put a revised plan together after my exam on November 3.

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