SANTACRUZ81 updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 3 Posts

    March 19, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Hi everyone, my name is Federico, I’m from Italy, I’m 39 and I play on with the name SOLELUNA81.

    I began to play poker in 1999 on Full Tilt where I played till 2005. when the Poker landed in Italy, i’ ve passed on PS and started playing s&go and mtt, with good results. in 2007 I decided to switch on PLO, so I bought a few books to understand the game and try to improve myself faster than the others. I read THE 4 books “ADVANCED PLO” by Jeff Hwang, “Secret of Professional PLO” by Rolf Slotboom, “Secret of Short Handed PLO” by Rolf Slotboom and Rob Hollink and “Mastering PLO” by Herbert Okolowitz and Wladimir Taschner. after those, i was able to play better than the others but I needed to improve my mindset and decided to buy and read “The Poker Mindset” by Ian Taylor and Matthew Hilger. that’s all. for a long time, I won and won at microstakes on but I wasn’t able to levelup at the PLO50 because, fundamentally, I was money scared. it was been my problem since ever, because I ‘ve ever worked and known the meaning of money in life, so, loose 10 Buys in for me seemed impossible and unforgivable and I immediatly came back to the PLO20, that was my bread and butter.

    since last Christmas, I decided to pass on where I used to play only MTT’s, because the PLOtraffic in Italy decreased at the very low level and if someone was searching for 4 or 5 or 6 tables, the only site possible was Pokerstars.

    My initial bankroll was of 1k Euro, after 2 months of PLO10 I tried to shift to the PLO25 and now I’ve about 2,5k €.

    on the last week, unfortunately, a very bad run against some random players and also a few good players of the PLO50 which didn’t find action at their level, I loose about 700 Euro and another time I was feared about this, coming back to PLO10 and trying to recharge battery and restore my destroyed mindset.

    now I’m here with you, to become a better player and try to destroys this badass improving my game and my winnings.

    my dream is to levelup to play, without problem and fear, the PLO50 and maybe the PLO100.

    Let’s see what happens.

  • Adelaney

    March 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Hey Federico,

    Welcome to the PLO Mastermind and the community, great to have you apart of it πŸ™‚

    How have you been finding the PLO Mastermind so far?

    Sorry to hear about the bad shot at PLO 50 however do not let this discourage you, you done the right thing in realising and moving back down, it can sometimes take a while for things to just click and the shot to go well the important thing is that you always stay in control and move back down if things are not going right!

    Lets get you on the road to crushing PLO 50 and eventually 100!

    Good luck and if you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to tag me and i’ll be happy to help πŸ™‚



    March 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    I accomplished the fisrt 2 weeks of the 10 week transformation, started the third with the RFI lesson and made 2 sessions with the trial of HM3. this are my stats, only 1k hands imported..maybe too little to judge, but it’s a good start. maybe too aggressive? I know that my VPIP is too high, but at the PLO10 everybody limp and call only, so, sometimes, I prefered to call and see a cheap flop, especially OOP.


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