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User Questions for next episode of The Grind

Hey guys,

So as I mentioned in this week's podcast I'm looking for some user input to address some questions for the podcast in a couple weeks.

I'm not looking for anything too particular, anything from anecdotal stories (this reg did xyz at the table, how should I handle that) as well as broader questions about going pro or grinding poker for profit. Moving up stakes, bankroll questions, tilt questions - pretty much anything having to do with you that fits the scope of my podcast would be acceptable.

If you have anything you'd like my opinion on in regards to poker and/or general gambling, please post here.

The only thing I ask is to be specific!

Bad:

I have 4k, I like poker, I play 1/2 and occasionally 2/5 at xyz - should I go pro?

Good:

I have 4k, I have access to very good poker games in xyz. I'm 32 with a child, currently working at (job) making (salary) and absolutely hate my job. I've been playing for 3 years and felt like I've developed quite a bit recently. I have an 8bb wr over 1400 hours. Does it make sense for me to make the leap? My job prevents me from playing more than 15hrs a week.



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  • basecrdshpbasecrdshp Posts: 112SubscriberProfessional
    edited October 6
    I have been playing a mix of 2l5 1k max and 5l10 2500 max. My hourly is about the same .... low 60's over the last couple of years (since 2l5 went from 500 to 1k max at the borgata). 5l10 I think will make me a better player....2l5 is lower risk and variance. What should we look for and consider when game selecting. The 5l10 has a limited player pool. Typically 2 tables 50% regs. The 2l5 typically has 6 to 12 tables and is full of recs.
  • KSMKSM Posts: 214Subscriber
    I'm 37 and work at Home Depot, but have been playing 1/2 at the casino a few times a week and made way more in September than my job pays. How do u deal with players getting reads on you? I got aces preflop and everyone folded TWICE and I just won three dollars. what a bummer right? I decided to grow a beard so that people couldn't see my face and get tells on me anymore but now all the guys in the hardware department call me weird beard. what should I do?
  • RobFarha Posts: 159Pro
    basecrdshp said:
    I have been playing a mix of 2l5 1k max and 5l10 2500 max. My hourly is about the same .... low 60's over the last couple of years (since 2l5 went from 500 to 1k max at the borgata). 5l10 I think will make me a better player....2l5 is lower risk and variance. What should we look for and consider when game selecting. The 5l10 has a limited player pool. Typically 2 tables 50% regs. The 2l5 typically has 6 to 12 tables and is full of recs.
    Awesome stuff and a very similar situation to my own. I will use it.

    Thank you!
  • neverlearn2 Posts: 2,739Subscriber
    do asians make the best pilot fish aka gf/wife sitting behind player, because of their stoic appearance?

    In return would a Puerto Rican Female be the worse?
    by 1Rysher8
  • basecrdshpbasecrdshp Posts: 112SubscriberProfessional
    @robfarha
    Another factor to consider is that I am still working; so get only about 10-15hrs a week of poker in (Fri and Sat nights). Not having the luxury of playing everyday, the swings or variance last longer in calendar time.
  • dpbuckdpbuck Posts: 1,905SubscriberProfessional
    So, I have a good problem to have. Since November of last year, I have been running WHITE HOT. Every time I bluffcatch, I've been right. Every time I go for value light, I've gotten it. I haven't been coolered in big spots, have been hitting more than my fair share of draws, and have been fading outs when my opponents have equity. Not gonna lie - it has been pretty sweet....

    You've had past Grind episodes talking about keeping your chin up and getting back to basics when things aren't going well. What about the other side of the coin? How do you approach the game when you've been running above expectation? I know variance is coming. And it's likely going to kick my ass hard. But for now, I'm trying to stay even keeled and focused. I'm trying not to go into every session expecting this to continue.

    Ancillary question: When things are going this well, I'm having trouble identifying hands/spots to study (post in forums, run through solvers, etc). Is that normal? Or am I not looking hard enough?

    For reference, I'm a weekend warrior, playing 20-30 hours a month at whatever game looks good between 1/2 and 5/10 (mostly 2/5 $500 Cap). So this hot stretch is only ~275 hours.
  • High__Rolla Posts: 725Subscriber
    Here are a few:

    1. What do you think is the best way to review specific hands you played as well as study in general away from the table?

    2. What are some habits/intangibles you use at the table? For example, when I play PLO I make a mental note of every stack size at the table when I first sit down.

    3. Where do you think live poker will be in 5 years? In 10 years? (I realize this is a very general question, but interested to hear any of your thoughts.)

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