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Sandtrap's 2014 Updates - Fri Feb 07, 2014, 11:03 PM
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Hey everybody,

Been a while since I posted, but I did say I would drop in once in a while, well today is that day. First, I have to say that I did say something to someone in a PM which warranted me a ban for a month, so be very careful of what you say around PSO. Because I get very verbally emotional when someone who knows not what he/she speaks of and keeps arguing because he/she thinks they are right, I will be posting here ONLY. I'll be staying away from trouble....LOL and I hope the trouble makers will stay away from MY thread.

So, what have I been doing lately besides photography? Well every night I play about 600-700 hands (just less than an hour on the average), which is 1/3 of what I use to play. During the month ban, since I had no access to the school, I visited other sites to learn a new game and PLO it is.

PLO is a very volatile game, there's so much variance that a 3-4 buy-in swing is very normal. I quickly learned that pocket A's in PLO is not as strong as in NLH. Since I didn't have much experience (none for that matter), I decided to play tight at first and take lots of notes on the players.

Since January 1st, I played a total of 6,400 hands of NL 6-max Zoom and did ok, here's my NLH graph:



Also from January 1st, I've played 19,200 hands of PLO which I'm starting to like, here's my PLO graph:



Overall, for the first 38 days, I've made a profit of $8,662 plus $200 in rewards, 15,000 Vpp's and 40, 000 Fpp's, not bad for playing just less than an hour a day.

During January I also took advantage of a good promotion, the January Challenge. I participated almost every day. I didn't play the storms and didn't deposit, so I played a total of 23 days and made $244.92 and won $6.45 in lottery for a total of $251.37. Taking advantage of any promotions and making it work is beneficial.

During the month, I also made a little video of 6-max PLO .05/.10 for someone which you can find here (sorry no sound):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BroA2iK3sEI

I could post some hands, but there's so many. If you want to see some of them (especially PLO, go to Boomplayer.com, do a search for me and then sort for most recent and enjoy.

For now that's it, see you next time around
 
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Fri Feb 07, 2014, 11:43 PM
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yahoo......please stop asking me for money dad

Great to see you back Dude

Cheers Man
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 02:54 AM
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welcome back..

nice to see the attempt at plo, and a successful one so far, you mention a 3-4 bi swings, lol
i remeber one session recently i had i started with $10 and ran that to over 200 in a couple hours playing .02/.04 and also .05/.10, but have had losses of near 8 bi in a session, very swingy game indeed, depending on your style of play i guess to, and looking at your graph for it id say you are really tight as there doesnt look to be many swings, only took a quick observation though, anyway gl at plo, and will be avoiding you at the tables
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 06:01 AM
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Great to see you back Sandtrap.

Continuing to crush the tables I see/
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 07:53 AM
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Welcome back Trap - nice to see you out of the bunker.

Nice results!
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 03:01 PM
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2 nice looking Graphs Sandtrap.

shall be searching boom to have a look at some of those hands.

Grade b


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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 03:10 PM
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Was starting to wonder if you were really doing lots of photography or what

Wow, those PLO graphs look spectacular! You should see mine from last month lol
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 05:08 PM
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No words can best describe for your talent, Sands
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 05:36 PM
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Great results. Mistakes are easier to make in PLO (4 vs 2 cards) so it can be a gold mine as well as a mine field.
 
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Thu Feb 13, 2014, 11:05 AM
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Weeeee Backkk. Trap...

Awesome graph.

PH
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Thu Feb 13, 2014, 11:06 AM
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Beast
 
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Thu Feb 13, 2014, 12:20 PM
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WOW, nice to see your back i couldnt imagine stop playing poker if i could make that much money. GL
 
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Tue Feb 25, 2014, 05:45 PM
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Just a little brag

I got invited to Beta test the new version of PokerStars7. So why not test it while playing some Zoom PLO. I played 99 hands, made 89 VPP's, but the best happening was a profit of $494.26...woohoo

Here are the 3 biggest pots







Will be back next month for my update
 
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Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Looking good as ever Sandtrap - and seem to be adding yet more skill-sets and more variety to your game even though poker is not your main focus now.

I know you are mainly a cash player these days - but your tournament record is pretty good too.

So wondering if are you going to play the 8th anniversary Sunday Million?

I think you would definitely have a big edge on what will be a bloated field.

Best of luck in all your games.

Ed


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Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:54 PM
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Hi Ed,

Thanks for your comments.
As for the Sunday Million, I might..... will see
As you noticed, I played 100 hands in about 30 minutes and I then quit. Mtt's last very very long and I don't seem to have that patience for over 2 hours as I use to. But that Sunday Million sounds very interesting. I might put it up for a stake, will see.

 
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Tue Feb 25, 2014, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Sandtrap777 View Post
Hi Ed,

Thanks for your comments.
As for the Sunday Million, I might..... will see
As you noticed, I played 100 hands in about 30 minutes and I then quit. Mtt's last very very long and I don't seem to have that patience for over 2 hours as I use to. But that Sunday Million sounds very interesting. I might put it up for a stake, will see.

I would buy a peace of you for sure

I'm fighting with myself right now to play it or not....not sure if I have it in me to play that long anymore...but will see.....hiccup

Cheers
 
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Mon Mar 03, 2014, 03:29 PM
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End of February and still playing about 550 hands at night. 33,061 hands in 2 months (59 days). I'm only playing PLO now, 2 tabling 100NL or 1 table of 200NL (Zoom of course).

I also played about 10 Mtt's, cashing in 6 of them. Finished 8th in the Big Bang and 2 more final table of PLO for a total of $263.28. As you can see PLO is becoming my nightly pass time



Overall to date, still in profit, just over $11,500, plus $250 in Stellar Rewards and I'm still accumulating my Fpp's (60,000) for now.

In March, I'll be taking advantage of a birthday promotion in Atlantic City. Four nights, breakfast and $200 for slots, so why not.

If you want to see some of the hands, go to Boomplayer.com, do a search for me and then sort for most recent.

For now that's it, see you next time around
 
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Mon Mar 03, 2014, 04:25 PM
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Very Cool Man

Cheers
 
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Tue Mar 18, 2014, 01:12 PM
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Little update

I'm still playing more or less 500 hands of PLO every day and a few (2-3 tournaments/SnG's) a week

But, lately I've been playing on another site with lots of 8's, why?

Most of you know that I like good odds satellites or tournament and since PokerStars don't have anything for the WSOP Main Event, I looked elsewhere and found these step Mtt satellites with great odds.

$0.01, $0.10 (re-buys), very very soft, you can even late register with 10 minutes left and make it.
$1.00, $5.00, $30.00, very soft, since you have lots of 1 and 10 cent qualifiers.
$160.00, $1,050.00, a bit tougher I presume, this is my next step ($160)

I've been qualifying with the first 4 steps. It's cheap, very soft, but most important, a chance to play the WSOP Main event. The odds vary between 1:4 to 1:6 with the final step at 1:7

Most PokerStars odds for major events are 1:22 ($700 to win a $15,000 seat)

I did send PokerStars support and email asking them to put up something like that other site, will see

Just got my second step 6 ticket ($160)

Last edited by Sandtrap777; Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 09:38 PM..
 
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Fri Mar 21, 2014, 01:49 PM
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I very much like the WSOP step sattys on the site with muchos ochos.
The structure of the $30+ steps are really nice too.
I think at the moment the weekly final steps will be pro heavy as there are not really any other qualifiers elsewhere.
It will be interesting to see when and to what extent WSOP sats appear on Stars and other sites.

Good luck, interested to know how you find the step 6s and finals.
 

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