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I'm not a regular poster to this or any forum so I'll ask for some forgiveness for any awkwardness. I mostly intend this to serve as a testimonial and a thank you to the guys at Crush. I haven't played in a while but have recently picked the game back up. I spent most of last week or so working through the fast track and first two sections of the CLP curriculum as a refresher... The game has changed quite a bit since I was paying attention.

Anyway, I'm in CO and went to one of the mountain casinos to try the 1/3 game. I was pretty nervous, but studied pretty extensively and really tried to work on the skills and concepts at micro limits online. My goal was to make sure the math, odds, pre-flop ranges and flop reading were practiced before taking a stab in the live game.

I bought in for $300 in the $1/$3 game. I felt very comfortable in the game and never really felt lost in any of the hands. I'm 41 years old and I've never played for a pot with more than 1000 bucks in it in my entire life. I play played in two of them on Saturday and I won them both. I think that's a real credit to the teaching/coaching on CLP. I cashed out for 1800 or so after about 4 hours of play.

Please don't get me wrong...the cards were good and the runouts came according to the plan. I've had nights like that before, but I've never been able to extract so much money out of a single game. I knew where I was at (most of the time) and didn't get too shaken when I had the worst of it. You guys are doing a great job! I made 1500 in 4 hours and I've never done anything like that before. I know it doesn't always go that way and that I have a ton more to learn. But I'm really excited to continue down this path.

Thanks guys!


  • Bart HansonBart Hanson Posts: 6,219Administrator, LeadPro
    Sweet congrats! I am going to give you a shoutout on the podcast this week.. Bart
  • dpbuckdpbuck Posts: 2,067Subscriber
    HIGH-FIVE @kylewoodpro! Keep it up. And don't be a stranger here in the forums or on Slack...
  • drew5harkdrew5hark Posts: 580Subscriber
    Fantastic !!!
  • KiLeeKiLee Posts: 266Pro
    Awesome! Happy for you.
  • neverlearn2neverlearn2 Posts: 2,862Subscriber
    Get on slack and join NL strategy. Your gonna get answers for quick line checks and stratgey.

    The forums are much better for analysis though.

    But be weary of Low content swamp cause it could be a very negative.

    Thanked by 1Bart Hanson
  • kylewoodprokylewoodpro Posts: 2Subscriber
    Thanks for the advice. I actually have quite a few more generalized questions.
    First, are we talking about slack.com-where work happens?
    Also, my online game is nowhere near as successful as the live game. I'm just using it for practice, but even at .2/.5 I'm losing. I figure something like 5 BB/hr. No big deal; but wondering if I was just crazy lucky in live or if the games are just that different. (I know there's more hands and it's faster etc.) Am I playing badly (probably yes) OR is the the online cash strategy a little different. Is there a better place to play than ignition if I'm not in New Jersey?

    I know it's probably not appropriate to post these questions here...where should I go with these questions? Again, somewhat new to forums and don't want to be shamed for lack of etiquette.
  • dpbuckdpbuck Posts: 2,067Subscriber
    CLP Slack: http://www.crushlivepoker.com/slack

    As for online/live comparisons, common agreement is that 25NL online equates to 1/2 live, 50NL online equates to about 2/5 live, and 100NL online equates to about 5/10 live (in terms of skill level). So if you're just getting back into the game, playing 1/3 live, then you are probably playing one level too high online.
    Thanked by 1Fuzzypup
  • FuzzypupFuzzypup Posts: 2,614Subscriber
    Glad you did well.

    Don't get attached to winning though. Variance is a bitch.
    For example it is not uncommon to go on a 40,000 hand downswing online. That's ~1200 hours live.
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