And all is right in the world. Despite a brutal evening of poker, I'm feeling refreshed and excited about my prospects in poker.
The reason being is that I absolutely know that I am playing very good poker right now. I'm identifying the type of villian very quickly and using this to exploit them for big gains. Take out a couple of very unfortunate hands and I'm looking at a very very strong bb/100 rate.
Whereas last week, I struggled immensley with the 54/45/3 bully. I am now exploiting their aggression through a variety of means for maximum value (slowplaying big hands, calling down lightly with 2nd pair type hands when I have a good read, 3betting and 4betting light with hands that aren't dominated (suited connectors under 10 for example). Now when I see a bully, I see opportunity instead of seeing a tough session.
The TOURIST was still causing me some minor issues last night. The Tourist is your 45/8/1-2 player, the callstation. I cbet too often and got called down very lighly by these douchebags. They're the ones hitting their 2 and 3 outters on the river. Just have to be a little more careful when scare cards come and practice more pot control, less greed.
My favorite player to play against is the DRUNK. The 80/20/5 type of player. Overplays all marginal hands. Just can crush these guys.
Anyways, that's a sneak peek into what I'm working on. A lot of it is based on what I have learned from a recent CardRunners video. Basic stuff that goes a long, long ways.
That is all.