Sunday, May 31, 2009

Uhm....make that ~19 buy-ins...

Took somebody for about 6.5 buy-ins. Sat at his table when he had $37 on a 10NL table. I proceeded to take that from him plus a few more buy-ins.

I was amazed he just kept on reloading. And I still think I missed some value in more than a few spots. It was fun playing deep like you see so often in training videos. Really does change game flow quite a bit.

Funny part is when he finally did quit me; he let me know that he was going to go play a "big" table and make it back because they play so aggressive up there.

He dropped down on a $1/2 table, proceeded to luckbox the first 5 hands for $50 profit and insta-quit his poor foe. He is the exception not the standard folks. I'm just glad he made it back; gives him more money to lose to me down the road.

Tripled the BR....15 buy-in day

I've absolutely crushed most of my 10NL HU opponents. (think only one actually took money off the table from me out of the 10 or so I played).

Combined with my 6max winnings for the day, I'm up about 15 buy-ins and tripled my BR in a single day.

And it's only 3:50 my time. Gonna ride the heat wave.

Experimenting with HU

Since FT shut down my rake account, I've been forced back to AP. While not thrilled to be playing there, they are one of the few sites with micro limit HU. So I've been playing a combination of HU and 6max.

Started with a whopping $75 deposit; I've more than doubled that roll today alone through solid play and running well.

My goal is to build the BR to allow me to play 50NL. Once that point has been reached, I'll make the move to Pokerstars to see if I can make platinum (platinum is good for approx 20% rakeback). I do not want to continue on AP as I think the BBJ, while allowing for a ton more fish to jump on the tables, is overall a ripoff in terms of rake.

We'll see. A LONG LONG ways to go.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bet Sizing

I'm amazed at how little attention I pay to this CRUCIAL part of the game. vitalMyth has an excellent leakfinder vid up on Cardrunners that I encourage everyone to check out.

I'm experimenting a ton with my game right now which is causing quite a bit of volatility. I'll try to post more as I learn more...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rebuilding s the BR

So I crushed my limit at FR during the month at a pace of approx 24 bb/100 over about 10k hands.

Took a withdrawal leaving myself about $250 online in order to purchase this:

HP HDX18t Premium Series customizable Notebook PC

* • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
* • Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)
* • 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M
* • 500GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
* • 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M - For DDR3 Memory
* • 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
* • Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
* • Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Fluid)
* • Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
* • 50% OFF!! HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner
* • Full Size Backlit Keyboard
* • 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

So now I'm playing on a bit of a thin roll at FT; I'm thinking I'm going to grind out a ton of micro-limit SNGs (9man - 180 man) just to see what kind of ROI% I can maintain as well as get myself back up to being properly rolled for 10 and 25NL. Should be interesting, I'll keep you all updated.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I'm Back.

Wordpress just didn't work out for me. Too complicated and since I now have a full-time job, time to go back to to the easy route, blogger.

Anyways, I love and hate the following play:

UTG is typical tag 26/20/3.1. UTG+1 is 43/30/8.2 and my image over 120 hands or so is 25/21/0.8.

So essentially I think my image is one where I'm only 3betting very strong hands. UTG calls me. 66-QQ is the range I put him on. This flop sucks but the only way I win is to fire right?

$0.05/$0.1 Deep No Limit Holdem
6 players
Converted at

UTG shill212 ($19.70)
UTG+1 balboa_rico ($7.33)
CO Hero ($14.20)
BTN evgew4kaplus ($17.50)
SB cL0Ne09 ($14.43)
BB reddog96 ($10.88)

Pre-flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Hero is CO

shill212 raises to $0.35, balboa_rico calls $0.35, Hero raises to $1.50, 3 folds, shill212 calls $1.15, balboa_rico folds

Flop: ($3.50, 2 players)
shill212 checks, Hero bets $2.10, shill212 folds

Final Pot: $3.50

Hero wins $5.37 ( won +$1.77 )
shill212 lost -$1.50
balboa_rico lost -$0.35