Friday, November 27, 2009

I'm scared....

To make a positive post as I'm now up 14 buy-ins over 1500 hands since my whine post. More later on what I'm doing that I feel has resulted in this positive swing (besides running hotter than Mercury).

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bitch post for the win....

Gorged myself on a Thanksgiving feast, drank a $hit load of Sam Adams Winter, passed out for 3 hours, got home, bit hungover, win 4 buy-ins in 585 hands. Easy game.

err...make that 5.5 buy-ins.

Why am I freaking out at 25NL???

Seriously...why? I'm only down just 4 buy-ins over 11k hands this month and I have 25 buy-ins for the level still.

Yet it feels like if you want to flop a set, just play against me. You can crack my KK and AA all day long.

I can do this. I will do this. You wait and see.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Maybe this hand finally changes my luck at 25NL?

I love my play here and I'll fill you in on why tomorrow.

BTW - in this hand below, 2 donkeys and the villain who is a thinkin and relatively tough tagsish type (24/14 >295h).

Another quick stat, I've switched skins to UB for aesthetic purposes (cleaner than UB) with a better "classic" table layout for 4-8 tabling). Anyways made the switch a few days back.

Here is how I'm running:

25NL: 3817 hands = -8.22 BB/100 (in HEM BB/100 = PTBB)
10NL: 2672 hands = +21.15 BB/100

I can only think it is a mental thing about "running bad." I guess I could whine about top set of Aces getting beat by a guy not giving up a J3s and getting runner runner for a flush for 180bbs or losing to 53 vs AA on a K93 flop where he turned two pair but I won't. I've sucked out my own a fair number of times.

So I'm taking a different approach. Playing one table of 25nl and 3 of 10NL as I implement some changes to my cbetting strategy. More on that on a later date.

Anyways, back to the hand that really swung my night at my 25NL table:

Absolute Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 384637

The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (MP): $32.81

CO: $15.98

BTN: $18.74

SB: $49.99

BB: $20.86

UTG: $77.99

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP with K of diamonds Q of diamonds

UTG raises to $0.85, Hero calls $0.85, 2 folds, SB calls $0.75, BB calls $0.60

Flop: ($3.40) J of clubs 9 of clubs 8 of spades (4 players)

SB checks, BB checks, UTG bets $1.70, Hero calls $1.70, SB calls $1.70, BB calls $1.70

Turn: ($10.20) 9 of diamonds (4 players)

SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $5.70, SB folds, BB folds, UTG calls $5.70

River: ($21.60) 3 of diamonds (2 players)

UTG checks, Hero bets $17.10, UTG folds

Final Pot: $21.60

Hero wins $20.52

(Rake: $1.08)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Using image and metagame to your advantage

A couple hands earlier I turned a flush against this villain on a KKxAx board and value owned him on the river.

This hand came up about 3 hands later:

Absolute Poker $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 383307

The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $25.44

SB: $11.19

BB: $7.35

UTG: $10.02

MP: $20.74

CO: $5.45

Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with 3 of diamonds A of spades

1 fold, MP calls $0.10, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, MP calls $0.35

Flop: ($1.05) T of hearts 5 of diamonds 9 of spades (2 players)

MP checks, Hero bets $0.60, MP calls $0.60

Turn: ($2.25) 2 of clubs (2 players)

MP checks, Hero checks

River: ($2.25) 4 of diamonds (2 players)

MP bets $2.25, Hero raises to $24.39 all in, MP calls $17.44 all in

Final Pot: $41.63

Hero shows 3 of diamonds A of spades (Straight, ace to five)

MP mucks 9 of clubs K of hearts

Hero wins $39.55

(Rake: $2.08)


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Major Improvements to Absolute Poker Lobby....

AP has finally joined the big boys in terms of lobby filters and organization. All I gotta say is about fricken' time! Can finally filter to one specific game size or range (i.e. 10NL) plus some additional nice filters such as % of players to preflop (0-25%, 25-50%, etc). Also the ability to filter out 72 tables, jackpot tales, etc.

If you haven't signed up for Absolute Poker or Ultimate Bet, make sure to sign up for RakeBack through me for a nice 30% rate.

If you do have an account there, go ahead and check it out. I'm glad to see them finally making some much needed improvements.