Archive for March, 2009

Back to positive bb/100

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Short session, after returning from a weekend away. 1st hand, 1st table, 3 bet AKs, 2 callers, A high flop, bet, get one caller, check turn for pot control, he makes a tiny bet which I think is stupid so I reraise, he folds. Later I see he’s 75/25/6, watch him make a 4BB raise […]

At least I’m swinging the other direction

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Two up sessions, even if my bb/100 overall is still negative One short session of 6 tables before dinner, one session of 4 after while playing on a 0.01/0.02 with a friend Up 1/2 a buyin in the first, 1/3 in the second + one stack when I open raised 33, got callers, 932 flop, […]

Still not pulling out of it

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Did two small sessions, one of 3 tables before dinner and one of 4 after. Down 1/2 a buyin in the first, up 0.50 in the second. Paid off a loose (VPIP 65) player who limp/called QJo, called down a T9 flop until his 8 hit on the river. I paid off his 1/3 pot […]

A new single day record,

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Down 4 buyins. My $25nl bb/100 is now negative overall for this project. Two instances of having a small pot hand hand myself (QQ overcards, QT in a button steal), but reading the opponent as playing a possible draw aggressively. In one case he had a set of 4s, the other QJ In another I […]

No last-hand-suckout this time

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Thought I would be up, but was down 0.40 Didn’t 3 bet pre w/JJ from SB. Opp was 19/19 and for some reason I thought that was reasonable. Maybe I just read the ratio and thought that was reasonable but I should have 3 bet pre. Instead he flops trip tens and I play WA/WB […]

Up, in spite of myself

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Sunday session mentally much better lost one stack to flopped set while set mining, preflop raiser ch/cl on QT3 board with FD, he had FD and gut shot, hit gut shot on turn with a J gained one stack much later w/AA vrs KK, we both hit sets Bad FP/slow play of AA. Mid raise, […]

Doomswitch activated

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

a 3 session Saturday. Sessions still around an hour in length First was only 4 tables as I tried to record a video for posterity plus to force myself to explain my thinking All three were not great sessions; all down a bit Ran into what seemed to be a lot of aggression; was 3 […]

Cue doomswitch

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Fifth up session in a row since the first session which was down Lost one stack to CO raise, I’m dealer with AK. 3-bet, 4bet, I shove, he calls with AA. As I recall he was relatively new to the table but seemed reasonable. It’s almost like blind/blind and we’re both ahead of the ranges […]

Suckout, to keep the winning streak alive

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

One 6x25nl session, third or fourth in a row up 🙂 As the last two tables were winding down, I was down something over $1 for the session. Then I picked up AJ in mid, called by BB, dangerous flop so I checked down until the river had KQJTx with a 3 flush. I had […]

Double date

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

short 3x$25, longer 6x$25 Short session was fine. No big hands, but all tables were up a few bbs due to steals/raising limpers. This may be a general target of mine; to be patient for big hands but try to steal/raise limpers and win small pots Full session won two stacks. First AA vrs AK, […]

On Sundays, I’m calling

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

later, 2nd session of 6x$25 Felt much more comfortable, though my VP$IP was down to 9, PFR 6 <- -I was playing like a nit and it didn’t even feel like it! Basically it was a lack of cards/situations. Always seemed to get too many limpers ahead or raises instead of limps. Was surprised to […]

Starting $25

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Had another good session of 8x$10, then next session suddenly decided to try $25, 6 tables Felt a little out of place Down one buyin but lost a stack with JJ to AA, both hitting a set on the flop and then a boat on the river Down 1/3 stack with JJ vrs AK all-in […]

$10nl x 8 tables

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Tried a session of 8 tables, +74bb/100. obv not sustainable, but not unmanageably frantic either. Played 17/14 or something, definitely looser and more aggressive than normal, how much was just the cards I don’t know. Red non-showdown line flattened a bit in this session, whether that’s due to players playing back due to the LAGier […]

Misuse of LAG read

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Made one weird play, flatting a raise w/99, then flatting a 3 bet from a 55/33 thinking there’s a good chance he’s squeezing. Flop comes T76 or something, and I donk into him. He calls, and another T comes. Turn goes ch/ch, river I check, he bets 1/3 pot, I call thinking he still might […]


Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Yesterday was not happy; too much anxiousness Today, kept getting donked into. Maybe partly because my stats were high on some tables; 32/24 and the like; 21/13 total for the session Made the mistake of c-betting w/low pair into three because I didn’t notice that I had 2 callers instead of 1; need to fix […]

Hello World, it’s March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

What’s happened is that I’m playing more poker, playing more regularly, playing more focused. Meanwhile, my philosophical meanderings continue, which is what my main blog has become. So I came up with the idea of creating a sub-blog, somewhere to keep only daily grind or daily play thoughts, in note form. In many ways, this […]