Archive for May, 2009

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Don’t you hate it when you have the right read, then click the wrong button? 🙁 Opponent is 26/6; loose, not usually aggressive. I opt to 3 bet AK from the SB. He shoves, I figure AA/KK, I want to take some time before folding so I finish typing a note on another player, and […]

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Nearing the end of May I’ve about completed 4 months of multitable grinding. So there I sit. Still with a negative bb/100 at 25nl, though that’s somewhat offset by the positive in 25pl. Note the W$SD for 25nl is lowest, an indication of how I’ve run poorly at that level. VPIP/PFR are about the same […]

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

A few notes to add: My PokerStars bankroll alone has made it to the $1,000 level. This still from my original $50 deposit. It’s taken a while, mainly because I don’t play enough. My overall bankroll went through this milestone a while back, and then activated some doomswitch because I soon hit a downswing after […]

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

This is tough, but the more I look closer at his stats, the more I should have probably not even cbet and been willing to give this up earlier. He’s tight and not particularly aggressive postflop except when he’s the one raising. Open calls infrequently. Does steal some and has 3 bet once from the […]

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

So for the purpose of giving it a try, I tried 12x10nl today for an hour. A couple of things that I noticed. One is that having 12 tables increases my detachment simply because of the additional 2 tables calling for me. It wasn’t too difficult to keep up most of the time; I didn’t […]

Monday, May 18th, 2009

One thing to add to the previous post/day; I played another relatively short session of 6x25nl and got a little back, but the interesting situation was running across a platinum star on one table to my right. Apparently he was on 9 tables, but what a platinum star is doing playing $25 tables is something […]

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Well, I did it. I stopped my string of up sessions. Fortunately, at least, I downshifted from 6x25nl after realizing that I wasn’t on my game and being down 1 buyin, and then was only down another 2 buyins at 10x10nl. Coolered, by a minraiser Then later at the same table, against a 63/0 or […]

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Some players are beyond me. This is 50nl, minraise preflop, pretty easy call for me on the button. I flop the nuts. Short stack makes it easy for me to decide how to play it. Gutshot draw, 2 overs, backdoor flush draw, time to shove to double overbet the pot, I guess. ?? Then on […]

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I know I’m cueing the doomswitch, but out of the last 11 sessions I’ve had only one down session. Mind you, the last one is only up 0.90, but it’s all good, and even the down session was only $2.50 or so down. No big up sessions. The only times I stacked anyone were shortish […]

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Started the day with 10 tables of $10. This against a person who donk bets 100% and is 58/21/19.9/53, betting 57% of flops, 60% of turns, and 14% of rivers. Plays out exactly as his stats indicate. This one; what a way to play Aces! From a 56/9/2.3/23 Don’t ask why I thought I was […]

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Preflop raiser is 13/10/3.5/27 over 168 hands, so TAG and aggressive postflop. Limp-caller donks the flop, I guess trying to see if anyone is scared of the two Queens. Raiser raises, and I tried to take some time rather than insta-calling. Because he’s aggressive and because we’re down to two on the turn, I opt […]

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

I liked my session last night. Didn’t end up ahead by too much, but my red line was way up. Over 200+ hands I only showed down 3 hands and only won one, but took down lots, and some fair sized ones, without showdown. ‘Course, it helps to run hot. I think I had AA […]

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Had a rough session at 50nl last night. Wasn’t getting cards but also wasn’t getting situations. Tried raising a couple limps in position, but either missed the flop with more than one caller or got my c-bet called and then was bet into. My red line must have been straight down, ’cause it took until […]

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Maybe it was inevitable, but given the frustration with multi-tabling 25nl, watching videos of higher buyin play, and having finished my silverstar goal, I took some stabs at $50nl. I have a 2 buyin stop loss, meaning if I lose $100 playing at 50nl, I stop. But I’m only playing one, two, or three tables […]