Archive for June, 2009

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Reads are important. That’s some of the problem of multitabling too much. You miss some hands that go down when you’re not involved and have to rely on stats. Here villain is 58/11/6/32, but more importantly I noted him earlier betting a draw hard once and trying to bluff someone off in another hand. Otherwise, […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

This is pretty bad. The pot is limped. Since I’m playing 6 tables I often opt to not raise medium pairs from the blinds if there are limpers ahead, but whenever I flop a set I get excited. Not only did I lose, but I had the 3rd best hand. And the weird thing is […]

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

One of the problems for me is that I play relatively short sessions, and the problem shows up in table selection. I search for high VPIP, high average pot size and avoid short stacks, but then I take whichever tables come available first. After a couple of orbits I start to get some stats/reads on […]

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I don’t know what these guys had that would cause the SB to 3 bet, then the BB to flat the 3 bet, but apparently my small 4 bet was too scary. It’s the reason that I’ve started 4 betting AK small as well. It’s nice when you have a 4 way pot and you […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Too busy to play much poker lately, but I got in a short session this morning. Still playing 3x25nl 6 max. Slowly starting to get a feel for the tables. The biggest thing at this level seems to be that people seem to feel that playing 60/4, 35/30, 25/5, or 8/8 are all fine. I […]

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

This is either funny, or weird. Still playing 3 tables of 25nl 6max. Slowly starting to get a feel for 6 max, and getting more into a flow. Here I’ve been at this table for around 50 hands. The player two to my right and I have chipped up a bit from a bad loose […]

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Tried 3 tables of $25nl 6 max for a change. Tables played very strangely. Had 3 players who would overbet the pot. One player seemed to settle down after the player beside him left the table; the player beside more than a few times shoved almost his entire stack in on the flop. The third […]

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

This is why I can’t get 25nl to a positive bb/100. 🙁 Very card dead playing 6x25nl, didn’t catch flops, only won when I double barrelled. Was careful with aggression after the previous session. Raised AK from mid, got re-raised by a 43/30 short stack so I put him in, and his 88 wins. Finally […]

Monday, June 8th, 2009

It’s summery, and the sun rises earlier and earlier. I’m not often up before the sun, but today I was up a bit early and had 45 minutes before I needed to leave for work and decided to play some 8x25nl. As expected, mostly European players but oddly enough there were a lot of busy […]

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I should still watch more carefully. Opponent is relatively new to the table, but he’s seemed to be on the loose side, and, this is a 50bb minimum table, and he’s bought in for the minimum, implying a bad player. I fire a second barrel thinking that the flop is so dry that maybe he […]

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Last night I decided there isn’t enough of a difference between 10nl and 25nl for me with the amount and variety of experience that I have with these two levels. I shouldn’t have such a wide gap in terms of how many tables I play at each level. At 10nl I’ve been playing 12+, so […]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Just some notes from a 12x10nl session: Pay attention to the HUD! I 3-bet/5betshoved AK from the SB into a player who was a nit and had raised from the CO. As soon as I hit the shove was when I actually looked at his stats. Too late. Pay attention to the table! I 3-bet/shoved […]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

From my previous post: “Third hand, same guy, AA UTG, raising slightly less looking for some action. He flats. Flop is not very good, hits his range much much more than mine, but I opt to bet in case he’s missed as well. If I get raised, I’m done with the hand. He flats, so […]