Archive for April, 2010


Friday, April 30th, 2010

So I have managed to keep myself playing at $100nl, and maybe a good thing has happened? I successfully took my winnings down to $1. At some point I would have been negative but during the session I got to 3bet KK small from the SB against two bad short casual players who both called. […]


Monday, April 26th, 2010

Okay, so a few days ago I was enjoying this run at $100nl, now I’m becoming afraid to play. Two weeks ago I would have been afraid to play just because I’d never done it before. Now I’m afraid to play because I might lose, while at the same time I’m downplaying the ups from […]


Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Bad time to try to push off a player with a steal rate of 40% over 120 hands .. Better time to try to steal myself, 2nd hand a a new table. The guy was pretty nice about it though, he typed “lol, nh.” “nasty flop” and I apologized for my luck. Next hand I […]


Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Not a great day. Down about $90 in total. My “run good” runned out, it seems. This is an interesting hand because of my stack size. I considered 3 betting JJ from the blinds, squeezing in the process but two things stopped me. One is that squeezing kinda kills the value of a hand, and […]


Friday, April 23rd, 2010

This is how a LAGgy player gets action. When he bets the flop when I check, I snap call just because he could have anything. Then I get lucky. He is a casual LAG so I may have lost value on the river here, same villain. First big loss of the session. I make a […]


Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Some additional observations on $100FR so far: I’m enjoying this. I don’t feel rushed because it’s one table. I don’t feel pressured, both because it’s one table but also because I’m buying in for 60 bbs. I don’t feel outclassed, ’cause I see some questionable plays by some of the other players. I’m having fun […]


Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

One longer session that crossed tables. The first table had a couple casual losing players but they left so I looked for another. 98 hands, 9.3/6.2, steal of only 12.5 but on the first table I had a loose fish and no hands, and on the other I had few steal opportunities. PfPR of 4, […]


Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Two short sessions of $100nl FR, 134 hands, 13.5/11.3, steal 44%, PfPA 9.25, Agg 9, Agg% 75%, netting 2.16 bb/100. The last number in particular is pretty meaningless given the number of hands, but I’m happy with the others. I definitely scaled back on some activity, not open-raising 44 from UTG+1 in one situation and […]


Thursday, April 15th, 2010

No poker yesterday due to busy-ness, and very little the night before because Stars and HEM are not working together since the change of the tables/hand history writing of Stars. I probably had an up session that night anyway due to a player calling my EP PFR with AQs, and then check/calling all three streets […]


Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Another down session, but no stats or details as I’m at different computer than I use for poker. Lost about 80 bbs net. Hit a lot of sets, but didn’t get paid off for them. Flatted QQ behind a tight early position raise and gave up two small streets of value to KK Flatted QQ […]


Sunday, April 11th, 2010

452 hands, 6 tables of $25nl, 15.1/11.7, 5.0 PfPA, minus 17.26 bb/100, breaking my streak of 6 consecutive up sessions. I could feel my groove dissipating during the last session even though that one was only 80 hands while playing in a tourney with some friends. I stacked a nit with the nut straight; he […]

Opponent analysis

Friday, April 9th, 2010

So here’s a project. This player was playing very oddly. Mostly loose and passive preflop, but aggressive postflop. So I’ve collected up the hands that he played, in sequence, to take a look at how he’s thinking. First hand, I think his first at the table, First activity, I think. Next hand, he’s completing in […]


Friday, April 9th, 2010

14.08/12.9, 9.47, 14.08 bb/100, over 409 hands. It started out rough. I felt like I had too many tables running at first, and I was getting played back at quite a bit. The only thing that really saved the session was stacking one player mid-session, otherwise I’d have been down. This is different than the […]


Thursday, April 8th, 2010

4th session in a row where I finish up 80 bbs or more. It’s nice when I start to get into a groove. 5-7 tables, 399 hands, 19.0/12.7, again some fishy players that I limp or call to get in hands with them or the 19.0 would be lower, 5.85 PfPA, 31.18 bb/100. First hand […]


Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

357 hands over mostly 6 tables. Had 7 for a couple of minutes, but a couple of them broke down quickly. 14.9/9.7, 5.5 PfPA and 22.35 bb/100. Again, a few instances of passive calling when bad players who I suspect won’t fold to isoraises or c-bets are in the hand which stretches the VPIP/PFR gap […]


Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Runned pretty good; 425 hands on 6 tables, 18.2/10.9, PfPA of 9.54, plus 46 bb/100. Stats are a bit loose/passive, but on one table in particular there was a 79/10 fish that had a 300 bb stack when I sat down that I kept calling in position. Finally got some chips from them. I tend […]


Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Who 3 bets 44 from the blinds, and then flats a 4 bet? I 4 bet light because I expect him to fold everything except AA/KK, which I expect him to shove. If he flats I expect mostly AK or some other big Ace hand that he can’t release, or QQ/JJ. On the flop AA/QQ […]


Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Slowly getting comfortable with more tables again. Had 7 running for quite a while, with the 8th spot taken by the final table of a $2 tournament that a whole bunch of friends were playing in. Too bad I can never make these tournies. It’s interesting that I’m running much looser again than I was […]