Archive for August, 2010


Monday, August 23rd, 2010

So for the first time since early June I played more than 200 hands on Stars. This is after a massive spew session playing Rush yesterday. I accumulated some frustrations playing too much at this always frustrating level and gave up about 3 buyins after being up early on. I can blame some spew on […]


Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I have to look at this one ’cause I don’t know why he doesn’t call this. Flop pot is 0.75, he bets .50, I call. On the turn the pot is 1.75, he bets .95, I raise to 1.90, he raises to 5.00. Pot is now 8.65, to call I have to put in 2.20 […]

Rush poker; play like a bot

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

A while back I made a conscious change in my Rush Poker game. I know that I’m better than most players at $10nl Rush simply because 1) my total bankroll of winnings would allow me to play, eh, maybe $50nl Rush if I wanted to, but I don’t have a lot of the bankroll on […]


Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

This happens when you’re not paying attention. I raise KK, then look back to see “all in”. I assume that I’ve bet into a short stack who has shoved so I call. Then when I look back at this table as the flop comes I wonder why I have no chips left. My first thought […]

You can’t do that when you’re deep!

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

You can’t do that when you’re deep! Awful flop for overpairs, but still, I don’t like his 3 bet on the flop. I’ve got 48 hands on him so if he uses a tracker then he has the equivalent on me, but I’m not overly aggressive postflop other than continuation betting. This deep, I think […]


Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Always gotta post the interesting ones. Almost no hands, but he does know how to 3 bet. I flat because no matter what his style I’m way ahead of his 3 bet range. Yucky flop, but if he’s got AK I’m ahead so I just call. Yuckier turn, but it still could be a medium […]

Rush stats

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Some very general observations from $10nl FR Rush as I start to grind it again: Somewhere there’s got to be a bot strategy floating around for 40 bb stacks, or, these are actual bots, ’cause I run across this particular type of player all the time. Characterized by: Weird stats of 12/11 with steal of […]


Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Rush again. Again just posting the weird hands. Not many hands on this guy, I figure QTs is good enough for an iso-raise from the button. He calls. I flop top pair, he check/calls. Ace comes but gives me a flush draw so I bet again and he calls. If he paired the ten or […]


Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Still more Rush. Maybe I’m actually gearing up to play poker again. SB is aggressive but I only have like 8 hands so far on him. AQ is ahead of his raising range and it’s vulnerable so I 3 bet. But is AQ ahead of his 4 bet range? Next hand, this isn’t a great […]


Monday, August 9th, 2010

So I’m actually playing some poker during the past few days, though it’s pretty much all still Rush poker. The convenience just hooks me. Actually getting close to earning the $100 target that I set before moving to $25nl, but I dunno; it’s like it’s not real so I don’t feel as if I’m keeping […]


Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Not much playing, not much mental focus. I did donk a $2.20 180 seat turbo. Took 1.5 hours or something, most of which I played while re-typing something that needed to be done. Finished second for $74. Sadly, that’s like my biggest poker accomplishment of the summer. But I had to post this hand. I’ve […]