by PokerAnon ~ June 23rd, 2009. Filed under: $ 25nl 6 max.


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 the guy who won, played 30/11, typical fish style, but apparently is a Platinum Star?

So that hand, plus this one that I sucked out on. Fishy short stack snap shoves so I snap call, and suck out.

So, two badly played hands by me. That’s the reason why I don’t crush these beginner levels better than I do. Though, the last one is as often a flush draw or a weaker King as much as anything.

This last one is more interesting. Early position raise, min 3 bet from a short stack, which means little as I don’t care about him. But, in order to keep UTG interested, I just flat.

When early position raises, and again I don’t much care what the short stack does, I figure he’s got a hand so I shove, but unfortunately he folds. Maybe I should have paid attention to his bet size; exactly trying to get the short stack in. Maybe since the short stack doesn’t matter I could still just flat, and play heads up with Aces. Though, if I’d done that, it’s a nasty flop. Much easier to get it all in pre.

It’s worth noting that the reason that I was playing 6 tables is that lately I’ve tried doing what I considered; getting on 5 or 6 tables, playing tight (for 6 max) and basic for a couple of orbits and then waiting to see which are the poorest tables or positions and then leaving those ones. What happens sometimes is I feel that I’m handling the table overload okay, none of the 5 or 6 are obviously bad, and I’m not feeling pressured time-wise so I end up continuing with the 5 or 6. I think it’s detrimental to my bb/100 rate as it’s encouraging me to make snap decisions and make sloppy plays as above.

If and when I’m playing more tables, I have to make sure that I remember to take sufficient time when the hand and situation warrants it.

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