Archive for the '$ 50nl FR' Category

Time to grind up a roll again?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Today being a holiday I thought I’d finally give the ring games a go since I can play earlier and there might be more action with European players on. So I start up Stars, find that there are a few high VPIP $50 tables and I try to get on four. And then I’m caught […]

Almost breakeven session

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

First part of Take 2 completed, $5 earned. It’s hard to tell whether I’m playing well or not though.I’m jumping between $10nl FR and $25nl FR, plus it requires very few hands per day so I’m not getting much volume in. But I managed to get a solid hour in of 5 tables of $50nl […]

Take 2, again

Monday, April 11th, 2011

So much for my project of getting hands at $50nl FR. After running badly at the start I shifted to Rush Poker to try to re-establish some discipline. I’ve even gone to using the program Always on Top to cover my stack size to get me to focus on just playing well. I used the […]

Session Two: 408

Friday, April 1st, 2011

This one took almost twice as long, since I was watching a video I only played two tables. This is what happens when you run bad. That’s it for big hands, all losses. Sucked out on, then sucked out on again, then set mined and I tried to bet for thin value on the river […]

Session One: 204

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

First session. I’ve seen this guy at $100nl back when I was taking a one buyin shot. Back then I was only playing one table at a time and watching and checking each player pretty carefully. He’s showing as 36/16/20 over just a few hands. I take a risk, hoping to keep the fish in […]


Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Just wanted to muck around last night. Found one $50nl table that looked promising but I trapped myself first hand not raising AT after the button limped and the SB completed. Flop came Ace high and I check/called, turn is a 5 and check/called, river is a brick and I check/called, losing to his 55 […]

Sometimes, it’s a struggle

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Sometimes, it’s a struggle. Early Sunday evening, I decided that I want to play some poker. I sign up for a $2.20 180 turbo that are very easy to play; normally I don’t pay any attention until the blinds get to 50/100 or so. Then I realize that I have just over 210 FPPs so […]


Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Update, to update. I wanted to make a $200 redeposit on Stars to make a $50 bonus (1,000 VPPs in 30 days) available. But once again I couldn’t get a credit card to work so I tried Echecks. It worked, but I could only deposit $100 with my first use of Echecks so I end […]

Things of note

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

I’m at the point again where I’m playing more, which generates more poker thoughts, which generates more blog posts, which backlogs entries in the main blog so that the events mentioned in the main blog are behind what I write about here. ~ One of the things that I’m noticing is that I seem to […]


Sunday, October 24th, 2010

So I’m trying to focus on $50nl FR. Just 4 tabling. First hand, opponent is 32/16 with a postflop aggression frequency of 38, but only over 25 hands yet. Standard c-bet on a mono flop, but I think I should bet the turn as well? Because it’s mono and because it’s otherwise dry and I […]


Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Not much to report, but I should at least keep tracking things. Two more sessions of 2 tables, full buyin at $100nl FR. Up $10, then another $8 making my bb/100 something like 1.2 or 1.4 over 1,200 hands or so. One of the interesting things is the very clear delineation between multi-tabling regs and […]


Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Had 45 minutes so I quickly tried to start up 8 tables of 50nl, but it’s hard to find ones that aren’t full of nits so I got on the wait list for some 25nl as well. Ended up with 6 x 50 and 2 x 25. Ended up -17.44bb/100 on the 25s, and +22.29bb/100 […]


Friday, November 13th, 2009

Short session of 7 or 6 tables of 50nl FR. Only 167 hands; first table was pot limit, which I try to avoid, but in 31 hands I played none. Talk about playing tight. Lost $2.25 just paying the blinds in 31 hands. On the others I played 16/13, or 13.5/10.4 overall. EV exactly the […]

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Meh, 365 hands of 5 x 50nl, 9.8/7.6. Just wasn’t getting cards at the right times. Biggest loss; getting slowplayed by AA against my AK raise UTG. Bet two streets after an Ace high flop because he was passive, then paid off his river bet. Biggest win was getting 3 streets from a calling station […]

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Heh, 66 minute session of 5 x 50nl FR, up $ 0.45. 290 hands, 14.6/7.3, a little more passive than normal because I got a number of small pairs behind a preflop raise, but the only set I hit was my open raise from mid with 77, but the flop was dry (Q72)except for a […]

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

A small 2 table session of $50nl FR, then another a couple of days later. I’m not liking the way that I played as I gave waaaay too much credit to the players. Many of the players were very TAG which is part of the reason that I give them too much credit, and in […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]