Archive for the 'General poker strategy' Category

$25nl 6max Zoom review

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Up to 7,600 hands now at $25nl Zoom. Time for some hand review in here. One of the versions of hand review for me is to only pull out the largest big losses. So, here’s the ones over 80 bbs so far, in order of occurrence. I haven’t looked at them all yet. So, first […]

Starting $25nl 6 max Zoom

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Interesting hand, at least for me. I’ve started playing some $25NL 6 max Zoom. The first couple of sessions I felt like when I’ve played $50NL and $100NL full ring cash in the past; worried, afraid that I’m out of my skill level and comfort zone. That’ll happen after not being a reg for a […]

Worst hand wins

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Happens all the time. Best hand preflop loses to two or more other hands. A pair of Aces will win less and less often the more other hands you’re up against. But, this one is painful. I re-raise poorly preflop intentionally to try to get the bad players in. On the other hand, I give […]

Playing against Quad Aces

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

I’m still thinking about the hand that I posted in the last entry, and I don’t know why, so I’ll write about it, see if that works it out of me. From my opponent’s perspective, the 3 bet from the blind at 6max doesn’t necessarily mean a lot. Even tight players know that aggression is […]

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

After a month and a half I’m still on my $10 6 max Zoom project. I guess eventually I should move up to $25nl. I’ve got the bankroll, I had the bankroll for that when I started, but I kind of like this training ground. My non-showdown line is flattening slightly; I’m firing slightly more […]

Things for further consideration

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Even though I wrote about patience and playing like an automaton in the previous post, my game always changes. I change. Some days I’m more attentive, or less attentive, happier, or less happy. And there are always things to look at, to see if I can find out where I’m playing sub-optimally and to look […]


Saturday, January 25th, 2014

I’ve tried various mantras while playing Zoom poker on PokerStars. Focus Don’t get upset Pay attention to stats Breathe But maybe this one is the answer: Patience It started with telling myself to wait, knowing that besides getting bad runs of cards or situations or players or suckouts that eventually things will turn around and […]

Controlling Zoom Tilt

Friday, March 29th, 2013

After thinking that I figured out how to manage my Zoom Tilt, I played another 18,000 hands or so of 0.01/0.02 PLO. Had a nice run up, then fell off. But by the time I got around 18,000 hands again I had recovered. So, next project; take the learning to another level. But PLO is […]