Archive for the 'Poker aggression' Category

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 […]

Winning at Zoom poker

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

To win at Zoom or Rush poker I’ve always heard ‘play tight’. I’m normally a TAG player anyway so I didn’t think it was necessary to tighten up much more. But recently I took on a challenge. I was given a $25 stake to play 0.01/0.02 Zoom PLO. I’ve only been learning PLO and had […]

Using Rush Poker to develop discipline?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I’ve been running badly recently. This always starts to show at one site/one buyin level and then tends to spread with me to other sites and other buyin levels. It’s represented by hands like JJ, betting the low flop and turn after being checked to, but getting check/shoved on the turn by an 80bb stack. […]

Fighting harder at the poker table

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

You’re one of the better basketball/hockey/soccer players in your city league. You get a break and have one man to beat. One on one you know you can come up with a way to beat the guy in front of you 95% of the time. You think that he’s not awful, so you press a […]

Why bet/raise? Why call?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Why do we bet, or raise, or call? You are in the cutoff, one to the right of the dealer position. You are dealt AJ. Everyone folds to you. You raise. Why? Because you’re supposed to? Say that you dutifully raise and the player in the big blind calls. The flop comes Q52 and the […]

Poker; a grand game of Chicken

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Sometimes poker feels like a game of chicken. You raise preflop. He could 3 bet you with garbage with the plan to fold to a 4 bet. He could 3 bet because he’ll be out of position and has a hand but would rather take it down preflop. He could 3 bet because you have […]

Sticking your neck out

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

“Sticking your neck out” = Raising, especially preflop? I’ve always used this blog to track little thoughts that come into my head. Yesterday I was playing a form of poker that I haven’t played for a while. Often when I play something unfamiliar or that I haven’t played recently there’s more anxiousness and decisions aren’t […]

Why do we play overly conservatively?

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

What causes us to play too conservatively? We may have a standard TAG game or be somewhat LAG, but there are times where we just don’t play our normal game, where we find ourselves opting too frequently to check or fold or to passively call down rather than betting out or raising. Here are some […]