Archive for the 'Micro level poker' Category

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 […]

Zoom/Rush poker tilt

Monday, March 18th, 2013

I’m slowly starting to figure out some things about about how I tilt at Zoom/Rush poker. There are a number of triggers, and they often seem to occur in this order before I start feeling the affects: A good suckout, usually on the river, when we’re all in or I can’t fold the river A […]

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 […]

Failing Zoom Poker

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

I haven’t posted much recently for two reasons. First, one of my locations has developed a very bad connection to the IP of my site, so bad that I can’t log in because it times out. This has been going on for a month and there doesn’t seem to be an improvement in the forseeable […]

Zoom Poker, coming to PokerStars

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I’m not the only one who’s missing Rush Poker, that invention of Full Tilt that died with the death of Tilt shortly after April 15, 2011; Black Friday. But PokerStars has been threatening us with a “fast moving ring game” for a while now, and it’s out in test form. It’s called Zoom Poker. Right […]

Remembering how to play $10nl

Monday, January 9th, 2012

I noted in my Daily Grind that I felt as if I’ve forgotten how to play $10nl, especially 6 max. I want to spend some time in here going over some of the things that I seem to have forgotten how to adjust for. Players call 1, 2, even 3 streets with any pair, and […]