Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Making Friends at the table

Was talking to a guy I play a lot at the table but I've never talked to him before.
I put a link for this blog on his PTR, we'll see if he drops me a line.

Turk, if you do make your way here, leave me an email, AIM, or skype user name in a comment and we can chat about some poker.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Goals

100k hands.
positive win rate

Thursday, April 1, 2010

not good enough to fold quads.

NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer Game#42035115770

Achaalia2 ($37.85)
Kfuse ($64.40)
sk1hr345 ($51)
Bigstud4 ($71.70)
xrisingsunx ($56.95)
Waterfall78 ($49.10)
poeli ($50)
UhemPlayer ($57.65)
MarioArteW ($47.55)

Achaalia2 posts (SB) $0.25
Kfuse posts (BB) $0.50

Dealt to UhemPlayer 4h  4c  
Bigstud4 raises to $1.75
fold, fold, fold, 
UhemPlayer calls $1.75
Achaalia2 calls $1.50

FLOP ($5.75) 2d  4d  4s  
Achaalia2 checks
Bigstud4 bets $4.50
UhemPlayer calls $4.50
Achaalia2 folds

TURN ($14.75) 2d  4d  4s  5d  
Bigstud4 bets $7.75
UhemPlayer calls $7.75

RIVER ($30.25) 2d  4d  4s  5d  3d  
Bigstud4 bets $57.70 (AI)
UhemPlayer calls $43.65 (AI)

UhemPlayer shows 4h  4c  
(Pre 19%, Flop 99.8%, Turn 97.7%)

Bigstud4 shows Ad  As  
(Pre 81%, Flop 0.2%, Turn 2.3%)

Bigstud4 wins $114

the one thing I can take away from this hand is that I didn't tilt from it.  not in the least.  I went on to finish my session and ended up making around 5BB/100.  50nl isn't as scary as I had made it out to be, there are still plenty of people that play so "standard."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 2010

March was my best month so far.

volume was solid.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 6th, 2009

Saturday, I visited with family, and by time all was said and done, I had no energy to play poker.  So, I didn't.
Today, I played about 3 hours total and got in 614 hands.
+$127.95 --- 41.68 BB/100

I didn't really hit my hand volume, but I'm fine with that if I'm going to make 5 buy-ins in a short session.  I ran pretty much right at $EV (123.66), so it's not like I won just because I ran hot.

I have really been getting into sitting HU at a FR table and playing the person heads-up for as long as possible, or until someone else shows up.  When another player shows up, I don't leave if they are a fish, but playing short handed with a fish and a reg seems really +EV.  Most regs just don't adjust well to short handed situations.

Also, it's really funny how fish seem to be magnets for other fish, and soon the table is full of me, another reg or two and 6-7 fish.  Obviously, this is a good situation if at or above EV.

this was a fun hand from the session:

NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer Game#36352081968

UhemPlayer ($40.55)
gremlyn557 ($25.45)

gremlyn557 posts (SB) $0.10
UhemPlayer posts (BB) $0.25

Dealt to UhemPlayer 4d  3d

gremlyn557 raises to $0.75
UhemPlayer calls $0.50

FLOP ($1.50) Ad  7d  Jd
UhemPlayer bets $1.25
gremlyn557 calls $1.25

TURN ($4) Ad  7d  Jd  2h
UhemPlayer bets $3.25
gremlyn557 calls $3.25

RIVER ($10.50) Ad  7d  Jd  2h  6c
UhemPlayer bets $7
gremlyn557 calls $7

UhemPlayer shows 4d  3d
(Pre 40%, Flop 96.2%, Turn 100.0%)

gremlyn557 shows Qc  Ah
(Pre 60%, Flop 3.8%, Turn 0.0%)

UhemPlayer wins $23.50

Saturday, December 5, 2009

December 4th, 2009

2105 hands today.

EV BB/100 = 4.15
actual = 0.90

Hope I run hotter tomorrow.

Friday, December 4, 2009

December Goals

December Goals:

Play 40K hands.
run somewhere around 15/12 and 5BB/100
Move to 50nl.

I wasn't able to play the first 2 days of December because of work at Gov't TV going super late.
Although, during those days, I was able to do a good deal of reading and review, and that's important.

I talked to Greg from 2p2 and he gave me a couple of "test" questions that had to do with value betting and iso raises.  It seems like I failed at the time, but I feel like a lot of that was because I was unable to effectively communicate what I was trying to say.  I kept over thinking the situations.

The thing though, is that even though I "failed" the questions, the discussion got me thinking about some of the spots where I can extract just a little bit more value here and there.  The great thing about poker is that a few extra big blinds every couple of orbits can dramatically increase one's win-rate, that's why Blind Stealing is such an important aspect in a winning players game.

During my session on 12-3 I was actively talking out my decisions out loud so that I could begin to start communicating my thought process to myself and others more easily when I talk about hands later.

December 3rd, 653 hands.