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."
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.
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.