Sunday, 26 September 2010

Weekend games and the approaching Monday.

Whilst I've played only a relatively small amount today as I'm not at home and on my laptop. The quality of weekend games has more than made up for it. I've played maybe 2k today for a +~1.4k day. Since im on my laptop I'm not sure exactly what the current score is, but its probably a bit over +3k, with some fpps thrown in I'll consider this as roughly on pace. Next week i plan on forging ahead in a big way, murdering the games.

Mondays, dreaded Mondays. I fucking hate Mondays. The games tomorrow are guaranteed to be awful its going to be brutal line-ups in every game, the 5-10 becomes close to unplayable. Yet i'm still going to play as long as people play 22/18 in the modern game i can exploit them, hell i think 30/20 is profitable to play against. Sure stats don't mean everything, but they mean sufficient amount in SSSH. It is important in these ugly line-ups to play less tables. I mostly 6 or 7 table from 3/6 - 10/20, in tougher line-ups its important to play less, mostly i'll be playing 4 tables.

There are some good sides to playing in games with good players, money is not one of them, when playing more against the tougher regs i can get there tendencies nailed down relatively quickly which i can reapply when facing them in other games. Also you frequently get mid-high regs (>50/100) dropping down to 5/10 to find games, playing against better players does improve your game and its always nice to get stats on them for when taking shots later on. This can be a cheap education.

Perceived Fold Equity

SB is 27/18/36/1.4

PokerStars Limit Hold'em, $10.00 BB (5 handed)

Preflop: SoSo is UTG with 8, 7 SoSo raises, 2 folds, SB calls, BB calls

Flop: (6 SB) A, 3, K (3 players) SB checks, BB checks, SoSo bets, SB calls, 1 fold

Turn: (4 BB) J (2 players) SB checks, SoSo checks

I feel when he flats this flop he has gutters QJ/JT/Ax/Kx, its important to note that some pairs he'll cold-call are halved by me having the 87. I see a lot of people endlessly barrel draws with like too no fold equity. most of the time betting is the best option as you have good actual equity anyway so you don't need many folds. Here I feel I'm getting no folds and possibly check raised.

Drilling home the value of a hand

Villain is 27/22/41/2.4

PokerStars Limit Hold'em, $6.00 BB (6 handed)

Preflop: SoSo is Button with A, 3 3 folds, SoSo raises, 1 fold, BB 3-bets, SoSo calls

Flop: (6.33333 SB) A, 5, 9(2 players) BB bets, SoSo calls

Turn: (4.16667 BB) 4 (2 players) BB bets, SoSo calls

I frequently see people raise this turn, and it can never really be bad seeing as I've got a ton of outs if behind and am quite possibly ahead. However we do get into the problem of folding worse hands he may barrel (which have little to no outs) and being called down by bigger aces, as such i prefer calling down.

I'm going to make my first video tomorrow, hopefully it will make a interesting post i'm not exactly sure what its going to be about. Maybe something about playing in tougher games and shifting styles in order to adjust to games. Seeing as the games will be grim tomorrow.

- Chris

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