Friday, 1 October 2010

No Poker Friday's

This weekend most likely will be a write off, hopefully not. Skillgambler's doing a 100k hands + profit at 10/20 this month, I think he's got $6.5k of action. He's going to stroll through this, this is a even better hustle than La Peste's 30k in a month bet.

- Chris

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Video Blog 3

Enjoying the catchy titles? Well I'm pretty knackered so hopefully it doesn't come off as too confused this video. Poker's one long break even stretch this week, which is always annoying, I feel I'm playing well although my volume hasn't been great.

- Chris

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Video Blog 2

I'm still making that weird kissing sound a bit, fortunately not as much. I think the play is debatable in all the hands and I'm still pondering if I think my lines were best.

- Chris

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Frustrating Day

This is going to be quick since I'm knackered. I played a good long morning session for +900, had a break and went to the pub to meet up with some friends. I came back at 11 ish so I could continue my good work ethic, and promptly dropped 150 bets at 5/10. I suppose its the way of poker, its been difficult to get motivate the last two days but hopefully it will get easier as the week progresses.

Truly weird hand

I haven't played much FR in a long time but the 10/20 games are pretty good so I'll probably be playing them a fair amount. I think my play here is pretty fucking bad, i should of 3-bet the turn. I do however like the river c/r fold. Pf is very marginal MP and CO are both terrible, BTN seems OK.

PokerStars Limit Hold'em, $20.00 BB (9 handed)

Preflop: SoSo is BB with 7, 7 3 folds, MP2 raises, 1 fold, CO 3-bets, Button caps, 1 fold, SoSo calls, MP2 calls, CO calls

Flop: (16.5 SB) K, 7, J (4 players) SoSo checks, MP2 checks, CO checks, Button checks

Turn: (8.25 BB) 6 (4 players)SoSo bets, MP2 calls, 1 fold, Button raises, SoSo calls, MP2 calls

River: (14.25 BB) 2 (3 players) SoSo checks, MP2 checks, Button bets,SoSo raises, 1 fold, Button 3-bets,SoSo folds

- Chris

Monday, 27 September 2010

First Video Blog

Well this really weird, it zooms in and out occasionally. Hopefully I'll soon get better at posting these and improving the quality. Sorry about the weird kissing noise I never realised I make I'll try and stop that in future videos.

- Chris

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