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Friday, October 22, 2010

Changing it up

I've gotten pretty sick of MTT variance lately, trying out something new. For the past few days I've been playing NL100 FR. Have had decent results so far but that could just be variance. I love the fast that in cash games I can start and quit a session whenever I want.
I'm going to start using a checklist to grade my performance in each session, I got it from "treat your poker like a business"

-How well you played overall
I played ok, tried out a lot of new things this session, stacked off in two spots with marginal hands that I should of folded. One where a guy c/r huge huge on a JJ3cc board nearly potted turn and overshoved Ac river. He is a reg so I couldn't really understand why he would do this for value, I called him down light planning on jamming river when he checked, talked myself into calling off and he showed 33, expensive lesson!

-Quality of your thinking
I don't think I thought through decisions very well overall, perhaps I shouldn't 24-table.

-Quality of decisions
heh, see above

-Number and size of mistakes
the above mentioned hand for over 100bb, and another similar hand where I had top pair and he had top set for 50bb. I also misclick folded QQ/JJ, that's a sign of my focus slipping, it onlt takes an instant to wait before clicking to insure you don't make these misclicks.

-Quality of focus
I stayed focused to the best of my ability throughout the 2 hour session.

-Length of time spent focused and playing well
Around 80 minutes

-Length of the session
120 minutes

-Ability to manage emotions, focus and thinking.
I did not tilt from frustation at all, not once. I got set over setted(he limp/called KK and led/3bjammed 8x pot)/ lost set

What would you do here?
Voebabas is 44/20
Federer1414 is 13/11

PokerStars Game #51509027798: Hold'em No Limit (€0.50/€1.00 EUR) - 2010/10/22 17:45:12 ET
Table 'Geminid III' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: voebabas (€266.95 in chips)
Seat 2: mysliwiec82 (€100 in chips)
Seat 4: kotkas1000 (€100.50 in chips)
Seat 5: Federer1414 (€125.60 in chips)
Seat 6: amedran (€113.25 in chips)
Seat 8: khanrava (€100.45 in chips)
Seat 9: iluv87 (€135.65 in chips)
kotkas1000: posts small blind €0.50
Federer1414: posts big blind €1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to khanrava [Kc Kd]
amedran: folds
khanrava: raises €2 to €3
iluv87: folds
voebabas: calls €3
mysliwiec82: folds
kotkas1000: folds
Federer1414: calls €2
*** FLOP *** [8c 6s Qc]
Federer1414: bets €6
khanrava: calls €6
voebabas: calls €6
*** TURN *** [8c 6s Qc] [4c]
Federer1414: checks
khanrava: checks
voebabas: bets €9
Federer1414: calls €9
khanrava: calls €9
*** RIVER *** [8c 6s Qc 4c] [7c]
Federer1414: checks
khanrava: bets €20
voebabas: raises €55 to €75
Federer1414: folds

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Had a frustrating day yesterday, didn't run well for the day. Did get to win a $109 sattelite to the $500 Friday Night Fight on FTP, the satt was soft tbh. Got lucky to win a flip and the rest was fairly simple. Once the FNF started I was astounded at how bad several of the players at my table was, one guy was openeing ~80% hands to anywhere between 12-20x. I ended up going out top pair
Mostly just frustrated that I had a table that amazingly soft in such a high buyin and didn't get to make use of it.
Oh well, just variance.. I'm running well today!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Meh day

Played a ton today, very happy with my play for almost everything. Played a few 320s that were far under the GTD's, bricked both but that's just variance.
Spent like 2.4k in buyins for the day, just finished 2nd in the 6m 20r on stars at the end of my session for something like 2.4k and a few other cashes so I ended up something like $200, lot better than being down 2k on a saturday!

Promising day

I feel like playing a ton of tables/tournaments today. Let you know how it goes!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

short day

Woke up in the evening after playing late last night. only played 4-5 tournies tonight, ended up getting 5th in the FTP $100 6max 30k guar for something like 1.6k, had the ChipLead most of the time from 120 to 7 players left, doubled a guy on the bubble shoving into his kings, and called a flop shove from a maniac at the final table, had top pair against two pair, GG.
Also bubbled the stars 150 6max yesterday for something like $2.5k, had the CL with 8 left, reshipped KQs bvb into ATo and he held, busted a short time later in 7th making a standard shove with 12bb. Playing through those shorthanded tournaments is a ton of fun! You get to play so much more poker than you do in a fullring tournament.

I'm off to workout for once!

Monday, May 24, 2010

my first tilted rambling

I just busted out in fifth in the sunday mulligan on ftp, had kings once during the FT and won 2bb with them. Solid few hours of just blinding down from 50bb to 10bb with trash hands no matter how I tried to accumulate or save chips, then losing 3 flips to bust. I played better and tried harder in this tournament than I ever have before, trying to make every single chip count and making reads based on each persons playing style.

Just wanted to point out that variance is variance, no matter how well you play, or how badly you want it, you can't change the way you run in any given situation or game.

Try to focus on how well you played, or if there was anything you could improve on so your next tournament can be played even better.

Don't let it crush you when you get sucked out on or lose a flip or get it in bad for some hugggeee pot, you're here to make the best possible decision you can at that time in each situation, you're not here to rungood so stop worrying about it.