Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Small improvements

Played 725 hands today, 475 on Better poker 0.5/1 and 250 on RedStar 0.25/0.5. I'm showing signs of improvement but I still run really bad. Today I finished with profit but when you're losing with AA (1/2), AKo (4/8), AJs (0/3), ATs (1/4), A9 (0/13), JJ (1/4) you can't be very happy.

Usually I'm playing a weak TAG style, with vpip 18.5, pfr 11.5, af 1.6 over 30k hands on 0.5/1. Since I decided to start this blog and work on my game, I'm playing slightly better TAG style with stats 21.7/14/2.1 over 1.7k hands. I made a profit of 42BB (+2.4 BB/100) but I'm losing with AA, JJ and 99 and few other premium hands.

Here's one interesting hand from Better poker:

GAME #1252300276: Texas Hold'em L $0.50/$1 2008-11-04
Table Reynolds
kopper007: Post SB $0.25
HERO: Post BB $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HERO [Jh 9d]
raldesrutra: Fold
rokhaya: Call $0.50
kopper007: Call $0.25
HERO: Check
*** FLOP *** [Jc Jd Js]
kopper007: Bet $0.50
HERO: Call $0.50
rokhaya: Raise (NF) $1.00
kopper007: Call $0.50
HERO: Call $0.50
*** TURN *** [Qc]
kopper007: Check
HERO: Check
rokhaya: Check
*** RIVER *** [3d]
kopper007: Bet $1.00
HERO: Raise (NF) $2.00
rokhaya: Raise (NF) $3.00
kopper007: Call $2.00
HERO: Raise (NF) $4.00
rokhaya: Call $1.00
kopper007: Call $1.00
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $15.70 Rake $0.80
rokhaya: Shows [As 8h] -->maniac 86/14/1.8
kopper007: Shows [8c 8d] -->rock 13/5.6/0.9
HERO: wins $15.70

Thank you :)

Last month I played a few sessions on 0.5/1 and 1/2 FLHU but the rake is awful, 7-9 BB/100 so I decided I'll wait with my transition to HU until I can comfortably play at least 3/6. But these sessions helped me with my confidence when defending from the blinds. Since then, I'm folding BB only 30.6% and SB only 80%, compared to 55% and 89% in previous 65k hands. I'm still not stealing enough, only 28% but if I could raise that up to 40%, I bet my PT stats will be almost perfect.

Obviously, there's a really good FL player deep inside me, I just have to bring him with me to the tables every time I play.

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