Saturday, December 8, 2007

Cake Challenge - Austin

New link for my spreadsheet up on Edit Grid.

Nothing new really going on with me, but I'll probably play a bit tonight hoping to crack the $100 mark that has been eluding me as of late.


Sushi Cowboy said...

Dude, you're trending East and we need to get you heading North instead.

I dug through some of your HHs and you had some coolers like flopped top two AK versus bottom set. Ouch, no one is getting away from that.

Don't know what you had on all of those hands since some are mucked but one thing that I noticed was maybe tighten up your pre-flop hand selection? I saw a 7Tos, A8os, K9os, etc. I think maybe coming in with marginal holdings is holding back your bankroll growth?

Austin said...

It's very possible. I think I also am not playing up to my potential because I'm impatient online. When we play TNP, I tend to nit up quite a bit and only play the hands I feel are correct in playing. When I play online it's a completely different story and I'm not quite sure why. After you mentioned this I did tighten up quite a bit and aside from two hands in which I had quite a bit of the flop, I managed to play much better. I'll try it again tonight and hopefully move upwards instead of east :).

Sushi Cowboy said...

Multitabling is my solution to boredom. When you are busy running from table to table it gives you enough stuff to do that you don't have as much time to play crappy hands.

Austin said...

Oddly enough I do 2-3 tables generally speaking. I still get bored though as it seems I've been getting a lot of not very good cards as of late. I haven't had a pocket pair above JJ in quite a while and that was just once. With the amount of hands I play, I should see something more often, but sometimes it just doesn't happen.

I just need to learn patience more than anything else. I think I actually do much better when I do the Ryan method of one table while I do something else, but that just seems incredibly slow to me. I think I just need to get used to it. It's probably because there isn't banter going on at the table like there is when we all play together.

Sushi Cowboy said...

Just remember that folding a bad hand for 4 cents (or more if raised) is the worth the same as money you pull in from a pot. Actually it is worth even more since it isn't raked. You are making money by folding marginal hands in the first place and not losing big pots when you are dominated saves you even more money.

If multi-tasking instead of multi-tabling is what works for you then go for it.