Current total: $604.27
I have pretty well settled into .10-.20 now. I have totally changed my approach, and what I am doing now closely resembles real poker. I basically take my A game as the baseline approach, and make adjustments from there.
At the levels below I was instead taking a more bulk approach. I tried to basically play as many hands as I could, and play my premium hands super aggressive and let the fact that people will pay you off with lesser hands take it's course.
At these levels though, people simply fold a LOT more. It went from super passive to friggin tight in a hurry. I tried to run over the table at first but all I got were folds. Of course they would call me with the nuts or near nuts. So I started making adjustments and came to the lame conclusion that I had to actually play poker. This means value betting instead of value-shipping. It means laying down AQ preflop sometimes. It means paying attention to position, not just clicking the bet pot button, floating, check-raising, taking better notes etc. What a chore...lol.
Anyhow, I have a better feel but still am experiencing quite a bit of variance in my roll. It is however steady in its upward climb, so that is good. I have been taking an unusual amount of beats lately, but I have been rolling with the punches like a champ. I am more just aware of the beats than tilted by them. I have a bunch of hands to share now, I will just put some quick notes by the hands and let you guys take what you will from them. Comments always welcome, good, bad or indifferent.
Value called this maniac with AJ
I don't know what this dude had, but it shows the importance of not letting up on betting.
Value bet here. Should I have bet the turn though?
This is pretty hilarious how slow this guy played his monster hand.
I don't know what this guy thought he had, but I am glad I didn't chicken out.
Pretty fucking sick.
I wasn't going anywhere once I got that flop. (And I am pretty sure he wasn't either, regardless of the turn)
This is where staying aggressive pays off big. You will notice that I bet and raised at every possible opportunity.
This chump check-raises me all in on the flop, but I sniff him out and call with my overpair.
This guy has a short stack and was tossing it around. I bet my 2nd pair on the flop for value, get it in on the turn with the same thought. Friggin gutters..
This is a Ryan tribute hand. I had notes on this guy, and they read "Will check the nuts even on river looking to check raise" I rule. The turn club froze me, but when he checks the river I would normally bet out 100% of the time.
I play this guy a lot, and he hates me. I guess I don't hate his ship here, but with the nuts I am going nowhere.
This was my first hand at this table. Sometimes (never) it's just this easy.
Standard. This dude check calls the flop and turn with 2nd pair. What else could he do?? Fold?? :/
This fucking retard had JJ
This time I am the fucking retard with JJ. Winning the whole pot would have been nice..
Annoying but standard
I guess I was blinded by this guys screen name?
He didn't have much of a stack.
I make a huge check raise on the flop for all of this dudes chips. And it even worked! Not the out I was expecting though.
This is the final hand against that one guy that I had stacked twice already. I didn't do anything special, just that I had better hands to start with, and better hands on the flop. He left after this one..
I play this hand passively until I hit the nuts, then I pull the ol' check/minraise on this guy trying to either get him to reshove or to at least commit himself. He does so and calls the river value ship too.
This was sick, because I had this fucker on exactly KQ after he just flat called my preflop hammer and then led at that flop. I flat called because his bet left him with 6.10 left and I knew that if he had a Q he would fire at the turn, either shipping betting half his stack, which I can then min raise and he would be all in. Turn was sick, but I couldn't let them go. I get some decent reads occasionally online, but I try not to follow through too much on these types of reads because I think I will lose more by not just playing more straight forward.
I check min-raise here too, but I am hoping this guy has an A and will just ship when I do it. He does not oblige, so I just open ship the river instead which he calls with presumably an Ace but I don't know for sure.