Sunday, 14 September 2008

Some weekend 100NL

I played 100NL for ~1000 hands today. Was doing actually quite well until the following hand:

This guy is a reg apparently. He's sitting at 4 of my tables and is quite TAGish and a bit more aggressive than the normal TAG that I've encountered but this is a small sample size. He seems to be quite competant. I'm obviously never shoving here without the Ks.

Poker Stars $0.50/$1.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official Hand History Converter

SB: $169.15
BB: $103.55
UTG: $83.65
UTG+1: $96.50
UTG+2: $68.55
MP1: $67.95
Hero (MP2): $107.40
CO: $57.20
BTN: $85.25

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is MP2 with K K
4 folds, Hero raises to $4, 3 folds, BB calls $3

Flop: ($8.50) Q 8 2 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $6, BB raises to $32, Hero raises to $103.40 all in, BB calls $67.55 all in

Turn: ($207.60) 3 (2 players - 2 are all in)

($207.60) 2 (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $207.60
BB shows 8 8 (a full house, Eights full of Deuces)
Hero mucks K K
BB wins $204.60
(Rake: $3.00)

I think I played this hand ok. His overbet looked a little bluffy I guess. Any comments would be appreciated.

I also found a nice 75/35/4 fish to beat up on. He was 2 seats to my left and kept betting every time I showed weakness. I think he was getting really tired of me running 30/20 due to catching cards and always having it. Here's a couple of hands with him:

Hand #1 I think this really pissed him off that he couldn't get me to fold middle pair. He basically has lol2cards and thinks he can push anyone around. I'm making smaller bets here sort of as a blocker/bluff inducer with the plan that I'm not folding unless a Q, K, or A hits. Keeps the pot a bit smaller, but might induce a bluff as well since he has to figure I don't have much, and he's right. So I'm playing as if I know that he knows what I have =P

Poker Stars $0.50/$1.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players
The Official Hand History Converter

MP1: $101.90
Hero (MP2): $119.30
CO: $100.00
BTN: $110.05
SB: $101.60
BB: $100.00
UTG: $18.50
UTG+1: $44.90

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is MP2 with 7 7
3 folds, Hero raises to $3, 1 fold, BTN calls $3, 2 folds

Flop: ($7.50) 4 8 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $4, BTN calls $4

Turn: ($15.50) 9 (2 players)
Hero bets $7, BTN raises to $15, Hero calls $8

River: ($45.50) 3 (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $26, Hero calls $26

Final Pot: $97.50
Hero shows 7 7 (a pair of Sevens)
BTN shows T K (high card King)
Hero wins $94.50
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand #2 I'm never folding QQ against this guy. He would have easily folded everything but JJ+ and AK had I 4bet him PF here. Since he's only got 70 BB, it's going to be easy getting it in anyways with a $20 pot on the flop. Since he's so aggro I'm sure he's going to be cbetting anything at which point he's pot committed so there's no point in donking into him here and I think CRAI is the best line.

Poker Stars $0.50/$1.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players
The Official Hand History Converter

UTG+1: $79.50
Hero (MP1): $183.95
MP2: $100.00
CO: $69.70
BTN: $101.10
SB: $97.50
BB: $22.00
UTG: $44.90

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is MP1 with Q Q
1 fold, UTG+1 calls $1, Hero raises to $5, 1 fold, CO raises to $10, 4 folds, Hero calls $5

Flop: ($22.50) 8 6 6 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $15, Hero raises to $164, CO calls $44.70 all in

Turn: ($141.90) J (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($141.90) 8 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $141.90
Hero shows Q Q (two pair, Queens and Eights)
CO mucks 5 7
Hero wins $138.90
(Rake: $3.00)

So I finished the session at 3 ptBB/100 which isn't at all bad.

I think some 100NL mixed in until I can finally move up permanently is going to help with my goal of squeezing into Supernova by the end of the year. If I stick with my 18 tabling 25NL, I'm going to be about 16k VPPs short at the end of December. I think putting in weekends at 100NL for now at least will close that gap and I will probably have a good week in December to really put the hours in over Christmas holidays.

I have decided to make a 10NL video this week. I used to play a nitty 10/6 game here when I was "crushing" it for 5 ptBB/100 so it'll be interesting to see how the games play now. I haven't played there on a long term basis since January or February iirc. I'll probably end up running something like 18/14 trying to hold myself back and could very well end up with a negative winrate when I go overboard with the iso raising, lol, since 1/2+ the people at the table are worth isolating. I would like to 4 or 6 table these. My 6 table layout is similar to Split Suit's layout in his videos.

I'm not an expert or anything by any means. But I know people love watching videos regardless of who they are made by, I hope anyways! So take any advice I give or lines I take with a grain of salt. I hope to have it up by Friday and you'll be able to download it via megaupload.

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