Thursday, 20 November 2008

Recovery... and then some

I managed to win back the money I lost this weekend during the week. I was getting way too aggro and pushing my LAG game way too far. I reeled it back in with great results. I am also looking at making 100NL my new regular game more and more and 50NL as my game when tables are slow - as long as the games are good. I'm feeling exceptionally comfortable at 100NL right now and I've figured out 50NL. You'll probably still see me at 25NL in the early mornings when not much is running.

I also wanted to say Thanks to Stars support for reimbursing me for the system failure yesterday. I can imagine the number of emails they were dealing with after being down for about 3 minutes. I was at 100NL and in some small pots and posted a bunch of blinds when it happened, and I had a no hassle reimbursement within 12 hours. Amazing.

I have run the numbers on Supernova and I don't think I'm going to quite get there this year. I'm fine with that. I assume I will get it in early 2nd quarter next year and it's really only a matter of an extra 100k FPPs to spend or $1500 in bonus. No sense in me doing something detrimental to my game or my bankroll or killing myself grinding crazy hours to get it.

An interesting hand from yesterday - Induceaments or am I a Station?:
Poker Stars $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players
The Official Hand History Converter

UTG: $99.50
UTG+1: $106.95
MP1: $119.05
Hero (MP2): $101.50
CO: $157.80
BTN: $100.00
SB: $57.55
BB: $97.85

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is MP2 with J J
UTG calls $1, 2 folds, Hero raises to $4, CO calls $4, 3 folds, UTG calls $3

Flop: ($13.50) 8 6 8 (3 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $8, CO calls $8, UTG folds

Turn: ($29.50) 6 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $15, Hero calls $15

River: ($59.50) 4 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $30, Hero calls $30

Final Pot: $119.50
Hero shows J J (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
CO shows K Q (two pair, Eights and Sixes)
Hero wins $116.50
(Rake: $3.00)


  1. i would have gone for a bet on the turn, it seemed like you gave in a little to easy. unless villian was the type to check raise these kinda boards on the turn, then you might have been a little stuck. But if hes the type to attack weakness checking the turn was probably the best move, i think he defines the fact he hasnt got as much if hes willing to try pushing around a pre flop raiser.

    But im a fish so i wouldnt go listnin to my advice to quick

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