Sunday, January 08, 2006

Funky, Funky, Funky Poker Game

It's my blog, so you can listen to be bitch again about whats happening with online poker right now if you like, or you can leave now.

Well, now that NoSkillz has been re-addicted to online poker for a week, I've got someone to complain to even though he may feel no sympathy at all -- which is fine -- i'm in a brutal period right now. I do believe i'm getting a bit of bad luck with the cards, but I also think i'm going through a transition as a player and unfortunately I'm not adapting to the donks of 100NL well with it yet.

I'm starting to put myself in tighter spots with bluffs and semi-bluffs. We're not talking 2+2 poker here folks, we're talking re-raising a weak player with junk to push him off it. Unfortuntely, I think this play is better for upper limits though so it might be costing me a bit of profit. Couple that with a natural feeling of "im about to get screwed by the cards" and it makes for less than profitable play.

Example, yesterday I got it all-in on a AJx flop with AQ and of course the opponent had AJ. Problem is, he was a shortstack which basically means I can't fold once we've built a bit of a pot. It also means I didn't lose a lot, but it's enough to bring me down.

I've played over 3k hands as of last evening this month, I've played at 100NL and 50NL on Party, Stars and FTP in this time and honestly my game is running the same everywhere -- says something doesn't it?

Right now PT says i'm up a whopping $61 for my play which basically means i'm breaking even still. PT also says i'm winning 45% of showdowns this month -- that hurts. I feel like i'm learning a lot about poker right now and just misapplying some of it and it really blows to play breakeven poker when I know I should be KILLING these players. Tight ones, loose ones, maniac ones, I GET IT I just can't make it happen.

I want to get it together, make a rush and step the hell up a level because it feels like i've been doing 100NL forever (in actuality, i've played right up near 20k hands of 100NL and 100PL -- just a few PL really). 20k hands isn't that many really... not even enough to know if i'm a winning player I suppose... hmm. Anyways, hopefully i'll get some luckbox back and get the hell out of this place.

For anyone who likes watching poker, go download the WSOP Tournament of Champions via torrent. Matusow v Hellmuth is great tv baby.


dave said...

So your learning and in the big games. I know a lot of people who would love to break even on those games.

I have another serious group game tonight.

When I get addicted I am going to place the blame squarely on you two.

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