Posts Tagged ‘bigstacked’

LMAO Got challenged

March 16, 2010

got 90 days to accumulate as much points as possible by playing only freerolls. For every win i get a ticket into $0.50 either 6 seater or 10-sitngos. Every ticket’s valid for 2 months so the challenge is to see how much money i’ve won at the end of June from absolutely nothing! Every freeroll has been soo easy to win, 4 tickets in 2 days now, some 300 entrants and all just fish who never heard of odds, position or anything remotely strategic when it comes to poker so i’m in for a smooth ride here.

Today i had this big-stacked guy bullying the table, sitting to my left who called anything with any 2, so i decided on the strategy of playing weak every time i actually hit or had something since he just pushed allin on the river no matter if he hit or not. I just knew he was the one that was going to double me up!

Got my chance with rockets so i limped on my bb, he raised and got 3 callers including me. I flopped trips. First to speak I checked and as i thought he pushed with second pair. The others called the allin with A3 just having a pair of aces. The other one had pp 8s. My trips held up so i quadrupled up there. After that point all i had to do was bet and reraise if he bet or reraised me!

He couldn’t bully me since i started to chip up to finally have more chips than him. This strategy also meant risking that i was going to be outrivered when just limping with AQ or AJ in position, even my pp Qs i had to fold on a bad flop but i was prepared to fold monsterhands here just in order to get all the chips from this bigstacked guy! That was my goal and i stuck to it . My strategy held up and he ended up 37th out of the money and me winning the ticket on his expense. He just couldn’t change gear closer to the money, calling allins for half his stack with 49 off out of position. BUT he was hilarious and made me laugh and that made it even more worth it all! TY you’re now my favourite-fish and i’ll not tell who you are since you’re going to be the one adding to my bankroll, not even going to tell where LMFAO 😛

Decided to take this challenge since i need to go back to some basics in order to get this deal i’m i really want! If i can improve my game (I’m on scrutiny for a couple of months here), especially when it comes to aggression, odds and position. Thought it would be best to try out new strategies where i can do it in lowrisk-game. Need to improve my patience too since i last year soo easily got bored and my focus started drifting from the game to something else LMAO.. A lot of the games really have been going on routine and that’s the worst state of mind to start a game in.

Should be fun to play otherwise Don’t! Have been saying this before and i really need to follow my own advice here.

To be continued

Be safe and have fun

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up against lowstacks and other stuff

January 5, 2008

Svcmgr has in his blog posted a topic that i do find important! I do believe it’s important to play to win and not to loose, there is a big difference between those two styles of strategy. It is also important to try and take out the lowstacks at the table as soon as possible with any 2 cards but there’s one aspect that’s not mentioned anywhere and you all recognice it, you all been there! It’s when you feel in all of your essence from the hairroots down to the toenails how wrong that hand feels, no matter what it is! You simply know that the hand will bust!

Even after long thoughtful consideration no matter if it is the rockets, any 2 cards, how good the potodds or any other odds are or how high stack you’ve got, you just know deep inside this hand will bust!

In that case i will fold my hand! And don’t come here and say the potodds or your obligation as highstacked dictates that you should call in order to get them out, yes you should i agree but if it feels utterly wrong then fold! Next any 2 cards could feel the other way!

Everyone that knows me know that i never ever have preached the-follow-your-gutfeelingstrategy and that i everytime anyone bust me nags about how stupid i think they played (only if i’m busted with a lesser hand than i had, i’m not a poor looser) but still the gutfeeling are a force wich cannot be ignored so wherever you see or however you look at it it’s gonna be there for people (me) to get upset by!

How I’m doing in poker?

Well during November i did really good, played the 6-seater $10 sitngoes and often with the result, played 3 – won 2 and made 1 second! hehe

But now? I have had a very long streak of bad luck when i have been carddead the whole december and up until this day. It changes slowly to the better but i can say this with honesty if i get quads first hand i just know i’m gonna bust within an hour and a half! Had it 2 games in a row and was in both games totally carddead almost for 2 hours into the game, didn’t even play my bbs due to getting raised and sitting with q 2, k 3 or 7 2 off. That was the cards i got! And so has it been for more than a month. Looking at the stats shows that i looked at 7% of the flops for 2 hours and won 1% of them. Hmmmm! The stats speaks for itself here. And when i finally got a hand like pp jacks or queens i get busted against ace 5 off and a two pair!

Getting concerned and considering now that i might have fallen back into some of the bad habits i used to have playing? (That would mean that i haven’t made any progress or learned anything past year, can it really be so?) Either if it is not having fun and playing routinely or if the bad streaks makes me play overly tight? But looking at the cards i folded and what came up on the board dictates that i folded correctly and would have been busted more quickly if i played them. So overly tight it can’t be! For the not-having-that-fun playing? Well it isn’t fun loosing or bubble out constantly over a long period of time so can’t argue with that!

Well the christmas week was the first time since late november i actually did see progress when i came in second in a sitngo! I bubbled out in the ofc-buyin but i played better, got better cards and had more fun than i had for a long time! Was in skype taunting Pinkdog when i had more chips than he had and he taunted me about how he was right behind me, coming to get my chips. nonono For a long time there i managed to keep ahead of him until i got pp qs in my sb and i raised the bb (who was way chipleader over me) He reraised and i believed he was trying to steal so i went allin just to find myself up against his rockets, they held and out i went on my ass! That was a very nice hand and win for him!

Read a question on the topic how to overcome bad-beats and bad streaks and the answer is: Practice, practice, practice and patience, patience, patience! Play one game per day for practice of playing/reading people and no-more. The no-more is the practice of learning patience! Know that everyone have these moments (some for short periods and others longer periods of time) but everyone experiences them, everyone feels the unfairness of being outdrawn hand after hand!

As a friend of mine tells me everytime i bitch about my bad luck (and this brings me back to the reality every time i hear it)

-Well you can’t in reality expect to win them all!

(boy do i feel stupid when i’m getting told that!)

blushingbetty

But i still have to struggle and fight! Nothing comes easy in this game and it shouldn’t either!

Play smart, fair and have lots of fun!

Big Hugs