Moloch, Jul 30 2007
I played for about 1500 hands, thought I'd be down a lot after losing like a million motherfucking flips, but was only down 1.4k. Played 400~ more hands to get back to +900 and called it quits. Some pissoff hands:
Lost a buyin AK vs QQ bvb
http://www.liquidpoker.net/h/241414 of course I lose this, don't think I like flatting this flop either.
http://www.liquidpoker.net/h/241415 I either push this turn or check turn and push river, and considering he has little to no experience with me, pushing turn is probably more likely to get called than check turn push river.
As for interesting hands:
http://www.liquidpoker.net/h/241416 Ugh, I really have no fucking idea about this one. Really no idea. I thought that if i potted the river, redargoe would be more likely to shove a hand like QQ or JJ trying to push me off twopair or just TP, but obviously KK/TT and 98 are very possible. I dunno, he could also have lower sets but that's so fishy. I don't really know how often he's bluffing here but the pot really isn't that big and he must know that there's not a lot that he can represent. I dunno, I guess I'm okay with the call but I wouldn't be surprised if fold is a little better.
http://www.liquidpoker.net/h/241418 This hand is a really interesting one, I'll probably go ahead and post a thread about this one.
Oh yeah, this one was moderately amusing: http://www.liquidpoker.net/h/241420
Not sure if he was bluffing or value betting.
+900 in 1735 hands, I'll take it.
lol discipline yo
Moloch, Jul 29 2007
Right, so I was planning to start my foray tomorrow and take a day off today, but I was too bored so I decided to throw in a few hands since it's Sunday and lots of 5/10 games going right now.
+2.3k in 332 hands, now I'll take the day off. Good discipline.
Only one interesting hand, really:
The villian in this hand is 26/15/2.16. I only played with him a few times a while ago on 3/6 when he would sit alone on FR tables and I'd play him heads up. My feel for him was that he was not so much nitty as just kind of passive and very uncreative, almost to a donkish extent. However he's playing 5/10 6-max now so it'd probably be safe to assume that he improved some; during the hand I wasn't thinking too much, but after the hand it occurred to me that maybe it would have been better to shove the turn rather than flatcall, since I honestly had no idea if he shoved the river whether or not I'd call. I mean he obviously shoves if he has AT, but apparently he's not shoving QT so after having seen this hand I should fold to a river shove in this situation next time, but obviously I didn't know he'd c/f the river with QT at the time. Ace is a bad turn card to bluff on but I'm not sure that he knows that. Maybe I should've just shoved the turn and try to get a call out of JT/QJ rather than call him down and hope he fires the rest of his money on a bluff, just seems like I have too many retarded ass river decisions. I mean, if he's smart he'll call a turn shove with JT/QJ fairly often since most of the time my line is a bluff if I shove the turn, but I have no idea whether or not he'll be thinking on that level. I dunno. Guess I shoulda just 3-bet/call the flop and make the entire hand easier.
Anyway yeah, gonna chill and start back up tomorrow.
Bloggity blog blog
Moloch, Jul 29 2007
Well, as you might guess, this is a graph of my last 5 days – two 15+ buyin downswings, about 95% at 3/6. I’ve had isolated bad days before, but this qualifies as my second worst bad streak ever, and the worst one nearly broke me mentally. So, I figured I might as well do all I can for turning a bad thing into a positive mindset, so I’m going to convert this shitty streak into a good excuse for moving up to 5/10 and trying to take another shot at becoming a regular and maybe make some money if the planets are properly aligned. I’ll post some more shit later, but this blog is going to be completely about poker mostly for the sake of me keeping my head on straight, keeping focused, not getting unnecessarily depressed about this shit, and venting bad luck so that I can spare my friends and acquaintances. I’ll post graphs/PT shots whenever I feel like it and also link to some hands that were interesting or worthy of discussion/justification.
I know it’s a pretty fagass thing to start a blog, but I’m running like shit and I want my mentality about poker to be confined to poker and not leak out into the rest of my life and depress me. Plus I never claimed not to be a fag so whatever. If I become comfortable again at what I’m doing, I’ll stop posting in this, but until then I’ll try to keep all of my poker-related frustrations in here so that nobody else is bothered and I can keep my emotional slate clean.