re: Poker & 700 Hand Play Analysis
Thanks for your posts with great comments and advice.
Yes, I am playing Full Ring, all $0.01 / $0.02.
The description below I know will change over time as my luck does with the cards, it's just so frustrating right now. But I'll claim a victory I haven't tilted yet.
Now, today so far I played 590 hands, and still getting beaten up on good hands by donks.
An example is I had P-As on the bb, I raise 20 bbs and UTG calls (He is playing nearly every hand and has a VP of higher than 60 and a PF of like 25). Flop comes 8-10-6 rainbow. I bet 45 bbs, he raises me all-in, I call. Turn is a 4 and the river is a 7. This idiot is holding a 9-3 of clubs. What do you do?
Today I had P-As twice for a net loss of 820 bbs, and P-Ks once for a loss of 540 bbs. Lucky for me I only finished the day down 83 bbs.
My VPIP is higher only and PFR is down to ~ 9, both measured for today only. But limping and hitting the flop is how I got that cash back today for the most part. The number of times today I limped from good position with a small pair or OOP with a medium pair and flopped a set is amazing. Also, limping with medium - high suited connectors or middle suited A, or weak suited A or low middle suited connectors in good position, and hit on the flop, astounds me.
Over the 1408 hands since I started using PT4, I've had P-As 9 times for a net loss of 876 bbs. Same number of hands, I've had P-Ks 9 times also for a net loss of 40 bbs.
Over those 1408 hands, my biggest wins have come from (in order highest win down with table position noted) 8-8 (MP), K-9o (MP), 5-5 (MP), Q-J Suited (BB), 5-5 (BB), K-J Suited (BTN), K-8o (BTN) and Q-10 (MP) Suited and J-J (CO).
Now, the 2 paragraphs above tell me 2 things:
- I obviously have to study how I'm playing big hands, 'cause I'm sure as hell shagging it up.
- I have to play like a donk to win any money, which I don't like.
Over the same 1408 hands, I have a net gain of a whole 3 bbs, which when you take into account the way I've been jerking the monster hands, I can't complain about.
So my plan is to study and read more, and play my way through it.