re: Poker & The Myth of Middle Position?
Originally Posted by Double-A
I'm a little cloudy on what you're looking for here...
You're profitable from each position you listed right? That's not bad...
IF you're looking to make MORE money then you need to play more hands, IMHO. Your HJ stats look like my UTG stats...
What's your BB/100?
I think you may be right. I've been thinking about why my 2nl winrate is 'marginal'. I think in part because I have shoved too much or called too many large River bets with only a pair. I think the other reason is I simply am not playing enough hands.
Mainly by folding pocket pairs preflop needlessly.
I am treading water today waiting for my transfer to Stars. While doing so I decided to play 2nl but change it up.
First and foremost: I turned off my HUD!!!!!!!!!
PT3 was running to import my hands but no HUD, I just played Poker and paid attention to the board. I still 12 tabled but was way more tuned in to the action.
Second,I decided to open all pocket pairs from all positions and not
to 3bet except with AA/ KK. The other major change I made was to make my preflop raises smaller (usually 3xbb) and my postflop bets smallish unless I had a Big hand or was trying to protect my hand on a draw heavy board
: 25-40% of the pot but to bet almost every street I was in a hand. Amazingly so many villains would call preflop,flop and turn but fold to a small River bet. Obviously they were missing draws but often so was I but since I had the initiative I often took the pot. I also got a lot of calls when I had a very strong hand because I bet small enough to keep them calling. Aside from the AK on a KK7 hand I only shoved with the nuts and folded top pair several times on the River.
Played 696 hands.
Now that may sound really tight but for a month+ I've been running 8/7-7/6.
Despite taking it in the f*ng sh1tter with a nut flush that lost to a River Full House and Trip Kings with AK on a KK7 board to another boat I ended up
winning $ 3.92 for a winrate of 14.08 BB/100.
Now if you look at Chiren80's stats for 6max they translate almost exactly in terms of VPIP/ PFR/ AF/ 3bet% (and winrate) to the session I just played.