re: Poker & $2 NLHE Full Ring: UTG K-K Critique My Betting Please
First, thanks to everyone for hints, tips and advice.
Pre-flop betting is something I was VERY weak on when I started on this board, and many here (including some that have already posted in this thread) gave the same advice as the quote below. It's something I've been sticking to, or at least trying to, and seems to work best for me when the cards are treating me 1/2 decent.
Originally Posted by Wardy88
SNIP<<< Pre flop a good rule of thumb is to raise 3x + 1x for every limper with your value hands, unless we have a read that specific players will call more. >>>>SNIP
I am trying very hard to keep raises the same in the same situations so as not to give away the strength of my hands. I know I need to work on my range more though, but that's coming as I gain confidence AND
learn to fold when I should.
I stayed away from the game last night and that seemed to help get my head back on straight. I've been saying lately I know bad beats happen and for the most part they're water off a duck's back now, but at times, holy crap, they're coming at you from all sides and it gets hard to handle.
Today was a different story. With a new attitude, studying theory some, reading comments you folks have posted, playing as good as I know how and a good bit of luck, I had a good day. As you can see from the graph below, things were different:
Only 2 bad losses in 840 hands. On those 2, I did a much better job of controlling pot size. One (@ ~ 370 mark) I had KK and Villain had AA, some heavy betting pre and flop comes AKRag. No issues losing that one, I just don't know why he didn't bet heavier. He let me lead the whole way and didn't reraise on the River. Other one (@ ~ 670 mark) I flopped 2 top pair, made the full on the turn, and buddy made a straight flush on the river. Again, that's poker and I ain't going to beeotch about that kind of thing happening once in a while.
Some of the smaller drops you see was me getting out of a hand in a bad situation. There were times I was in a pot for 20 bbs with QQ and 2 players, and AK came on the flop. Hard to get away from, but I'm learning.
Stats for this session were (and I'd appreciate some feedback):
VPIP - 18.80
PFR - 10.00
Tot AFQ % - 62.79
WTSD% - 20.30
WSD - 74.07
Again, thanks to everyone for advice and comments. Appreciate it!