Monday, 15 September 2008

Moving Up?

6393 Hands / -$65 Loss

Well, I looked at my history for 100nl 6max and over around 80k hands I was running at like 3.3 ptbb/100. Ok it's not like I'm crushing it but It's ok. Things have certainly improved, since my coaching. Maybe not shown in my results, but I feel I'm playing a helluva lot better pre flop and post flop.

Now Chuck and Zach have been experimenting at 200nl, so rightly or wrongly, I thought I'd give it a go. Well over the last 2 days I played 3k hands at 200nl, and it's been swongy as hell. I've been up a couple of buy ins and down a few, but upto this point I'm break even. Now the differences between 100 + 200 nl shouldn't be that big, and I'm not sure they are. But I was getting a shit load of aggro when I was isolating limpers, or making squeezes. Maybe I was genuinely beat, but I can't help but think I'm gonna need to be a little more careful at this level. 4bet bluffing I think is gonna have a bit more value at this stake I think. I dunno maybe I'm just over thinking the move up, and it's just a settling in period. I'll see how it goes, if I lose like 4-5 buy ins then I'll be moving back to 100nl.

I posted a hand on CC that is probably total spewy to look at, but you know what.... I was fairly confident he was taking the piss. The build up to this play was he had position on me, and basically everytime I opened up the betting, he 3bet me. Now I had stats on this table of like 33/29/2, he was like 31/27/5, this was over about an hours play. So I varied my play as we were deep, so sometimes I would call his 3bet for set mining purpose, or just to see how he played post flop. Post flop he would fire 3 barrels almost always against me. I 4bet bluff twice, 1st time he shoved, second time he folded. So my thought process is basically he sees me as weak post flop. Now I was hoping to get a real decent hand to exploit this fact but it never cam and he kept 3betting.

So here is the hand in question, if he 5bet shoves it's hand over and I fold, regardless if he has a hand or not, but I felt this was just one bet too many for him. I knew that when I made the 4bet, he knows that I 4bet bluff, so multi level thinking was just personified here. I'm still not happy with it coz it was sooo deep, but I just had to put him to the test. LDO I look a fool when he turns over aces, but I just had to trust myself here.

Poker Stars, $1/$2 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

SB: $351.25 (175.6 bb)
BB: $316.25 (158.1 bb)
UTG: $224.25 (112.1 bb)
MP: $212.05 (106 bb)
Hero (CO): $363.40 (181.7 bb)
BTN: $404.80 (202.4 bb)

Pre-Flop: Hero is CO with T of diamonds Q of clubs
2 folds, Hero raises to $7, BTN raises to $22, 2 folds, Hero raises to $54, BTN raises to $114, Hero raises to $363.40 and is all-in, BTN folds

Results: $231 pot
Hero mucked Td Qc (high card Queen) and won $231 ($117 net)

Other hands that came my way at 200nl

Still not sure if I'm gonna saty at 200nl yet, I'm at the bare bottom end on my BRM with it so I have to be a little cautious. GL all!


ChuckTs said...

Hey are those two from the replayed hands in any way regs, ie will I have any significant chance of running into them in the near future?

If so can I has screennames plz? :)

GL with the move in stakes Jay, it shouldn't be too hard on you :)

Jurn8 said...

GL Jay 200nl looks really aggro especially the last two hands with guys 3 bet and 4 betting you with marginal and shit hands such as 56 hope you do well mate!

Custo said...

J9 & 56! Are these people crazy? I had no idea these limits made plays like that. Looking forward to moving up :). Congrats on the nice pots against complete donks. May these guys always be at our tables.