Friday, June 09, 2006

ABC = ?

Well, after a week off of ring play (I played a few tourneys for a total cost of $6 plus some home tourneys), I decided to head back to the virtual tables a bit refreshed. For the first day, I was going to go pretty much straight ABC poker at the 5/10 SH tables. Also, for the first time, I was selective on where I sat. There was a 8/16 table with a VPIP of 60; but the only spot was to the left of a 65/20 guy. Pass. So I waited on Full Tilt. There were actually pretty many 5/10 tables going so I could be selective. I first sat down at a 43/8 table. ahhh perfect.. with 20/8 person to my right. ahh perfect... Let's play. Nothing crazy.. just ABC at first and we will see how it goes. A sat down at a second table with similar stats. So, how did I do? More on that after this commercial break brought to you by ThisIsTheNuts.

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Ah yes, ABC poker at Fulltilt. First we will start with the stats. I played 29.10% of hands, Preflop raise of 14.93 and an aggression Factor of 1.74. I went to showdown 36.17% of the time and I won at showdown.... oh we will wait on that one too; but we will are looking for 50-55%. Yes, those are fairly tight, conservative numbers; but that was the gameplan. Let's get down to the tables.

I didn't play first 6 hands. Called in BB with 64c in multiway pot. no love on flop and fold. Sat out the next 15 hands. Open Raise it up with AJ on Button, both blinds call. get check raised on a 846 flop and fold. T9 wins when he spikes T on river to beat 77. Sit out 3 more hands and I actually get Aces on both tables and even more amazingly, they both hold up so I am now up a bit. Lose a pot with K7s in a 6 way pot with a flopped flush draw. Sit out a few more hands and I get AK on button.. EP (60%er) Raises and I 3bet and SB caps (with AJ). Flop is 934, I peel bet. Turn 7 and I fold to a bet and raise. EP flopped a set. OK, I think you are getting picture. Here is a brief summary of the following Hands:

QQ loses to J9 (flopped 2 pair)
A9 loses to J3
AK on K high flop loses to KT (flopped 2 pair)
AA loses to T7
JJ loses to AK, KJ and KQ on a K high flop. Was that case K on flop. Nice.
I could go on; but you get the picture.

So anyway, what was my Won$atShowdown %. 29.41%. Of course, most of those were river beats; but not all. Just me donking on money when I don't believe the LAGs.

So, A week off and nothing has really changed.

I will be going on vacation next week so I won't be playing so another break will hopefully be good for me.

I am playing in the Iron Man Challenge (Iron Group) 30K freeroll on Saturday. Hopefully, I will fair better there.

One quick note to PokerShark. I feel your pain brother and hope everything works out for you. I get the same pressures here at home. You are doing the right things and hopefully you find your middle ground that works for you. Nice job at the tables, btw.

Have a nice weekend!!!!


cc said...

This is currently a time where I'm more focused on treading water. Not a very positive outlook probably, but there it is. Hope you can push through on all fronts.

L'artiste said...

Wil, when you come back, I would suggest you kick the shorthanded tables to the curb and move back to full ring.

After losing 50% of my bankroll running bad at the shorthanded tables, I recently moved back to full ring and the results have been better. I’m still running badly, but the swings are less and my bankroll is at least moving in the right direction.

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