Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Typical and 20K Hand Checkup and Presto

Unfortunately, I had a terrible weekend pokerwise. Again, it's the same old story. I work myself up with good sessions and then give it away. We will take a look at my 20K+ of hands of Micro NL to see where I go from here.

But first, an early exit in the MATH when my JackAce was no good against ATs and a pocket pair. I finished 3rd in that deal and was sent packing very early.

Presto? Is anybody tired of reading about Presto being Gold? I know I am and I don't even read those posts anymore; but wait? Maybe he is right? So if you can't beat them, join them. Fuel, this is for you.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $52.65
UTG: $129.20
CO: $64.50
Hero (BTN): $50.00
SB: $62.00

Pre Flop: Hero is BTN with 5 5
UTG raises to $2, 1 fold, Hero calls $2, 1 fold, BB calls $1.50

Flop: ($6.25) 4 3 3 (3 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $4.40, BB raises to $17, UTG folds, Hero raises to $48 all in, BB calls $31

Turn: ($102.25) 5

River: ($102.25) 5

Final Pot: $102.25
BB shows 8d 8h (two pair, Eights and Fives)
Hero shows 5d 5s (four of a kind, Fives)
Hero wins $99.25
(Rake: $3.00)

OK, OK. I guess Presto is gold.
So, I decided to switch back over to No Limit a couple of months ago and see how that goes as I really, really struggled with my Limit Game. The plan was to play about 20K of Micro No Limit at 50NL and then decide where to go from there. As stated above, things went as they normally do even when I was playing limit. Below is a graph:

As you can see I had a couple of really bad "give backs" which were in the 9 buy in range. Let's look at some stats:
6,826 hands 28.22/15.75/2.11 .49 BB/100 hands (33 whole dollars).
14,636 hands 24.39/17.82/2.83 2.63 bb/100 ($380)
21,462 hands 25.61/17.16/2.52 1.95 bb/100 ($413)
I'm not going to take a long look at these as the answer is quite obvious. While March was break even, it is clear that those stats aren't what I want. They are way too passive for 6 max play. I can see that April got much better and if wasn't for last weekend where I gave back $484, it would have been a good month.
So I want to build on what I have started; but it is clear I need to stay at this level as I am clearly NOT beating the game to what I should be so I will go another month at the 50NL level and see what happens and re-evaluate then.
That should do it for now. There are a couple of hands from the weekend that I want to gets some comments on; but I need to run for now.
Have a nice day!!!!


Fuel55 said...

You know I am right baby - I feel the love!!!!!!!

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

While I agree with your assessment on where you are, you are clearly improving. Getting that VP$IP number and PF% number closer is definitely key as well as maintaining aggression post flop. Keep it up!

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