New Limit Downswing

    • xponentx
      xponentx
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      Hi all,

      I've in the last 2 days moved up from NL10 to NL20, and have been losing consistently since then playing FR SSS. Now, how would I be able to tell if it's just a standard downswing, or if my play is not correct? I haven't adjusted my style at all from NL10, where I was at 3-4BB/100 over 30k hands, but it seems that no matter what I do, i'm losing money on the new limit, at this rate i'll have to move back down by the end of the week, and ideally i'd like to plug any leaks before I have to do that.

      I've noticed some difference in play on NL20 at Titan, namely a lot of players slowplay big hands, and I end up pushing against them with marginal hands (as per the strategy), only to come up against someone slowplaying the nuts. Should I adjust my play somewhat to account for this, or just keep grinding the SSS?

      A couple of examples:


      Known players:
      Hero:
      $3.80
      BB:
      $13.00
      UTG+1:
      $5.17
      UTG+2:
      $4.00
      MP1:
      $23.01
      MP2:
      $21.95
      MP3:
      $4.00
      CO:
      $3.70
      BU:
      $29.51

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , Q:club:
      UTG+1 calls $0.20, 4 folds, BU calls $0.20, Hero raises to $1.20, BB folds, UTG+1 calls $1.00, BU folds.

      Flop: ($2.80) T:club: , 7:heart: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.60 (All-In), UTG+1 calls $2.60.

      Turn: ($8.00) T:spade:
      River: ($8.00) 5:diamond:


      Final Pot: $8.00

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of tens (Ac Qc)
      UTG+1 shows two pairs, tens and sevens (9c 7s)

      UTG+1 wins with two pairs, tens and sevens (9c 7s)

      -----------------------------------------

      Known players:
      SB:
      $40.62
      BB:
      $3.60
      UTG+2:
      $23.04
      MP1:
      $22.02
      Hero:
      $4.70
      MP3:
      $23.63
      CO:
      $3.70
      BU:
      $9.70

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:diamond: , J:diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.80, MP3 raises to $2.60, 4 folds, Hero raises to $4.70 (All-In), MP3 calls $2.10.

      Flop: ($9.70) T:club: , J:club: , 6:club:
      Turn: ($9.70) 2:spade:
      River: ($9.70) A:club:


      Final Pot: $9.70

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks (Ad Jd)
      MP3 shows a flush, ace high (Kh Kc)

      MP3 wins with a flush, ace high (Kh Kc)
  • 8 replies
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      I think that AJs is a fold preflop.
    • TimothyVdp1
      TimothyVdp1
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      Joined: 11.12.2007 Posts: 5,820
      hand 1 is standard, hand 2 is an easy fold preflop!
    • xponentx
      xponentx
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      Yeah thanks, I didn't realise i'd played that one bad, don't even know why I posted it, as it's wrong all over the place! I must have been tilting.

      Ah on second look, I know why I played the AJ that way. The table was really loose, so I raised out of position because I thought that i'd get called with J4 or something, as had been happening nearly every hand. When I got raised, I pushed because the player had time and time again shown that they would play any ace rag, guess I got unlucky that for once he had something.

      I think i'll ignore my reads for a while and stick 100% to the SSS, and see how I go.
    • xponentx
      xponentx
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      Finally I hit a decent hand :D :


      Known players:
      SB:
      $4.08
      BB:
      $11.60
      UTG+2:
      $4.31
      MP1:
      $44.63
      MP2:
      $1.85
      MP3:
      $18.95
      CO:
      $3.90
      Hero:
      $4.21

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:diamond: , Q:heart:
      UTG+2 raises to $0.80, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2.00, SB folds, BB calls $1.80, UTG+2 raises to $4.31 (All-In), Hero raises to $4.21 (All-In), BB calls $2.31.

      Flop: ($12.93) 2:diamond: , 9:heart: , 3:heart:
      Turn: ($12.93) 8:spade:
      River: ($12.93) Q:club:


      Final Pot: $12.93

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, queens (Qd Qh)
      UTG+2 shows high card ace with king kicker (Ah Ks)
      BB shows a pair of eights (8h 5h)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, queens (Qd Qh)
    • xxxdannyxxx
      xxxdannyxxx
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      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 1,033
      the raise should have been to $2.40 so you should haved pushed all in
    • xponentx
      xponentx
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      Originally posted by xxxdannyxxx
      the raise should have been to $2.40 so you should haved pushed all in
      Thanks for that, must have miscalculated in my head, still got NL10 stuck in there.
    • xxxdannyxxx
      xxxdannyxxx
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      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 1,033
      it happens when changing level to make mistakes on the raises :)
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Try to think everything in Big Blinds. Eventually you will get used to the numbers but dividing everything by 0.2 is easier for you to recognize the situation as you would have played it on NL10

      Good luck