Wannabe Cash Game player.

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Hi everyone! My names Phil as you might guess from the screen name and I'm a very poor, usually drunk, and often busy student. Luckily I am a mathematics student. So all these equity calculations are wonderful.

      I've been playing poker for a few years now (not always too seriously) and have had some moderate success playing large tournaments. I always quickly withdraw the money so I don't lose it stupidly and then play as carefully as I can.

      However my real aim, is to become a decent cash game player. The reasons for this are several. Mainly it is because I don't always have the time to play a 3/4 hour tournament. It is also because I am worried that my tournament wins are just lucky streaks and that eventually I will lose everything I have won.

      So starting with just under $50 (my own hard saved money) on Full Tilt I intend to play a careful BSS (don't like variance).

      Since I started this blog 3 days later than I began I would like to report on the initial successes:

      Day 1 - 3: +$16.55 day 1, +$13.55 day 2, +$20.36 day 3. Bankroll: $92.66
      Played almost 2000 hands of NL10, 4 tabling most of the time, occasionally dropping down to 3. Mostly playing safe and only really getting involved in large pots with sets (my current favourite hand) and overpairs.

      Had a few brilliant hands, my personal favourite was a set of 5's where the other guy (who I'd watched doing stupid things for a while) pushed over my raise with nothing.

      Had a very lucky hand. A 3 way pot with overpair of 9's against two smaller stacks. One had tens, other had jacks. But I rivered a 9 so that was lucky. (5%)

      And then had one hideous hand. For some reason I felt compelled to push my pocket 3's on a :diamond: :diamond: :diamond: board into two players. One folded. One called with the nut flush and I was essentially drawing dead before the turn.

      All in all I'm fairly pleased with my opening few days. I have no real intentions on attempting to move up the limits because I want to churn out my food budget on NL10 with all the lovely fishies. :)

      Not sure whether these initial successes are due to an upswing but I think my play has generally been strong and I have avoided doing the stupid things I sometimes do (usually being far too aggressive with nothing).

      I also caught a freeroll on day 3 and came roughly 2000th out of 12000. Didn't win anything but it was a bit of light entertainment.

      Goals:
      - Play around 500 hands per day, preferably finishing each day in the positives.
      - Remember that its not all about results but about how you play it.
      - Unlock elephant completely and begin to use stats. (I don't like the option it gives without unlocking it)
      - Study my game for more leaks.
      - Don't slowplay. If anything has got me into messes its slowplaying when I have a decent hand.
      - Try to avoid high variance situations (my BR isn't really strong enough for 51% odds!)
      Edit: Two more goals.
      - Don't play drunk (I don't really anyway so this one isn't too bad)
      - Don't waste any money playing other games (SNG's, Omaha, Stud - I like to try them but I want to try and specialise a bit and really make some cash)

      Thank you all for reading and I will report back in a few days time hopefully with more good news.
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    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,144
      you should play on the new microstakes tables on ftp. there have been NL2 and NL5 tables for a couple of days now, so it's actually possible to start with NL BSS and correct BRM, which wasn't the case when i started.
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Originally posted by Kruppe
      you should play on the new microstakes tables on ftp. there have been NL2 and NL5 tables for a couple of days now, so it's actually possible to start with NL BSS and correct BRM, which wasn't the case when i started.
      Wow thanks for the info, I have like $12 there haha
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Day 4: -$21.72, Bankroll: $70.94
      Had a really poor day today played around 850 hands and never really won any major pots. I think for the last 100ish I was playing too tight and a bit tilty (luckily a tight tilt so hardly lost anything on last 100). So I'm going to stop for today and have a look through the hands and see if I can find a few major leaks or places where I went wrong.

      The first thing I notice is a major hand with AK so I will look at the AK hands first. I had AK 19 times today. The majority of these hands I won without much of an issue the standard raise + c-bet taking down the pot. However there is one major loss which means that my days results for AK is $-7.22

      Hand 1: (Ace-King)

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $11.71
      Hero:
      $10.22
      MP3:
      $2.60

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K:diamond: , A:club:
      Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.40, 3 folds, BB raises to $1.65, Hero raises to $3.30, MP3 folds, BB raises to $11.71 (All-In), Hero calls $6.92 (All-In), BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $20.89

      I have removed what happened but I think that this was an awful moment for me. I horribly overplayed my AK. You get some awful players on NL10 but even so with this action preflop I should've folded. He of course flipped over aces and was way ahead but really any of the hands he makes this play with are ahead of me. Looking at his stats after and that low vp$ip makes it even more obvious. Terrible mistake.

      Next looking at my high pairs (TT+)
      Made a small profit with these hands today (surprising since the big loss overall) overall I feel these were played quite well. I bet when I was ahead and got out the way when I wasn't. The only major leak was a hand where I felt sure he had a higher pair than me but since I was holding an overpair I pushed my money in anyway and sure enough he had kings.

      Hand 2: (Jacks)

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG2:
      $4.00
      Hero:
      $10.10

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with J:spade: , J:club:
      UTG2 raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, 6 folds.

      Flop: ($0.75) 9:diamond: , 6:spade: , 9:heart: (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $1.60, UTG2 raises to $2.70, Hero raises to $3.80, UTG2 calls $1.00 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      I guess after the re-raise on the flop that would've been the perfect time to fold. Not many hands I'm ahead of would've made that move.

      Final bit of analysis is on my lower pocket pairs, I find these perhaps the most profitable hands usually. People on NL10 just cannot throw away TPTK even when faced with a lot of aggression. Of course with the set you are a long way ahead. (Roughly 98% chance to win if they have no other draws).

      I usually play the lower pairs conservatively, a call 20 rule usually but if another player has shown enough aggression and I am fairly sure I can stack him I may drop to around call 10/15. Of course from late position I may put in a raise as a steal.

      Today however I am not blessed with a single set! Despite having 19 low pairs not one hits the set. However due to some serious checking I won a few of the hands and managed to break even with the low pairs.

      Playing these with a no-set no-bet rule does of course have the advantage of keeping the losses down when you fail to hit.

      So despite the bad results I feel it is just variance (apart from the bad AK hand) and will have a fresh assault on NL10 tomorrow. I don't want to play anymore today - don't think the mind is ready.

      Goals + thoughts:
      - Thank you for the advice on the lower limits. I am fairly comfortable playing at NL10 so I would rather not move down just yet. If I drop to below $50 I will definitely consider it though. Is there a noticeable difference in play between the two limits?
      - I am getting closer to unlocking elephant and have started making a few notes of my own on regulars. Generally trying to avoid being OOP on them.
      - Will continue to study the elephant hands and try and work out anymore leaks that I can.
      - Make a stop loss so that if I am down by say $15 I will stop playing for the day. I play noticeably worse if I am losing and it makes no sense to carry on really. I tend to get the idea that I will 'win it all back' and that makes me a bit aggressive/greedy. You can't play proper poker if your emotions are too involved.
      - What is a decent BRM for BSS? I find it strange because compared to SSS it feels like I am losing/gaining money at a different rate. SSS is all ups and downs all over the place but BSS is like a sudden jump at the crucial hands.

      Thanks for reading, See you soon, Phil.
    • BogdanDin7
      BogdanDin7
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      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      20->30 buy-ins is enough for a certain limit for bss depending on how comfortably you are on a certain limit. I took NL20 with 12 buyins just cause I tought I was better than the average NL20 player but I`ll only go to NL50 with 30+. So you can variate you roll depending on yourself mostly :D

      If you had stats running I think you should have folded that AK after his 3-bet. You raised from UTG2 showing strehght and he still 3-bet you so his range should be QQ+,AK at best maybe even just KK/AA
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Day 5: -$6.52, Bankroll: $62.07 (see below)
      Another negative day but trying not to focus on results. I think my play was generally pretty good. One major hand was a horrible suck out (I'll post it later) played 800ish hands 4-tabling as normal on NL10. Considered dropping down to NL5 but have decided I will do if my bankroll drops below $50.

      - Had some good news in 'real' life. I passed my first term exams. So no more worrying about that. Have more time to focus on poker now until the next set of exams arrives.

      Here's the truly awful hand. (Ace-Jack off)

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $5.29
      MP2:
      $3.66
      Hero:
      $9.90
      BU:
      $1.76

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J:spade: , A:diamond:
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, CO folds, BU calls $0.40, SB calls $0.35, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($1.40) J:club: , 6:heart: , A:club: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.00, BU folds, SB raises to $4.89 (All-In), Hero calls $3.89.

      Turn: ($11.18) 4:heart:
      River: ($11.18) Q:heart: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $11.18

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks (Js Ad)
      SB shows a flush, ace high (Kh Ah)

      SB wins with a flush, ace high (Kh Ah)

      I'm fairly pleased with my play on this one, today I was trying to justify all my actions as I did them. The preflop raise was a blind steal with a chance to hit. Of course it hit fairly hard - two pair on a pretty safe looking board.
      I was happy to get all the money in on the flop and if he had a set of 6's or was slow playing aces that is just bad timing for me.
      I was way ahead (80%) of course against his AK. But he completed a runner runner flush to take down the pot. This was the biggest loss of the day.

      Still fairly pleased with the session, played fairly accurately.

      This was my favourite hand (Ten-Nine suited)

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $10.10
      BB:
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $9.46

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9:spade: , T:spade:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.10, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.30) 9:club: , T:diamond: , 9:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30, UTG2 raises to $0.60, Hero raises to $1.60, BB folds, UTG2 calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.80) Q:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.80, UTG2 calls $3.80.

      River: ($11.40) 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.60 (All-In), UTG2 calls $3.96 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $19.32

      A nice situation for maximum value betting. Not many hands ahead of mine didn't think he had tens or queens from preflop so it was just a case of getting the chips in.

      Again had a noticeable lack of sets. The only two I got were kings on a :club: :club: :club: board which I raised up and scared everyone off. And queens on a very dangerous board (JQK) I tried to protect but the turn was a Ten! Now almost every hand beats me so I pray for the board to pair. No such luck. Luckily I managed to keep the cost down from turn onwards.

      Thanks for reading, Phil.
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Day 5 part two! From -$6.52 to +$16.88!! Bankroll: $85.17 :D :D :D
      So I had another smallish session only around 200 hands. I felt calm and collected and played some very good poker. Hit a set of jacks and stacked two people at once one with kings and one with a flush+straight draw. Was pretty close because he hit the straight on the turn then I hit a full house on the river. I got most of the money in on the flop (54% to win a three way pot) and it managed to hold up thankfully.

      Also a second hand I got pocket aces and did the standard raise (5BB in this case - 1 limper) . A guy in the blinds pushed (100BB!!!) for an easy call by me. He had pocket kings and my aces claimed a decent profit.

      Think I may stop for the day with a nice big green number because it reassures me that my play is good. And I play so much better when I am playing well.

      Edit: Will post a graph soon.
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Day 6. +$7.55 (+$9.09 extra rakeback) Bankroll: $101.81
      Just a quick session today (150 hands) because I was in university most of the day - loads of lectures and seminars. Also got my rakeback from fulltilt which is another nice boost.

      Thought I'd add that I'm not unlocking any bonus atm because I particularly like the full tilt software (much better than ipoker) and I think I play better on it because it is comfortable for me to use. If anyone knows how to get more bonuses on full tilt that would be really useful (I am saving iron man points gradually - 1 a month)

      - Happy with play today, only one hand I was terribly unsure about :


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $13.10
      MP3:
      $7.60
      Hero:
      $9.85

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:diamond: , J:club:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, CO folds, Hero calls $0.10, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.45) J:heart: , T:spade: , 4:club: (4 players)
      BB checks, MP1 checks, MP3 bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.80, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.05) T:heart: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2.05) 4:heart: (2 players)
      MP3 bets $1.50, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.05


      And then plenty of well played hands - a decent if slightly short session.
      Going out for a bit of a party now. Friends are in town from home and taking them out for a drink and a big night out.

      See you all soon, Phil
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Day 7: +$20.97 Bankroll: $122.78 Hands: 1000ish General feeling: :D
      Another good session with the added bonus that my bankroll is nearly at a reasonable BRM level. I've survived the first hurdle - a downswing straight away would've killed my bankroll off.

      Had some nice hands today, a few sets and one very nice hand where the villain called me down with second pair when I had a full house. Thank god for fish.

      Targets:
      - Do NOT move up to NL25 until a) I have played 20k hands of NL10 and b) I have the bankroll to do it. I was almost tempted today to have a go on a NL25 but it is too risky at the moment.

      - Get a win rate of +10BB/100 in my first 20k hands (is this overly ambitious?)
      My win rate after the first 5k hands is +15BB/10 but I have had a few lucky flips in the last few days.

      - Unlock Elephant, 165 strategy points left to go. And use some basic stats in my game.

      - Take more time in table selection (any advice on this?)

      - Try not to feel stupid after a c-bet fails. They are still +EV even if they don't work all the time.

      Edits are just from a few extra hands after I posted this + an extra target.
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Days 8 + 9: +$14.61 day 8, +$8.30 day 9. Bankroll: $145.69 :)
      Two more successful sessions, day 8 I only had time to play 300 hands but I won steadily throughout the session and then made a massive $11 with a set of 8's that turned into 4 of a kind on the river. :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club:

      Day 9 was a bit more turbulent, played 1200 hands. Went up to +$5 back down to -$5 back up to break even then up to +$15ish before falling back to the final position of +$8.30 played pretty good but just had so many hands miss. The real failure hand was AK. 6 times I raised preflop, missed, c-betted and then had to give up the pot. I suppose that happens though. At least I didn't donk away more chips with the big slick.

      Just looking back over the last 9 days despite making almost $100 overall, AK is actually reporting a loss of -$15, I guess this is the next leak that I need to address and really decide how to play this hand.

      Its getting late and I still have more university work to attend too (nothing important) so I will not look into it now but it is nice to have identified a spot where I am leaking.
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Maybe you are c-betting into 2 ppl? Or into a station?
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Special Update.

      Today at 1:36 AM my profit went above $100 for the first time. :D

      It has taken 6500 hands over a week and a bit but I think that this is a tremendous start. :)

      I think the main thing I have learnt so far is not to make plays. Just play the cards as they come and play well against each villain. Rather than trying to exploit their mistakes directly.



      To TheBrood: I think you may have an excellent point. I do sometimes c-bet into two or more people but I try to avoid doing that.

      Stations are another matter. On NL10 there are plenty of people who call with a variety of hands and it can be hard to tell whether people are playing well and calling with draws/actual hands or playing badly and calling with nothing at all.

      Perhaps when I unlock elephant the stats will really help with this.
      At the moment I know very little of stats other than the basic uses of vp$ip.
      How can I identify stations using stats and what basic plays can I use to label someone a station?

      Is calling with top pair a station move? Calling with second pair?

      I saw someone check/call the nut flush on the river the other day (it was the pure nuts). Who knows why he didn't raise? Crazy.
    • Meiffert
      Meiffert
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      Joined: 13.10.2008 Posts: 151
      Originally posted by Smileyphil
      How can I identify stations using stats and what basic plays can I use to label someone a station?
      I believe there is a stat 'fold to c-bet'. Hence if he doesn't fold to c-bet, just don't c-bet with AK when you miss. :-)

      Originally posted by Smileyphil
      I saw someone check/call the nut flush on the river the other day (it was the pure nuts). Who knows why he didn't raise? Crazy.
      Hehe, something like that happened to me yesterday. I raised with a boat on the river and the villian took like 30 secs before he called. I was so sure he had a flush when he was was thinking that long, well he turned over the nuts (straight flush). :D
    • andyb43
      andyb43
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      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 903
      Phil..........how many tables do you play at a time and where?
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Originally posted by Smileyphil
      1. How can I identify stations using stats and what basic plays can I use to label someone a station?

      2. Is calling with top pair a station move? Calling with second pair?

      3. I saw someone check/call the nut flush on the river the other day (it was the pure nuts). Who knows why he didn't raise? Crazy.
      1. Stations are "Very loose" pf and go to showdown "Very often". Also they are passive. Watch out if you see them bet or raise. Never bluff them, never c-bet them.

      2. Stations are known for calling down draws/gutshots, any pair too, sometimes even overcards if they are really bad. They usually dont care how much they are calling. I think they slowplay if they see you bet strong into their monster hands.

      3. Because he is very very bad. Probably taking screenshots and stuff.
    • steIIstuI
      steIIstuI
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,587
      What is a c-bet ? :P

      And is 90$ enough to play BSS NL10 or is it kinda risky ?
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Originally posted by steIIstuI
      1. What is a c-bet ? :P

      2. And is 90$ enough to play BSS NL10 or is it kinda risky ?
      1. Read basic strategy articles
      2. Not in my opinion. Read the BRM articles. I recommend NL5
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Regarding c-bets:
      I have nearly unlocked elephant so will mess around with stats soon. I'm waiting to get the expert settings because the beginner one just makes a horrible mess of my screen.

      To andyb43:
      Playing 4 tables at a time on full tilt. I like full tilt best because it has a preferred seat option (invaluable) and I would consider playing 6 tables at a time except my screen is not really big enough - only a small laptop monitor.

      To steIIstuI:
      A cbet is essentially a bluff on the flop after raising preflop. It is usually made with hands like AK when you miss. The strategy works because often the villain has missed his hand as well.

      In terms of bankroll it really depends - as you can see from my blog I started with only $40ish which is not enough really. But I played pretty carefully and generally tried to avoid coin flips.
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Days 10, 11 + 12: +$3.63, -$6.40, -$20.64. Bankroll: $121.78 :evil:
      So I guess its finally time a bit of variance came my way. Along with a bit of tilty bad play. The graph was looking just a little bit too good.

      Played around 3000 hands across these 3 sessions. Mostly nice strong play but had the occasional stupid moment. Twice I played Jack over pairs straight into higher over pairs. And then I flopped a set of threes only to be crushed by a flopped flush. Argh!

      Also on the high losers list is the AK hands as always. Lost two hole stacks from them this session. The first in a coin flip against pocket queens. The second when I flopped an Ace and got all in against a set. I just can't play them right.

      Had a few winners along the way as well but it seemed that for every hand I won another two were cracked. Luckily managed to keep my loses to only 2/3 BI.

      Goals:
      - NOT to let the mini-downswing affect me and to keep playing strong tight poker.

      - To not get overly aggressive with low pairs that miss. I think I am beginning to leak here slightly. No set - no bet!

      - Not to get too carried away with top pair top kicker. I think this is the main problem with AK. I tend to either win small or lose a whole stack to someone.
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      End of February Review:

      Days played: 14 (since blog started)
      Hands played: 11,356

      Bankroll: $142.56 :D
      Money won: +$81.89 (not including rakeback)
      Winrate: +$7.21BB/100

      All of February I stuck religiously to playing 4 (or less) tables of NL10.

      General Comments:
      Started the month on a real upswing - hardly seemed to lose any hands at all and I think my play was very strong. Got a bit carried away towards the end and had a few stupid hands where I got stacked with poor holdings. I think the profit could've been much higher if I had really stuck to my A-game. Must keep trying to improve! :rolleyes:
      Overall though for the first month of real cash game playing - it has been a success. :D

      Leak of the month: High Aces! (AK, AQ, AJ, AT)
      Every month I will point out an area of my game that is particularly bad and try to analyse and improve it as best I can. This month is the turn of the large Aces. These hands look good. And in theory they should make a decent profit.

      Preflop play:
      In general I think I should be playing these hands more with a view to stealing the pot preflop. Open raising with AQ-AT and 3 betting with AK. I think one of my main leaks is playing back too much when people 3 bet/4 bet me after - this usually can only be hands that I am at best a coinflip and at worst far behind. I should usually throw away my hands at this point unless the villain is particularly bad. I may begin to try and isolate limpers with these hands because they often have marginal hands that I am ahead of and I can have the benefit of playing in position as well.

      Postflop play:
      Case 1: When I miss the flop.
      I must be careful to only c bet with 1 opponent on a board that has realistic chances for me to hit. And I must not become committed to a hand when I have not hit. From the turn onwards I think check/fold is the correct play.

      Case 2: Hitting Top Pair - Decent Kicker.
      Here is where the trouble begins. I think I need to throw out an almost potsized bet on the flop to really get a feel of where I am with the hand.
      I think a re-raise usually means that someone has hit two pair or a set and I should probably fold if they are a strong player. Is this too weak a play?
      A call is slightly more tricky. Here we have to try and decide whether they have hit the board stronger than us and will usually have to go for pot control on the turn? I guess this will be a check/call usually.
      A fold is obviously easy to play with because we just take the pot down.

      Case 3: Hitting monsters.
      Even when we know we are ahead I think I must bet pot size on the flop to push off any draws. I have a lot of bad times in the past with slow play and by betting the monsters equally it gives credit to our c bets and creates value.
      This part of the high aces is the easiest to play with because we just bet, bet, bet and get all our cash in.

      Hopefully in March I will be able to improve on my High Aces play. As well as other aspects of my game. Must always continue to try and improve!

      All in all a good February but by no means leak free. :)
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