Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Poker First Week of June 2009

It is nice to be back in the village, as I said my poker play had been in the toilet with all the traveling and not being focused. With my bank roll dwindling between losing and withdrawing money to pay for the travel I had to drop down to the $.50/$.25 tables.

I have refocused and I am getting back on track. I made an $80.00 bonus this week plus won $97.35. One thing I realized real fast at these lower tables you can not bluff as much, people will call your all in bets with middle pair. The good news is when you have a monster you get paid off. So the key is to play tighter then usually about 13 – 15% of your hands instead of the normal 18 – 20%.

I played 15.07 hours which gave me a win rate of $6.46 an hour. I played 1,075 hands so I won $.09 a hand. The hourly and hand value is expected to be lower since I dropped down in table level. Below is an example of how someone would bet into you with a scary board. At a higher level table they would have checked on the river.

The key is I have to stay focused and disciplined so I can build my bankroll back up so I can return to higher level tables.

Table 'Perrotin IV' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: Eastlake_tom ($25.20 in chips)
Seat 2: GIRTHANATOR ($50.50 in chips)
Seat 4: maxxmeister ($50 in chips)
Seat 6: anselm83 ($57 in chips)
Seat 7: DUG ($48.75 in chips)
Seat 8: Faraon777 ($50 in chips)
Seat 9: dazza118 ($46.25 in chips)
Eastlake_tom: posts small blind $0.25
GIRTHANATOR: posts big blind $0.50
Maxlore: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [Ad Jh]
maxxmeister: folds
anselm83: folds
DUG: raises $1 to $1.50 Make a Standard Raise
Faraon777: folds
dazza118: folds
Eastlake_tom: folds
GIRTHANATOR: calls $1 Loose player
*** FLOP *** [9d Jd Jc] Good flop for me.
DUG: bets $3 Make a bet he will think I have a 9
GIRTHANATOR: calls $3 What I expected.
*** TURN *** [9d Jd Jc] [Ac]
DUG: checks I hope he hit his ace and is slow playing
*** RIVER *** [9d Jd Jc Ac] [Qc]
GIRTHANATOR: bets $10 Perfect
DUG: raises $10 to $20 He might call if he has AQ or AK.
GIRTHANATOR: folds Darn.
Uncalled bet ($10) returned to DUG
DUG collected $27.85 from pot
DUG: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $29.25 | Rake $1.40
Board [9d Jd Jc Ac Qc]
Seat 1: Eastlake_tom (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: GIRTHANATOR (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 4: maxxmeister folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: anselm83 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: DUG collected ($27.85)
Seat 8: Faraon777 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: dazza118 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)



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