August 06, 2011
I love this blog, its a much nicer interface than bluefire and since I aint gonna subscribe to any site for a good while im just gonna stick posting on here.
What does this flip-flopping mean?
I guess it just means I feel like am in a transition point in my life, looking for a fresh start, but moving my blog wont really do anything to achieve that. A new career is enough and im anxious about starting it. Anyway... back to blogging here, I am addicted to it I think!
So, one thing I did today was play around with HEM2, it has the potential to be a pretty nice piece of kit but honestly it is SO SLOW and LAGGY and is always close to crashing, I have a decent laptop w 4GB DDR3 ram and doesnt have problems with any other programs so I think HEM2 itself is just buggy as hell. one thing I did get out of it was to import all my 100nl hands I have played and figure out my optimal sessions. It missed out about 120k because I purged a ton of them by mistake in around march however the jist is enough considering the other 200k hands. I think the Cash Sessions Efficiency tab is useful but it doesnt do it by session, it does it by minutes played in a day, then calculates what your average bb/100 profit/loss was on this time period.
Here is mine:
As you can see it is abit bugged because for some reason the sessions stated as 0 minutes appears somewhere in the middle of what otherwise appears to be a linear graph.
The main points I can take from this is that playing beyond 6 hours in a day for me is an open invitation to spew off a ton of money. Usually this means I am playing way longer in the day when I am losing. This is yet another re-enforcement to quit the session when losing 3 buyins because you just end up playing longer and ultimately playing worse and losing more. Cant argue with these facts!
The sweet spot seems to be at around 240 minutes where my average wr is 27bb/100 on a sample of 27 sessions, next is around 210 minutes with a wr of 21.7bb/100 over a sample of 41 sessions. Most interesting is that my w/r over 60 minutes is 6.8bb/100 over a massive 363 sessions.
Interestingly out of all sessions over 360 minutes I have lost 15/20 and have a massive deficit average -46bb/100!
The hard data shows that it is best for me to play around 60 minutes then have a break, and then play no longer than around 4 and a half hours in a day. So what should I do? Pretty simple, do sessions of around about one hour, and do no more than 4 of these in a day. Also, if you get stuck 2-3 buyins, JUST QUIT for the session and do something else.
Anyway other than this, I think its a big disappointment so far so I have un-installed the beta of HEM2 and will stick with the original until it makes some drastic improvements
I've been thinking about learning 27TD after Schweig always seems to be putting up huge numbers in his blog every month, and I am also quite convinced after having looked on CR, BF, DC, Leggo and a bunch of forums that this game still has a big information gap from the experts to the casual players (lets be honest casual players at holdem are MUCH better and more educated than ever before) because there is less than about 25 videos on the whole of the interweb dedicated to the game. I have no idea about BR management for this game, but as it is a limit game I guess that I need about 400BB? If I start at 25c/50c will I be ok with $200? I am interested in learning 27TD just to mix things up, and I may even be good at it. Seems like its more of a logical game than NLHE (which I would argue is more about high levels of intuition) Although I could be totally wrong on that, leave me a comment with your opinion!
last and certainly not least, there is the issue of the US being downgraded from Triple A to AA+, this is fairly significant, here are two related videos
Oh and last last thing, UFC 133 tonight :)