November 23, 2009
Meh Iâ€™d say. Running pretty well for a bit. Had a few interesting hands today but a few things have been bothering me.
- Been playing a ton of PLO lately. Iâ€™m wondering how big my edge is, and though it seems pretty significant the swings are pretty difficult to deal with from time to time. I leave tables open for other games but maybe I should be focusing more on 6max and FR O8 while the games are still great.
- Interesting hand from today where i 3-bet 6789ds. I c-bet a J93r flop. My opponent folded to c-bets @ a pretty high frequency but would certainly call QQ+ here or a good jack. I binged an 8 on the turn that also gave me a flush draw. C/f? Bet? If I pot Iâ€™m getting ~3:1 on a ship. Tough spot.
- The big pot for the day â€“ I 3-bet 789T and called a 4-bet 200+ bbs deep. I led full pot on a JT7hh board (I had 8h). Villain calls. The turn was an off suit King and I had a little less than pot left. I bet out and got shown AQJ5 for the fail. My 4-outer was no good.
- I know theyâ€™re bad beat stories Iâ€™m sorry. Some better ones now. Well the 1st one isnâ€™t a bad beat story.
- Calling a flop c-bet in a 3-bet pot with the intention of bluffing a flush card is great with a strong flush card blocker. Example: I peel a Kh8h2c board in a 3-bet pot with the Qh. Of course, I have some equity but I think having the Qh blocker removes a good chunk of strong-ish flushes my opponent will check to induce, as, especially in 3-bet pots, I find a lot of villainsâ€™ river betting range pretty polarized.
- Donâ€™t have a polarized river betting range vs. bad players. People donâ€™t like to turn their value betting hands into bluffs. I think, especially where Iâ€™m at bankroll and skill wise for PLO, playing villains that are going to give me trouble in 3-bet pots or even just the river, is a bad idea.
- Iâ€™m tired. Talk to you guys soon.