November 28, 2009
I post in this little window Rob ninja made in firefox. Unfortunately I donâ€™t review my posts before they come out though (/Tar Rob; /Blame). So guys, if I butcher a hand or two please let me know and Iâ€™ll go back and figure it out.
Anyway the long and short of it is I ran like god on Thanksgiving. The hand I will never forget is having my Full Tilt window pop up and force me to misclick call a 3-bet with 45o. The flop was 445 and he had AA and well I guess I owe Howard a beer or something. Or like 400 beers.
The PLO action was good early in the day. When they call 3-bets and fold flops, donâ€™t c/r bluff, or just donâ€™t bluff at all, itâ€™s pretty tough to give it away though sometimes tedious to take. After around 45 hands though these guys just decide to spazz out and my 95xx held on a 995 vs. his J673.
Later on was all NL. The one thing Iâ€™ve noticed about this string of wins Iâ€™ve put together is that Iâ€™m finally refusing action as it comes up. If I have 2 tables going I donâ€™t toss around a 3rd even if I think a guy is going to quit. Make a decision and close one out. The last time I tried to 3-4 table HU games I dropped a brick in 3 or 4 nights.
So yeah, the games were good. One villain was a little tricky but the name of the game was flops with him. He would 3-bet light, 4-bet bluff and quite frankly was over-aggro in 3-bet pots. I countered with min-raises and calling more pf and donking lots of flops.
After I stacked him he started folding to my 3-bets so I started 3-betting my junk and flatting my big hands. Well, I wanted to. I flatted AA and won a small pot. Then I picked up 35s and 3-bet. He snap called. I could sense him reverting to his original ways and normally his flop bluff raise with Qhi would be good but when the flop has a 2 a 4 AND a 6, Iâ€™m not going to fold much.
He bluff shipped the 3 turn which to be honest I didnâ€™t like. Iâ€™m not bet/calling JJ on the flop and c/fâ€™ing that turn card. Same thing with anything Iâ€™m bet/calling on that flop.
As far as an Ace turn my plan was to either bet very small to induce a bluff raise or check and quickly check the river if he checked back. Both were chosen because I assumed he was bluffin ~100% of the time. If I thought he could have 88 or something here I would have just shipped the flop but TBH I figured him for a bluff or maybe AA/KK. If I bet small on the turn and he called I think the river is an easy ship.
Anyway, yeah. String of wins. Stick to 2 tables. And quit people when better action shows up, though most all of the action Iâ€™ve been getting has been great. Not sure where the "eff you I am a reg and want to â€œPROVEâ€ myself" guys went but Iâ€™m not missing them just yet. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll have to dance with them when Iâ€™m back at 5/10 but for now Iâ€™m happy where I am.
Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all enjoyed black friday. Less deaths in shopping this year which is always good. Also if you are really feeling down, watch a ton of Deal or No Deal. A ton.