January 19, 2010
Jinxing myself with the â€œI am running goodâ€ post! Even though I just decided to through away like $250 at the new â€œRushâ€ tables on FTP (do NOT leave on animation, it made me want to puke lol) I have been running like god. I think I have been playing well of course but I know by now that it takes a little more than that to run this hot haha.
Been spending a ton of time with SThief who is the man. He may be my good luck charm. He is a great poker player and having someone around to talk hands with all day has been super nice â€“ Joe has failed me here as he has been off tilting on the golf course and crushing like HO split.
I know. Itâ€™s not HO. Nobody told Joe for a while, but it was HA. Please give him epic amounts of shit for this. Even if he was folding every hand nobody having a low for like 2 orbits!??! INSANE! If Joe was coaching me and I told him that story Iâ€™d have my head hung mighty low.
Iâ€™ve played very little live cash and with the extra time added to my day (no dog walking and stuff) Iâ€™ve been stepping up my volume of online play. I really like playing a bunch more and though thatâ€™s very easy to do when you are running great I hope to keep up a decent volume through 2010. Iâ€™ve been playing every game that has been good, which seems to be a great strategy haha. Well, gambling on NLO8 cap with a bunch of aggro monkeys didnâ€™t work out too well but hey what can you do. Turning 2 pair and getting shipped on by a gutshot in PLO will have to, as well as getting paid off by 2 pairs on a 3456K in O8. Basically, learn more games to increase your game selection. It will greatly increase your long term winrate. Take a look @ the high stakes action on FTP â€“ all things considered this is the be all end all, yes? Probably the biggest and worst games (worst big games that is) in the world? And right now theyâ€™re 7game.
Josh has been rather taken back by the wonderous world of other games, as I think everyone who sweats me eventually becomes. Being able to bet because someone is just bad is not a luxury weâ€™ve had for a few years now, but I think I told Josh I was betting 2 or 3 times because my opponent was â€œbadâ€.
Of course this means he will call too much and not check/raise enough but you get my point.
Anyway, on the topic of cash poker Iâ€™m going to start up some group coaching come the end of the football season. Joe and I will most likely be doing a mid-stakes HORSE group coaching session and I will be doing a HULHE on my own.
Iâ€™m pretty convinced that I a great SSHULHE coach after successfully taking someone who had never played online poker before and teaching them to beat 3/6 and 5/10 for > 4BB/100 (TRUE STORY!). I will be upping my coaching rate as well but the rates for the SSHULHE will be discounted (probably in a range similar to my rate right now for the first one if not a bit cheaper). I donâ€™t know how much I can fit into a month but I plan on doing them monthly â€“ this may or may not change when the whole thing is outlined.
Essentially what Iâ€™m looking to do is take 2/4 and 3/6 6max players and teach them HUHU and help them scoot through the rake trap and into 5/10. Being able to play both is great and if worst comes to worst and you canâ€™t stomach hit and runners youâ€™ll learn enough about board textures and bluffing that youâ€™ll probably end up better at 6max anyway (hopefully).
Iâ€™ll make an announcement in the Coaching forum on DC when Iâ€™m all set up. Hopefully I get a few students as this is something Iâ€™ve really been looking forward to.
Wish me luck in the Bounty!