February 02, 2010
Got in a solid amount of hours today. Ran quite well and was splashing around a little bit to test out my reads. Its just now ive realised how exploitable almost all the regs at 50nl are. Floating, check-raising and light three betting constantly like a maniac at the start of sessions is definitly plus ev in a vaccum simply because they dont adapt. And once they do its by doing stuff preflop like calling light and then folding once they miss or by shoving it in with top pair when they are drawing dead. To a degree i feel like its just now i really started understanding what poker is about.
I probably got slight hybris because i ran well but if i manage to put in the hours every day this week while still staying focused and i dont hit a major downswing ill take a shot at nl100 next week. Last time i did it i thought i was prepared. And maybe at that point i could have been a small winner. But the money freaked me out, i felt like everyone was out to get me and flushed several buyins down the toilet. I definitly feel like i developed as a player by a huge amount since that time. So as long as i take it easy in the start and get used to the money im sure ill do fine.