April 26, 2011
It was a busy week so I'm behind on blogging, but thought I'd give a quick update about my first week at Lock Poker.
The first week was pretty brutal. I'm something like 9 BI below EV over 3000 hands. I've at least leveled out or the small deposit I made on lock would be gone. My biggest losing hands so far during my stay at lock are AKs and AA which has to be a sign of running bad especially since I've gotten dealt AA more than I should have on average. But the good news is I'm playing poker. Variance will come back around.
In regards to Lock overall I like the site. I'm enjoying the smaller player pool since I've been getting better reads. The 4NL games are super soft, but I haven't played that low in a long time so who knows if that is different from FTP and PS. I am running into the occasional TAG (many from DC), but mostly terrible players and then a bunch of nits.
The software is pretty nice. I don't like the cashier etc and the all in button is super dangerous (I misclicked shoved some random horrible hand the other day and BB tanked and luckily folded). Getting RB right on the site is awesome and well they allow US players. For more comments find the Merge thread I've been following it pretty close.
Overall I've been sticking to my plan pretty well. I've been trying to play overall tighter because there isn't much fold equity, but my stats aren't much different. I think mostly because steal spots are getting replaced by isolation spots. I have found myself stacking off a few times in spots that I don't think are good. For example something like TPTK when a fishy player raises you on the flop even if its a drawy board is almost always 2 pair +.
Not a lot more to say. If you haven't contacted your congressmen you suck. Get involved and fight.
Also thank you DC for the undo button on the blog editor. I somehow misclick deleted this whole post and would have been crazy tilted if it wasn't for that button.