January 25, 2010
So how did that go for you then?? OOOOOooooooo â€“ I feel a bit sheepish.
No real need to post a graph here â€“ Iâ€™m sure you can all imagine what a
-$70 line over 500 hands looks like! But I will make a few observations on
my first session
- Huge difference in amount of limping and limp arounds. I donâ€™t think there were more than 10 hands in the whole session with more than one limper ahead of me.
- Many more cases where the hand folded round to the button or SB. Really increases the opportunities to open steal.
- 3 betting much more prevalent, as is 4 betting. Generally I didnâ€™t encounter any significant calling of a 3 bet raise out of position. This is worrying â€“ that was a main source of income from 10NL fish. More 3 betting after the flop â€“ less calling of c bets.
I have to try hard here not to berate myself to much. Just listening to
the first in the Eightfold Path to Poker enlightenment series and mustnâ€™t
slip into â€œwrong thinkâ€. I guess thereâ€™s no way of knowing whether a $70
drop in my first 25NL session is down toâ€¦
- a few bad hands on my part (Iâ€™m going to post a few hands in the forum to get some other perspectives)
- me being well out of my league, or
- natural variance â€“ after all, Iâ€™ve had 3BI drops in a session at 10NL as well.
So my BR is now down at $442 (picked up $10 for my first Stellar award on
PS â€“ Woo Hoo!). But Iâ€™m going to stay at 25NL and only drop back to 10NL
if I go to $400. I have to eliminate the possibility that the first
session was down to variance or a few badly played hands.
Iâ€™ve got to admit that this was probably a timely kicking to get. Moving
up through 5NL and 10NL seemed all a bit easy. A spank of the bottom from
the poker gods for being overly cocky never did anyone any harm in the long