February 05, 2010
â€œBet until they raise then fold â€“ Easy Game!â€ Baluga Whale
This piece of advice, along with â€œwhatever you would normally bet on the river â€“ double itâ€ really turned my results round. Red blue and green lines on my graph all started a beutiful uptrend and I was loving life.
This last week though, I seem to have forgotton it. I think I was on winners tilt and trying to force it. FPS crept in as a substitute for proper hand reading. I got over attached to the pre-flop ranking of my hands and pushed them too far in bad spots.
So often Iâ€™d remind myself â€œBet till they raiseâ€ and still Iâ€™d persuade myself that a clever check raise with KK on an ace high broadway flop was going to work.
Itâ€™s worse when the deck turns cold on me. Small pockets miss, every draw misses, premiiums all come under the gun and get no action. Finally flopped top two gets check-called, and villain Donk shoves a flush card on the turn.
I know he has it,
he knows he has it,
my silver haired mother sat knitting in her rocking chair 100 miles away knows he has it.
And still I pay him off.
No more. This I vow! No more checking into a station, no more bluffing in the face of resistance, no more FPS spew!
I give it about an hourâ€¦ ;)