December 17, 2010
Here are just a few observations I've made about the current games I played, based on quite a small sample size.
- 100 PLO 6 max: Stars games are relatively dry, fairly reg-filled and generally quite nitty. It hasn't always been like this; there have been very good stars games if you look no further back than 2 or 3 months ago. It's just that the really good games are fuelled by a couple or even a single spewy LAG, who usually causes the rest of the table to spew as well. I don't know what happened to these guys but they haven't been around much recently.
FTP games are on the other hand still pretty decent. The regs make bigger mistakes and there are more really bad fish (notably one who was playing something around 86/38 the other day who caused a table to have a $175 average pot.)
- Triple draw: The 'Draw boom' on FTP is still in effect, with terrible players even as high as 15/30. I would say it is a really good time to learn TD right now; winrates can be massive in these games. Compare this to stars, which is relatively reg filled and players are somewhat competent on average.
- Mixed games: They are still fishy, but they don't run enough on FTP. 10-game hasn't really taken off as much as straight TD on FTP. When they do run they are pretty profitable though.
That's all right now.