July 13, 2011
Now up $25k in 8 days.
Started playing some 400PLO and running insane in all-in EV there; it's kinda ridiculous. I didn't actually play very well today but was up $6k just because I was saved by the deck a lot. I feel I got a little complacent and wasn't concentrating that hard, kinda auto-piloting for a lot of it.
I'm glad you guys appreciated my last post, and I'm going to follow that up by saying if you try to apply the strategy of never folding top pair when you get deeper, it starts costing you money. Plain and simple, you will get more money in bad trying to pick up the same amount of dead money.
It's crazy how different the game becomes as soon even 150bb deep, let alone 200+. I think in general optimum strategy will tend towards the guy OOP being more passive with his ranges: mainly, he can't 3-bet as much and he can't c/r the flop in a single raised pot as much. No longer can you 3-bet and then comfortably pot flop, pot turn and get your money in with top pair, or you start giving your opponent very good implied odds to make any sort of decent hand.
Right now, I'd say my deep game is considerably weaker. I tend to start doing spewy bluffs which cost a lot, as well as overplaying hands that would be perfectly acceptable shallower, and I probably give up in the wrong spots and don't give up when they have it. There's definitely a ton more skill involved in terms of hand reading, levelling, knowing your opponent tendecies etc., while playing 100bb deep I'd say is quite a mechanical game when you can get the money in by the turn quite easily.
Anyway, I'm still riding the upswing and I'll be back to the tables tomorrow; I just hope I play well.