May 06, 2010
I try to avoid making results-oriented posts, as I donâ€™t think you care how much I make or lose, but this seems like a worthwhile topic.
I moved up to 50NL last week and have played 3,081 hands at that level to date. It hasnâ€™t been going very well! I lost nearly 7 buy-ins and am running at -11.18 PTBB/100. Notably, I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve been running well, either. PT3 reports that I have also been running at exactly 7 buy-ins below my all-in EV during this same sample. In other words, by Sklansky bucks I should be break-even over this stretch (winning after rakeback), but I seem to have lost almost every encounter since moving up.
I started a thread in the DC forums about what to do when youâ€™re in my spot. Please read it, or comment if you can, as I think itâ€™ll help plenty of people when they move up and lose a bunch right away (like me!):
I didnâ€™t feel too lost at these stakes, but I did notice that people are 3betting pots like freaking crazy. It really caught me off guard. Iâ€™ve started adjusting, but Iâ€™m not comfortable yet, and for now, Iâ€™m going to have to move back down to 25NL and rebuild.
Thatâ€™s all to report. I havenâ€™t played much lately, mainly due to school and video games but also being slightly discouraged by my awful results. I want to rebuild my game strategically and emotionally and get back to the play soon!!!