February 13, 2012
I've been meaning to start blogging for awhile now and after a session where I was constantly value cutting myself and running into the top of ranges, I thought it was good time. All in all, I can't complain, though. I have been running good for the last couple months so a little run bad was probably due to happen. The good thing is that I feel like I played pretty well today minus a few mistakes I know shouldn't ever happen. I need to be a little harder on myself in this regard, but I was happy that I didn't really feel tilted through the rough stretch. This has been my main focus lately, as I just finished reading "The Mental Game" of poker. I'm really trying to focus on the things I can control. Playing my best and putting in volume.
I still managed to end the week up about 7 or 8 buy-ins, so not a bad week at all, especially considering I was out of town last week and didn't have a chance to play at all. I feel pretty good about my overall game and I'm hoping to make the move to 200NL by the end of this month or next month. I actually took a couple shots this week, just mixing in one table with my regular 100NL tables and felt ok about it. The first session I was a little spewy, but I feel like I'm winner at these stakes and should be fine with the move once I get comfortable.
Oh and I have to add this hand in here. This is from earlier in the week when things were going well and I actually thought to myself, "wow, this is when you know you are running good." I'm not really sure how I missed that I was timing down. I guess I used up my time bank and didn't notice it, so when I was trying to figure out how much to bet, I timed out. The guy was a pretty big station so I was planning on bombing the river. Maybe subconsciously I'm just this good.
Merge Network $0.50/$1.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1636134
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Hero (CO): $181.65
Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with J J
2 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, 1 fold, SB calls $2.50, 1 fold
Flop: ($7.00) J 3 8(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $5.25, SB calls $5.25
Turn: ($17.50) Q(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $14.00, SB calls $14
River: ($45.50) 4(2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks
Final Pot: $45.50
SB shows T 9 (Queen High Straight)
Hero mucks J J
SB wins $43.23