March 28, 2010

Update 1 - Road Got Bumpy

Well I’ve called it quits for the weekend becasue I’ve just had a 100 hand session where I tilted pretty hard. I went 0/5 with JJ+ and had a massive uber-fish just chatting away non-stop about his “Expert bluff with bottom pair becasue he put his opponent on A-high” and how “This guys only 3-betting to get under my skin”…Yeah I 3-bet you 3 times with KK (2) and AQ (1) to annoy you, not becasue it’s the best hand or anything but obviously with KK’s amazing ability to pull an Ace out of the deck it didn’t really matter too much.

Lost with trips 3 times to the same guy too…just infuritating, all in 100 hands…
so you can imagine how brutal that felt.

So yeah, it’s not started too well and I’m down about 15BB from where I was thank to some bonuses clearing.

The Full Tilt games are a lot different to the Stars games in that there are a lot more guys who think they can play and will 3-bet a lot preflop and do really random incredibly stupid things (bluffing with a bluffcatcher seems to be the favourite) rather than Stars players who are generally tighter and more straightforward. it probably explains why most of the one’s I’ve looked up are pretty big losers despite having TAGGY stats. I think I just need to change my game up a bit, inducing seems to be a bit part of this game as well as V-betting thin. Sadly “lol pro” FPS is around a lot at FT as well so just gotta get used to it. Wat I would say is I’d recommend a bigger bankroll for FT than for Stars becasue even though the players at FT are bad they’re aggressive and it’s aggression that causes variance.

On the plus side occasionally you get to have fun while Game Creating:

Full Tilt Poker $1.00/$2.00 Limit Hold’em – 2 players
The Official Hand History Converter

Pre Flop: (1.5 SB) Hero is BB with Q Diamond J Spade
BTN/SB raises, Hero 3-bets, BTN/SB calls

Flop: (6 SB) 7 Heart K Heart 6 Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets, BTN/SB raises, Hero calls

Turn: (5 BB) K Club (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets, Hero calls

River: (7 BB) 3 Club (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets, Hero calls

Final Pot: 9 BB
Hero shows Q Diamond J Spade
BTN/SB shows 8 Diamond 5 Club
Hero wins 8.75 BB
(Rake: $0.50)

Is this where I get “Ztandard”?? Felt good at the time though ;)

Posted By Boomer at 04:52 PM


Tags: road to robusto


liquid_quik posted on March 28, 2010 at 23:14 PM


def not standard boomer =P
you dont have to 3bet paint all the time, but i think the way the hand played you can call down. im probably also just calling down a lot when i dont 3bet.

keep plugging away fella! we all hit our downers. we all play well enough to get past them

dayoldhater posted on March 29, 2010 at 16:55 PM


I went through/am going through the exact same process switching to FTP from Stars.

My fav is the "CC KK pf and wait for the river to raise," catchy name IMO :P.


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