Friday, September 03, 2010

Starting to See..

I am starting to see the wisdom in Bayne's roach abilities. Especially in these PL08 SNGs. One key point I am working on is: NEVER GO ALL IN PRE. It is sometimes right to go all in pre-flop. However this is NOT where my skill in PL08 shines. If I have any edge it has to be in out reading people on the flop. Deciding if the flop hit me hard enough to get my money in. No hand in Omatard is all that favored pre-flop.. it is so much more so than in HE. Now I relax this a little once I am in the money. The blinds are so high and I have made my buck so now I need to win.

Second key point I have been working on is: ALWAYS play NUT NUT hands. Obviously this has to be relaxed towards the end also. It downgrades to ALWAYS play two way hands. I see so many people in these contests play hands with absolutely no low potential. Like KK29. Hey I have kings! ALLLL IN! I called a real shorties jam with 2345 s00ted. His KK29 went down in flames to my straight. Not saying it was the best call but with him having no low I am locking in half the pot most of the time. The other half is then a flip to see who wins.

Someone was glad "I grew some balls" and started playing 11$ SNGs. Poker is not about that. If you want to gamble your whole bankroll then have fun playing bingo. Poker is about staying in the game and hitting those nice upswings. I am sticking with the extra risky stuff because of one thing: I AM A LOSER. Seriously. Now it may work out and I may get my bankroll up to a level that supports the 11$ SNGs. It is not really the recommended way to go though. I beleive in the grind. I just get too frustrated to stay with it. One day I will get past the whole variance, numbers not working out, up and down swing thing and then I will be a very successful poker player. Until then breakeven is the best I can hope for.

Pushups and Situps suck. I have been skipping out on them. I do not want to skip them. With the running I dedicated myself to it. I do not enjoy it as much as Peaker does. It is a grind for me. I dedicated myself to becoming healthy though. The enjoyment may come after I have been doing this for a while. Three nights a week I know I am leaving as soon as it gets cool enough to run. I eat my apple or banana and a few peanuts instead of dinner because I know I have to run. I get prepared to make some protein dinner after the run. It is a part of my life now.

The pushups and situps I am like oh yeah I am supposed to do those tonight right. I eat my dinner. Watch TV. Play some PLO8.. then all of the sudden it is 11:00 and I am done. I need to apply the same routine to these as I have to the running. Doing pushups once a week just will not give me any good result.

That is all. Return to your work.


Blogger Josie said...

Okay, so maybe you HAVEN'T grown some balls. :P

7:32 AM

Blogger The Poker Meister said...

Good post. I'm rooting for you to get your BR up to the level that supports $11 SNGs. Rough calculations say that your BR should be anywhere from 20-65 buy ins: basically at least $220.

7:51 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I think 500-600 is more reasonable but 220 is semi safe..

8:05 AM

Blogger Bayne_S said...

So many posts could start with "I am starting to see the wisdom in Bayne's"...

It would make so many people sound so much smarter.

3:09 PM

Blogger Wolfshead said...

Have you learned yet that most people playing Omaha or O8 think they are really playing 4 card HE instead? Did the idiot with the K-K-x-x hand rant and rave at you wondering how you could call his shove with such a lousy hand?

3:28 PM


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