Well.. I decided to play tight again. I was playing two tables. The night started out REALLY badly. I mean I raise pre-flop with QQ and a guy calls me with 92o and rivers trip 2's!!!! Man! I also played some hands badly. I need alot of work post flop. So I get down to $0 on one table with my last hand and river a straight to beat slowplayed AA! DO NOT SLOW PLAY PRE-FLOP! So I am down to like $34, and I GRIND my way back. I was also down to about $70 at my second table. I GRIND my ass off and make that table back up again also. So NET for the night after a REALLY long session is $3! I am happy with that since I could have been down another $200! Easily! I brought my pre-flop VP$IP down almost a full point this night to 19.81 in 3200 hands. Getting closer to becoming a TAP again. I also see why I am rated passive post flop -- I check/call alot! Not good. I do fake it sometimes, but usually only if I have raised pre-flop and an A or K shows. I guess I will be working on that next.
One thing I have noticed lately. When I have played at a table for a while, people start folding to my pre-flop raises ALOT! They also fold on any bet I make post-flop. The table suddenly will not pay me off. Is this a good thing or is it time to leave? I kind of like my tables to be trained.. but I am not sure if this is a good thing. Am I being too predictable? Comments?
Last thing: The hand that put me up $3 for the night was -- you guessed it -- The Hammer. I am the SB. I get 72o. I raise. The BB calls. The flop has a K, I bet out, he thinks..