A Little more on Aggression
The art of playing against aggressive people is a tricky one. It is a big reason why I try to be tighter and play more passive at the 5/10 6-Max tables. Last night I tried running with the aggressive people and quickly found myself down a bunch. I had two players at my table that were raising a lot of hands, calling down with nothing, and raising with nothing. It was very annoying. So I decide to play with them. Call the raises with marginal hands, call down with second pair, etc.. Re-raise them with very little in the way of a hand. Chase the Ace. Needless to say this is not the way to go at least for me. I dropped about $150 in the first hour I was at the table. I then took a deep breath and swore to myself that I would play my game. My game might not be the best strategy in the world but it works for me. You know what happened? Yeah, I went on a nice run. Got a bunch of nice flops. People calling me to the river with second pair. You get the idea. I ended the session up around $50.
Ending an abysmal night down only $60 or so. Not bad. I really could not hit anything last night as the 99 vs 53 should prove. Even though I would have preferred being up for the night I will take it. I lost 3-4 SNGs, a little at 5/10 6-Max, and really could not get much going besides the Blogger table before my big loss, and a little 1/2 6-Max to cool down with. Nights like this happen.
At least I had fun playing with Glyph, a reader, Iggs, Pauly, and a whole host of others. I think the stripper even made an appearance to take some of the 72o money off our hands. Speaking of that I made a nice pot on the Blogger table busting 72o. I had TPTK but had a feeling the all in bet was a bluff so I called and ended up winning the hand. I felt kinda bad.