o anyway.. I was in the hole for a few bucks and getting frustrated when I saw 23o. Woo hoo! I call a raise in MPI could make a snide remark but until I make 12K I can not back it up. I have actually not played alot of cash games lately so your comment is totally wrong.. and if getting your money in with QQ vs A9 on a 9xx flop is playing poorly then so be it, I suck. Also if bluffing when you sense weakness is not part of the game so be it.
Since my Bankroll is declining instead of ascending
Hmm, couldn't be a coincidence could it?
- Sweet little Wes
To explain my recent hands. I have posted some interesting hands lately and always argued the odd or different side. I have not really lost my mind people. The problem I have with Poker, especially with people who pay attention, is that I NEVER get any action unless I am 6-feet under beat. I play tighter than anyone who reads this blog, I guarentee it. I routinely fold AQ. Really. Even if it is only a small raise. So being such a tightass I wanted to ask myself two questions:
1. What kinds of hands do I get nailed on and
2. How do I generate more action since everytime I raise (all 3 times in 4 hours at a table) my AA everyone folds.
The first question is interesting and is why small connectors tend to pay off if they hit. Nobody expects you to call with these hands. At least at the level I play. If you play them all the time you obviously lose money but throwing them in once in a while can make your night. Really cash game poker is all about getting paid off maybe once a night. Nothing I have seen so far makes me beleive that playing these cards on occassion is a bad thing.
The second question is harder to answer and needs more exploration. Part of the answer could be playing more hands that are strong and raising more often. I have for sure put more pre-flop aggression into my game. Figuring out how to generate action on a slow table is hard though. So I experiment. I bluff and show sometimes. I hit weird hands with weird cards and make people angry. Sometimes I raise more often then prudent. It is really tough to figure out what works, but at least I feel like I am experimenting with my game and trying to find something that works better for me. If it causes people to doubt my sanity, well, I never really had much ground to stand on there anyways. I appreciate the insightful comments, especially from people like CJ, even though I argue with him I listen and absorb everything a successful player says and try and figure out where it works in my game. I really do feel like this is going to be a great year for me. Only time tells anything in Poker though so we will see.