I switched over to 6max recently. I am really enjoying it so far. It is a lot more fun to play than full ring. The swings are pretty crazy as seen by the graph above but I am starting to get used to it I think. I am only 25k hands in. I am killing NL50 for 5BB/100 and getting smoked at NL25 for -3BB/100 lol.
I am pouring over the hands each night in HEM. I'm still making a lot of mistakes but it is a learning process and I feel good about where I am going.
The vpp rate in 6max is much better than full ring. I am playing deep tables now though which brings it up but .24 at NL50 and .14 at NL25 is pretty cool.
The full ring tables these days are just so bone dry its ridiculous. I guess its still ok at NL25 but at NL50, its just not possible to load up 24 good tables. Running over nits doesn't really pay the bills. Busting fish does.
There are still a lot of nits in 6max but its not quite as bad as full ring. Plus since there's fewer people at the table you get to play more pots with any fish that show up. Its also nice to be able to just ship AK or QQ preflop and not even worry about it lol. So I am sticking with 6max indefinitely, while continuing to mix NL25 and NL50 for game selection.
My first video is up at DragTheBar I am not very happy with it...of course lol. I was kinda nervous as I have never made a video before and I made a lot of stupid mistakes at times in what I said.
The audio also turned out pretty bad.
The good news is that I have a sick new Sennheiser headset so there will never be audio problems again. And also, I learned a lot from making the first video and I think my subsequent ones will be much better. Please leave me your feedback here or on the forums there. I make the videos for you guys, not me.
Biggest pot I have played in years. Both villains are basically lunatics.
PokerStars, $0.25/0.50 NO Limit Texas Holdem Cash Games, 6 Players
Dealt to: CO
UTG raises to $1.85, UTG+1 calls $1.85, CO raises to $10, (3 folds), UTG calls $8.15, UTG+1 calls $8.15,
Flop:($30.75) (3 Players)
UTG checks, UTG+1 checks, CO bets $18, UTG raises to $58, (1 folds), CO calls $40,
Turn: ($146.75) (2 Players)
UTG bets $115.75 and is all-in, CO calls $115.75,
River: ($378.25) (2 Players)
CO wins $375.85