Day 25

Hands Played Today: 6864

Total Hands Played: 159337

Hands Needed: 40663

Pace: 166665 (-7328)

Jog: Yes (12/20)


First good results day in quite awhile. Probably uncoincidentally I also played better than I have in some time. Building on what I was talking about yesterday, I played a 13/8/2.5 today and made several great laydowns.

The best was bottom set on 467hh in a limped pot when a shorty fish potted, I raised, and the biggest nit in the world cold called. It got back to the shorty who pushed, and I folded 444. The nit snap called and showed 666. Not an amazingly hard fold in retrospect, but the kind of stuff that saves you a bundle in the long run.

Poker Stars, NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players - Hand History Converter

UTG: 91.40 BB

UTG+1: 62.20 BB

UTG+2: 118.60 BB

MP1: 112.80 BB

MP2: 105 BB

CO: 185.20 BB

Hero (BTN): 200 BB

SB: 75.20 BB

BB: 310.20 BB

Pre-Flop: 4 4 dealt to Hero (BTN)

UTG folds, UTG+1 calls 1BB, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls 1BB, 2 folds, Hero calls 1BB, SB calls 0.6BB, BB checks

Flop: (5BB) 7 4 6 (5 Players)

SB checks, BB checks, UTG+1 bets 7BB, MP1 folds, Hero raises to 22BB, SB folds, BB calls 22BB, UTG+1 raises to 61.2BB and is All-In, Hero folds, BB calls 39.2BB

Turn: (149.4BB) J (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

River: (149.4BB) T (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 149.4BB Pot (7BB Rake)
UTG+1 showed 9 8 (a straight, Seven to Jack) and WON 142.4BB (+80.2BB NET)
BB showed 6 6 (three of a kind, Sixes) and LOST (-62.2BB NET)

I also did much better with pot control in marginal spots with overpairs and TPTK hands. Losing the bare minimum in several spots in big cooler situations such as AK on A83r, with villain showing 888.

I am running better and actually coolering some people myself and having hands hold up. It makes it a lot easier to play. And I've commented several times before on how much better I play when running good. The continual challenge is to do the same when running bad.

In any case, this 13/8/2ish nittier more passive approach is definitely the way I need to continue approaching the game at these low limits.

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