My 3rd part on starting hands for novices will be around soon. But I just thought I’d change the pace and tell you about my poker this week.
Well in short, I’ve hardly played. I entered one of the forums private s&g and found within a few hands that I just couldn’t be bothered. This resulted in some overly aggressive play from me (not on purpose) and I got my hand caught in the cookie jar a few times and was dismissed early on.
But I’ve played a couple of S&G’s at PKR. Played a couple of $3 games (as my bankroll will allow). I won one of them and placed 2nd at the other. The 2nd game was great as I went heads up to a guy from Estonia. Very friendly and a very good player. The chip lead swapped between us for a good while, before an all-in raise with J9s was called by pkt 3’s. The 3s held up, even going on to make trips on the river. But it was an excellent heads-up and one I wish could happen more – with me winning of course!
Having enjoyed my little chat and game with my Estonian friend I headed to the 5c/10c cash tables. I normally prefer to play the 25c/50c tables or at the very least 10c/25c tables but these low limit games at PKR are a feeding frenzy for any half-decent player. Within less than 30mins I had turned the $7 I had taken to the table into over $20….. and I only played 4 hands! Unfortunately, I couldn’t continue my stay there as I had stuff to do 😦
Have been back to the cash tables since and made more profit. I have noticed though, that these short sessions – 30 mins or less – are really profitable for me. If I double my money in a short time, and then seem to be getting some cold cards, I leave. I’ve been quite strict with myself that I will wait for one round of blinds and If I haven’t hit any sort of hand the I up sticks and go. It might only be a $6 or $7 profit, but its still profit after all.
Well I’m offski for now…. the league game at PKR awaits!
See ya soon!