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/Jun/2013

The colour coding game

By: EvokeNZ @ 02:08 (EDT) / 310 / Comment ( 1 )

I've been following Arty's 2NL blog and have really taken to the colour-coding post. Colour tagging my opponents as soon as I sit down at a table is now the bigger part of my poker than waiting for decent hands. I realise the ranges probably don't translate entirely to the tournamnet play, but just even seeing all the people I've been seated with before somehow enhances the poker experience. 

An interesting side experiment is to note down the proportion of various types at different types of tournaments. For example, PSO OSL is almost exclusively filled with loose passive types. I would have expected them to be all maniacs, but stats say otherwise. In 25c tournaments, they're mostly semi loose aggressive. In $1 tournaments, they're nitty set miners. 

To date, I have seen only two maniacs and only one TAG. 

At cash tables they don't seem to have a 'type' as often as in tournamnets. Might also be because cash players turn over fast enough that the software can't get a read on them. I do use the table selection tips though too, so maybe that's why I don't see as many regular types.

85FastLane, CanuckMonkey, B!indsniper, and I have embarked on Level 2 of Red vs Blue challenge. The Red team has already turned a profit! Well done, boys! I am currently playing my last tournament and will probably make a small loss :-/

Over this past month, I've been trying to avoid playing OSL every day and rather concentrated on playing less often but well. So far it's going fairly well and I might be able to min cash again without as much effort as previous months. 

I've played the World Record tournament and finished 22,051st for $3. Not bad, considering it was a hyper-turbo and I didn't have to buy in thanks to the PSO giving out free tickets.

It seems all the interesting tournaments fall on 5 am for me, usually Monday. It's a bit frustrating as I either have to miss out or be not in my top shape. Then again, I usually do well playing that early, probably because the birds are asleep and aren't distracting me!

I'm still repeating level 1 of the Cowboy Challenge, it's so far a painful experience and I often put off playing the SnGs, opting for cash tables instead. I used to do really badly at cash tables, but after having read some of Arty's blogs, I'm turning that graph upside down.

Hopefully my games pick up a bit, as it's currently feeling a bit same-y. Well, suppose at least I'm not going into negatives, that's something! 

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