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Day 2 (or is it 3)

By: baud2death @ 16:27 (EDT) / 129 / Comment ( 0 )

Unfortunately, I can't find a way to display the hands well enough to go through the 180 man game win I made. If anyone knows a good tool to use to show these hands using the hand history I have, I am all ears.


Played a little looser today from a structure point of view, played some sattys (no joy) and a mix of $1.50 and $1.00 games.

The $1.50 games are 27 man and I don't know, there is something a bit poorly balanced in these games, don't think there is enough dead money to make them profitable. So instead, I will stick to the $1 45-man games. They are a good enough speed of 10/per level and I can easily squeeze enough of these into a schedule to make them worthwhile.

I think I will stick to $1 games until I reach at least $100, then I will review which other games to play.

I am, ad-hoc (but not too excessively) going to throw some 50c / $1 MTT's into the mix. Keeps me from playing too tilty since it gives me a "burst" of action and is well within my variance.


Another aspect I am going to start building into my game is cash games.

I am not, historically, a cash game player however I recognize the advantage is there if you can play them well to cash-up quicker since 3 hours spent in a tournament and at a cash table with the same skill can win you more.

I do recognize that there is a different mindset for cash games. People take completely different lines since you play each hand independently of the next whilst in a tournament, you are working to improve your score on the scoreboard (which is, if you think about it what a tournament is about).

In a cash game, you are never folding a good hand because if you get sucked out on, you rebuy and 80% of the time you profit evenly. However, in a tournament, you can sacrifice a good hand if it means your progress in the tournament improves.


For the cash game, I will stick to low limit - I don't intend to win massive amounts, however want to discipline myself to playing that game right. I will spend no more than 2 BI per day ($4) and will monitor my game so that it doesn't just serve as a leak to my bankroll.


Started the day on about $63 after losing just around $6 after plenty of games on Saturday - Hit a couple of FT's, 1 x first place so all in all it was an OK day.



For my next blog article, I am going to come up with a more structured right up. Something that shows the exact games I played and some notes on them.



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