Sunday, April 12, 2009

posted on fulltiltforum.com

Nitty volume game not going so well

I'm playing the volume game. Eight-tabling at .05/.10. I'm folding almost everything and just playing the best hands. I'm folding small pairs virtually every time and only playing medium pairs in position. I only play AJ if it's been folded to me and I can raise with it in late position. My VPIP is less than 10 at almost every table. The only time that changes is when I get a run of good cards. My PFR is going to be the same as my VPIP in most situations.
In other words, I'm on auto-pilot.

Should I be more alert for sets? Should I reduce the number of tables I play so that my radar can be better-tuned?

If not, what should I do?

Full Tilt Poker $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 93794
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dotsu (BTN): $1.70
pearlxman (SB): $9.55
Hero (BB): $10.00
DraftDodger7 (UTG): $2.23
DedUSSR (UTG+1): $2.00
Bobobowser (MP1): $14.27
TightTeddie (MP2): $11.08
Halfbeasty (CO): $13.73
Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with AA of diamonds KK of hearts
3 folds, TightTeddie raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.20
Flop: ($0.65) KK of diamonds TT of diamonds 99 of spades (2 players)
Hero bets $0.65, TightTeddie raises to $1.76, Hero calls $1.11
Turn: ($4.17) 88 of spades (2 players)
Hero checks, TightTeddie bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50
River: ($9.17) AA of clubs (2 players)
Hero checks, TightTeddie bets $4.44, Hero raises to $5.44 all in, TightTeddie calls $1
Final Pot: $20.05
Hero shows AA of diamonds KK of hearts (two pair, Aces and Kings)
TightTeddie shows 99 of clubs 99 of diamonds (three of a kind, Nines)
TightTeddie wins $18.72
(Rake: $1.33)
...

Full Tilt Poker $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 93799
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Hero (BTN): $12.27
DEALER ME IN (SB): $10.55
Piggedi (BB): $6.53
sadism (UTG): $4.14
dotsu (UTG+1): $3.49
7gifojaluz7 (MP1): $2.00
7Oleg7 (MP2): $1.99
ivanontilt (CO): $11.50
Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with AA of clubs KK of diamonds
5 folds, Hero raises to $0.35, DEALER ME IN calls $0.30, 1 fold
Flop: ($0.80) AA of spades 33 of spades 22 of clubs (2 players)
DEALER ME IN checks, Hero bets $0.80, DEALER ME IN calls $0.80
Turn: ($2.40) 88 of clubs (2 players)
DEALER ME IN checks, Hero checks
River: ($2.40) TT of diamonds (2 players)
DEALER ME IN checks, Hero bets $2.40, DEALER ME IN calls $2.40
Final Pot: $7.20
Hero shows AA of clubs KK of diamonds (a pair of Aces)
DEALER ME IN shows 88 of diamonds 88 of spades (three of a kind, Eights)
DEALER ME IN wins $6.72
(Rake: $0.48)
...

Full Tilt Poker $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players - View hand 93800
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Da Griz (UTG): $4.46
Chacha-inn (UTG+1): $2.04
iknowJS (MP): $5.96
EllendeAnja (CO): $2.50
ThePark911 (BTN): $8.60
whatsup9650 (SB): $9.90
Hero (BB): $11.31
Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with 66 of spades KK of hearts
4 folds, ThePark911 calls $0.10, 1 fold, Hero checks
Flop: ($0.25) KK of diamonds JJ of spades 77 of hearts (2 players)
Hero checks, ThePark911 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10
Turn: ($0.45) 55 of spades (2 players)
Hero checks, ThePark911 checks
River: ($0.45) 66 of diamonds (2 players)
Hero bets $0.25, ThePark911 raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.25
Final Pot: $1.45
ThePark911 shows 55 of hearts 55 of diamonds (three of a kind, Fives)
Hero mucks 66 of spades KK of hearts
ThePark911 wins $1.36
(Rake: $0.09)
...

I'm down a buyin again and I can't really take it anymore.

Beyond my own mistakes and the coolers, it's been a rough weekend for bad beats, too. If I weren't playing so conservatively and leaving tables when I start to tilt I'd be in much worse shape; I'm doing my very best to minimize my losses. I'm only down two buyins since Thursday.

Simple suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. Play more hands in position, you got coolered and that SUX... IMO your VPIP needs to be 25 and pfr 18 (or there about). You will never make money at these stakes playing that tight.

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