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One step forward, 2 steps back.

Posted by Olli Wirkkunen on 2012-08-28 at 12:00 AM

So I started my cash game experiment for a while ago. This did’nt last for more then 3500 hands. I was working my way up for the first 2500 hands and made some 1200BBs before everything changed.
I could suddenly not hit one hand anymore, and if I hit something they would suck me out on river every time.
Also bluffing became almost impossible, ok this was the only way for me to win any hands by bluffing my opponents
because I lost every hand at showdown. The bluffing allowed me to keep some of my roll.
So for now I will put this experiment on hold and maybe give it a try later when I feel rady for it again.

Also my tournament play have not worked out the way it should have. Both july and August have been losing months for me in tournaments.
I have played tonnes of tourneys but my roll is just shrinking, and I can’t put my finger on what has gone wrong with my play.
Most of the tourneys I start really well and build up a stack quite fast, and have no problem keeping on building it until some time before ITM,
that’s when I loose my stack during a few hands almost every time.

I have had a cpl of deep runs and even some FTs but I have lost too much.
Ok, I know one biggie I have been doing, I started playing big 11s and 22s when my roll was above 12-1300,
and they started out quite well, with several semi deep runs.
But I didn’t stop doing them when my roll shrank down to hundreds after my cash game fiasco.

I was comparing some stats from my previous nick on stars with my current one, and it seems like I was doing better before.
My ITM was 4% higher, I had made almost twice as much money on a lesser amount tourneys then now.
I am really confused. I don’t know where to start looking for my other leaks,
so I’ll take a break from everything and try to figure out what is wrong
So I guess we won’t be seeing each others at the tables for a while.

I have something I would like to recommend for all of you out there.

[url]http://www.pokerstrategy.com/software/10/[/url] this is equilab, similar to pokerstove but more functions.
[url]http://www.pokerstrategy.com/software/14/[/url] this is same as above but Omaha version.
[url]http://www.pokerscout.com[/url] is a great site where you can find a lot of good info about poker sites,
and which sites and tables high stake players/pros are playing at. definitely worth a look.

That’s it for now


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