Tuesday, July 11, 2006

No, I didn't go to Vegas...

...This is what I have to deal with instead:

To those of you who insist on hanging those stupid, classless, plastic ballsacks from your trucks:

I’m putting you on notice. The next time my four-year-old points to your truck’s junk and asks “What’s that daddy?” I’m going to find you and make you explain it to her.

God damn, I don’t want to be associated with this crowd, but I find myself grudgingly agreeing with the 'Kompassionate,' Konservative Kristians who complain about the coarsening of our society. What’s next? Twelve inch dongers designed to throw sparks off the road?

You own a truck. You’re insecure about your own toughness and you possibly have gay fantasies. I understand. But do you need to overcompensate in such an offensive way? Can’t you just grow a mullet, go to a NASCAR race and leave it at that?

Finally played a limit tourney the other day…although it wasn’t a great experience. It was a Stars freeroll and it was completely bewildering. Any bet was capped and people were betting, raising, capping with silly hands. Q3, J2, 5-2. It was sick. I asked, rhetorically, what the best strategy was for limit tourneys, and someone answered “hope.” He had a big stack after winning with Q3o.

Even though it’s limit, you can go through a stack pretty freaking quick! I eventually just gave up and went to the wall with J10o and lost, of course. I find NL freerolls to be easier and more sane, on the whole.

I’d be interested in playing more limit tourneys or SNG’s, but the cheapo ones on Stars don’t ever seem to have enough players. The SNG’s on Party are too expensive, and that part of my roll is strictly for cash games at this point.

Still doing well in the cash games. Won about 5 BB’s in one session yesterday. Gave back 1.5 BB’s in a second session on because I decided I didn’t really want to play and couldn’t motivate myself to try and get even.

My copy of Sklansky’s, Malmuth’s, and Miller’s Small Stakes Hold’Em is wearing out. Every time I open that book I learn something new. The trouble is incorporating it and using all the concepts at the same time.

I’m probably sounding greedy, but I’d like to make some bigger scores. I’m sure I’m not maximizing my winnings yet and I’m leaking bets here and there. Also, I only have, at most three hours a night to play. If I could have four or five hour sessions, I’m sure I could win between 5-10 BB’s, instead of my 1-5 average now.

Realistically, playing five hours a day isn’t going to happen. So, I should probably just shut up and enjoy my current upswing. Remembering my last losing run makes me shudder.


Blogger jusdealem said...

I think the best strategy for the limit tourneys is simple: fold and fold often! Let all the crazy Q/2 cappers bet themselves out and just try to chip up slowly, only go in with the best of it, bluffs will be few and far between early in, since it's limit and you're likely to get called. As the blinds rise, you'll be able to make more moves. Limit is too slow and boring for most, but I really enjoy it. Maybe because I am also slow and boring?? :) Good luck!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Drop the Hammer said...

Do you have pokertracker and all that good stuff yet?

1:41 PM  
Blogger C.L. Russo said...

Jus- I love limit too! It makes sense, usually.

DTH- No pokertracker yet. Too much info tends to make me burn out.

Once I move up to at least 2/4, I'll probably consider it for limited use.

6:05 PM  
Blogger pokerpeaker said...

Great point, dude, especially about porn sites.

12:59 PM  
Blogger C.L. Russo said...

Thanks, peaker. This whole issue is so hypocritical...it's frustrating.

7:23 PM  

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