Sunday, July 30, 2006

Its cold in Vegas

Have managed about 15 hours online in the last two days. Yesterday i lost £9000 and today i won £7000. A good warm up for the main event..... I hope i don't have the cold deck in the tournament that i have had in cash.... losing two $10000 pots with the nut straight and second nuts all in on flop in Hold'em. There is skill in tournaments but if the cards don't fall right it doesn't matter if you are Phil Ivey or a total donkey.

Other than that been doing the usual stuff in Vegas... drinking, eating and sleeping (though not enough of the latter)

Looking forward to playing tomorrow. You can't really go into a field like this with any big expectations... i just hope i make the right decisions and see how i go from there.

I have a decent percentage in a few top players, so even if i bust out, i hope one of them can win enough to cover my expenses for the trip :-)

My four rules for tomorrow!

1. Don't limp into an unraised pot unless i plan to reraise.
2. Don't play KT or KJ non suited to a raise.
3. Muck any bad ace and that includes AT.
4. Don't walk KK into AA again.

2 comments:

_senh_ said...

Hi Ben,

My four rules for tomorrow!

1. Don't limp into an unraised pot unless i plan to reraise.
2. Don't play KT or KJ non suited to a raise.
3. Muck any bad ace and that includes AT.
4. Don't walk KK into AA again.


Can you explain what you mean by point 1, especially about planning to reraise? Do you mean preflop, on the flop, against how many opponents, etc etc.

I agree with point 2 and point 3, as this keeps you playing tight solid. As for point 4, I know what you are referring to about a past hand you got knocked out in, but sometimes KK is just going lose a lot of your chips whatever you do.

Milkybarkid said...

By point one I mean calling the big blind preflop. So say the blinds are 25/50 i would just call the 50. I just don't like the move... say i limp with QK and someone makes it 300 to play, i would have to fold. I just don't like giving away chips unless i have to.

If i limp in could be from early position with a big hand, and I plan to reraise, or add deception to my hand.