Poker Ramblings of cmitch

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I have been running/playing horribly for a while now. I think it is time to go back to basics.

The last week has been a little brutal over a relatively small amount of hands. I am up 4.5 buy-ins on pokerstars and down 8 buy-ins on FTP during that same time. I think FTP doesn't like me. :)

The downswing has gotten me thinking a lot. I used to rely on poker for some extra income, but the extra dollars haven't been coming lately - at a time when I could use them the most (starting the new business). The business is set up so that I don't need the extra income, but it would definitely help make things easier.

I'm going to play 100nl for the next 30 days and see how things go. I'll post updates/hands as I go. I'm not going to play any mtt over $55 unless I satellite in. It is a little humbling to drop down to 100nl, but it doesn't bother me like I thought it would. I need to re-tool and re-focus.

I am pretty sure there will be an initial adjustment period at 100nl since I haven't ever really played 100nl regularly. I have watched a few 100nl vids and the games seem a lot more passive than the 200nl and 400nl games.

2 responses to "Back to Basics"

  1. That's what I just started to play, but I'm very cautious with my bankroll. I was playing .25/.50. There's not much difference. Three-bets preflop usually almost always mean a big pair (one guy did go all-in on my A-A with A-K but that is super rare) like QQ+. Raises are rare as well after the flop. People rarely bet on the come.

    I wonder if the fact that the income from poker comes at a time when you actually need it a bit is affecting your play. My guess is it is.


  2. Plus I think the games are tougher... I really do.

    But 1-2nl and below are pretty easy pickins... get ready for some brutal beats though.

    Alan aka RecessRampage