July 8, 2012, 1:48 pm
Hello folks! It's been a week since my last post, so time for a little update how my game is going! I started with my 250$ to play at NL10-cashgames. I'm sorry to say that I havn't got the time to play as much as I hoped I could, thanks to work and stuff. However, I'm glad to say that even tho I didn't play as much, the game have been going GREAT!
My bankroll have now reached 300$. Which I think is a really good start, playing around 10 hours at two tables at the time. I`ve been playing a pretty solid ABC-poker pre-flop in early position, but I soon figured that I'm actually a bit better player the big mass at NL10. This gave me the confidece to do some moves and play abit marginal hands when I'm in position.
Handreading! I also noticed that all this this time I've put down training my handreading skills have finally started to give some results. Well maybe it's not that hard to read hand-ranges when it comes to NL10 but hey, it's a start isn't it? So therefore, I wanted to share one hand with you which I'm proud of:
I can't find the hand history for this one, but this is what happend:
I had a stack of 10,25 and I'm the small blind. It's folded to the player who is on the button. The player on the button is a Loose-passive player with a 10$ stack. So this is what happend, the LoP-player raises to 0.30$... Since he have been trying to steal almost every time he is on the button I thought it was a good idea to reraise this hand with my KJ-o. So I reraised the hand to 0,9$.
The player on the button is calling, I now put him on a hand like every kind of PP from sixes til queens, or some kind of suited Ace type hand. I also want to mention that I've been playing against this guy before. However I do a c-bet for 1,25 on a 9-10-3 rainbow board, figuring that if he is having an Ax-s type hand he will fold, and I wanted to tell him a story that I'm having atleast a 10. Therefore I make a double barrel on the turn (the turn was another 10) for 3/4 of the potsize. I admit that I'm a bit confused when I see him call my bet. But however, now I knew his hand.
Since he only called my raise preflop I was sure he didn't have Kings or Aces, since there where two tens on the board I found it unlikely that he would have a ten. (And if he had A-10 a player like him would probably reraise me on the flop to protect his hand) So I was sure he had JJ or QQ. Since I had JK I put him on queens.
The river came with a king, and since the other player didn't fold to my bets with two tens on the board i shoved all-in cause it seemed like he would not fold his queens. he called and showed me, guess what... Pocket queens!
So yes, I was a bit lucky that I hit my king, but I think I made a great play during this hand anyway, cause I think I told a trustworthy story about me having a ten, and I succeded with putting him on queens. I would have check/folded the river if I didn't hit anything, but this time the cards came right, and my playing was IMO right!
Thanks for reading, and good luck on your tables!