Some updates for my online poker yesterday and this morning.
I finished off my last Cake Poker bonus. The fishiness of the play is hard to believe, but it can be very tough to know where you are sometimes. I end up making calls that would be stupid on say the PS $100 tables. This morning I called down a guy who had overbet the pot, then slowed right up. I had top pair decent kicker (AJ – ace on flop – I had raised from BB after limps so was pretty sure my kicker was good on the flop). He had Q2o (which had caught bottom pair).
I buy in short ($40) and by the river he had put me all in with bottom pair (no draws). What can you do but laugh off the occasional bad beats and misreads and count the PTBB/100 ? Shocking.
I have played 520 hands in the last 24 hours. I made $270 @ 26 PTBB/100, quite impressive. I played 2 $15 SnG’s – unplaced and 3rd for -$5. So this is a total increase in bankroll of about $265 for 4 hours play. This week I played about 20 hours of online poker at Cake for +$900 or $50/hour, not too shabby for $15 SnG’s and 2 tabling $100 NL tables.
OK but I started the week badly at NL ring on Monday. I had a nightmare session and every time I hit a hand someone had a bigger one, I dropped 2 buy-ins ($200) like that. On the other hand my heads up play is going astonishingly well.
Since I restarted $15 SnG’s (9-player) last week, I have got heads up eight times and won them all. I have also started playing HU SnG’s at Cake Poker ($5 + $10). I have now played 10 and won nine. I have only come across one guy who had any clue at all and I was 2-1 against him. That makes me 17 wins out of 18 in heads up in the past week or so.
The real question is should I buy this poker book about heads up that everyone raves about or will it put me off my stride? At least it reassures me that I might be able to play this game profitably even without Poker Tracker.