Lucky Straights

The ramblings and mumblings of a wannabe poker pro

Sit ‘N Go’s

After scanning a few articles on Sit-N-Go’s, I’m reminded of the fact my ROI needs vast improvement for me to be able to build my bankroll with the Sit-N-Go’s, and as I favor them over cash games, I really need to get my game ironed out.

A quick overview of how I have been playing lately would be :

I play pretty well up to shorthanded, but can throw away large portions of my stack either c-betting on the flop and turn against a calling station when I miss or by making loose calls, that I justify by the size of the pot.

After loosing a large portion of my stack in such situations, or by being reduced to the short stack by the chip leaders doubling up the shorter stack(s), I become passive and try to find a good hand that I can be confident with.

If I don’t take down a few small ports or double up so my stack is a more comfortable size, I start to look for a hand that I can get all my chips in with and try and double up. I think this is an area that I can improve on, I seem to throw away solid marginal hands like KJ, QJs, QT whilst 4 handed, but then jam after only 2 or 3 more orbits with much weaker hands like A7 or K5s. I think I need to need to put some thought into handling push / fold situations.

Otherwise I need to keep focused and not rush my decisions, wasting all my good play and time commitment by badly playing one hand that sends me out in 2nd or lower.

Hopefully I’ll fair better in the Sit-N-Go’s tomorrow, but I do need to work much harder in future.

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January 2, 2008 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , | 2 Comments

A Game of Situations

OK another philosophical post…. my ROI has been dropping steadily for some time now, and despite getting it back up now and then it has now reached its all time low, thinking about this I had an epiphany. I think I have just started to. make too many moves in the wrong situations.

Over the next couple of days, I’ll try and have a think about what I have begun to do differently and what may need to change.

The main thing that has changed is my willingness to jam to put pressure on my opponents and to make some very aggressive raises when shorthanded, most of the time I make one of these plays, I have some logic behind it, but these types of plays are still relatively new to me, so it is highly likely that I am lacking the situational experience to realize when such a move is profitable and when it will just get me into trouble.

I think its time to get back to basics for awhile.

December 1, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment