Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The losing streak and Omaha

Good News: I've discovered Omaha 8 or better. After reading some posts on 2+2, it seems to be the consensus that O8 is the easiest game to take money off of players who don't know what they are doing. Holdem is a game of small edges, while Omaha is a game of big edges. I have been dabbling with the .50-1.00 games and I have won money in 3 out of 4 sessions. I am getting a better idea of good starting cards, but I am still lost on when to raise and when to just call. I'm sure I will get much better with experience and reading a book or two.

Bad News: I'm still getting my ass kicked in the Sit-n-Go's. I'm still positive over all my $55's but not by much as I close in on 100 played. I watched some of the hand histories on the party poker replayer online and I think my problem has been over aggression. I have been bluffing too much and betting at the first sign of weakness. I need to be more patient, especially near the bubble. I just finished playing 3. In one I was crippled early when my KK ran into a slow played two pair on the flop. I didn't get anything playable the rest of the way. The other was another bad beat. The third, I was doing really well and made the final 3. While in 3rd, the shorter stack went all in and I had Aces in the big blind. I called and he made two pair to beat me. That left me with the short stack. I waited for Ace anything and ran into a higher Ace. I still made a couple of silly over aggressive moves, but I thought my play was much better.

Apparently Josh and Chris have discovered this blog, so I just wanted to say welcome and feel free to comment or add your opinion to any of my stories. My friend Bill thought I was a freak for doing this. Oh well. I'm sure he'll never look at it again anyways. Besides why would he want to read about all the times he has lost money to me on the golf course.

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