Browsing articles in "Hand Analysis"
Nov
3
2007

Welcome to $1/$2, Tough AK Hand

With my poker learning curve on a steep rise, and my bankroll growing, it is finally time to move up to $1/$2. I was anticipating more aggression and tougher players, and I wasn’t off the mark. I got played back at and encountered more resistance than $0.50/$1.00 and it made for some interesting hands. Please critique the first two streets of this hand and then tell me what you would do on the turn. Villain […]

Nov
2
2007

77 Two Barrels Against Weakness – Hand Of The Day

This hand is pretty standard, but something I probably wouldn’t have been doing earlier this year. I’ve learned to prey upon weakness a little more, and the right amounts to push and when. I had no stats on the villain up until this point, but he had been limping into a lot of pots (and I’d already raised over him a few times pre-flop). Poker Stars, $0.50/$1 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 9 Players LegoPoker Hand […]

Nov
2
2007

Deep Stacked Kings – Misplay Of The Day

Villain in this hand runs 32/10/1.1 over 150 odd hands here. Effective stack sizes are 185BB here, which is what really makes this hand vomit worthy. He played it perfectly, I should have done better with it. Poker Stars, $0.50/$1 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 9 Players LegoPoker Hand History Converter MP2: $96 CO: $126.55 BTN: $155.90 SB: $111.85 BB: $16.50 UTG: $289.95 UTG+1: $118.15 UTG+2: $195.75 Hero (MP1): $185.75 Pre-Flop: K K dealt to Hero […]

Nov
1
2007

Butchered QQ – Misplay Of The Day

I’m better than this, and I know I’m playing so bad as I make the move, but I just can’t stop it. We all make mistakes, but this hand was entirely avoidable, here goes… Villain in this hand is 20/8/1.91 over 400 hands Poker Stars, $0.50/$1 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 9 Players LegoPoker Hand History Converter UTG+1: $23.75 UTG+2: $101.50 MP1: $38.35 MP2: $124.70 CO: $102.60 Hero (BTN): $100.90 SB: $124.10 BB: $119.05 UTG: $97.75 […]

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