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Friday, April 07, 2006

Quick Report

"To be that man, you've got to beat the man. Woooooooooooo!"

"You may not like it, babe, but you better learn to LOVE it, Woooooooooooo!"


Qoute of the Day.....

From Floating on Water Blogger, Matt (Pro Player)

Poker, specifically online is crazy. When you are losing and can not win a pot, you think the software is rigged, everyone plays better than you, and no river card is safe. But when you are winning everything changes, you wonder how you could have ever lost at this game. Its soooo simple, you are dealt AK three bet someone, flop a K get paid the whole way by his JJ, man that guy is such a fish.


I played 3 hrs at UB last night. Had a nice run in the first 2 hours then got out drawn in every conceivable way in the last hour. I must have typed "nc" 20 times. -$150 and really frustrating after finally getting in the mood to play a little. I'm gonna spare ya all the bad beats but I won't be playing UB for a long while.

I cashed out completely at UB. Played about 400 hands and I didn't have 1 flush. Didn't even have many flush or str8 draws.

Heres a good strategy article written by Huck Seed:

Deception is a vital tactic in poker. Usually, when a player talks about a deceptive play, he's referring to a bluff - a time when he represented a hand of greater value than the one he held. But this isn't the only deception available in poker - not by a long shot. If you study your opportunities thoroughly, you can use the threat of a bluff to engage in another type of deception, one in which you're trying to convince an opponent that you are bluffing when, in fact, you have a great hand.

Say you're playing in a No-Limit cash game and things are going well. You've been playing actively and aggressively. You've been firing at a lot of pots, using a combination of good cards and well-timed small bluffs to pick up a number of them. To your tablemates, it seems as if you're trying to capture every chip on the table. They're starting to grow suspicious and feel you're getting greedy.

With the table in this mindset, you call a middle position raise from the big blind. You're holding modest cards - 6d-8d. The flop comes 7c-4h-Qs. You now have a gutshot straight draw and check. Your opponent bets half the pot and you call, feeling that if you hit, you can win a big pot. The turn is the Tc. Now you have a double gutshot draw - any 5 or 9 will make a straight.

At this point, put out a large bet. If your opponent holds Jacks or Ace-King, he'll likely fold. If he's got Aces or Kings, he'll probably call. And, if so, you'll know he holds a good hand that he's willing to defend.

The river brings a 9, completing your straight. Now you can use your aggressive image to your advantage. Move all-in, even if the bet is two, three or four times the size of the pot. To your opponent, it's bound to look like a bluff. Your bet will seem ridiculously large and impulsive. If you had the nuts, he'd reason, you'd bet smaller, trying to get some value. He'll look at his big pocket pair, feeling that he needs to make a stand against your relentless play. This deceptive play where you're actually representing a bluff will give you a chance to win a huge pot.

If your opponent folds, you'll want to make a note. You'll know he folded a big hand and might be willing to make other lay downs in the future. But, you don't want to push this guy too hard. If you force him to make two or three big lay downs, he's sure to call you down later. When he's reached that state of mind, make sure you have a big hand the next time you play a pot together.

No-Limit poker offers some great opportunities for deception. As you develop your game, look for spots where bluffs and the threat of bluffs can win you big pots.


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At 10:44 PM, Blogger Chane Steiner said...

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the tournament tonight. This is the first time I stopped by to check out the blog, so I thought I'd leave ya a comment.

At 7:29 PM, Blogger lightning36 said...

Ahh ... nothing like the hurts that Ultimate Bet can put on you. I cut my poker teeth on that site and it will therefore always have a special place in my dark poker heart. People stick around to the river cause it always seems to come through ... but not for this guy!

Nothing like deception. My favorite is always masking the power hand by putting out a lame "bluff." Hearing the nasty stuff you are called when putting the big hurt on someone: priceless. lol


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