Friday, March 13, 2009

Double up!

I've just had a look at my records, and made a startling discovery. The low point of my downswing was $1650 on February 16th. Last night I broke through $3300 for the first time. So I have doubled my entire bankroll in less than a month.
Obviously the NoiQ rake races were a pretty big part of that recovery, but I am also running very well since my transition to playing 6max No Limit Holdem.

Perhaps it is just that I am running well, but I have to say that No Limit feels a lot less precarious than limit. Even in the sessions where I have been stacked, I am usually compensated by winning a number of small pots or stacking some muppet who calls down my set on three streets with middle pair.

Last night was a case in point, where I think I was stacked four times (my set two outed on the river, overpair JJ beaten by overpair KK, stuff like that). Despite what I thought was a pretty bad run of luck I still managed to come out of the session slightly ahead, and a rakeback kick put me through that $3300 barrier.

So far I have played mainly 20NL (Euro) and 50NL ($ and Euro). I will start taking shots at 100NL with a full stack quite soon. Then we will see whether this is all just good fortune or whether NL really is the game for me.

3 comments:

TiocfaidhArLa said...

Now that you've mastered NL 6-max, you really should try PLO. If I can win, you can clean up.

The blindman said...

I've dabbled in PLO10 and 20 on NoiQ, and found those games to be very soft. I'm pretty sure I could make a good fist of Omaha at the 50 or 100 level, but at this stage I have a much less clear idea of the best way to play Omaha compared to NLHE.

havin_a_laff said...

bluddy hell. I'm jealous.