Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Where Does the Time Go?

Working on a big ol' honking post about aggressive poker play but not quite done yet.

Things turned around nicely yesterday at the poker tables. I wish I could say it was stellar play but the bulk of the profits came from junky hands in the BB that the flop hit hard. Obviously you don't want that to always be the case, but there's something to be said for completing from the SB and BB with nearly any two cards (within reason), if the pot is laying you decent enough odds. Especially in 2/3 blind structures at limits like 15/30. It puts you in more difficult positions post-flop, as far as decison-making, but most good things come with a price.

One interesting thing I've noticed lately is that I've been berated for being a fish more in the last few months than ever before. Which is likely directly proportional to the fact that I'm playing more aggressively and, knock on wood, better poker in general. The interesting part of it is that there is indeed a pretty fine line between correctly playing fast with second pair, calling down with A high, etc., and stupidly bleeding chips in a piscine fashion.

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