So I'm playing in Vegas for the first time. Honestly I'm actually running terrible as I'm in a 160hr down swing, which started before I left Australia. A big part of my down swing has been tilt early on. But coming over here to play and work on my game has been helpful in plugging this leak. The other factor is that I haven't experienced a down swing since August 2016 so it was initially a shock to the system and entitlement tilt.
What I'm finding over here while getting crushed with variance is the $2/5 $1000k cap game is a lot more aggressive then the game we play back at home.
I feel some of the local regs are light 3b pre. When 3b, I will fold the bottom of my range, call some of my mid range in position and 4 bet top of my range then they would fold. Very ABC I know but because of how I'm running Im trying to tighten up. I also have been listening to a lot of The Grind pod cast and others from Bart and Tuckman about variance, tilt and I've been taking notes at the table to tighten my opening range. All this has been helpful.
This hand I went a different angle as I would normally been folding as I don't think calling a 3b with AJ is good, The other night I was playing ABC when 3b but this time I felt he had a pair 9 9, 10 10, Ax or Kx. If I ran into the top of his range oh well. $700-$800 deep and I opened the AJs on the button $30. The V in the hand who has 3b me twice already made it $150 from the SB. This time I thought it was time to fight back, Maybe it was ego and I should of avoided pre flop wars, but every time I 4b they fold so I thought since I could hopefully get him to fold some of those pairs and possibly AQ I decide to 4b my AJs to $495. I went slightly larger to pretty much say I'm going all in and not folding now. He thought for some time and decided to call. I thought this was very odd to just call and I would love to know his reason for calling with the hand he had...
The flop came QJ6