i am a losing player at the moment... sad to say but true.. i have a small br next to nothing..but i play 12nl at my local casino. i just started keeping track of my wins and losses 12 hrs up 360 first week second week 7 hours down 400.. thanks to bad beats that i account to variance.. the games are pretty soft.. i think it is awesome i can get villains to put there money in the middle with say like last night with 10 5 dd on a board f QJ6 ddc.. only to lose to runner runner straight. that is the bad part. it is hard to build my br when variance rears its ugly head.. so here is my style of play.. i start off being pretty nitty to start a session.. usually win a bigger pot to a loose guy... then the villains figure out i am playing nitty and start to call my raises with hands like 36suited hoping beat my higher cards... cards .. yep sluffed off lots of chips that ... it happens... then i change up and start playing suited connectors and win that back plus some... plan goes well for a bit then bam variance hits and breaks me... couple examples first night of the second week...
me in sb
hj raise to 15
sb AKs reraise to 30
limper folds hj calls
flop Ac Qc 3s
hj bets 45 i reraise all in for 120 hj calls
turn is red 7 and river is Kc
i show my two pair and villain shows K2c for a rivered flush... im busted and go home frustrated thanks to variance ...
second night of week.. 4 hour session...
im bb AQs
utg limps folds to button he limps... i raise to 15 utg calls button folds
flop comes Qd Jd 6c villain bets 30 i reraise all in for 82dollars villian calls
turn is K and river is A
i show my two pair villain shows 10 5 dd for rivered straight again all i can do is shake my head tell everyone have a good game and walk my butt back to my car and thank variance for being my arch nemesis !!!
side note both these hands i lost were played by lags....
and i switch between tag and lag depending on the villains at the table and how i think i am perceived ... side note 2 if these players would have been tight i would have folded flop on both. i have folded pocket AA facing all in on flop of QJ7 rainbow board in week one ... and folded trip 7 on flop to 10 9 7 ddh board to all in bet. i showed my trips and he showed two pair... course i thought he had trips or better .... oh... br down to 200 told ya it was small...LOL... any thoughts suggestions or questions would be greatly appreciated... ty in advance