I can joke about this because it runs in my family.. but no joke aside I was pretty upset yesterday.. Had a nice chat with Bart and today was very focused on what I needed to do. So here is my report. THE GAMES ARE GREAT! players here are just not as experienced and most are just happy to limp along and then bet when they hit. no really good players..
So what did I do today that I didnt yesterday? Well firstly my hands held up.. but more importantly I was able to actually have these situations happen:
1) I check raised a field better w just a gutshot and one over . His response "Nice bluff"
2) I bluffed a player of of tp when the front door flush came in when I had pair and straight draw and floated.
3) I picked off a bluff on a polarized board with just AQ high
and most importantly 4) I made a concerted effort to bet even more thinly and really plan river bet sizes to get called .. I made alot of smaller river bets to get called based on what I thought their ranges were and got called over and over again.. I must have made $400 or more in winnings this way..
now I still made a few donkey calls on the river but I was able to regroup and remind myself that pretty much no one is bluffing the river.. cept that one guy and that board was paired..
I think I also learned that my flop and turn bet sizing might be just a bit too big and by betting just a little smaller gets the pots bigger on the turn and the villains to start caring..The times I didnt want a call I bet bigger and when I did I bet a little smaller.
I also think I am done with the smaller games. I just cant make the plays I did today at a 1/2 or 2/3 game. too many players buy in for the min and it takes away all of these tools..