Hi everyone :
It was a pleasure meeting some of you on Pokerstars last week. In light of this I figured I'd come out of lurking and make a post.
I've played for years with my own family but have only recently started to play for minor stakes at casinos and online. (1/2 NL at casinos, Microstakes online.) An early christmas landed me at 3rd and 1st on 2.20 buyin multitable tournaments, and I've taken the unexpected boost to my online bankroll for a ride. 2000 hands later (hey, I'm only a weekend player k?) I've tried out multi-table play, HORSE, and Badugi. I've also taken a liking to the pacing of 5/10 Limit 6-Max.
Just for fun here are a few hands I played recently that I posted to Pokerhand.org. Please feel free to examine and critique my play. Missteps? Crazy? Solid? Nowhere near enough information? Curious cats are waiting to be evicerated. :)
Hand 1 : A recent hand where I sat down at the 5/10 Limit table and landed KK on the Big Blind, and flopped top set. (Very lucky, I know.) In the face of aggression the first to act after big blind keeps reraising me. Am I missing something, or was the opponent totally insane?
Hand 2 : Same table, subsequent hand where I flop top pair and improve to two pair on the turn
flop two pair. Note : I didn't think the opponent had their flush. How was my play here?
Hand 3 : Another night, where I was playing for a top flush draw and being a bit aggressive. The flop gives me top flush, but the board being paired and the opponent's betting makes me think the pair gave him a full house. I turned out to be right. Should I have gone to the river? Was my final check / call worthwhile or should I have not even bothered?
Hand 4 : Heads up play, this is the final hand in one of the tournaments I took down. It was late, I was playing aggressive and decided to chance ending the game on an open end straight draw. Good move, or a tad aggressive/chancy?
Look forward to playing at a table with all of you! :)
Just for Kicks
Hi everyone :