Thursday, 29 August 2013

First feelings - HU

Basically there are 2 ways how to start the 1st serious session at the new format.
You are lucky and win most of your games then realize how good you are and what a nice future you have at that particular format without a little thinking that it is not over yet regarding to keep studying and hard working.
(Un)fortunately i wasn't that case. I ran terrible as much as you can. You know that session when everything goes wrong, coolered every top 10% hand and opponents keep doing all of kind crazy moves but hit the miracle card on the next street to easily stack off you and you looking as an idiot every minute and don't know why (of course you know).
Then you start realizing how big is your edge. My conclusion was "wtf i have no edge there" least that first sessions. OK, i wasn't so innocent, it just wasn't only about bad luck, definitely have to say i have many leaks need to be plugged.
It really had pissed me off and because I don't like this kind of failure right after finishing 3hr opening session i was back at learning process and trying to find all answers to questions i have had at the table.

Understand, a question at the table means you are not sure what to do or what is the best to do.
This is one of the most often problem at poker players why they suck. They are not sure what they do, if they do it right but keep playing another months, years without a need to find out what is the right, optimal play making them most of money.

There is another thing need to be said about this HU challange. If you ask how big chances i have to be winning in this format, someone can say, oh well pretty big if you can be highly profitable at any other STT format.
Yes, it might be true but the problem is not to be just profitable here.
I need to be close to crushing this format to be satisfied, meaning have competing hourly to 9man / 6max and that makes this challange pretty hard. Only the way how to achieve it is to become one of the best  // said sadly and this must be done without any impact to my standard 6max play from time point of view. That's my requirement of this HU transition and because of that i expect a very slow way to my place i want to be someday.

1 comment:

  1. it was a nice to read post, very well written! its always tough start playing an entirely different format.
    good luck there!