Hello all, welcome to my online poker blog.

I've been playing on and off for a decade after being introduced by a friend.

I played regularly for a few years during the poker boom and had a decent record at the micros, particularly Rush and Zoom No Limit Hold'em games (here's one of my graphs).

Around 2012 I began a new career which involved immersing myself completely in study in my spare time, so I had little to no time for poker. However recently this burden has eased and so I have been gradually dipping back in.

I'm an amateur player who still hopes to some day beat the rake.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Making a Huge Mistake

I've just played the grossest of hands. I turned two pair on a pretty innocuous board so I fired a PSB so that I could shove on the river for maximum value. Suddenly a hand distracted me on another table and while I was looking at that hand I just shoved on the other table without looking. What I hadn't noticed is that the board paired on the river and my hand was suddenly useless and I was now just bluffing. Unfortunately villain called with his top pair become two pair and my chips moved over to him. This demonstrates two points:
1/ Multi tabling means we make more mistakes
2/ While it's very important to make plans for future streets we must examine the board texture to make sure that our equity hasn't drastically changed once we get there.
I actually think that I'd have sometimes got folds from some parts of his range with that bet but it's still a big mistake and one that will take a lot of time and hands to correct. Back to the grind.

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