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.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Micro Red Line

Well, my red line (or bluff winnings) has been improving lately and it's due to several adjustments I have made.
1/ Continuation Betting : I have been c-betting around 80% of the time with a success rate of around 50%. It's profitable to c-bet our entire range if opponents are folding this much. So I have returned to c-betting very very often. I will not forget the more refined c-betting strategy as this will help me at higher stakes.
2/ Varying bet sizing based on position : Raising smaller in LP defends against light button and blind 3-bettors
3/ Becoming more aggressive on the flop and turn : Flop and turn raises get loads of respect in rush poker. So we need to - at the very least - have a 1:1 ratio of value to bluff raises and I think that a 2:1 ratio would be profitable at these limits. So I've been doing this more often with great success.

Can't think of any more at the moment - the other adjustments are likely more subtle. But know this : I'm playing more hands now; a 16/13 sort of style and it's making a healthy difference to my win rate. When the sample size is bigger I'll post more. GL!


  1. think about double-barreling. Lots of cbet floaters out there, and learning the right board & opponent range to double barrel is very profitable. It's an expensive step to learn though, since picking the wrong spots is obviously very spewy (not just wrong spots, but over-doing it too becomes very exploitable).

    TBH I'm still fuzzy about what are good turns to barrel though (this is HU so it occurs more often than 6max) - the coaching I got from ChicagoRy went into it a bit, but he continually would see good spots which I didn't see, and I'd pick bad spots which seemed the same to me. Obv I was missing something fairly fundamental...

  2. this is something else I've worked on recently, but early days and probably a spew currently! How are the HUSNGs going?

  3. Better, but since the BR got decimated it'll take a bit of a climb back up. Feeling confident though :-D