Sunday, October 07, 2012

Looking at My Past Poker Week

I tend not to write too much about "poker numbers" like amounts won/lost for personal reasons. However, I decided to look at a few numbers for fun this week.

Ever since I started playing in my new regular home game earlier this year, I have seen my desire to travel to distant casinos on weekend drop considerably. However, this weekend I decided to feed my jones by going to the nearest poker room, the Par-A-Dice riverboat casino in East Peoria, IL.

Par-A-Dice has five tables and four were going at the time I arrived at about 6:00 pm. The crowd was what I would describe as "mature." There were a couple of younger players at my table, but most were sporting some white or grey hair. As you might guess, this meant that the table was not overly aggressive, which fits my cash game just fine.

I decided to "rock it up" a little myself since my home game has led me to ply waaay too loosey goosey. I was, however, helped by a little cardrackitis for a short time. I was in the big blind and looked down to find Q-Q. I was delighted to see a flop of Q-K-Q! I was able to get paid off to some extent, and a river King had me hoping my opponent had a King and would call my all-in on the river. Unfortunately, he was banking on his flush holding up and folded. Drat! A couple of hands later I limped in on the button with J-8 sooted. The flop was 8-J-J! I made a little on the flopped boat but unfortunately the only other guy in the hand with me was pretty nitty and kept my winnings to a minimum.

I had a late night commitment at home and was not able to play as long as I would have liked. My final win rate: 19 bb/hr.

Last Tuesday night I played in my regular home game tournament and cash game. The tournament was blah -- few good cards, little opportunities to build the stack. However, the home game did prove to be profitable. After treading water for a few hours, I hit some big hands and was able to get the aggro players to come along with me. Because the home game has tiny blinds of $.05/.10 but plays much higher due to the aggro guys, the win rates are sometimes pretty funny. My final win rate: 122 bb/hr!

Needless to say, any week when two night of poker are both winners makes for a good week. It works for me!


Blogger KenP said...

I had a late night commitment at home
Somehow I can't see Boston banning anything here.

Nothing to see. Move on folks.

P.S. 19 BB/hr? You are starting to resemble a Sicilian munchkin.

3:20 PM  
Blogger grrouchie said...

I'm looking forward to when I can get my home poker game going.
It's going to be fun

3:31 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Nice results. Flopping quads and boats does help a bit. How many in your home game? Does someone have a big enough table for 9, 10 players?

9:39 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

The "home game" is actually played in a public building. The tournament and cash games usually have somewhere in the vicinity of 8-14 players -- usually two tables.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Spot said...

Yeah, cash games... ;-)

Good going.

10:34 AM  

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