Simplicity is key
Ever freaked yourself out for no reason by watching a scary movie? Well I did when I watched the ‘Shallows’ featuring the ridiculously attractive Blake Lively and a very very big Great White Shark!
Fortunately for me I didn’t meet any ‘sharks’ on the 0.05c/0.10c $10 max buy in micro stakes table on Pokerstars tonight as I cashed in some good earnings. Sadly my working schedule is very busy again at this moment so I will only be able to dedicate around five hours per week playing poker, so I will need to make every minute count, and in a quick session this is exactly what I did. I nearly played a game this morning before work, but for some reason I didn’t feel too confident, so decided to catch up on some re-reading of micro stakes Small stakes Hold’em by Sklansky and Malmuth (officially my favorite poker book of 2020 and 2021).
I really felt like I had the bit between the teeth playing tonight and the results came my way. My hand of the session was when I held AA and flopped a set on the following flop;
It was strange, I decided to bet on the flop into my opponent for around 60c. He raised me and I re-raised, which he called. The turn came the K of ♠️ and I checked as it made my full house. The only hand that could have beaten me was the cowboys for quad kings. I bet $4 on the river and my opponent just called!! Holding AK for another full house!! I asked him, how can you just call with the full house? Well played sir.
My other winning hands included calling down an obvious bluff with 1010 after I had been betting aggressively up till the river.
My pair of sixes flopped a set and I was up against an aggressive opponent. Should I have just called his three dollar bet on the turn, instead of raising him? Perhaps...perhaps...
I called a small pre flop bet from early position with JK clubs and my opponent went all in on the flop when I check raised him. I called his all in and prayed for luck...
Despite winning a good amount of money in a short space of time, I think I could have played better with my tens and set of sixes. So the conclusion is, is that I still have a lot to learn! Keep reading.