I love bragging, I'll be the first to admit it. Unfortunately there aren't many people I can brag to without coming off as a douchebag, or giving away too much information. So I'm starting a blog where I can post my poker results. I might be giving away some information that would lead to me making less money, but whatever, I'll take that risk. The EV is probably very low.
Anyway, I moved up to $10/$20 heads-up pot-limit Omaha today, and ran hot. In fact, I've been running super hot overall this month, with a current winrate of over $5/hand. Nice, ship it.
Some stats (click images to view them in full size):
A graph to accompany it:
Big hands of the day:
Biggest PLO pot ever, I think both our plays are pretty standard. I flop a monster. I have a ton of good, even deceptive turn cards, a flop call induces turn bluffs (which it did, although with a hand as strong as his it's perfectly reasonable), and it probably reduces variance. Also, I think he's going to play near perfectly if I raise the flop, so I believe a call is best.
I don't RR that much, and villain is quite passive preflop, but I decided to RR for three reasons:
1) I haven't RRed much at all during the match, so I can easily represent aces and take the flop down with a CBet most of the time (he wasn't the type to try to float or bluffraise much).
2) When I hit a strong hand, it's going to be fairly deceptive.
3) The ace in my hand reduces the chance of him having aces.
Anyway, as passive as he is, I expect to be against a set here somewhat often, but there are just too many draws out there that I know he's capable of raising on the flop, and I hate seeing so many turn cards, especially OOP. I do end up getting it in bad here, but fortunately the backdoor flush draws save the day. My equity on the flop is a somewhat surprising 23%.
Villain is the same one as in hand #1. He's very (IMO, overly) aggro, and this hand shows some of that. Against many players, I might flatcall the flop for deception, to reduce variance (looking , and on the EV they make off of me when I'm being freerolled (which will probably be somewhat often getting it in on a flop like that). However, I believe against this particular player he'll be getting it in fairly bad all day. After I 3-bet, he is NOT committed (he has 32% equity, I have the best hand he could hope for (dry straight with no redraws), pot odds do not dictate a shove), and he should know that he has NO fold equity. However, he shoves in anyway. Free EV for me.
Again, same villain. I RRed here simply because I have a very strong hand (for HU), so it was for value. On the flop I decided to go for a check-raise for multiple reasons:
1) CBetting creates less-than-optimal stack sizes
2) It's usually better to be the one betting all-in than the one calling all-in. The reason for this is that he might accidentally get all-in with a draw that's the best hand (maybe a lower flush draw with an 8 or something), and that's a DISASTER for me.
3) He might decide to make a pure bluff that he wouldn't have made otherwise.
4) Many turn cards help my hand in some way.
Unfortunately, he had flopped top two pair and I don't get there. Oh well, whatcha gonna do.
Hopefully I continue to run good for this month, and make it my best ever.
Thanks for reading, comments are appreciated,