Hmmm, not so pleased with my play or BR management last night, could have seriously f$%@ed up, and almost did.
Started off NL25 3 tables, same as usual, KK overpair is shoved on the flop in a 3 bet pot, I call, he turns over 2 overcards, and hits a runner runner flush. I then 3 bet a donk lead strong, he calls and hits a set with what was 2nd pair, but is fortunately too stupid to extract much value from my TPTK. And of course you need TP2K to be outdrawn by Q8s just to complete your night. And did I hit a set all night???
OK, so as I do I feel like I'm playing solid, so I had a shot at NL50. Not long in, I sucker a guy into stacking off with his QQ overpair against my AA, and finally win a big pot. In fact I'm up pretty nicely for the night now with that and a couple of other medium pots, so might as well go to bed? No? Too logical? I keep playing, and get into a big pot with the best player I've seen at NL50, what a great idea. TBH it was a tough hand, and I was ahead on the flop, behind on the turn, but it was hard to know and I had the nut draw, and didn't suck out. It wasn't so much that play that pissed me off, it was not being able to stop when I was due for bed and up for the night. So I'm playing solid poker still, what to do now?
Fire up a NL100 table? Why, why, why??? I barely have 6 BI's at this level, but wait, I won't just FU by getting stacked on a table, I'll open two tables. So a little something about NL100, this level is tight. This is what I figured NL50 would be like, but hasn't been yet. Players actually fold when you raise PF. If they don't fold they 3 bet. I actually found myself getting more aggressive in a smart way, because my blinds were tight for once. They fold, they fold, they fold. I would say on average 60% of my raises were called or 3 bet in NL25 last night, about 10% of my raises in NL100 were. I was starting to really open up my range, when AA pops along and gets a call for once. Flop JJ2 with a flush draw, I don't even flinch when he 3 bets my cbet, and I shove, knowing AJ or 22 have me coolered, flush can draw out on me. I was, and still am quite happy with the play, but he did turn over 22, for the flopped full house. Turn is an ace, 4 outer (2 jacks were outs), ship it :) Great time to suck out, when I actually move up 2 levels! I managed to extract a few more dollars and then called it a night, but I'm very lucky, and my BR even with the suckouts in NL25 and NL50 being reversed, should still be hurting right now but it isn't.
I've hopefully learned my lesson, and it was nice to see how the play at NL100 is. It's certainly a much tighter group there, and I look forward to grinding my BR up to having a shot at this level.