Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Eight is Great!

One good side effect of traveling is that it gave me a lot of time to play poker without the interruptions of having a life. After you've gotten your meals taken care of, there's not a lot to do on the road except watch TV, read or play poker.

I did the latter.

After stepping up to the $200 PLO8 tables, things have been fantastic. The move up wasn't really by choice as I had the bulk of my bankroll on Full Tilt and they didn't have a $100 PLO8 game going my first couple of nights I was there. I reluctantly switched to Party and played $100 because it was a more comfortable level for me, but eventually I returned to Full Tilt and took the $200 plunge. And what a plunge it was. The players weren't a bit better than the $100 or $50 level. Still overplaying AA, playing A2 completely ovbiously and usually with no counterfeit protection. The best thing about the $200 level is that when you quarter someone, the pot is still huge by comparison. At the lower levels it seems like when you quarter someone, most of the profit is eaten up by the rake. Sometimes you need a little nudge to play higer limits, and once you get there you're thinking "what took me so long?"

I actually almost missed the DADI event last night because I was involved in too many PLO8 tables. I'm trying to multi-table in PLO8, but it requires much more concentration than multi-tabling Hold em tables, at least for me. Luckily I remembered a few minutes before the DADI event started, and got in.

My first table was fun, with Garth and Fluxer, and eventually surflexus. The fun of these tournaments is throwing around chips, not caring about the small buy-in. I managed to win one hand with the hammer, but Garthmeister managed to one-up me and win two. I did suckout on Fluxer when he put me all in holding big slick, and I called with 87s. The flop had two eights and I think I tilted Fluxer bad. Which is the point of these tournaments. If I can tilt one player, I'm happy.

Some Chimpanzees don't get the fact that these small buy-in tournaments are for fun. The Poker Chimp even criticized Joe Speaker for playing the HAMMER! Talk about not getting it. That Chump just folded every hand until he was short stacked, then went all in with AQ vs KK and got knocked out. Woohoo! That retarded redneck really knows how to have a good time! That dumb as a rock strategy might work at the nickel-dime tables against your trailer trash buddies, but when you're against real players you're not going to get very far with it. I'm sure he went back to his blog to dispense more tips on how to be racist and beat up women. Stuff he knows.


Drizztdj said...

I've gotten up to 10 tables of PLO8 going at Party.

Nothing but a headache to do.

My suggestion is to keep to 3-4 tables.

And at FT you'll usually only run into 2-3 decent players at the $200 tables. Just make sure you don't mistakenly click on the NL tables, those can get nasty for variance.

DuggleBogey said...

Funny you'd mention that, I did it once and now I'm extra careful to make sure I'm looking at PL instead of NL. You get ready to call pre-flop and suddenly the guy in front of you raises $100....it's a bit jarring.