Thursday, July 5, 2007

Poker session results

Taking advantage of the two days from the holiday, I got in quite a number of hands, about 6000 I think, of NL Holdem. I went on quite a rush, and over the course of the 2 days, was up about 25 buyins.

I don't want to fully describe the strategy as it is still a work in progress, but the following are a few of the key points. It is a NLHE 6-handed table strategy that focuses on playing strong hands, limiting post-flop decisions, limiting pot size variance, and limiting opponents' implied pot odds. I also use randomized automated betting decisions and of course factor in the opponents' betting tendencies.

What are "randomized automated betting decisions"? Well, for example, a continuation bet is more powerful if you do it "all the time" whenever the flop is clean (not a dangerous texture). The fact that you make the same bet when you hit the flop and when you don't makes it powerful and makes it seem automated. However, if you continuously do one thing your opponents will soon be able to figure it out, so one way is to randomize it over time. One simple example is to toss a coin every 10 minutes. Heads you make continuation bets consistently, and tails you only bet when you hit the flop.


mustard said...

my bookie just recently thanked you for puttinjg his first born through college...keep it up with the daytrading and poker

Josekin said...

what do you mean by limiting post-flop decisions?

The Pretender said...

What I mean is to make the majority of your decisions and moves pre-flop. There are great post-flop players (like Negreanu, Hellmuth), but there are also great pre-flop players (like T.J. Cloutier).