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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Holy crap, is he really posting two times in one week?

Yes. Yes I is.

This past week I've come down with a case of Sandy Vagina Syndrome, better known as SandyVag. You know the routine; blah blah blah, I suck at poker, why me, all-in, I lose and suck at the same time, blahhbitty blah blah balls. Long term this, that's poker that, how did that guy beat me in a hand when he wasn't even dealt cards? I don't think that's even legal.

Granted, I don't think I'm the best poker player in the world, nor do I think I'm the worst. Lately I've been feeling like the worst, though. I understand, as Felicia once said, that I don't "get it". That I don't hold that innate card sense that will allow me to rise through the poker ranks, all the way to upper echelon of $6-$12 hold 'em, or $2-$4NL. At least I can fuck like a champ, though. Without that, I'd be feeling like quite a waste of flesh. Still, I think I have the ability to win more than I lose, even with the gaping holes in my weak-tight game.

This week I decided, for the first time in a long time, to go through my PT database to see what the fuck I was doing wrong. I also printed out 51,000 hand histories to bring to the Gentile Summit in July to get some input. I expect notes, people. Schematics, too. But, until then, maybe someone can help me. I've had my eye on one column in the position stats that's more than a little disconcerting--BB won/hand. I'm good with the button--hell, even that retarded monkey that drinks his own pee can play from the button--and positions 1-6. But, from the SB and BB, there's a teensy, tiny red number (.21 in the BB, .11 in the SB) that could almost go unnoticed.

But, when you add it up, it comes to a large amount of money, relatively, that I'm just giving away. I might as hand people I play my blinds. Here you go, troglodyte, you Ypsilantian asshole, have a quarter-you raised, and I'm not going to defend. Ever. Perhaps the next hand I'll even give you my dime. Because I don't know how to play the blinds, obviously.

I'm a losing blind player, wooohooo!

There, I said. Question, though; when you, dear readers(I say like I've had any readers here in the past 8 months) look at the column in your pokertracker database, what does it say? Mine looks like such a small number, but it's probably 90x the national average for all I know. I'd rather shoot myself in the nuts with a longbow than go to 2+2 for advice, so can anyone tell me what you'd do to shore this hole in the dike?


Haha, I said hole.


At 4:51 PM, Blogger F-Train said...

Everyone loses money from the blinds. Good players lose less money from the blinds than bad players do.

Losing .21 BB/100 from the big blind isn't terrible at all, considering you post .5 BB every time just to play, whether your cards are great or not.

At 6:41 PM, Blogger Irritable Male Syndrome said...

That's it, I'm no longer posting either blind! I'm confused. PT lists it as BB/hand(played in that position, I'm guessing), not BB/100 hands. Poker is dumm.

At 7:19 PM, Blogger Bloody P said...

I guess in reference to your question about shoring the hole in the dike, I'd advise:

Just stick it in and see if she likes it.

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Drizztdj said...

I suggest saving this for Gentile Summit and discussing the database with fellow poker luminaries over chai tea and bon-bons.

At 3:05 PM, Blogger F-Train said...

Oh, I confused myself a bit then about the BB issue, but again, if you're only losing (.21) BB/hand, and you're posting(.5) BB/hand just to get cards, then you're doing something right, because if you folded every time, that stat would be (.5) BB/hand


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