Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The third floor

All poker sessions begin on the first floor. That is, when you sit down and start playing, you're essentially walking through the front door of a house. You might have to make some trips to the basement, but your hope is to ascend to an upper floor. Most hands result in noise; you win or lose a small amount, and end up essentially where you started. The hands that provide signal, which are infrequent, are the ones where you win or lose a significant amount. When you win your first significant hand, you're on the second floor. When you win your second significant hand, you're on the third floor. After playing cash game poker for more than 4 years, I've come to realize that it's a really good idea to quit playing when you've reached the third floor. That's what I did last night. I had a nice flourish of four straight won pots at the end, but it was the first of them which put me on the third floor; the others were just garnish.

During current Hold'em session you were dealt 46 hands and saw flop:
 - 4 out of 6 times while in big blind (66%)
 - 4 out of 5 times while in small blind (80%)
 - 21 out of 35 times in other positions (60%)
 - a total of 29 out of 46 (63%)
 Pots won at showdown - 6 of 10 (60%)
 Pots won without showdown - 5

delta: $57,391
cash game no limit hold'em balance: $4,914,738
balance: $7,364,146

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