i couldnt stand it anymore. took a few bad beats tonight at the Peppermill, and didnt think i could play good poker anymore. and i sure knew i couldnt afford to go to vegas, nor did i have the time and at least i can play the games i want here instead of poker. at least so far im up over $400 and aint took a big drop yet. ill hopefully get back to reno before it happens if im lucky.
2 of the guys at my table were really getting on my nerves, either fish or just good LAG players, which are definitely the hardest type to beat. But at least Karen told me i handled the beat pretty well. i sure wasnt feeling calm on the inside. at least 1 finally went bust when him and another guy both got AA the same hand, and lost to some other players KK on the river, and they won a huge pot with all 3 of them in for $300-400 each. the one other guy constantly raised anytime i had a hand worth limping the button (but not worth raising, such as a small pair or a hand that would be dominated if my raise was called).
i dont want to go to vegas anyway. theres nothing to do there since i cant afford tournaments, and im worried about betting way too much and too often on the VBJ at the el cortez, only 1 woman really is willing to hang out, and im sure she dont find me attractive and she would probably change her mind if i was actually there. none of the other women do. id like to play $1-2 PLO with stealthmunk but im banned everywhere that has that game, and i can see him in July, dont have to do it anytime soon.
and theres all kind of things (and people) id like to show lightning in the reno and tahoe areas. it means a lot hes willing to travel simply for the sole purpose of hanging out with me, so i feel id have a lot more time to spend with him if its done outside of vegas away from all his other friends.
now we come to the main purpose of the blog. i need to learn how to beat LAG players. they scare me and i think im not playing well against them, and the main thing i can do to have better results--is to improve my poker game. and thats why id like to learn from stealthmunk and splitsuit. i hate paying for things or watching videos however and i always like to play and go over things in person. videos dont have them evalutating my live tells for example.
and i also need to know why is so much advice contradictory? u see for years all the NL holdem guides recommended playing almost nothing in early to middle position. and now Rob says its ok to raise quite liberally.
and another thing. should i continue my new standard $120 buyins which i almost always start with til i get to where i start adding on later? or would it be best to try 30 buyins of $300 while im still over $9000 (about the minimum bankroll required for $1-2 NL). i mean is it better for my emotional state of mind, fragile as it is while money is on the line, to risk losing big early on and maybe getting a big win and leaving with it and then restarting with less later on, or is it better to start out small not rebuy unless i need to and risk having the big money on the table when stuck and on tilt not playing my best? i never can decide what to put on the table.