Have found myself more and more often lately opening up two tables at once to play two different games. Not too hard to handle, really. Was doing so again this afternoon, sitting at one table of PLO25 and at one of H.O.R.S.E. ($0.50/$1.00). Then, after a half-hour or so, something possessed me to open a third table. Guess what game?
No-limit Hold ’em.
No shinola. Actually started sitting at some NLHE tables earlier in the week. Nothing too dramatic, just the piddling $25-max. buy-in tables. And I’ve been buying in short (for ten bucks), as it has been a long time since I’ve played NLHE cash games. In fact, looking back through my records, I’m seeing that the last time was early November -- about six months ago.
Anyhow, the little experiment has started off well. Have gotten lucky a couple of times, but have cleared just over $45 in just 260-plus hands. Am mostly just nut peddling, really, aside from the occasional late-position steal. Can’t really claim to have been very comfortable at all post-flop. However, being conservative preflop (especially when out of position) has minimized the number of difficult decisions I’ve had to make. And I can’t say I’ve encountered too many superstars making life difficult for me, either.
My favorite hand thus far, from just a half-hour ago:
Don’t ask me how to play Big Slick. Am pretty sure that ain’t the way, tho’.
Incidentally, Pabst instacalled my all-in. I was stunned. My push was really just a lark. Figured if he did have something, he might just bite, and if he had nothing, he wouldn’t have called a quarter. What in the world could he beat there . . . ?
Afternoon ended well. Pissed away about $18 at PLO, but made $25 at H.O.R.S.E. and another $25 at NLHE.
May well have to investigate this here wild NLHE party a little further. Can’t see it becoming a full time thing, tho’, as the game -- particularly the non-tourney variety -- just doesn’t keep my attention very well.
Have a good weekend, everybody! Drinks are on me.