Saturday, June 07, 2008

6 Tabling

I've been 6-tabling for the last few days, and it really is addicting. The first thing is that when I have little time to play I can easily put in quite some hands, and the second thing is that I can play slightly more straightforward.

It actually is quite more relaxing as well since the variance seems lower. Today I managed to get AK allin vs KK, and get into a 3-way allin with a set vs overplayed aces and an OESD and lost both of them within a 2 minute timeframe. Oddly it didn't seem to bother me at all since I were running over the other tables quite well.

And because I'm slightly less prone to make donkey moves because I am occupied on more tables, I can exploit the other people who like to make donkey moves vs me. I simply lack the time to make too many stupid mistakes.

$0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
5 players
Converted at

UTG ($312.05)
CO ($165.85)
Hero ($131.45)
SB ($128.90)
BB ($130.90)

Pre-flop: ($1.50, 5 players) Hero is BTN

2 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, SB raises to $10, 1 fold, Hero calls $6.50

Flop: ($21, 2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $14, SB raises to $33, Hero calls $19

Turn: ($87, 2 players)
SB goes all-in $85.90, Hero calls $85.90

River: ($258.80, 2 players)

Final Pot: $258.80
Hero shows:
SB shows:

Hero wins $255.80 ( won +$126.90 )
SB lost -$128.90

Preflop call was quite standard for me. Villain liked to 3bet light and uses pretty bad 3bet sizing OOP.

Also cutting down on 4-bet bluffing preflop and making too many large bluffs postflop seems to lower my variance a bit, though I do like to make a somewhat spewy bluff at times when I think it's neutral EV but great for my image:

$0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
6 players
Converted at

UTG ($49.00)
Hero ($128.60)
CO ($74.60)
BTN ($23.50)
SB ($168.50)
BB ($17.90)

Pre-flop: ($1.50, 6 players) Hero is UTG+1

1 fold, Hero raises to $3.50, 2 folds, SB raises to $11.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $8

Flop: ($24, 2 players)
SB bets $16, Hero calls $16

Turn: ($56, 2 players)
SB bets $36, Hero goes all-in $101.10, SB folds

Final Pot: $128

Hero wins $190.10 ( won +$61.50 )
SB lost -$63.50

Another reason to like 6-tabling is that when running pretty good (slightly over 12ptBB/100 in the last few days) that translates to $135 per hour excluding rakeback. Even with half that winrate, which should be sustainable, it's nothing to complain about.

I did not really tighten up that much preflop though, still running around 23/18 with an attempt to steal of around 35%. I did notice though that my postflop game has been simplified a bit, and most plays I make which differ from standard ABC poker is just because of known opponent tendencies, but not much else.


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