As I sat down to get a session started yesterday I decided that a couple things would be changing since my last post. The first being my daily average minimum hands that I am shooting for is 1000. The only reason I am doing this is because with my current physical problems and enduring pain there are days I just can't play. If I can possibly get in more than 1000 hands on some of the "better" days, then maybe I can average the 1000 hands daily for upcoming January and 20,000 for this month.
The second thing is I was talking about position and starting hands my last post and it just seems to me that in 6 max there should be a further adjustment regarding position. one seat at the table representing a certain position just seems a bit inefficient to me and I thought to myself, "what if I reduced it to simple two, early position, two spots, and late position, two spots, and additional hands for button blind steals. It would look like this........
AKs, AQs, AJs, ATs, A9s, A8s
AKo, AQo, AJo, ATo
KQs, KJs, KTs
K9s, K8s, K7s
QJo, QTo, Q9o
And as for the button steals it all depends on what the HUD shows me in this regard. When I have 2 blinds that fold to steals 90% of the time I'll pot raise preflop with any two cards, so it is completely player dependent.
As for separating this into EP and LP I think the hand selection is most appropriate. Wide enough range that my opponents can't put me on a specific hand, but strong enough hands for the relative position. I am very curious to see what this type of approach will show me in numbers. Before deciding on this new approach this is what my numbers showed.
Profit: ($9.68)........... Unacceptable
VPIP: 16.25%................... Unsure
PFR: 11.6%.................. acceptable when in conjunction with the VPIP
3BPF: 5%........................ acceptable
Att Steal: 22.67%....................acceptable
It's funny because from what I have seen at full ring the norm these days is tighter than ever. It used to be 15-25% vpip for 6 max was the norm. Is it still? Has it lowered? Not sure. The reason why this is a concern to me is that if my vpip is too low I am not extracting value from hands that are being folded. It's still in the trial and error stage and I will do a PT check after 5000 hands of this newer approach.
So I got on the waiting lists about 630 ready for some poker action. A bit later than usual, but not working again til Wednesday morning so time was not a concern. The pain was bad but, I wanted to try to get in some hands. Did not last long. Went down over a buy-in, rebounded and then the pain in the leg from the ulcer and the inside ankle from the neuropathy was so intense I had to get off the tables only getting 385 hands played but a small profit of $1.47 of course $1.41 of that came from getting dealt AA 3 times. We'll see how things go down later today.;