I have been playing on and off for the last couple of weeks. I have been through a bout of pneumonia (single, thanks) and two funerals in the last 3 weeks, so I have not been a very happy camper. Playing poker and having the concentration has not been there, so my personal balance at PP has dropped quite a bit.
One thing I have noticed is that NL hold’em has become the official passtime of just about everyone. It is truly insane. Much like smoking cuban cigars or wearing shirts with little logos on the left side, it has become fashionable beyond all get out. As a result, many of the poker places are filled with very average players who don’t have much of a clue how to play.
My warning for this week: If you are playing on a table with a buyin less than $25, assume that the other idiot has an ace. Most bad players will play A-anything. When an ace come sup and you only have a pair below that, it would be a good time to either fold or force. Some idiot stayed in with an ace, and you will get screwed every time by it.
It’s a sad fact, people without a clue often win… because they luck into it.
Good luck out there. play no limit hold’em online for free