Friday, June 26, 2009

This Just In...Lucypher Still Lucky...Go Figure

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. – Bertrand Russell.

I have been reluctant to talk/write about it because doing so always seems to bring it to an abrupt end.

However, this is a poker blog and I am supposed to blog about my poker activities.

Therefore, I will admit it. June has been a very good month for me and I am on a nice hot streak.

Although my online play has really dropped due to the fact that I am just too tired to play after we’ve finished all the family summer activities going on right now, I still play twice a week in a juicy home (cash) game.

In that game, I have been doing well.

I have been very pleased with my play lately and not just because of the results (although that is always a factor).

I am calling people down light if I think I have perceived a tell or a pattern revealing weakness.

I am overbetting (for value – thank you very much Fuel55) and getting paid on my big hands.

I have noticed a tendency for players to want to call preflop value bets with any two cards because as they say, ‘You gotta see the flop”.

I have been exploiting the hell out of this anytime I have a pocket pair or big cards. Then, a pot sized bet on the flop is usually enough to take down the already bloated pot.

Even though I still like to buy in short, I seem to quickly become one of the big stacks at the table.

I think much of this “heater” is a result of my continuing to read, think, and work on my game while most of my opponents are not improving and some have become downright predictable.

Of course, it also might just be a good month. Either way, I am thoroughly enjoying every minute.


Memphis MOJO said...

Blow some of that good karma this way! Srsly, e-mail it or whatever!

All kidding aside, glad you're on a roll, keep it up.

Lucypher said...

Believe me Mojo, I hope to! In fact, thinking about it has just inspired another post. Thanks!

HighOnPoker said...

What are you reading? Blogs, books, something else?

Lucypher said...

I am reading both books and blogs but it is the books that I am referring to. I recently re-read Elements of Poker, Ace on the River, and Professional No Limit. EoP has really inspired me to improve my game in ways I had not considered before.