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    The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Ok maybe this wont be some big long drawn out thing which goes off into tangents about sheds and club biscuits - but I just wanted to share some thoughts about my new approach this year.

    I've cut down massively on big pots - in fact on Saturday I dont think I won/lost more than $4 on any one hand (10NL) which is pretty unusual. What this doesnt mean is that I've cut down on preflop aggression, if anything my 3bet %age has gone up but it generally means either I take the pot down there and then or with a flop cbet. What should be gone are the TPTK v set hands which I've been on the wrong end of too many times.

    I'm definitely isolating weaker players IP more often. Maybe this is just luck by my seating but I do seem to be able to raise limpers OTB more often these days and........ then take down the pot with a cbet obviously . There are so many players who limp/call because they want to see a flop with that pretty looking 75s before folding on a KT3 rainbow board.

    Passivity can mean anything but aggression often means good hand. I'm not saying I believe everyone who CR the flop or bets big on the river but in general its better to believe that these guys have what they're representing than calling them down. Yes this means I'm open to being bluffed more often but only up to a point. My theory is get some hands on someone first to establish how likely they are to bluff before committing yourself.

    Finally, tight means not raising AJo UTG - even six handed. I'm much more disciplined pf than before - I can still raise the odd PP or SC from UTG but not those easily dominated Aces which play terribly OOP. In fact I'd go so far as to say position is nine tenths of the law since I'm much more likely to 3bet OTB with AJo than raise with it from earlier seats.
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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    [x] poker thread

    [x] amused you posted it in VRR anyway

    [ ] constructive replies expected

    [ ] club biscuit references would worsen thread

    [x]

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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    "It is not what you are called, but what you answer to"
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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Club biscuits I can accept as mild amusement...... cats in view but not involved in some kind of horrific yet hilarious accident I cannot!

    Besides I know I rationalise things much better by writing them down (or in this case typing them down) so the thread has already served its purpose.
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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Thread seems to be lacking some form of outlandish goal.


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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Whats this ... a rival thread ?

    I shall crush all comers who decide to step on my turf .

    I reckon a Leofric v Llan poker bet in June is in order here ...
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    A HU challenge, you say?

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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs
    A HU challenge, you say?
    Can be anything .. ill kick his backside at just about anything ..

    Lets bring it ... im back in the game and ready to roll ..

    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Llanlad
    I reckon a Leofric v Llan poker bet in June is in order here ...
    How about seeing which one of us gives up poker (no really for good this time) first?

    No cats were harmed in the making of this thread (unfortunately)
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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Quote Originally Posted by leofric
    How about seeing which one of us gives up poker (no really for good this time) first?
    I will never give up ... im still totally convinced that i can still do something worthwhile in poker .

    One day soon ... i will actually just stop caring about the stuff i cannot control ... it will just happen out of the blue and it will never return.

    I just have that gut feeling its a lot closer than i even realise.

    Once that day happens ... anything is possible.
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    I thought this was suppose to be a rival thread ?

    Pffft .. Nobody steps on my turf and survives ..
    There is a big misunderstanding between the concept of talent and skill, talent you have naturally but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your craft... nobody got to where they were without hard work.

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    Re: The Leofric "poker only" (ish) thread

    Quote Originally Posted by leofric
    Ok maybe this wont be some big long drawn out thing which goes off into tangents about sheds and club biscuits
    [x] Sticking to original point of thread

    If I say I'm going to do something I do it!
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