Online \ live sessions + most consecutive sessions won?

AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 2,751 ✭✭✭✭
As I started grinding more online recently, i was going through PT4 and looking at my sessions. Currently 7 straight winning sessions (never lost) since I got PT4. They are short sessions as well which makes it even harder to win consistently. As opposed to 4-8 hour sessions.

Live poker i think my streak was 19-21 then hit like 4 straight losing sessions.

Just curious what yours is? Back in the day 19-21 was also my record for online at 25NL FR. But these were longer sessions and mass tabling. Hoping to try and beat that mark as my game or skill edge has improved quite a bit over the last 10 years.

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  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 717 ✭✭✭
    My longest live streak was 17, I never lost 1 session in that month. These sessions lasted between 2-4 hours, so I think that actually makes it easier, especially when you strategy revolves around stealing limps and weak opens at $1-3, so before people could catch onto what I was doing I had up and left (how Dull Hull of me :O). My longest month streak is 3 months, where I ran probably very well, and ran these shorter sessions with the same strategy @ $1-3, putting up hourlys of $67, $72 and $63 respectively. Sometimes it makes me wonder why I ever stopped going at those hours to that casino (oh I don't work there anymore) :( . Thinking back on it though, I distinctly remember a few just like absurd run good moments in those months (triple barrels where I turn a set on the river), being down 2 buy-ins at $1-3 and going to $2-5 and running my AA in AK all-in pre and such. When I do play now, it's at $1-2, and I actually think that my strategy short of falls apart at $1-2 because of the blinds. That extra 33% in dead blind money made my steals so much more profitable, as a $20-25 BU steal attempt with $12 in the middle vs one with $8...your risking the and FE is the same, but that extra 33% profit margin....TAKE ME BACK TO NH MGM @Rich57
  • Alexis WAlexis W Red Chipper Posts: 20 ✭✭
    edited November 13
    jfarrow13 wrote: »
    That extra 33% in dead blind money made my steals so much more profitable, as a $20-25 BU steal attempt with $12 in the middle vs one with $8...

    I found the same thing when I leveled up to 1/3. Stealing the blinds and limps was so much more profitable. I loved it!

    Then the only casino in the area that offered 1/3 switched to 1/2, and I was sad. :(

    Hopefully 2/5 will be a return to that fun. But I have a feeling it won't be as easy.
  • kenaceskenaces Red Chipper Posts: 669 ✭✭✭
    I have no idea, and I am happy about that. Anything that gets me thinking about results instead of process is wasted mental energy.
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 2,751 ✭✭✭✭
    kenaces wrote: »
    I have no idea, and I am happy about that. Anything that gets me thinking about results instead of process is wasted mental energy.

    I thought of this when i was posting. I was going to say im not going to avoid taking the most EV line to book a win.
  • EazzyEazzy Red Chipper Posts: 635 ✭✭✭
    Never really looked at streaks before, though I guess when I'm in them I kind of know LOL.

    Sessions tend to go from about 3 hours to 7 hours wit most being around 4 hours (all live).

    My longest streak in the last two years was, 11 winning sessions. The longest loosing is 5 sessions. Cashed in 62% of sessions.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 717 ✭✭✭
    @Alexis W haha ya man this strategy isn't one for $2-5, as there just generally aren't that many players limping in $2-5, and if they do they aren't just limping folding at a high enough rate for it to be a cornerstone of your win-rate like it can at $1-2 and $1-3. I would say you can bump up your win-rate by 3-betting a lot more, however, the implications of being able to navigate 3-bet pots is far more important than attempting to steal blinds as 3-bet pots create smaller SPR's, a lot more likely to see stacks in the middle and therefor mistakes in an attempt to pick up 5-7 BB's at $2-5 need to be more carefully planned.


    Ex. 3 limpers in $1-2 @ 100 BB's I raise to $20 (10 BB's) on the BU, I'm risking 10 BB's to win 4.5 BB 2.2:1 ratio (blinds included), and if 1 person calls we have a SPR of 4.3~, plenty of room to maneuver. Same scenario of "stealing" @ $2-5, 100 BB effective, someone opens to 4 BB's, 1 caller folds to you on BU you make it $80 (20 BB's), I'm risking 20 BB's to win 9.5 (blinds included) 2.1:1 roughly same ratio, however SPR will be below 2, leaving not very much room for maneuverability. I didn't include what the limper/original raiser in each need to call in order to win, which is another big consideration, but you get the point. It's a whole different game.
  • Alexis WAlexis W Red Chipper Posts: 20 ✭✭
    jfarrow13 wrote: »
    ...but you get the point. It's a whole different game.

    Thanks for that analysis. Good to know!
  • Rich57Rich57 Red Chipper Posts: 80 ✭✭
    Sadly, I only get to MGM NH once or twice a month, but I have had only one losing session this year out of about a dozen or more (98 when I lost twice to larger FH). I believe that the 1-3 tables provide much more opportunity than the 1-2 for the reasons JFarrow described, and the fact that somehow they just seem to be looser overall than 1-2 at MD live or Charlestown.
  • Greg_VailGreg_Vail RCP Coach Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Live poker i think my streak was 19-21 then hit like 4 straight losing sessions.

    Just curious what yours is? Back in the day 19-21 was also my record for online at 25NL.

    Online we can win more often and more consistently day to day because of the sheer amount of hands we can play. I have seen players win 50+ days in a row because they have the ability to play 10,000 hands a day (back in the glory days). It's hard to have a losing day when you can see the "long run" in a matter of hours.

    Live is a different beast and is subject to higher variance for the exact same reason, the amount of hands that we can play. Personally, 19 winning sessions in a row over the course of 5 weeks is my personal best without a red line in my records. 33 out of 35 is my best "run" that took place over the course of three months. I also play mostly Big O and PLO8 and those games have much more skill involved and much less variance that holdem does. This is something that my students routinely are surprised by when they start learning split pot games.

    Good work though! Keep crushing!