Friday, June 27, 2008

My Bad Hands

Since I'm going to start playing poker online, I wanted to try using Poker Tracker. I heard that a lot of online players use it so I might as well. It's a pain to install but apparently it's only hard to install if you've tried and failed before.
Now what it does is it tracks everything that happens while you're playing or even observing poker. It inputs everything in the database and it outputs a whole lot of information I'm not even sure if I'm going to use in the future.
So far, the only report I have studied is my tournament starting hands. My sample size may be a little small, but I have to start somewhere. I was trying to see what I could improve in my tournament play. These are my findings...

ATo - The hand I lose the biggest amount to.
K8o - I really don't notice that I actually play this hand. And I lose often with it.
52o - Half of the time I play it, I'm not in the blinds. I don't know why I do that.

So now that I know, I'll start making sure I'm careful with these hands. I'm not saying that I'll voluntarily fold them just to get rid of them but instead I won't overplay them.


mags said...

Did you buy PokerTracker, get it free with a deposit, or are you running a trial version? If I were you, I would try to improve my game without playing aids first, especially if you're only at micro stakes. Better to develop good habits and intuition and think through every hand instead of over-analyzing your trends. And those are pretty bad hands for Hold'em. Try Omaha maybe?

Ross said...

I'm using a trial version.
I'm also still trying to get a feel for online play. I've been playing live for years and it's very different for me.