I've recently come back from a 3-week long break, while this is unusual for me as my breaks would last no longer than a week. But even then, I have always found myself struggling with making good decisions quickly and have often found myself making lower EV decisions for about the first few thousand hands and haven’t found an efficient manner in which I could "shake off the rust" quickly.
Methods that don’t seem to work well for me:
In my experience this has some advantages in the way that if rust is mandatory might as well get it out of the way at lower limits, but this really isn’t what this post is about. There is also the matter of adjusting to the lower limits and then readjusting to our normal limits. This seems pretty inefficient imo.
Decreasing number of tables:
This solves ½ our problem by giving us fewer decisions to make per minute, but I always find myself becoming agitated with all the extra real-estate on my screen XD But in all honestly I’ve found that I make slightly better decisions than I would as compared to just loading my normal 6-8 tables, which leads me to believe that my problem isn’t the amount of time but the quality of decisions.
Short Sessions and then review:
This just elongates the time period where I feel shaky about my game, in that I just find myself wanting to quit after every iffy decision and review the spot.
I’d be happy to hear the kind of methods you guys use and the suggestions you have to shake off rust..
Jan. 4, 2021 | 12:33 p.m.
Really appreciate your input Alien, your post is almost in line with what my guess was although I did think that SB would have more X/R here by about 50% XD
15% and 13% fq. are pretty small, do you think it would be easier to just play this spot as pure check, removing the node where we bet and get raised?
This might also make it more intuitive to find hands to X/R to deny BB their equity..
July 5, 2020 | 11:17 a.m.
Hey all, I was looking for a quick solution for how SB plays K42r as PFA vs BB call.
My guess is that SB should have a pretty high frequency check, and a moderately high X/R here but I'm not too sure, unfortunately I don't have vision so I cant go get the solution myself. Anyone that does have it, could you please look into it and lmk SB's bet fq. and BB's bet fq when checked to?
Thanks in advance!
June 29, 2020 | 3:52 p.m.
Can't really see a rock lead anything you're ahead of here, given his bet sizing it's clear enough that FE=0. In a vacuum, i'm sure its good to fold here. The part where if were we fold this hand we're folding too often is almost true if we weren't closing the action.
I'd be interested to see what others have to say though. :)
May 26, 2016 | 9:17 p.m.
It seems that everyone unanimously agrees with GII otf, and the spr argument imo makes the most sense. We did jam on the blank 2c turn and MP folded, CO calls with kjxx and our hand held up.
Gambling poet said something about MP never bluffing, I dont think this is true once we give up the lead, infact he should be jamming wider with any sort of showdown(able) hand. Does this seem reasonable to you guys or am i just talking outta my ass here?
Feb. 28, 2016 | 1:43 a.m.
SB: $61.56 (Hero)
CO's stats are 85/61/2.1 over 51 hands
Feb. 27, 2016 | 6:11 a.m.
First post here so feel free to correct or help with my illustration :)
We have no reads on villan nor do we have any relevant stats.
Hero (CO) 200bb [Jc Jd 9d 4d ]
Villan 1 (D) 100bb
VIllan 2 (BB) 100bb
Action comes folded to us
Hero R 1.5$
Villan 1 C
Villan 2 C
Flop 10c Qd 8s (4.54$)
Villan 2 X
Hero R 3$
Villan 1 F
Villan 2 C
Turn Kc (10.27$)
Villan 2 X
Hero R 7$
Villan 2 C 7$
River Ac (23.64$)
Vllan 2 R 23.64$
Thoughts and input much appreciated.
I'll post the results after a few posts :)