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$50 Cash Game Challenge Update 1

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I've been focused mainly on my DoN SnG Challenge, but with the recent downswing I needed a break and decided to throw in some sessions for my $50 Cash Game Challenge for a change of pace.

The DoNs can be brutal. The best strategy is to play those games super tight and playing that tight is no fun at all.

In cash games I play a bit looser, maybe too loose. I enjoy them so much more. I get to play more hands, I get to play position more, I get to play the players more. This is what playing poker should feel like.

Unfortunately things have been up and down in this challenge. It's been a while since I've played for this challenge and when I first posted it on this blog, I was almost back down to my starting bankroll of $50. The one good thing is I've never fallen below it.

I hit a few tables today and wound up increasing my bankroll to almost $69.

I hit some big hands and some bigger flops and was able to felt 4 people when my hand didn't get outdrawn or when I outdrew them. Too bad they were mostly short-stackers but I did manage to felt two in the same hand which was like being up against a real stack.

My winnings would have been a bit higher but I got in a tough spot with an over pair vs a flopped set. Luckily I gave up on the hand when I didn't improve to a set on the turn, but it cost me all my previous winnings at that table (and then some) to see one more card. Big pairs are so tough to lay down.

I didn't play as loose as I normally do, mainly because I wasn't getting much in the way of playable cards. The few times I did get some good holdings I was able to get paid off and the times I was behind I was able to figure it out before losing too much.

It's so refreshing to play these after the mind numbing DoNs, so I'll make sure to throw some sessions in when I get a chance and hopefully I can get this chart moving up in the right direction.

2 Response to "$50 Cash Game Challenge Update 1"

EpikHigh89 Says....

Hey I been following your blog and found many useful information that would helped me be more successful. I've been trying to become more successful at the 5.40 DoN's, but haven't had any luck. I'm not sure if its because the competition is harder than it used to or because of my play. Anyways keep up the good work

MicroRoller Says....

Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad that I could help.

Sometimes you need to take a break and reevaluate your game. The games have gotten harder but that just means you have to adjust.

Some of the winning regulars have very different strategies so I don't think there is one right way to play them. Take some time reviewing your hand histories and see if you can come up with the best way for you to play them.

I did that before I started this challenge and doing that again since my profit has slowed down.

Best of luck.

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