The more I look, the more I like! PokerTracker 3 is going to be great.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 0:21 | Filled in poker

I’ve got to spend some more time with it and I’m becoming a big fan.  You can really find some brilliant stuff with the new filters.  Here are a sample of the cool things you can do:

  • Three of a kind on flop — top set
  • Three of a kind on turn — middle set
  • open ended straight draw
  • two overcards on flop, which became top pair on turn, which became middle pair on river.
  • hands where you three bet pre-flop
  • hands where you attempted to steal, but got reraised

You get the point.  If you can’t find leaks in your game with this tool, you aren’t really trying very hard.  It is going to expose a lot of detail about the difference in styles that I think will open some eyes.  I can’t wait until the forum posters like Willem start to do some detailed analysis of their play.  This is a great tool.

I just lost a massive hand that exposed the downside of my love for small and medium pairs out of position.  I got into a pot that exploded pre-flop where I limped with 66.  It was raised by the Button and then when I called that bet, it was 3 bet and capped before it came back around.  There were six  players at 15/30 seeing a capped pot pre-flop.  I just prayed for a six, because nobody was folding anything.  The flop was an awesome 862 and it was off to the races.  The flop was capped three ways (although the damn button who drove this huge pot actually folded the flop for two bets, which gets him a “WTF?” in his Stars notes.  The only bad thing was that the flop was two clubs.  The turn was the third club, which saved me from losing the house because the other guy had 88 for an overset.  It wound up being a 26 big bet pot, which would have changed the tone of my session considerably had it been sliding the right way.  I’ve slogged through a $340 loss today a lot of which was due to running bad, but some of which was due to poor play.  I figure that I left three bets on the table in river situations where I should have value bet teh river and failed to do so, therefore I should only be down $250 if I played better.  I’m somewhere north of 11,500 VPPs this month, so well ahead of pace now.

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