Up until Monday, all of my play on Party Poker had been at the micro-level $0.50/$1.00 Limits. Toast, enchanted by the No Limit game during his Degree Poker Championship adventure, started playing more of the $25 N/L game on Party about a week and a half ago, with great results.
I started my poker playing days playing no limit but my game has regressed quite a bit due to the lack of practice. I’m modest enough to admit that Toast’s game is better than mine right now. And he proved it, taking me for about $20 or so in our first night of No Limit. My ‘moves’ were too easy to predict and he ate my lunch at the table. I ended up losing $35.00 that first night.
Last night was a different matter. I did some reading the night before and knew I’d have to change gears a bit to be able to handle the no limit game. I’d especially have to modify my game almost by the minute playing against a solid player like Toast.
The newfound strategy worked last night, as I made all of the lost money back from him. Actually, on one hand, I went all-in after the flop came down giving me a nut straight to the ace. He knew I hit the straight but correctly called me with his two pairs due to pot odds. Fortunately for me, the straight held up and I took down the relative monster. We try to avoid each other for the most part when playing at the same table but at a six-handed table, these battles become inevitable.
Overall, I made back $28.00 of the original $35.00 I lost the previous night in no limit and am up a pretty substantial margin on Party Poker as a whole (through my limit game).
This online stuff is fun!