Friday, September 21, 2007

H.O.S.E. on Wall Street

Last night was the H.O.S.E game at Wall Street. $2/$4 limit all night and rotation amongst the four games. I had been convinced by Jesse to rotate the games after two rotations of the button, but the presence of a few players new to the games convinced me to set a 45 minute time limit on each game.

I was able to eke out the big profit at the table ($92.50) which just beat Carol for the big money win. True, she had given Paulie $.50 to cover an all-in bet a few minutes before, but I go by the numbers baby! :-)

I'm starting to get convinced that I'm playing more and more limit when I can because I'm somehow losing the stomach for no-limit. I don't know why that is though. Yes, I took a big loss at the SOHO room a few weeks back ($300) but that's laughably small in comparison to the losses my compatriots have taken in the past. I don't know what it is, but it feels like when you have writer's block. I think some more time will get me past this road.

One other thing. I'm not happy with the turnout at the cash game. After having 10 or 11 signed up, we only ended up with 8 after a bunch of last minute dropouts. And 2 of those were unexpected arrivals who hadn't even signed up at all! Thanks to Jordan for risking marital failure to come by and boost attendance.

Oh, I just remembered something else I wanted to blog. I had a question for the table regarding Carol's ROI question on her blog. My question was, how do you define ROI at a Limit table? After all, your buyin is kind of irrelevant after a certain point. So, for example, if you make $200 profit off a $300 buyin at a 5/10 game but someone else makes the same $200 profit off of a $250 buyin; is the second person really a better player? In limit, after all, the amount of money you have on the table past about 10 BB bets is irrelevant. Alceste's solution was to count your profit as a ratio of the number of BB's you win. This seemed to be a sensible solution to the issue. But it begs another question, how do you reconcile that with your No-Limit play, which isn't counted in those factors?

Also, thanks to Jordan for a mention of the this game and the one the night before.

1 comment:

Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

I have to be honest...I think the amount of people in the HORSE game was great. I like playing that game because it goes fast...everyone for the most part knwos the rules and the game orbits fast. Thanks for having me over.