IIRC, I still owe you guys the rest of my "how to multitable" segment and "how to improve your red line" segment. Since I had a few positive red line sessions recently, I'll start off with the latter. BTW, remind me if there is is something I said "later post" to and forgot about it. I *am* a senile old man after all. Here are my suggestions for improving your red line, some obvious, some not so obvious:
2. Play draws more aggressively. This may seem obvious, but electing to play draws and moderate equity hands passively all time will generally result in lower ev. You also need to balance your monster range with some of these hands if you expect to get paid off.
4. Claim your share of unwanted pots. Altho it's nice to flop, turn or river well, most boards will miss both players. Claim your share of them.
5. Value bet rivers thinly. Have you ever made a river bet, got called and later said "wtf?!? you called me with that?" There is plenty of that money going around - just look for the right opportunities. There will be plenty of folds along the way, so the non-showdown will be a pleasant beneficiary.
The worse your red line trajectory is, the easier it will be to implement some of the above, since regulars who have played with you will not expect you to do some of the above.
I suppose I could write a blog post for each item, with examples, etc. But unless there is massive demand for this (like 10+ people), I think this would make the blog somewhat boring for the non-poker players and more experienced poker player out there. Oh look! Mrs. Fly is yawning.
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