Only played a short session last night - less than half an hour. Again there weren't many tables running that were worth playing on, so I ended up with a single Interpoker table, a couple Cake poker tables and one or two Fulltilt tables running.
I've been asked why I play on Fulltilt when their rakeback is only 27%. Well there's a few reasons, as the rakeback rate is not the full story. Fulltilt actually charges less rake on every single hand, so the equivalent rakeback rate is actually much better than it seems. Also since there are a lot more players there, the table selection is also quite good - although obviously some tables are so tight they're not even worth looking at. I'm not sure if its just me, but i've been able to find a few very juicy tables recently. Lastly the RakeTheRake freeroll is generally pretty good value.
That being said, last night I ran pretty flat on Fulltilt and Interpoker, but made about 10BBs on the $3/6 table on Cake for a small but nice profit for a very short session. The thing is though for those 10BBs, I managed to lose with KK and AA, but also won a quite large pot with K5s in the BB when I flopped a 5 and turned a K when I decided the flop was worth a peel for one bet with only passives after me to come. Simlarly my 25o held up in the BB when it was limped to me and flopped 22T. Go figure.
Here's a hand from the other day though - what do you think I should have done?
6-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Simon1966 ($174.18) (total fish)
Seat 2: Hero ($115.50)
Seat 3: carpedm65 ($459.47) (passive fish)
Seat 4: juarino ($86.34) (TAG)
Seat 5: jjjjb ($73.50)
Seat 6: topthis1971 ($460.25) (60/20/1 ... loose but a bit aggro)
Simon1966: posts the small blind $2.00
Hero: posts the big blind $4.00
--- DEALING POCKETS
Hero is dealt [Jd,Jh] (sweet)
carpedm65: calls $4.00
juarino: raises $4.00 to $8.00
jjjjb: raises $4.00 to $12.00 (hmm)
topthis1971: raises $4.00 to $16.00 (ummm okay, i might not be in front)
Hero: calls $12.00
carpedm65: calls $12.00
juarino: calls $8.00
jjjjb: calls $4.00---
DEALING FLOP [8h,5c,8c] (interesting flop)
Hero: checks (i'll check to see what action comes after me)
jjjjb: bets $4.00
topthis1971: raises $4.00 to $8.00
Hero: ??? (calls? raises? folds? what would you do? 19sbs in the pot - 2sbs to call, 3 players still to act after me)
Current bankroll: $17,300