I just played at 1500 hand session of 6max at 2/4 after getting about 3 hours of sleep last night. At first I was one tabling HU while playing 4 6max tables, and I quickly was down 6 buyins at 6max while being up $500 or so HU. I eventually grinded most of it back at the 6max tables, but I had to stop playing HU so that I could focus better.
A few observations:
1. When a fish pots the river after the turn goes c/c, just accept that it's top pair or better and fold.
2. One of the best reasons for 3betting a guy alot is that you learn so much about their game so quickly. There is a (weird) reg who will vary his raise size on the button and co, anywhere from 3x to 5x. Finally I was like, ok it's time to start investigating what his ranges are with these bet sizes. Result: he's even weirder than I thought.
3. In 200bb games, there is no such thing as "this guy has been 3betting me a ton, but I can't 4bet him light because by now he'd be expecting it". In 100bb games, I'd much rather react to a frequent 3better by widening my 4bet/call value range than 4bet/folding. For a while I was 4betting light too often in those games and just getting jamboed on a ton. But in 200bb games since guys are alot more keen to protect their stack, if they decide to play back at your 4bet it will usually be by flatting.
So here's what you gain by 4betting light vs someone who is targeting you with 3bets while deep:
a) You diffuse the situation. Whether it works or not, you will almost never still be getting 3bet at the same frequencies as you were before.
b) You let the rest of the table know that you won't be their piņata. If you let one reg 3bet you mercilessly, all of a sudden that 17/13 guy says "wow, easy money" and suddenly you have a guy who normally 3bets 4% of the time all up in your grill.
c) But most importantly, you have the betting lead in a situation where your range is stronger than your opponent's... and you have a ton of ammunition to fire barrels. Enough said.
Alot of this may be obvious, but I'm still working out my 4betting frequencies since transitioning to playing mostly in deep games.
And in the future I'll post hands when I review my sessions, but frankly I don't have a handle yet on how interesting the hands that I play are especially given that there are plenty of guys who have blogs that are much bigger sickos than me. I owned guys in a few hands today, but could have very possibly been owned in more. So is it hypocritical to only post the hands that make yourself look good? If I post the hands that were successful, do I have an obligation to post the hands I butchered as well?