For the last few days I have been running well, playing Limit Hold ‘Em cash/ring games at DoylesRoom. While yesterday was a successful venture, I found that the players at the table to be a little better than the night before and my overall win rate went down from $20 an hour to $5 and hour. Being that this is a .50/1.00 limit table, this is still good for that level.
Not only were the players better than the night before, I also noticed that one of these players acted differently last night as opposed to Sunday night. Either their meds had not kicked in or perhaps more than one person shares a user name and login. Possibly college students? Maybe they have MPPD – multiple poker personality disorder? This was an interesting observation – I will have to see if this is a regular occurrence. I have seen an instance of something like this on FullTiltPoker where someone asked a player if he was say “Matt” but he responded, “no, Tim”. I did not think much about it at the time.
While this would be much harder to do face to face, I wonder how many people share accounts online? I know that I have let my wife Diane play a Sit N Go using my login on occasion. She does show an active interest in the game and soon will have her own login and account. She has played in charity No Limit Hold ‘Em Poker events and has done better than I at some of those events.
Have you ever encountered someone online that played and acted totally different from one day to the next? Has this ever happened playing people face to face? How did that affect your playing?