Thursday, 18 October 2012

I F****** Hate Poker

If you want to know what it is like to be in the worst downswing ever of my poker playing days then just take a look what a typical day is like for me these days. An odd day like this is fine and expected but when it happens over and over again for 3 months it is tough to deal with..!!


Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players

Hero (BTN): $26.73
SB: $31.53
BB: $30.55
UTG: $30.94
MP: $34.32
CO: $16.81

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with K of diamonds A of hearts
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 1 fold, BB raises to $1.25, Hero raises to $4, BB raises to $30.55 all in, Hero calls $22.73 all in

Flop: ($53.56) Q of clubs J of clubs 3 of hearts (2 players - 2 are all in)

Turn: ($53.56) 4 of clubs (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($53.56) 2 of clubs (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $53.56
Hero shows K of diamonds A of hearts (high card Ace)
BB shows Q of diamonds A of diamonds (a pair of Queens)
BB wins $51.56
(Rake: $2.00)



Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

BTN: $19.98
SB: $39.07
BB: $25.00
UTG: $9.57
Hero (UTG+1): $25.00
UTG+2: $19.22
MP1: $18.89
MP2: $25.00
CO: $24.35

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is UTG+1 with A of diamonds A of clubs
UTG raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.75, 2 folds, MP2 calls $2.75, 4 folds, UTG calls $2

Flop: ($8.60) J of hearts 7 of hearts 8 of spades (3 players)
UTG checks, Hero checks, MP2 bets $3.25, UTG folds, Hero raises to $22.25 all in, MP2 calls $19 all in

Turn: ($53.10) 8 of clubs (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($53.10) 9 of hearts (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $53.10
Hero shows A of diamonds A of clubs (two pair, Aces and Eights)
MP2 shows 8 of diamonds 9 of diamonds (a full house, Eights full of Nines)
MP2 wins $51.10
(Rake: $2.00)



Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

BTN: $19.76
SB: $47.12
BB: $31.48
UTG: $19.48
UTG+1: $26.52
UTG+2: $12.50
MP1: $37.42
Hero (MP2): $25.85
CO: $26.10

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP2 with 9 of clubs 9 of diamonds
4 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, CO raises to $2.50, BTN calls $2.50, SB calls $2.40, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.75

Flop: ($10.25) 7 of hearts K of spades 9 of spades (4 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $7.34, BTN folds, SB calls $7.34, Hero raises to $23.35 all in, CO folds, SB calls $16.01

Turn: ($64.29) 3 of spades (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($64.29) J of spades (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $64.29
SB shows 8 of hearts T of hearts (a straight, Seven to Jack)
Hero mucks 9 of clubs 9 of diamonds
SB wins $62.29
(Rake: $2.00)



Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

BTN: $26.38
SB: $16.15
BB: $53.59
UTG: $30.45
UTG+1: $13.54
UTG+2: $30.88
MP1: $66.32
MP2: $11.99
Hero (CO): $25.35

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is CO with 7 of diamonds 8 of diamonds
5 folds, Hero raises to $0.63, 2 folds, BB raises to $1.99, Hero calls $1.36

Flop: ($4.08) 9 of diamonds T of clubs J of spades (2 players)
BB bets $2.50, Hero raises to $8.82, BB raises to $30.36, Hero calls $14.54 all in

Turn: ($50.80) 7 of spades (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($50.80) 9 of spades (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $50.80
BB shows J of hearts J of diamonds (a full house, Jacks full of Nines)
Hero shows 7 of diamonds 8 of diamonds (a straight, Seven to Jack)
BB wins $48.80
(Rake: $2.00)



Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

BTN: $58.77
SB: $25.40
BB: $25.35
UTG: $85.32
UTG+1: $40.78
UTG+2: $34.50
MP1: $25.60
Hero (MP2): $25.55
CO: $29.72

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP2 with Q of clubs 9 of clubs
4 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, 3 folds, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.60) J of clubs K of diamonds T of spades (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $1.25, BB calls $1.25

Turn: ($4.10) 2 of clubs (2 players)
BB bets $2.60, Hero raises to $8.95, BB raises to $23.35 all in, Hero calls $14.40

River: ($50.80) 4 of diamonds (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $50.80
BB shows Q of hearts A of clubs (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Hero shows Q of clubs 9 of clubs (a straight, Nine to King)
BB wins $48.80
(Rake: $2.00)


And this one against a huge 85/60 whale type player

Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

MP2: $25.00
CO: $25.00
BTN: $10.57
SB: $13.72
Hero (BB): $40.74
UTG: $33.14
UTG+1: $37.98
UTG+2: $62.09
MP1: $24.52

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with K of hearts K of diamonds
2 folds, UTG+2 raises to $1, MP1 calls $1, 3 folds, SB calls $0.90, Hero raises to $5.89, 1 fold, MP1 calls $4.89, 1 fold

Flop: ($13.78) T of spades 8 of spades 9 of hearts (2 players)
Hero bets $34.85 all in, MP1 calls $18.63 all in

Turn: ($51.04) 4 of clubs (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($51.04) 6 of spades (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $51.04
Hero shows K of hearts K of diamonds (a pair of Kings)
MP1 shows J of diamonds 7 of spades (a straight, Seven to Jack)
MP1 wins $49.04
(Rake: $2.00)

15 comments:

  1. Can't win if u fold
    Can't win if u call
    Can't win if u shove
    Can't win

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  2. pretty normal runn bad..., just hang in there

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  3. I'm hanging man, hanging by a thread :)

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  4. Grind through the variance man. Just remember the $$$$$ you've already profited off stars. - hurtNCYDE

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  5. I know man, Cheers.

    Just tough going thru 3 months of it when I have been winning for 7 yrs

    :P

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  6. How did you get in my HUD ??? Dam you Roshy :)

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  7. Your ability to deal with the soul crusher says more than anything. 99% of people would have tilted off their whole roll or quit the game after 3 months. Give yourself a lot of credit. That's why you have been able to make a living off this game for so long. It will turn.

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  8. I lost 8 buy ins at .10 / .25 playing against players that called me down to the river with anything and everything. A guy even went all-in against my aces with q10o abd hit quad 10s. I've had aces cracked 5 out of 6 times last weekend and I also accidentally folded aces that hit the set on the flop while multitabling. So I'm taking a break and stick to $1 tournaments to work on my basics.

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  9. Sorry Bud, welcome to my world, last 4 months.

    Taking a break is good however $1 tournis are not gunna help ur cash game. Very different mindsets / ranges

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    1. You're right, the ranges pretty crazy... I just saw guys go all-in preflop and both had 56 (mind you one was suited! Lol). I'll just take a break to read on the game. Good luck to you.

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  10. Though I respect your game and all, your all in shoves on some of those very wet boards were marginal to say the least. I've learned to recognize certain setup hands that are only there to generate rake and therefore proceed with caution.

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  11. Winning for 7 years and playing NL25???? LMFAO. And by the way, the hands posted are quite standard (got bored after the 4th one )

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