Lucky Straights

The ramblings and mumblings of a wannabe poker pro

The 4th Game

A few hours later, I couldn’t resist another bash at the tables, and despite a rocky start are soon in the running for the money. A few bad flops though and I’m in worse shape, but I feel a bit of luck may have come my way when I see a free flop in the big blind holding 53 off suite and the flop comes 553 rainbow, not messing about I’m very aggressive and get one caller, there where no draws out there so I should have put him on a set with the case 5, but it was late, I was tired (and annoyed) by this point. Anyway the board pairs on the river with a 3, he shows 54 and its a split pot. I know this hand could have finished me off, if that initial 3 was a 4, but what the fuck, the only lucky break I get the entire night, and its ripped out of my hands (in part at least) on the river!

This session cost me $4.80, which I’m not happy about in the least, but in each game there was little I could have done, it just seemed like it wasn’t my night, the board was against me. Despair I shall not though, I’m still in profit by almost $9 and as quick as this loss was to come I know that a profit will come just as quick next time at the tables.

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October 28, 2007 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , | Leave a comment

A Sick Session

I’ve just had a really sick session, lost all 3 games and finished 6th in each. The first game I miss every flop and go out quick when my pre-flop all-in has the short stack gets called, the second game someone rivers a flush and decimates my stack, I make an exact read on my opponent and have to abandon half my stack on the turn, leaving me in bad shape and eventually I’m on the rail. The 3rd game, I flop two pair, and play it very aggressively, the board is looking very dangerous by the turn so I go all-in, my single opponent makes the call for a 1/3 or more of his stack and hits a King on the river, knocking me out with his king high straight.

Oh and I nearly forgot holding JTs, I limp in middle position and hit an open ended straight draw, its 3 handed with a big raise in front (5xBB), the other guy folds, the pots only 300, but I need 100 to make the call, so I fold believing this to be the right thing to do, when along comes the king which would have made my nut straight, the other two didn’t even have a flush draw, they both only held queens by the river.

It hasn’t been a good session, partly brought on by myself breaking my new rules perhaps. I’m playing with pretty bad neck pain and whilst bored and in between being asleep and awake, but despite that I made good reads on my opponents and I believe made all the right moves, they just didn’t hold up tonight. I’m going to chalk it up to variance and a reminder to only play when I’m at my best and call it a day for tonight.

October 28, 2007 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , , | Leave a comment