Lucky Straights

The ramblings and mumblings of a wannabe poker pro


Had a good run earlier with two back to back 1st place finishes, and was incredibly close to breaking the $80 mark, but my last game of the day didn’t come through for me, was totally card dead, only good hand I had all session was AKs, and I lost to a short stack who held T6, pairing is 6 on the turn! I was railed in 5th, when my middle pair ran into trip kings. I think I played well in this game, picked my spots and took down a few pots, I just didn’t have the cards, and as the blinds reached 50/100 my stack was getting very low. Only mistake was not pushing with my last hand pre-flop, I still would have got called I’m sure, but I would have felt better that I did all I could do.

Anyways the session hasn’t been too bad, a bad call cost me an early 5th place finish, two 1st place wins followed that, and I’ve just finished the day with another 5th place, two wins out of 4 games isn’t too bad considering the 1st place profit, if my 1st place finishes where only 2nd or 3rd place cashes the two losses would feel all the more painful.

My bankroll now is $76+ and I’m more then a little disappointed I didn’t make it to $80 tonight, but there’s always another game, and if I play as well tomorrow as I believe I have done today, I’m sure I’ll be well on my way to $90+ by the end of the day.

I’ve also decided to hold of taking a shot at a $5 Sit-N-Go, $170, which is what I need by bankroll management standards to play in the $5 Sit-N-Go’s still seems like a very long way off, but I’ve decided to not risk a relatively large amount of my bankroll on even a single game just yet, its not worth it, I might take a shot when I reach $100, but I’m un-decided yet.

November 10, 2007 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , , | Leave a comment

18 Player Come Back

I’ve just completed what started off as a very stressful and irritating 18 player Sit-N-Go, but it patience and discipline with a sprinkling of luck at a couple of critical occasions prevailed and I began to enjoy it, I was finally railed in 2nd place.

Throughout 80% of the tournament I was totally card dead, went over twenty hands with A7s, being the highest card I had dealt and naturally no flush cards or aces showed up on the flop. Later on I found AQ, but I was getting really, well angry about not being able to make moves, defend against people who always raise every pot, due to being totally card dead.

I made it to the final table though, and really hoped to just hold and hopefully make 4th through a miracle to at least not have to add another loss to my database. When some quality cards came my way though, I managed to make some moves, and with those wins managed to hold on until the bubble burst. I then stepped it up a notch, playing aggressively and began to build my stack ahead of the competition, eventually making 3rd and then finally going heads-up against the chip leader.

From the tournament data I’ve just received from Poker Stars I can confirm that I only saw the flop 28 out of 111 times, most of this action occurred from 4 handed downwards.

Thanks to this cash, my bankroll as now reached another high point of $72.75 🙂

Here’s a few hands :

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November 10, 2007 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Small Contribution

Made another small contribution to my bankroll today. Out of the four Sit-N-Go’s, I cashed twice with a 1st and 2nd place finish, got railed on the bubble once, and have just been railed in 5th.

This last game was the worst by far, played well initially, but the last group of hands I played always ran into someone with total garbage who got lucky on the turn or the river.

Heres how my bankroll looks after todays session :


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November 10, 2007 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , , , | Leave a comment