July 21, 2011

An honest assessment and time for a break

This is all my play recently

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Ok so I am under EV over 1k. That is fine, variance happens to us all and we cant control it. What can we control? The quality of our play! Lets say for a second I remove the coolers, I will list them here- pointless but yeah i want to

Hero (BTN): $107.45
SB: $224.44
BB: $321.95

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with A of hearts Q of clubs
Hero raises to $3, 1 fold, BB raises to $11, Hero calls $8

Flop: ($22.50) 3 of spades K of spades J of diamonds(2 players)
BB bets $14.00, Hero calls $14

Turn: ($50.50) T of clubs(2 players)
BB bets $30.00, Hero raises to $82.45, BB calls $52.45

River: ($215.40) J of hearts(2 players)

Final Pot: $215.40
Hero shows A of hearts Q of clubs
BB shows K of diamonds K of hearts
(Rake: $2.00)

CO: $138.63
Hero (BTN): $103.20
SB: $110.15
BB: $150.96
UTG: $143.28
MP: $100.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with T of hearts T of diamonds
3 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, SB calls $2, 1 fold

Flop: ($6.00) A of clubs 7 of diamonds T of spades(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $3.50, SB raises to $14.50, Hero raises to $25.50, SB raises to $107.15, Hero calls $75.20 all in

Turn: ($207.40) A of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($207.40) 6 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $207.40
Hero mucks T of hearts T of diamonds
SB shows T of clubs A of diamonds
SB wins $197.95
SB wins $6.45
(Rake: $3.00)


BTN: $158.15
SB: $100.00
Hero (BB): $103.00
UTG: $100.00
MP: $112.30
CO: $44.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with A of hearts A of spades
UTG raises to $3.50, 4 folds, Hero raises to $12, UTG calls $8.50

Flop: ($24.50) Q of clubs 7 of clubs 9 of clubs(2 players)
Hero bets $24.50, UTG raises to $88, Hero calls $63.50

Turn: ($200.50) 2 of hearts(2 players)

River: ($200.50) 3 of clubs(2 players)

Final Pot: $200.50
UTG shows A of diamonds K of clubs
UTG wins $197.50
(Rake: $3.00)

BB: $93.50
UTG: $98.50
CO: $88.49
Hero (BTN): $92.50
SB: $89.96

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with 4 of clubs 4 of spades
1 fold, CO raises to $2, Hero calls $2, SB calls $1.50, BB calls $1

Flop: ($8.00) Q of hearts 4 of hearts 9 of clubs(4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $7.00, SB folds, BB raises to $25, CO folds, Hero raises to $90.50, BB calls $65.50

Turn: ($189.00) 8 of hearts(2 players)

River: ($189.00) J of clubs(2 players)

Final Pot: $189.00
BB shows K of hearts T of hearts
Hero shows 4 of clubs 4 of spades
(Rake: $3.00)




BTN: $99.40
SB: $148.92
BB: $107.00
Hero (UTG): $84.59
CO: $98.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG with K of clubs K of spades
Hero raises to $4, CO raises to $12, 3 folds, Hero raises to $28, CO raises to $98.50, Hero calls $56.59 all in

Flop: ($170.68) 8 of hearts 2 of spades Q of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: ($170.68) 5 of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($170.68) J of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $170.68
Hero shows K of clubs K of spades
CO shows Q of spades Q of clubs
CO wins $13.91
(Rake: $3.00)




SB: $249.32
BB: $131.96
UTG: $102.40
CO: $251.95
Hero (BTN): $63.25

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with 6 of diamonds 6 of clubs
UTG raises to $3, 1 fold, Hero calls $3, SB calls $2.50, 1 fold

Flop: ($10.00) 6 of hearts J of hearts J of diamonds(3 players)
SB checks, UTG bets $6.00, Hero raises to $16, SB raises to $26, UTG calls $20, Hero raises to $60.25, SB calls $34.25, UTG raises to $99.40, SB calls $39.15

Turn: ($269.05) 7 of hearts(3 players)

River: ($269.05) Q of diamonds(3 players)

Final Pot: $269.05
SB shows 9 of diamonds J of spades
UTG shows J of clubs Q of hearts
Hero shows 6 of diamonds 6 of clubs
(Rake: $3.00)



UTG: $90.08
MP: $101.50
CO: $48.06
BTN: $142.00
SB: $175.66
Hero (BB): $101.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with A of spades A of diamonds
1 fold, MP raises to $2, CO calls $2, BTN calls $2, 1 fold, Hero raises to $13.50, 1 fold, CO calls $11.50, BTN calls $11.50

Flop: ($43.00) Q of spades J of hearts 8 of clubs(3 players)
Hero bets $27.00, CO raises to $34.56, BTN folds, Hero calls $7.56

Turn: ($112.12) 5 of spades(2 players)

River: ($112.12) K of clubs(2 players)

Final Pot: $112.12
CO shows 8 of hearts 5 of hearts
Hero mucks A of spades A of diamonds
CO wins $109.12
(Rake: $3.00)



BB: $314.63
BTN: $47.24
Hero (SB): $97.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with 9 of spades A of spades
BTN raises to $2.50, Hero raises to $10, 1 fold, BTN calls $7.50

Flop: ($21.00) A of hearts 4 of diamonds 6 of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $10.00, BTN raises to $37.24, Hero calls $27.24

Turn: ($95.48) 2 of hearts(2 players)

River: ($95.48) 3 of spades(2 players)

Final Pot: $95.48
BTN shows 8 of spades 5 of spades
Hero shows 9 of spades A of spades
(Rake: $2.00)


BB: $46.66
Hero (BTN/SB): $123.20

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN/SB with J of spades K of hearts
Hero raises to $2.50, BB calls $1.50

Flop: ($5.00) 7 of spades 9 of clubs J of clubs(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $3.00, BB raises to $14, Hero raises to $120.20, BB calls $30.16 all in

Turn: ($93.32) T of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($93.32) 5 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $93.32
BB shows T of hearts 9 of hearts
Hero mucks J of spades K of hearts
BB wins $90.32
Hero wins $1.00
(Rake: $2.00)


BTN/SB: $35.83
Hero (BB): $105.90

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with 8 of spades 8 of diamonds
BTN/SB raises to $3, Hero raises to $8, BTN/SB calls $5

Flop: ($16.00) 5 of spades 2 of diamonds J of clubs(2 players)
Hero bets $96.90, BTN/SB calls $27.83 all in

Turn: ($71.66) J of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($71.66) A of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $71.66
BTN/SB shows 4 of hearts A of hearts
Hero shows 8 of spades 8 of diamonds
BTN/SB wins $69.66
Hero wins $0.50
(Rake: $1.50)


SB: $98.47
BB: $33.73
Hero (CO): $100.00
BTN: $51.79

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with K of spades K of clubs
Hero raises to $3, 2 folds, BB raises to $32.73, Hero calls $29.73

Flop: ($65.96) 4 of hearts Q of hearts 9 of hearts(2 players)

Turn: ($65.96) 5 of hearts(2 players)

River: ($65.96) 7 of hearts(2 players)

Final Pot: $65.96
BB shows T of clubs T of hearts
Hero mucks K of spades K of clubs
BB wins $62.46
(Rake: $3.50)


MP: $30.00
CO: $25.00
BTN: $137.24
SB: $101.65
Hero (BB): $102.50
UTG: $325.88

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with T of hearts K of hearts
2 folds, CO raises to $2.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.50

Flop: ($5.50) T of spades 8 of spades 9 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $4.00, Hero raises to $99, CO calls $18.50 all in

Turn: ($50.50) J of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($50.50) J of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $50.50
CO shows Q of diamonds T of diamonds
Hero shows T of hearts K of hearts
CO wins $47.48
(Rake: $3.02)


BB: $25.00
Hero (BTN/SB): $74.55

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN/SB with K of diamonds A of hearts
Hero raises to $2, BB raises to $6, Hero raises to $74.55, BB calls $19 all in

Flop: ($50.00) 5 of diamonds J of clubs 9 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: ($50.00) 3 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($50.00) Q of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $50.00
BB shows A of spades Q of diamonds
Hero shows K of diamonds A of hearts
BB wins $49.25
(Rake: $0.75)


BTN/SB: $23.76
Hero (BB): $87.12

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with K of spades A of spades
BTN/SB raises to $1.25, Hero raises to $4.25, BTN/SB calls $3

Flop: ($8.50) A of hearts 4 of diamonds A of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets $4.25, BTN/SB raises to $19.26, Hero calls $15.01

Turn: ($47.02) T of spades(2 players)

River: ($47.02) 5 of diamonds(2 players)

Final Pot: $47.02
BTN/SB shows Q of diamonds 9 of diamonds
Hero mucks K of spades A of spades
BTN/SB wins $46.02
(Rake: $1.00)

Ahhh.. thats better, I am so unlucky! haha - i know im not, just a bad patch of variance. Anyway back to the point. I cant control these hands, I got it in good and lost, thats poker. What can I do about it? Nothing. What can I do about the other stuff? Even without losing a lot in EV terms, I am down 7 buyins for the month If I dont count the EV terms, So lets look at the hands I could have played differently.

Lets start with the spew - check out my thread about my blowups or play bad.. My Wall of Shame ADD UP THE SPEW/PLAY BAD THAT IS over 750 NEEDLESSLY LOST!

So yeah I am playing just above breakeven IF I count back in all my EV and discount all my spew.. so all in all its not good. I should be crushing these limits.

Sticking points are:

Playing too long, I need short sessions
Playing too LAGGY (addressed this earlier but will come back to this again) - just need to be TAG
Finish reading Hole Card Confessions and Poker Math that Matters finally, then just dont play poker again for a while.

Also adding to my tilt was how I busted fairly deep in the 20k € GTD MTT for a top stack for near chip leader:

Prima Network No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t200.00/t400.00 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 1379672

SB: t18420.00 46.05 BBs
Hero (BB): t15565.00 38.91 BBs
UTG: t17736.50 44.34 BBs
UTG+1: t31812.50 79.53 BBs
UTG+2: t17326.00 43.31 BBs
MP1: t25940.00 64.85 BBs
MP2: t13752.50 34.38 BBs
CO: t18036.00 45.09 BBs
BTN: t39154.00 97.89 BBs

Pre Flop: (t600) Hero is BB with K of diamonds K of clubs
3 folds, MP1 raises to t1100, 4 folds, Hero raises to t3800, MP1 calls t2700

Flop: (t7800) T of clubs 7 of spades J of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets t11685.00, MP1 calls t11685

Turn: (t31170) J of clubs(2 players)

River: (t31170) A of diamonds(2 players)

Final Pot: t31170
Hero shows K of diamonds K of clubs
MP1 shows A of spades T of diamonds
MP1 wins t31530.00

Time to take a break for a few days. I have the York Races to go to tomorrow, watch some horse racing and get drunk.

I guess its tilting me more because at the moment than ever because I am stuck in limbo, after coming back from Thailand and heading to Korea as soon as I can get my degree and criminal record sent to a notary and off to the FCO. I have had a lot of job offers and now I just really want to fast forward a month and be in Korea!

The one I am going for is not actually going to be in Seoul. It pays more and the apartment is better. I want to work at the school and get good at teaching - its a useful skill to have -, learn Korean, learn taekwondoe, ship some korean birds, get healthly (quit smoking, I need to quit again, any advice? I am now habituated into smoking 20 a day, its terrible) and I want to play poker 4 hours every day before I go to work in the mornings when I am fresh and alert and the fish are close to sleeping!

Ah... I will have tomorrow and Saturday off, play the 100k GTD on sunday and win! :D optimismFTW

Posted By Acombfosho at 10:47 PM

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2 Comments:

velvia posted on July 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Higgins_magnumpi_5559s

My recipe for quitting smoking (I've successfully stopped for some years, i smoked similar amount like you on a daily basis):
1. Start after a day when you smoked a lot (a hangover day is ideal)
2. Stop from one day to the other, a gradual quitting didn't work for me.
3. Don't go out for 2 weeks (when you drink some alcohol it's very difficult to resist)
4. Start doing some sport on a regular basis immediately. Jogging worked for me and I'm jogging on a regular basis since then.

It worked for me, but like in poker it will be decided in your your head:) Good luck with it


Acombfosho posted on July 24, 2011 at 17:08 PM

Korea-snsd-sooyoung

thanks man! I want to quit now, its so bad for my health, ideally would want to do sport and be fit again! cheers


 

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