October 24, 2009

Frustrating Downswing

I haven’t had a chance to write in a while, so thought I ought to now!

Not wanting to be one of those players who only blogs when they’re winning I thought I ought to post. Had a frustrating 2 days poker-wise – had a -$131 day Thursday, (-160ish at PLO50, +30ish at NL100), and a -250 day today (NL100).

I think Thursday I played really mediocre, and deserved it, but today I felt like I played decently and ran kinda bad (just over 1bi below EV, felt like I ran sort of range cold too, getting raised in like every b/f spot, and got boat over boated AI on an unpaired flop, so meh), so I’m not too worried as long as I’m playing decently.

But it is annoying, since it wiped out a chunk of my cash game profits this month so I’m only up a couple of BI in plo/nl cash this month. Still like 4ptbb/100 overall despite bleeding bb/100 at nl this month, and still up ~$1400 thanks to some tourney moneys

Never mind, I think I deserved to lose Thursday and I run hot a lot so I guess I had a day of being coolered and missing everything due today. Happens. Also there’s still a week left in the month to go on an omaheater, since I think I’m going to stick to PLO50 6m till the end of the month, which has been my bread and butter game this month, and try and finish well. PLO is still going well, I’m at 8.8ptbb/100 this month >6k. Hopefully next month I can put in some actual volume!

Here’s a funny hand – the guy is like 43/27 and retarded, the 3b is 100% for value. I could maybe have called the flop and let him bluff the rest off, but OOP, on a co-ordinated board, and versus a guy who probably won’t fold anything with SD value, I decided to just 3b in.

[X] Games Are Dead:

Party Poker $100 No Limit Hold’em – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (SB): $100.50
BB: $100.00
UTG: $106.84
MP: $81.73
CO: $203.00
BTN: $107.68

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with K Heart J Club
3 folds, BTN raises to $4, Hero raises to $15, 1 fold, BTN calls $11

Flop: ($31.00) 6 Club K Diamond 9 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $14.72, BTN raises to $29.44, Hero raises to $85.50 all in, BTN calls $56.06

Turn: ($202.00) 9 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($202.00) 2 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $202.00
Hero shows K Heart J Club (two pairs, Kings and Nines)
BTN shows 8 Diamond A Club (a pair of Nines)
Hero wins $199.00
(Rake: $3.00)

In terms of life stuff, things are good, still keeping my head above water with my masters work. Also went home on friday evening for a gig at a pub my band had played at before. That was pretty fun, as a lot of old friends from home were around, and I got to catch up with a lot of friends I don’t see as often as I’d like to, and have a beer or ten. The gig wasn’t bad either, the headliners were a very leftover crack-esque punk band called Officer Down, and things got pretty rowdy (small bar….big circle pit).

Other amusing shit I’ve found the last couple days:

If anyone in the UK has been following all the fuss about big racist Nick Griffin on Question Time this will make you laugh Cassetteboy v Nick Griffin v Question Time

If not, then this is a great way to waste an hour laughing: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries – A sample: GLADIATOR: Convict murders head of state.

Anyways that’s all from me for now, hopefully should be off out for a drink soon!

Posted By Joliq at 09:10 PM



Zanardi posted on October 25, 2009 at 16:29 PM


When I get downswings I have 2 options: quitting poker for that day or playing only the best cards (10 and face cards) and folding if the flop doesn't hit.

strova1000 posted on July 28, 2017 at 20:06 PM


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