February 25, 2010
I play two sessions at 1pm and 2pm today, I make about 12 buy-ins. Looking good right? I come back and start playing at 5pm and play four sessions with the crazy maniacs and the bad regulars and run awful. Iâ€™ve ran worse but thatâ€™s when I sucked. I lost the 12 buy-ins and about 9 more. I thought I actually had a handle on these things for once in my life and this happens. It makes me want to never play this roller coaster of a game again. I hate losing at this level ($12s) cause when I lose it is so much money. It makes me sick. I canâ€™t take another day like today or I MUST move down in limits. If I was actually confident with my play I wouldnâ€™t be so down in the dumps about losing. But I really havenâ€™t been confident in my play ever.
After a very questionable hand that I played verses one of the regs. I got into a conversation with him and Iâ€™ll be honest, I told him that I thought his play was terrible. It was my last two games of the night and I had been running very rough and I was steaming big time. I have no more searches left on Sharkscope and I told him that if he has winning stats that Iâ€™m quitting poker. He then told me that I donâ€™t even have good stats so why am I critiquing his play. I took a step back and realized he is right. Why do I have reason to think I am any good. I donâ€™t even know if [i}I[/i] am playing correctly. Iâ€™ve been literally playing online poker for probably four years and I am still playing the lowest stakes. Only over the past year have I actually been working on improving my game and trying to learn more, but still. Most everyone that has been playing online poker as serious as I have been for this long are playing high stakes and are making a good living off of poker. I canâ€™t even make money!! I feel that the only money I have ever cashed out is from when I have gone on hot streaks.
I guess Iâ€™ll just go back to studing hard on Wiz, even tho I think it makes me play not as aggressive.
Hereâ€™s the hand that set me off. I donâ€™t expect this from a reg, but like I said, most of them have such huge leaks, itâ€™s amazing that they make money at all.
Full Tilt Poker $11 + $1 No Limit Holdâ€™em Tournament â€“ t100/t200 Blinds â€“ 3 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter
Hero (SB): t2650 M = 8.83
BB: t7220 M = 24.07
BTN: t3630 M = 12.10
Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is SB with Q A
BTN raises to t600, Hero raises to t2650 all in, 1 fold, BTN requests TIME, BTN calls t2050
Flop: (t5500) 9 T 6
Turn: (t5500) 4
River: (t5500) A
Final Pot: t5500
Hero shows Q A (a pair of Aces)
BTN shows 4 4 (three of a kind, Fours)
BTN wins t5500