February 23, 2011

I tilt, so you don't have to...

53 days ago, I started the year with a meager 100$ in my stars account. Around this time I had been noticing that alot of fish were playing the 20-50bb games, so I decided, against the advice of the forums, to 12 table 10nl 20-50bb games. Due to some bad numbers from FPPpro.com, I thought I would be able to make platinum, but quickly discovered this wasnt the case. Anyway, I played these games almost exclusively. Towards the beginning of February, I started mixing in some 25nl tables, and cut back to playing 4-6 tables. I shipped a buddy some $$, but 25 hours ago I had run it up to about $625 in my stars account. I really wanted to get to 30bi for 25nl ($750), but I thought it would be cool to 2 table while watching the latest episode of GC's thin red grind.

Graph up until 25 hours ago:

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So, I have one of those nights where nothing works. Every bluff gets called, every valuebet is a bit too thin, etc, imo. 

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Thats ok, lets go back to what works. Fire up 7 tables of 10nl and crush some donkeys...

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WTF - FML -WTF? Go big or go home. Lets play some 100nl. Yes, chasing losses FTW....

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Dont try this at home kids.

Interesting hands:

CO is a donkey who ran it up from like 30$ up to 175 or so. I took a chunk out of him in the hand before this:

Poker Stars $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1195050
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CO: $137.30
Hero (BTN): $123.30
SB: $96.65
BB: $111.85
UTG: $70.25
MP: $110.15

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with A of spades K of hearts
2 folds, CO raises to $4, Hero raises to $12, 2 folds, CO calls $8

Flop: ($25.50) J of diamonds K of clubs 3 of spades(2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $18.15, CO calls $18.15

Turn: ($61.80) 2 of diamonds(2 players)
CO bets $10, Hero raises to $93.15 all in, CO calls $83.15

River: ($248.10) T of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $248.10
CO shows Q of diamonds K of diamonds (a pair of Kings)
Hero shows A of spades K of hearts (a pair of Kings - Ace kicker)
Hero wins $245.10
(Rake: $3.00)

Took the rest of his stack a couple of hands later.

I proceed to call down in a spot where the villain was pretty polarized despite being at the bottom of my range. Next I thought I had a bet sizing tell on a guy and  try to barrel a guy off what I presume was the nuts.

Thats ok, just run good when it counts:

Poker Stars $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1195056
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BB: $100.00
UTG: $35.00
MP: $85.50
CO: $40.30
BTN: $100.40
Hero (SB): $100.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with 8 of spades 9 of spades
3 folds, BTN raises to $2, Hero calls $1.50, BB raises to $7, 1 fold, Hero calls $5

Flop: ($16.00) 6 of diamonds 9 of diamonds 8 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $9, Hero calls $9

Turn: ($34.00) 9 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $24, Hero raises to $84 all in, BB calls $60 all in

River: ($202.00) 6 of spades(2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $202.00
BB shows A of diamonds 5 of diamonds (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows 8 of spades 9 of spades (a full house, Nines full of Eights)
Hero wins $199.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Posted By DonkHero at 04:59 AM



fast39 posted on February 23, 2011 at 06:09 AM


Its nice when you move up a a limit or two and hit some hands. Seems like every time I try to do this, I bust my bankroll. Glad it worked out for you. Do you have any advice for others trying to work thru the 10nl blues?

I'm_ILL posted on February 23, 2011 at 07:20 AM


Man I'm happy it worked out for you this time. I spew more then enough where I'm at but luckily I have some self control not to go up. Sometimes you just have to work through the tough times and sit back for a minute and really analyze what the problem is. When I'm a mess, I set up a sweat for redirection.


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