Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Worst day ever

Yesterday I had my worst poker day ever in terms of losing money/BIs. I lost ~5.5BI (i.e. $275) in only ~1.7k hands.

I should realized it will be not my day at the tables when I joined a 2+2 reg at some tables where he sat alone and I lost a quick 2BI to him cause some coolers. Too bad I got 2x AA and 2x KK in the first 60 hands of our little HU match and he folded every time preflop. Well, nothing you can do and it was a good match vs him. Maybe I run next time better lol.

But this was just the start for a pretty brutal day since I just lost a bunch of pots after he finished our HU match. I think the biggest pot I won the whole session was ~40bb while I got a total 11 times AA alone (got although a good amount of TT-KK) and flopped every other hand a set (nearly 18%). But when you run bad you run bad and even you get some decent/good hands they held not up until the river or someone has just a better hand than you.

A pretty funny hand was the one when a 10/7 guy cold call a 3bet in the blinds from me after I reraised a regish guy with AKs (he folded). Flop came K52 which gives me TPTK and the nut flush draw. I cbet, he check raised and even I had already an odd feeling I shoved for the rest... he had 22 and it was runner runner brick for me.... I have no clue why a nit set mine here OOP with the orignial raiser still left to act. That is just so bad but whatever. GG him.

The thing I am really proud if is that I stayed complete under control and had a cool mind regardless of the beats and coolers I got. I think it is safe to say I played a really decent game in this session and that is all what matters. So good I did not started some tilt spew on top of it.

But this downswing has a bad timing. I have only today and tomorrow left to get back over $0 in total earnings this month or I will lose another $150 in the prop bet I am running this month again. That is pretty sick since after last Friday I was down only $14 and was pretty sure to get back in the winning zone with 3 days left (the weekend was a poker free one). But now I am down $300 for the month and I can not really see getting it back since I will play maybe 3-4k hands today and tomorrow. So unless I am running stupid hot from now on there is the high chance to fail the prop bet on the winning side - I have already 26.8k hands down so I will get the minimum 28k hands for sure.

This is already pretty long again so here the cliff notes:

-First downswing of the year (~13BI at the moment)
- still in a good state of mind
- will probably fail in a prop bet for another $150

I will keep focused, play my best and minimize my losers until the tide changed. Nothing else I can do.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

and some more donkament stuff

I missed the KO tourney at Thursday since I did not realized it is already summer time in the US. Here we put the clocks forward at 28th March lol.

Therefore I had one of those cash sessions I just want to forget. It started with running meh/bad and then ended with me playing bad and lost a total of 5BI.... I felt totally crushed after this but put a session a few hours later in (was already Friday) and ran more or less break even while 2BI under AIEV. The funniest hand way by far when I got it AI on the flop 9QJ with QQ and ran into T8.... Today I ran a bit better and got it in on the flop with top set vs middle and bottom set for a nice 160bb pot.

The only good thin about the last few days is that I really opened my game but it seems not to work that good at the moment post flop...

So today was the last mini-FTOP I will payed this series. It was a $10+1 PLO rebuy which I thought was a good traning place to get into PLO.

I did not get any too great cards at any time and when I finally hit something I got no pay out.... Well, in one time I over played Top set on the turn 3 handed but what ever... I rebuyed a total of 3 times only for points and paid the add on for cash. I ran out of points and already invested 300 medals for buying points.

So we I was more or less card dead and got a bit short when I finally got a pretty good hand which did not played out like I wanted it:

UTG+1 (t4352)
MP1 (t13586)
MP2 (t22628)
MP3 (t13360)
Hero (CO) (t5950)
Button (t7188)
SB (t3260)
BB (t7290)
UTG (t19620)

Hero's M: 13.22

Preflop: Hero is CO with , , ,
5 folds, Hero bets t900, 1 fold, SB raises to t3000, 1 fold, Hero raises to t5100, SB calls t260 (All-In)

Flop: (t6820) , , (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t6820) (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t6820) (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t6820

SB had 10, 10, 5, K (two pair, Kings and fives).
Hero had A, 9, A, J (one pair, Aces).
Outcome: SB won t6820

I guess this is somewaht standard vs a short stacker but I just can not win a hand when I get it in as a 70/30 favorite (which is pretty awesome at PLO).

So I was really short and it did not take long until I busted out:

SB (t3502)
BB (t19061)
UTG (t24212)
UTG+1 (t20430)
Hero (MP1) (t3290)
MP2 (t12026)
MP3 (t43571)
CO (t3865)
Button (t11082)

Hero's M: 5.48

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with , , ,
2 folds, Hero bets t1400, 5 folds, BB calls t1000

Flop: (t3000) , , (2 players)
BB checks,
Hero bets t1890 (All-In), BB calls t1890

Turn: (t6780) (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t6780) (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t6780

BB had K, 3, 4, A (straight, five high).
Hero had 5, 10, 10, 5 (three of a kind, fives).
Outcome: BB won t6780

I think given my stake size this here is totally standard and I was at least a 53% favorite here.

Busting out in ~1.3k with a total of 4.6k entrants (top 450 got paid) is not that bad but I wish I could run better just one time....

So this series ended for me with a whopping ~$52 profit which is not the out come I was looking for lol. Well, at least I made some money and I am pretty happy with my play overall.

Now back to the cash games for the moment and hopefully I can end this month not like total crap after this week.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Busted out #7 mini-FTOPS for lolz

No cash this time. I got a few good hands at the beginning but then went card dead or got no more action when I had finally a hand. On the last hand I shoved QQ UTG with 12bb left only to run into KK.... And that only ~1100 spots before the money....

The pay out structure sucks just realy hard this time. There were over 13.5k entrants and only the top 945 got paid again! This means only the top 6.9% of the field will get paid.

Feeling pretty sick out lasting 11k people for nothing.

Maybe next time!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Busted out #4 mini-FTOPS for min cash

So I just busted out of the fist mini-FTOPs event I will play this series.

It was a $20+2 No Limit Hold`em 1 Rebuy+1 Add on tourney. There were a bit over 8k entrants with a prize pool over $350k while the 945 places got a payday. The first place was ~69k!

The very first hand I hit top set with TT in BB vs MP but only got his cbet. Then I busted my fist Buy-In on the following hand:

Villian is so far a 35/30ish guy after 12 hands so I think tthe river call is okay:

Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25.00/t50.00 Blinds - 9 players
The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com

MP1: t2340.00 M = 31.20
MP2: t2805.00 M = 37.40
CO: t3835.00 M = 51.13
BTN: t5295.00 M = 70.60
Hero (SB): t1850.00 M = 24.67
BB: t1755.00 M = 23.40
UTG: t5840.00 M = 77.87
UTG+1: t1864.00 M = 24.85
UTG+2: t2123.00 M = 28.31

Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is SB with T T
3 folds, MP1 raises to t150, 1 fold, CO calls t150, 1 fold, Hero calls t125, 1 fold

Flop: (t500) K 3 3 (3 players)
Hero checks, MP1 bets t350.00, CO folds, Hero calls t350

Turn: (t1200) 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, MP1 checks

River: (t1200) 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, MP1 bets t1840.00, Hero calls t1350 all in

Final Pot: t3900
MP1 shows 3 5
Hero mucks T T

So I had to rebuy and this was the very next hand vs the same villian:

Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25.00/t50.00 Blinds - 9 players
The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com

UTG: t4465.00 M = 59.53
UTG+1: t2805.00 M = 37.40
UTG+2: t3685.00 M = 49.13
MP1: t5295.00 M = 70.60
Hero (MP2): t2000.00 M = 26.67
CO: t1680.00 M = 22.40
BTN: t5840.00 M = 77.87
SB: t1814.00 M = 24.19
BB: t2123.00 M = 28.31

Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is MP2 with 5 4
UTG raises to t150, 1 fold, UTG+2 calls t150, 1 fold, Hero calls t150, 2 folds, SB calls t125, BB calls t100

Flop: (t750) 3 2 9 (5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG bets t550.00, UTG+2 folds, Hero raises to t1850, SB folds, BB folds, UTG calls t1300

Turn: (t4450) 8 (2 players)

River: (t4450) 8 (2 players)

Final Pot: t4450
UTG shows A A
Hero shows 5 4
Hero wins t4450.00

After this I went pretty card dead but shortly after the add-on period (for another 2500 chips) I managed I get it AIpre with AK vs AQ and I held up. After this hand my stack was double the average one but I was complete card dead and the tables was full of maniacs so I could not steal at least. When we were 3 hours into the toruney I got some nice hands but did not any serious money with them. I got KK in the BB and a short stack opened 3x UTG1. I shove since I was pretty short although and he folded. LOL. Then I got AKo twice but could only picked up blinds and antes. So I crippeld down pretty bad (I got no other playable hands).

Then I made a somewhat sick mistake thinking we were only 9 spots away from the money when we were in fact 109 spots away. That was the reason I folded KJo with a M of 5 UTG.... Well, I would get called by AKs but the board was xxKJx.... LOL. I am wondering how deep I would made it when I would made the shove.

But somehow I still got in the money and right after the bubble busted I got it AI with AA UTG and a shorty and a big stack called. I hold up and got my stack to 25k. I think the average at this point was maybe ~36k. Suddenly I thought I had a decent chance to make a deepr run but just a few hands later this one came up:

I made it in the money and got my last 11k up to 25k after I got AA the very first hand after the bubble busted.

Final hand:

Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t1000.00/t2000.00 Blinds - 9 players
The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com

MP1: t29928.00 M = 9.98
MP2: t49537.00 M = 16.51
CO: t22288.00 M = 7.43
Hero (BTN): t23763.00 M = 7.92
SB: t112773.00 M = 37.59
BB: t56556.00 M = 18.85
UTG: t89302.00 M = 29.77
UTG+1: t35084.00 M = 11.69
UTG+2: t30329.00 M = 10.11

Pre Flop: (t3000) Hero is BTN with 9 9
5 folds, CO raises to t22038, Hero raises to t23513, 2 folds

Flop: (t47076) J 8 K

Turn: (t47076) 8

River: (t47076) K

Final Pot: t47076
CO shows K 6
Hero shows 9 9
CO wins t49326.00

Well, I got it in as a 70/30 favorite but obv I can not win such a key hand. So I cashed in for $70.94. I swapped 10% with a fellow FT reg who busted not far away from the money so I made a whopping ~$63 since I brought in with points only.Should be more after over 4 hours of playing but nothing you can do.

On a side note I did not played one cah game hand so far today and I doubt I will do it. I am pretty pissed of right now and will just play some X Box 360 now lol. Maybe I find the motivation to play a bit later.

The next event is tomorrow and maybe I can make it deeper this time.

Edit: So I decided to put in a small session since the tables on a Friday are most of the times awesome aka very fishy and I wanted to stay in pace for the prop and for my Iron Man chase. I had maybe the greatest run over cards ever speaking of starting hands . I got 3x AA, 2x KK, 6x QQ (I folded one of them pre vs a reg 3bet OOP and would flopped top set lol), 2x AKs and 6x AKo in only 675 hands. But at the end I am only up $2.65!!!!
I made maybe one spewy shove with just an overpair but it was a 3bet pot we played 3way and there were already a lot of money in the pot on the flop.
Oh, and I got owned by a fish HU when he limps AKo OTB and the board came xAAx. Obv I had A7. At least he was only 40bb deep lol.
So so sick esp I was already up $80 at one point in the session!!
I am pretty upset with Poker for today so now it is def time for the xbox!