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Well hello IrishMermaid again, sorry I haven't had time to play much poker. A lot of new faces here nice to see as well some old friends as well.
Not sure if I will have much time to play in the future, I have been promoted at work and have been so exausted when I get home that poker is the last thing on my mind. I do from time to time fire up Titan and play a round or 2.
My husband on the other hand, has started playing, he is still learning and has tried to apply for the starting capitol here. He has passed the quiz and is required to send in proof of ID and what not. Well going to have to try and find a way to get that done for him, so he can benifit from this community. Till then who knows.
Well if you see my hubby be nice and take it easy on him, His screenname is Presum3vil he does have alot to learn and what better place to learn than from the greatest training ground.
Hope to regain my Diamond status oneday, hopefully the new job will ease up on me and I can have some freedom back.
@ 8979687 Thanks for your comments. This has been a very humbling experience which I'm glad I took my first step to truly learning how to play winning poker. With the help of Nick and Flows I can almost feel a huge upswing coming.
I also agree 100% on how other players are disscribed in video's I once belonged to a coaching site that will remain nameless. The videos I watched, when players would make brutal plays they would berate players that lack the knowledge. Call them every name for bad players in the video, donk, fish so on. What if one of the bad players happened to actually be a member or possible new member, and they happened to watch the video, do you think that would bring new business your way I think not. If you google your own poker nickname you maybe surpired what you find.
I encourage anyone interested in SNG to let this group have a look into your play it can't hurt and only help in the long run. However you need to listen to their advice and take the nessacary steps needed.
Well Flows and Nick, your a breath of fresh and and have made me see the light so to speak. I fully understand the work needed. Was mainly on autopilot with not much thought just click click click, or in my case not clicking lol.
I appreciate and welcome the chance to have you continue to rip apart my soul. I can see all the reasons now and although its only been 1 day and I have only played 3 sngs your points you mentioned for me to work are a god send. Normally I would have played 60 to 100 SNG by now lol. I have taken the time to follow my plan and will continue to do so.
In the words of the great TwiceT, you got to move it! move it! Your absolutely right Flows push push push. I came in 2nd in my first SNG today and had a blast had a huge chip lead and was shoving a lot.
When your shoving like 95% on the bubble and have been really aggressive do you just continue to shove 95% knowing that you know your going to get looked up sooner or later. I had the feeling of pure dominance and it felt great, I almost could feel their fear of me. You may have even had a chuckle or 2 on this review as for the first time in my life I shoved 32o
Thanks to you both and Atoks as well for taking the time to help. Words alone can't express my gratitude so I will endeavor to work hard to give myself the satisfaction of improvement. As well give you the respect and credit for pushing me to succeed.
@ TerrorBlade wow thanks for stopping by, love your work in this community. I'm still fascinated with FL and will dabble from time to time for change of pace and to stay sharp, however these damn SNG have my attention and I need to work on them as much as it pains me.
Well after my soul ripping on the SNG Dissection, I have a few things to think about.
1. Need to stop worrying about my damn status here at Pokerstrategy so much, this has caused me to play to many tables chasing the points for $.
2. Decide which form I should stick to, I enjoy both forms FL and SNG but unfortunatly not playing well at either.
3. Focus as much on going over hands and SNG's that have been played to see the leaks in my game. After watching myself play this tournament I d/l the popopop replayer and watched a few more. What a mess of a player I am.
I will try my best to either improve my play in SNG to where I'm not embarrassed to let others see my replays, or give up SNG altogether. So to do this I think 2 tables would be best for a while. How long is awhile anyway????
I will review each session with the replayer and ask any questions in the SNG forum. As for posting hands Talking poker hand converter is giving me errors all the time so that may not happen.
I have been playing some FL SH and although not doing as well I know at least how to play FL, I know my play is far better than 90% of the regulars I face, but God is surely testing my resolve with poker in general.
You could say my confidence shattered, time to really focus and let go of my ego. Pretty much humbled and broken.
I played 1 table last night and came 3rd, will review that SNG after work. I will then work with ICM for 30 min, play 2 tables of SNG, review both SNG, rise and repeat this process. Hopefully this will help my play. Maybe in a month or 2 I will be confident again and ask Flows and Nick to review my progress.
I have time while at work and generally watch a few videos and read at least 1 article per/day. As well as read others blog that I enjoy following.
Thanks for taking the time to review my play. I'm glad your taking the time to have a few laughs. I'm on a large downswing and totally frustrated, that being said my BR has gone from almost 1k down to around $150. I do have quite a few Titan points saved and may cash them in at the start of next month.
lalele and clueless13 are 2 players I have played with a lot and know they are tight regulars on this level, so I try to watch out when they are in the hand.
5:15 - AA: I normally at the $5.50 level raise with the 3x button, and add 1 for each limper.Basically the 3X button would be a 4X raise Players at this level don't give you credit at all. My reasoning is that if I'm going to play I'm going to make others pay to play a hand with me. I know that with AA you don't want many callers I of coarse get 4 callers lol. When the flop came KK7 with a flush draw I was like here we go again. These are the spots I get myself in all the time, I do have a hard time folding when I should, I have played over 100 games with a few of these players and know how bad they tend to play. sophiekyle08, I have lots of notes on and know he/she would never have a "K" in that spot, when he/shoved I was willing to go broke, not the wisest with 3 still to act behind me. What I'm surprised at was that the turn and river didn't come 3,3 as sophieklye08 has done that in the past.
9:10 - QQ : hand again raised with the 3X button which is 3X + original bet maybe I should switch to the 2X button but this level the lower you raise the more people call you and suckout. Will certainly keep the bet sizing in mind if I ever get off this level.
13:07 - 88: hand I tend to not give much credit to players with TTR as their name as well. I do think I played this hand horribly but was lucky to have him fold to the 3 bet.
14:35 AKo : I was going to fold this but I miss clicked and hit the call button and was lucky to win the flip. I figured he had JJ+, damn multitabling
17:01 KQo : Here I understand your argument about bet sizing, however I think if I bet smaller its easier for him to push over me, as this size shows a tight player I'm willing to play for his life.
20:55 Q3o : In BB, I have no excuse for my play in this spot except lack of experience I should have bet flop at least or raised at some point the call down was brutal this I know his minbet was screaming to me bluff. 2nd bottom pair lol I'm so embarrassed on my play god help me.......
23:29 JTs, bet sizing I will work on........... so much to learn and remember,
24:47 66: brutal play again I truly see this now I see this was just a lucky SNG for me. calling was so bad, i could see a push but can't believe I called.
27:36 Q5o : bubble play I need work on , I have a hard time pushing marginal holdings for fear I run into monsters far to often. More ICM trainer in the future.
30:40 A3o : I know brutal again, need to take off the dress and put on work boots, aggression is not my strong suit as witnessed, I was taking the wrong approach letting them bust each other when i should of attacked them
Well that was an extremely humbling experience. I do try to work on my game and being a relatively passive person some spots don't come by as easy. I was a heavy multitabler playing 10 to 16 games at once. This maybe added to things I need to work on. The ICM trainer I tend to get alot wrong in ATC situations I have a hard time getting over 90% but I do try.
I didn't screen this video prior to sending and just know I need help with my play. This is from a time while on a very big downswing, I have zero confidence and doubt even the simplest of decisions. In hind sight wish I had screened it as its pretty embarrassing.
Regarding bet sizing when mutlitabling do you manually type in your bet amount or have a script for this?
Well just goes to show you, you think you know how to play and are really just kidding yourself. From this I will do the following.
1. Stop playing multiple tables. 1-2 tables max
2. use ICM as clearly I have no clue
3. Be more aggressive..
4. work on bet sizing 2.5 times in early stages.
5. re read and understand all articles.
6. watch more videos, this will be hard as I watch plenty as it is.
Well thanks Nick and Flows for taking time to rip my soul. Will work to rebuild the confidence I once had.
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I use ipskinner for playing at Titan however don't think its updated since Titans recent update. I haven't tried to use it yet it may have already been patched to be compatible with Titan so can't confirm.
Just to confirm I tried ipskinner the latest version I could d/l was 3.08, it DOES NOT work with the New Titan client.
Hi mister DON pro, I look forward to some content from you, I play at Titan as well whats your screenname there. Mine is IrishMermaid If your going to put videos in your blog I think you need to ask first, would hate to see a player wanting to help other be banned for wrong doings.
Couldn't agree more, Titan new updates have made multitabling a nightmare. Its the same with FL the higher you go the less traffic so your forced to learn SH tables, to get in the volume needed. Well keep up the great work.
Just curious, you were doing really well playing the normal SNG making a very nice profit from them. Why on earth would you want to switch to a game that is more swingy. Are you bored with regular SNG.
I know it's nice to challenge oneself, but your a very strong winning player on the regulars. Personally if I were you I would continue to destroy the regular SNG.
I think if a poll were done on pokerstrategy you would find that a lot of people have lost a fair bit of money playing games that are not their strong suit.
I'm a good example of this as I'm a FL player, trying to master SNG, MTT. I realize your still playing SNG's but they are really different in play.
Just don't take to long to figure out that you should do what you do best.
Well been running horrible as of late my SNG play I think is getting worst, but I guess when you tear apart your game it is bound to get worst before you start to see improvements. My online BR was down to under $300, pretty much the downward spiral continues.
Tonight I played in the $35K GP R/A and was doing really well I placed 13th out of 1484 players it paid me $321 which doubled my BR, however was really looking to take it down until I was suckout out on button pushed 4 orbits in a row so I knew he was stealing with a wide range I made a call that I was happy with A9s button showed A5o well he hit the 5 on the turn and busted me. My play the whole tournament was great and was a lot of fun.
These MTT are pretty good to play if the BR allows. Mine really doesn't allow it but was not in the mood to play much SNG today, so I figured the $30 I would spend in this tournament would have been a single set of SNG that I'm currently having trouble winning anyway. I normally play 6 to 12 SNG at a time.
Well it worked out ok in the end anyway, but this is not sound BRM and I know this. I would post some graphs but I reformatted my PC yesterday and didn't back up my files, basically lost all my hand histories for the last year lol. Anyway no big deal fresth starts are always nice hopefully with continued work on ICM trainer and with the group that does SNG Dissection my game will improve. Only hours of work and time will tell.
Great 2nd half of a video, its clear to me I need work on the bubble area. I think this was an excellent video, which is as good as any of the available coaching videos. Hats off to viewer88 for his play in this video although the results aren't what you would have liked it shows great character sending in this video no wonder yours was picked. Fantastic work by the Dissection crew, you really give me the insight needed when faced with those marginal spots that need to be pushed. I like NickParkes saying when in doubt PUSH I have put that on a sticky and put it on my monitor to remind me. Sorry I'm not going to comment on the hands on this half as I need to watch it again for the full respect it deserves.
I have never done this before as I normally play set hours 45 hours a week and pay no attention to short term results only really looking at my balance at the end of every sesssion. Although occasionally I may start steaming from losing a lot of 70-30s in a row on a bubble.
It appears that you do look at your progress while playing, As your thinking about the results and money won. Which I don't know about you but to me it looks like your results oriented.
If you play by a set time period and your disciplined enough to stick to your schedule winning or loosing should not factor in, just bringing your A game everytime you play (if possible). If your not in the right frame of mind or not on your A game then doing something else is a must.
Still waiting for your video project whats happening on that front???
The luck adjusted winning line just reflects how lucky you have been, it appears that your on a good run.
I use HEM as well the main stats I use are Vpip,pfr, hands, and fold BB to steal. thats all that's in my hud, I like to keep it simple. If you need anymre info you can open up all the players stats when you need to.
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Interesting video with the 3 of you adding comments,
JJ is a tough hand to play regardless, with out the reads, folding is the best option to wait for a better spot.
Q4s hand I would fold
As well as the 83o hand, pushing that hand although the sb limped in is such a tough spot to commit your tourney life to a flip, if he will fold his hand and judging by the show down he would have called.
T7o on the bubble another interesting spot, he has roughly 1900 in chips blinds are 200-400 personally I would fold I know the main problem is the blinds are going to eat us up if we don't take a stand T7o, I would take my chances with the fold, This is why I'm not placing ITM enough. I realize with pushing T7o in this spot has tons of fold equity as our image has to be really good at this table as we have been fairly tight.
So as you see what I think and what I would do are entirely different. Thanks for taking the time to help us out with our games much appreciated. Look forward to the end of the video and further discussions.
I have stepped back down to the $5.50 to regain some confidence in my game and to avoid the busto clause this will not happen to me. Been playing around with some of the DON SNG's and slowly get some BR back. I'm only playing the $5.50 DON's as well to get a feel for the game and see how it goes
I submitted a tournament hand history to Flows and his gang in the SNG Dissection and looking forward to their review if mine is chosen. If not I can learn from others mistakes. I know for a fact that my game is not 100% as hard as I try in the ICM trainer I have a hard time getting over 90% which tells me I have plenty of leaks to fill in my rusty boat. So I have that to look forward to.
As well looking forward to something SuperSeanE is trying to start much along the same lines as the SNG Dissection. Where he will make videos and help other DON players. I'm torn between the 2 very different styles.
'm going to take the advice from view88 post in NickParkes blog about not being results oriented. Not going to look at my graph daily anymore. Will try for weekly and maybe monthly post of progress.
Well that's about all just going to continue to grind the $5.50 until my game is better suited for the $11, As well try to get my ICM sessions to where I'm consistently get over 90%
I'm interested as well I think you need to ask for permission to post videos. Maybe you could inquire about being a coach for DON's if you meet the requirements. Flows, Atok and Nick Parkes are doing something similar with their SNG blog.
I think its great for the community as a whole to have members willing to step up and help others become winning players so hats of to you for taking this step. As well as the others in the SNG's who I mentioned above with out these types of individuals this community would not be what it is. Much
to you all
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Man I really can get pissy but I'm sorry, I guess this blog will be used for more of a release for me to vent and get things off my chest.
Well went and did some laundry and cleaned the house. I then went and enjoyed a beautiful day outside, had a nice glass of wine and relaxed in the hottub. I came back and figured I would just just play a few SNG not a regular grind session. Well to my surprise AA very first hand lucky me things are going to be great this session. Well here's the hand sorry Talking Poker is giving me errors every time I try to convert this hand so this will have to do I guess. If anyone happens to read this and can point me in a better direction to post HH from ipoker I would be grateful.
Now I have to say Ty to RedHowler you sir are the reason I play poker to begin with. Very first hand the blinds are only 10 -20 23s is really not the best hand to be calling raises mainly 10x raises. I guess you already know this however then call AI shoves with bottom pair bottom kicker. If anyone reads this please let me know the strategy this people are playing because this is what has been happening for days. I try and get my head around the reason why but still baffles me. Again RedHowler ty and gl in your poker journey.
Hi Waiboy thanks for following my blog, had some very tough times at the tables for the longest stretches. Well I like poker to much to stay away but the poker gods still hate me lol. Should find another hobby because this one takes up a lot of my time. My blog is back after reading others it inspired me to bring mine back from the dead.
I agree with all the points others have made regarding the points, best to wait and gain the added value for the higher payouts if your BR can handle waiting .... :/
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Well not much has changed in terms of progress, think I'm more like regressing to the point where I'm questioning the reasons why I play.
Think I'm going to stop playing for awhile as loosing for 3 days in a row has me in a bad state of mind. I just finish a set of SNG's and ended up 7th, 10th,7th 10th 5th 8th 10th. Just brutal I mean what do some donkeys play with.
In one game I get knocked out in 10th. I had A
in sb everyone folded to button he limped I raised 3x BB folds Button called. Flop was A
I bet pot button calls, turn is 5
I push AI button calls cards shown me A
, button 4
well river is a beautiful 3
to give him the str8. This is just one hand of the 140 SNG's I played in the last 2 days.
How many times can you be ahead and come up short. I don't consider myself as a great player, but I understand the game well. My graph is like coming down Mount Everest str8 down.
This is part of the reason I stopped playing for months, its incredible I feel like a fool after being knocked out I even did something I never do and started to tell the donkey how bad he plays. The table just lol which makes me well feel even worst so enough from me. I don't think I have what it takes to beat any level I know I a better player and have more poker knowledge than 95% of the players on ipoker yet the poker gods just won't let up on me. The cycle has to end sooner or later win a little , then loose more. Starting to think that I'm just a donkey creating rake for Pokerstrategy . I have created alot of rake and can never seem to get over 1K. Not like this gets read by anyone anyways.
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I think you explained every SNGer's state when running bad. This was exactly my day yesterday. I know that solid play in the long run wins and try hard to keep the positive frame of mind or leave the tables. Thanks for the indepth look at our SnG lifestyles. Stay positive and grind on. Our best weapon against the fish or bad players is NOTES take lots of notes the fish don't care about money or playing good for that matter. With our notes when we meet again we have the history to get it back in the long run.
Well on holidays and had plenty of time today between household chores to play plenty of poker, however the poker gods wouldn't smile on me today.
I find that when I have the time to play lot of hands/games (SNG) well things don't work out. Surprising how many bad calls were made against me and I would find a way to loose the hand.
My last session this evening was totally bizarre, players pushing first hands (yes very first hand)with complete trash 57s 89s AJo I was in total shock how bad the players are yet in-spite of that I wasn't able to win many games or even place in the money. Saturdays can be brutal as the casual players kick my ass at times.
Tomorrow is another day and I may or may not play Hopefully the poker gods will smile upon me.
Just curious what others do with their TP's, Do you save them up for bigger bonuses or do you prefer to add the cash bonuses to your BR to help you advance levels. 20K you get $150 which helps smaller BR's the next level you need 80K which gives a nice $800.
I'm going to try to hold off till I can really cash in the points so to speak, unless of course I hit another nasty swing. In the past I have cashed in a few at the 20k level, never let the points build up. Would be nice to see what others do with their points.
Well been doing ok I guess still have a lot of work to do on my game. played a pretty long BE session tonight, looking to grind a lot of games over the next week as I'm on holidays for the week and we have nothing really planned maybe a few short day trips but should have plenty of time to work on my game.
I need to work more with the ICM trainer as my pushes I don't think are up to the caliber they should be at. For me its hard to push hands like K3o, Q8s in position as well as some spots where you should be pushing ATC I tend to play a lot of tables and sometime miss spots where there is free money due to players sitting out happened a few times tonight was kind of funny as a few players said WTF are you doing :/
Anyway I do enjoy playing MTTs and I placed in a few 1 night in Sept I had 2 final tables at the same time came 3rd and 7th. They were small buyin $5.50 RA but was nice just the same. Seems like bust out a lot but most times I do get my money in ahead which is nice.
Here is a graph of my MTT progress not many games however
I didn't do and overall as well I' m very sleepy, my BR sits at just under $800 I do have almost 40K in Titan points that I can cash for $ but not sure if I should save them or cash the points in for the BR boost.
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Well for 1 its impossible to 18 table on Titan because max tables you can play there is 16.
I have 2-22inch flat screens when I was a FL grinder I played 16 tables cascading them diagonally across my one screen, 2nd screen is for lobbies forums and any chat irc. The table that needs attention first pops up, its endless clicking . A program to make live easier for ipoker would be helpful if you know of a free one.
Currently though I'm playing SNG's on Titan and normally just 6 to 9 tables. I'm starting to like the DON ones but normally mix it up a bit.
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Thinking about the AQo hand I agree that raising wouldn't be a great option as our stack was only 1070 in chips which is still decent but we would be crippled if we get a caller then we cbet and get called. For me I would have shoved and hoped for the best which is usually run into a monster. Folding does have its merits but I like to pick up blinds whenever possible.
Do you think this great blog would be better suited to be in the SNG forums. As it may get lost in a sea of blogs.
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I think the QJs at 2:05 hand is ok but would give up and c/f the flop on that board .
I believe this is where I get into trouble the 88 at 5:10 hand I would push into limpers and the AQo at 5:50 first in I would at least put in a raise. Maybe these are a few leaks in my game.
Hero did very well in conserving chips for later pushes.
Do you think it is better to save chips early with the marginal hands like the AQo and 88 hand or to wait for later stages or better spots to push. I think the later stages when ATC come into play your risking alot on the bubble.
Great video hero wp. I think a few videos of bubble busts would be good to show the do's and don'ts of bubble play.
Well I have dug up my old blog. Alot has happened with my semi poker playing has had lots of big downswings and alot of tilt and fustration. I'm probalbly one of the most calm and positive people you will ever meet. I don't let emotions rule my thought process at the tables.
I did/do have a solid crasp in FL and understand the game extremely well however the variance has almost destroyed what I worked hard to build. Fl SH hates me to the point that I walked away from online poker for months. I had a comfortable BR for $1-$2 I had well over 2k but never could get much higher I had a downswing that I thought would never end and confidence was shot. So I walked away with my sanity somewhat :/
Well I couldn't stay away forever for my love of the game and my endless amounts of time to work and improve my game has brought me back. I have watched every video on the site for both FL and SNG all the way through to Diamond as I was a diamond for awhile.
I do believe that hard work pays off and not many work or grind as hard as I do. I would like to thank Nick Parkes for my interest again as reading his blog has opened my eyes that good players do indeed go through very trying times. Its all how you handle them and sucking up your pride if you have to move down limits to avoid the busto clause.
Well at work right now so no time to go into my latest poker goals but i will try to post more and bring back this blog from its grave.
Well Nick may I call you Nick, I must say that I really enjoyed reading your blog. It took a few days but finally finished.
I really apperciate your outlook on poker and life. Trying hard to take the emotoins out of poker has been my biggest hurdle. I have been a long time FL player with over 20 years live playing experince. I took a really long break from poker as the swings really effected my home life and that is not what we want. Can't worry about the randomness of the cards which we know we can't control. But at times you get so pissed off the you get grumpy and short fused with your family. This made me take a step back.
Well I used to play a little sng back with Cannel or Stievro He was once a mod here but haven't seen him for awhile. I was pretty good but because of my live FL playing I stuck with FL. I was one of those that had a blog but the fustrations of the swings I just let it die out, which I think was a huge mistake. I may start it back up if I can dig it out of the PS archives lol... Anyway been playing SNG's and things are going pretty well still not sure which ones i want to focus on reg, turbos, or DoN I like them all.
Well enough of me rambling about myself this is your blog and your space. I was relived to read your border issue worked out for the best great read it was. God Bless your wife for letting you live out a dream. I wish you much success in everything you do. I will look forward to your progress and hope that I will one day be back to Diamond myself. I to am Canadian.....
Really looking forward to improving my play. I have watched every video and read every article (more than once) including diamond ones at one time I was
Will try to add input when and where I can. Great idea btw
I feel your pain, been on a downer myself frustrating to say the least ipoker is giving me fits the same your going through. Suck-out after suck-out can't win to save my life. I have been reading NickParkes blog been a great read so far only on page 12 of his blog. I wish you success at FT. I may be leaving ipoker as well don't know how much more I can take.
Yeah the volume past the $11 is terrible on ipoker just not enough players. Fulltilt has alot of regs/pros as well as PS they are the big 2 so traffic is alot better. The switch will have to come at some point. Ipoker is great to work on your game then head for 1 of the big sites with solid play you can win on any site, just have to put in the work which I'm sure you do.
The points on Titan aren't that bad better than it was. Your a winning player think long term not short term. The players are so bad on ipoker that it is worth it in the long run to stick it out. Downswings will happen currently I'm in the same situation can't win while ahead and can't win while behind. Weekends are bad as the casual players just playing for fun call with ATC and suck out over and over again. Patience and discipline will get you through the bad swings that the players we want to play against bring upon us grinders.
I say stick it out on ipoker the grass is not always greener on the other side. You are doing this to make money so its your call. I think ipoker has a let the donkeys win weekend usually when there is a full moon just something I have notice over months of grinding.
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I'm not going to shout BRM but just curious. How many BI's for the next level are you comfortable to move up. I realize that having funds available outside the platform you are using can help but I try to only use what is available on the site at the time while playing. I have over $800 on Titan and I'm considering moving up but I prefer to play within BRM as a downswing can happen. The $11 aren't much harder than the $5.50 so you should do well. Great to see your graphs and I look forward to your updates.
Well just relax and regroup, its those very same fish that have put money into your account. They do have to win or they would never play. As long as your getting in with the better hand you did nothing wrong.
Happened to me last night as well QQ vs 88 AI and fish turns an 8. Or worst in a large 25K GP MTT have KK AI against 4 others 99, QQ, 77, AJ flop K94 turn2 riv9 grrrr just the way it goes, solid play wins money in the long run, I'm not complaining I take it and regroup. Your a solid player and will do well. Don't get emotional about it.