Can someone shoot me in the head?

    • ND1955
      ND1955
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      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 11
      I just managed to get up to $10 SnG with my bankroll hovering around $530 when I started.

      Currently I'm at $515 (Which I'm not complaining about)

      But these last 6 tournaments I've played, I've made 4th place.
      These are all "ALL IN" in the later stages of tournies.

      My Hand vs Opponents
      AA - Q5 (He raised 3xBB from BU, I put him all in)
      Flop 5, river Q.

      AA - KK (He had 4600 chips, I had 4400)
      Flop K

      AA - AK (both had 2200 chips, I had him covered by like 100 chips)
      Flop K, river K

      QQ - AJ (He was UTG raised min, roughly 2500 chips each)
      Flop J, river J

      KK - 55 (he had 3k chips, I had 2.2k)
      He raised min, I reraised to 1500 chips.
      Flop comes Q,8,2, I go all in he calls. River 5.

      AK - AQ (Button went all in 3600 chips, I had same Blinds 300-600)
      Flop Q,10,10 turn 10 river no K that's for sure.

      That's not considered a downswing because I have won a few first and 2nds and 3rds... But GOD help me, I should be up a few hundred more.
  • 8 replies
    • deathace
      deathace
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      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 17
      That's almost all decent hands they called with. At least considering what I lose to on money tables. And you lose a lot less money with those hands too so you are doing fine.

      Just some bad beats ;)
    • Floating
      Floating
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      Joined: 15.07.2007 Posts: 132
      no hand has 100% equity,
      so prepare to being beaten once in a while.
    • finchybg
      finchybg
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      Joined: 16.12.2007 Posts: 910
      I haven't played for the whole week and instead of going out with friends to the pub I decided to stay at home and bust some fish... Well, I just lost like 15% of my bankroll(my biggest loss for now..) and really regret not going out.. it would have been a lot cheaper :) And in some situations maybe I was the fish..

      So it happens to everyone.. But I could have saved some money making some laydowns, but I didn't.. fuck it.

      One of the reasons I like the forum for is that when you read that somebody is losing too, you feel a bit better :D
    • ND1955
      ND1955
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      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 11
      And it continues...

      AA - Q10 (FIRST HAND, he raises UTG with Q10offsuit, I reraise him to 500 chips) he calls, flop comes 3,8,9.

      Turn Q, river 10.


      KK - 99 (turn 9)

      I'm going to go back to $5 tournies. :) No luck at the $10s now. Account dropped to $503...
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      i played 3 sets of 4 6+0.5's yesterday.

      hands:

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t100 (7 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)

      saw flop|saw showdown

      Hero (t1235)
      UTG (t3040)
      MP1 (t1070)
      MP2 (t1205)
      CO (t1685)
      Button (t1655)
      SB (t3610)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, A.
      4 folds, Button calls t100, 1 fold, Hero checks.

      Flop: (t250) T, 8, A (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets t200, Hero raises to t1135, Button calls t935.

      Turn: (t2520) 5 (2 players)

      River: (t2520) 3 (2 players)

      Final Pot: t2520

      Results in white below:
      Hero has 9c Ah (one pair, aces).
      Button has Tc 5c (two pair, tens and fives).
      Outcome: Button wins t2520.


      (check preflop was a misclick btw)

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t30 (9 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver Cards)

      saw flop|saw showdown

      Hero (t1425)
      CO (t1910)
      Button (t1880)
      SB (t1080)
      BB (t1510)
      UTG (t1440)
      UTG+1 (t1605)
      MP1 (t1180)
      MP2 (t1470)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with , .
      3 folds, MP2 raises to t90, Hero calls t90, 2 folds, SB calls t75, BB calls t60.

      Flop: (t360) , , (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets t180, SB raises to t450, BB folds, MP2 folds, Hero raises to t1335, SB calls t540 (All-In).

      Turn: (t2685) (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t2685) (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: t2685

      Results in white below:
      SB has 6s 6c (four of a kind, sixes).
      Hero has 7s 7h (full house, sevens full of sixes).
      Outcome: SB wins t2340.


      glorious 1 outer.

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t100 (7 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver Cards)

      saw flop|saw showdown

      MP2 (t1925)
      CO (t1435)
      Button (t710)
      Hero (t3025)
      BB (t1395)
      UTG (t1675)
      MP1 (t3335)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with , .
      2 folds, MP2 calls t100, CO calls t100, Button calls t100, Hero completes, BB checks.

      Flop: (t500) , , (5 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP2 checks, CO bets t200, Button folds, Hero raises to t600, BB folds, MP2 folds, CO calls t400.

      Turn: (t1700) (2 players)
      Hero bets t800, CO calls t735 (All-In).

      River: (t3235) (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: t3235

      Results in white below:
      CO has Th Qc (straight, queen high).
      Hero has 3c 3h (three of a kind, threes).
      Outcome: CO wins t3170.


      runner runner straight. i regard all action as having ended on the flop as i more than committed him with that bet which gives him less than 1 out.


      funny thing is was still up overall by quite a few BI yesterday
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
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      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      @ND1955: It's called variance, get used to it. At some point you'll laugh about it, im sure. It's not so bad. Think about your ROI, think about how much you make an hour, and calculate how much you made that way, it's much better.

      @ chenny:

      hand 1: push preflop, of course... but misclicks happen to all of us.
      hand 2: fold preflop
      hand 3: ok
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      hand2: calling that raise any day of the week. villains don't know how to lay down top pair (and indeed probably shouldn't most of the time) on this limit
    • ND1955
      ND1955
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      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 11
      Hand 1: Push preflop with that limper at button for sure.
      Hand 2: I would've called too with that small of a raise for set value.
      Hand 3: Damn, welcome to my world. :)