Did i do wrong here? Mtt, Ipad2 1st price

    • Festfingre
      Festfingre
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      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 70
      i was in 67 position(84 left or something) with a stack of 78000 , blinds were 4000-8000, 800 ante. (pot over 20000 before any action)

      i was in mp2 with JJ, i went all in with intent to steal blinds.
      BB calls with QJ and hits Q.
      BB wins, i lose all.

      Did i do wrong here or was i just unlucky?

      Edit: I think i posted this wrong, can anyone move this to mtt discussion?
  • 8 replies
    • MrOnas
      MrOnas
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      Joined: 01.08.2010 Posts: 168
      standard. just unlucky
    • Festfingre
      Festfingre
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      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 70
      Originally posted by MrOnas
      standard. just unlucky

      I actually hoped i did wrong here,, because i played for 4 hours winning only
      1,80$....
      But i guess its part of poker life, i did learn alot along the way though...
    • AnitaBajuka
      AnitaBajuka
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      Joined: 15.08.2011 Posts: 4
      try to catch downswing ( but with +ev ) in sng's before playing some serious for you mtt. Thats the trick. GL

      God of maths
    • Festfingre
      Festfingre
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      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 70
      Originally posted by AnitaBajuka
      try to catch downswing ( but with +ev ) in sng's before playing some serious for you mtt. Thats the trick. GL

      God of maths
      this is the first day of my third week playing...
      I guess ive been on a downswing since i started, but i dont think i know what
      a downswing is yet.

      the math of poker is what interests me the most (and money), because i dont think most people understand just how advanced conditional probability is. ( so we have an edge?)

      I'm playing BSS, SnG and MTT, i feel this may be to much to learn at once, but
      i wont be sure untill i learn by doing. ( or until a pro tells me im an idiot)
    • pzhon
      pzhon
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      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      Your play was fine, of course. JJ should not be the weakest hand you push. You pushed a top 3% hand. When you get your money in as a 2:1 favorite, sometimes you are going to lose. This doesn't mean there is anything safer to do. You are simply going to bust out of a lot of tournaments.

      I guess ive been on a downswing since i started, but i dont think i know what a downswing is yet.
      Right, most people don't know what a downswing looks like. It's not a downward trend or a graph which looks like someone climbed a mountain and then fell off the other side. The following graph shows a real downswing from a professional SNG player who grinds $16 SNGs:



      try to catch downswing ( but with +ev ) in sng's before playing some serious for you mtt. Thats the trick. GL
      Cards have no memory. They don't owe you anything. Just make the right decision in each situation, and you will reach the long run eventually, where poker looks like a game of chess for $10k with a coin flip for $1k. At that point you can be quite unlucky, and yet still be far ahead.
    • Festfingre
      Festfingre
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      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 70
      It was the first hand i pushed, it was hard for me to take
      big risks after playing for 4 hours.

      I did steal blinds more than anyone on the table though, so im happy
      about that.
      But I think its time to go over the articles again.
    • ihufa
      ihufa
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      If you're unsure about pushing JJ with 10bb and ante i don't understand how u could be amongst the most blindstealing at the table :)
    • Festfingre
      Festfingre
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      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 70
      Originally posted by ihufa
      If you're unsure about pushing JJ with 10bb and ante i don't understand how u could be amongst the most blindstealing at the table :)
      because im new,, i guess

      Didn't take much to be the most blindstealing, almost nobody were stealing