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Variance Sweet Variance

    • keithbrad
      Joined: 22.08.2010 Posts: 33
      I'm currently on the biggest downswing of my poker career. The past 4 days have hurt my roll pretty hard, I have really been trying to work on my mental game and have been dealing with tilt incredibly well after reading "The Poker Mindset" and Letherasses' "Poker as a Business". It just seems like I have the best hand until the river 90% of the time or I get it in good and get sucked out, I know it's "part of the game" and "that's poker" I actually just went through every losing hand for today with PokerStove and was happy with most of the hands I played with the exception of maybe 1 or 2 mistakes. Anyway just wanted to vent for a few minutes... This hand pretty much sums up the past few days of grinding for me:

      Although I know could have been a lot worse. Just a weird hand.

      Keep in mind I had a read on SB, had done min 3 bet shove couple times in previous hands with 1010+ AQ+.

      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $14.68
      BB: $54.99
      UTG: $26.98
      CO: $17.56
      Hero (BTN): $23.01

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero has A:diamond: A:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, SB raises to $1.50, BB raises to $4.25, Hero calls $3.50, SB raises to $8.75, BB raises to $54.99 and is all-in, Hero calls $18.76 and is all-in, SB calls $5.93 and is all-in

      Flop: ($60.70, 3 players) 7:heart: 9:heart: 6:heart:

      Turn: ($60.70, 3 players) 8:club:

      River: ($60.70, 3 players) 5:spade:

      SB shows K:heart: K:spade: (Straight, Nine High) (PreFlop 10%, Flop 4%, Turn 7%)
      BB shows A:heart: K:club: (Straight, Nine High) (PreFlop 5%, Flop 35%, Turn 24%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: A:spade: (Straight, Nine High) (PreFlop 85%, Flop 61%, Turn 69%)
      BB wins $0.00
      Hero wins $7.93
      BB wins $7.93
      SB wins $13.78
      Hero wins $13.78
      BB wins $13.78

      I keep questioning and double questioning my play but I think I just have to thank variance at the end of the day and try to get through this one.

      Any advice on getting through the BIG downswings?
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