[NL2-NL10] Going broke at NL10

    • Melvil
      Melvil
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2008 Posts: 1
      I've just gone broke on my Pokerstars account. ?(
      I keep wondering what's going wrong with my SSS on Pokerstars - so I post below the 3 hands that cost me most during this last session.

      BTW, I have another account on TitanPoker (with my PS 50$), SSS there is doing OK with 115$ bankroll and a average 11BB/100 hands according to Poker Tracker (I don't know how good this is, but at least it's positive).


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      Hand 1 : failed in stealing blinds
      PokerStars Game Hold'em No Limit ($0.05/$0.10) - 2008/04/13 -
      9-players,
      Hero at Button ($1.35 in chips)
      Villain at BB ($7.55 in chips)
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Hero dealt [Ac 4c], all folds => attempt to steal blinds
      Hero : raises $0.30 to $0.40
      SB : folds
      BB Villain: calls $0.30
      *** FLOP *** [5c 4s As]
      Villain: bets $0.60
      Hero: raises $0.35 to $0.95 and is all-in
      Villain: calls $0.35
      *** TURN *** [5c 4s As] [6c]
      *** RIVER *** [5c 4s As 6c] [6s]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Villain: shows [Qs Ah] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
      Villain collected $2.65 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $2.75 |
      Board [5c 4s As 6c 6s]


      Comment : should I consider this a bad beat ? I expected Villain with A and better kicker than me, but I had my 2 pairs at the flop including toppair, so SSS says made hand.

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      Hand 2 : an expensive fold
      POKERSTARS GAME HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.05/$0.10) - 2008/04/13
      Table 9-max Seat
      Hero at CO ($1.85 in chips)
      Vilain at SB ($8.25 in chips)
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Hero [As Jd]
      All folds
      Hero raises $0.30 to $0.40
      Button : folds
      SB Villain: calls $0.35
      BB: folds
      *** FLOP *** [9d Kc Tc]
      vilain : bets $0.40
      hero : folds
      Vilain collected $0.90 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $0.90 |

      Comment : according to SSS, I was right to fold.
      But with overcards and Gutshot, I wondered. I read Villain on K+small kicker, would still leave me with 7 outs, right ?
      Especially with so little money in the bankroll...
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      Hand 3 (my final hand)
      POKERSTARS GAME: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.05/$0.10) - 2008/04/13 -
      Table 9-max Seat #9 is the button
      Hero is MP2 with [9h 9c]
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      UTG1 : folds ; UTG2($6.90 in chips) : calls $0.10 MP1: folds
      Hero MP2($0.60 in chips) : raises $0.20 to $0.30 ; MP3 : folds
      CO : folds , Button : folds ;
      SB($3.75 in chips) : calls $0.25 ; BB($6.75 in chips) : calls $0.20
      UTG2: calls $0.20
      *** FLOP *** [Ts 3c As]
      SB bets $0.50
      BB: calls $0.50
      UTG2: folds
      Hero MP2: calls $0.30 and is all-in
      *** TURN *** [Ts 3c As] [3s]
      SB: bets $0.50
      BB: calls $0.50
      *** RIVER *** [Ts 3c As 3s] [Tc]
      SB: bets $0.50
      BB: raises $0.90 to $1.40
      SB: calls $0.90
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      BB: shows [Qh Ad] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
      SB mucked [Ah Jh]
      MP2 mucked [9h 9c]
      BB :collected $4 from side pot, collected $2 from main pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $6.30 Main pot $2. Side pot $4. | Rake $0.30
      Board [Ts 3c As 3s Tc]


      Comment : this is how I spent my final 0.60$.
      According to SSS 99 is a "raise" in middle position. Should I have gone all-in preflop ?



      Thanks for your help.
      Note : this is my first post, sorry if format/style is uncorrect.
  • 1 reply
    • ManniXXX
      ManniXXX
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 707
      Stealing isn't nessecary at NL10 and probably costs you more than it makes you.
      You raised 2BB +1 for the UTG limper in Hand #3 which is wrong, it should be 4+1. I would suggest a re-read of the basic articles if you want to continue with SSS.

      Oh your last $.6? Yeah push preflop.