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so frustrating

    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $9.12 (91.2 bb)
      BTN: $11.53 (115.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $4.55 (45.5 bb)
      MP: $10.15 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J J
      MP raises to $0.35, CO calls $0.35, BTN folds, Hero calls $0.30, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($1.40) J 4 3 (4 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($1.40) 4 (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BB calls $0.60, 2 folds

      River: ($2.60) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, BB raises to $3.60 and is all-in, Hero calls $2.30

      Results:
      $9.80 pot ($0.49 rake)
      Final Board: J 4 3 4 4
      Hero showed J J and lost (-$4.55 net)
      BB showed 3 4 and won $9.31 ($4.76 net)


      Hands like this are the fking reason i'm break even for so long at micros. Sighh

      I know shit happens, but really I feel the past 2 weeks or so there's hardly any progress regarding poker. I know I have improved for sure during this period, but as I get better my luck gets worse and I hate being stuck in such a cycle... fking micros..

      fking hitting sets less than 10% of the time and 80% of them are with JJ+

      Its like your profit graph has support and resistance. A resistance which can nv be broken through
  • 7 replies
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $19.65 (196.5 bb)
      BB: $12.02 (120.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $13.46 (134.6 bb)
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
      Hero raises to $0.40, BTN folds, SB raises to $0.70, BB calls $0.60, Hero raises to $3.10, SB calls $2.40, BB folds

      Flop: ($6.90) 8 5 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $16.55, Hero calls $10.36

      Turn: ($27.62) 6 (2 players)
      River: ($27.62) 3 (2 players)

      Results:
      $27.62 pot ($1.38 rake)
      Final Board: 8 5 8 6 3
      SB showed 6 6 and won $26.24 ($12.78 net)
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$13.46 net)



      ^^LOOK AT THIS. FKING WAITED FOR THE PERFECT MOMENT TO OWN HIM AND SAVE MY SESSION AND WTF.

      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $6.70 (67 bb)
      BB: $15.14 (151.4 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $10.25 (102.5 bb)
      MP: $12.74 (127.4 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $2.37 (23.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 8 8
      Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN raises to $2.37 and is all-in, 2 folds, Hero calls $2.07

      Flop: ($4.89) K 5 A (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($4.89) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($4.89) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $4.89 pot ($0.24 rake)
      Final Board: K 5 A 2 T
      Hero showed 8 8 and lost (-$2.37 net)
      BTN showed 5 5 and won $4.65 ($2.28 net)


      ^^AT THE SAME TIME AT ANOTHER TABLE. WTF. i nv hit sets but others must hit them for fun????

      Seriously I don't play to move up stakes once a year. Why the fuck must these happen for so long. It's my longest swing so far it's so frustrating (8000 hands BE, I know it doesn't sound bad but I know I'm a winning player at micros so this is pretty much equivalent to a much worse swing at higher stakes where win rate is lower) thank god I don't plan to be a professional but I really hope to be earning a few thousand/yr by next year to cover my college fees
    • zobupasts
      zobupasts
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.04.2009 Posts: 310
      8k hand break even stretch is nothing. Nothing! Keep playing poker and you will eventually get to a point when you'll be running so bad that you'll wish you had this kind of 8k break even "downswing" instead.

      All I can say is this is poker, variance, bad beats happen. Keep your head cool, keep improving, grind it out.
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Why have you posted a ton of absolutely standard suckouts in the Learning to Win section?
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,027
      Moved to Small Talk.

      @OP

      I wouldn't bother wasting my time posting hand histories like this. It is counter productive and it does not serve any good. Bad beat happens. You need to work on your mindset :)

      Take a break for a few days and come back relaxed and refreshed.
    • MERIT900
      MERIT900
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2012 Posts: 44
      its not how we celebrate the good times but how we handle the bad times that defines us as a person
    • mute20
      mute20
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.01.2011 Posts: 564
      I am hovering around -30-25 under ev buyins over 230k hands which is not even the worst that can happen. If you want to progress you still need to keep moving forward.
    • darkpenance0
      darkpenance0
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.10.2010 Posts: 162
      Why didn't you just 3bet pre flop with the JJ?