Termi8r's reverse (downswing) physcology thread

    • Termi8r
      Termi8r
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 408
      I am currently running currently pretty badly while playing SSS. The last few weeks I went from $450 down to about $200 and currently I play between the NL10 and NL25 levels. I know that SSS is very swingy but sometimes it just gets too much to be sucked out on over and over. Usually when in a downswing you concentrate too much on the bad beats and ignore the times where you actually get lucky or play very badly. The purpose of the thread is to post all the hands where I got lucky as well as the hands that I just messed up horribly. This is for me to refer back to and to motivate me to make fewer mistakes. To start off enjoy this one...


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $5.60
      BB:
      $15.30
      Hero:
      $4.45
      UTG+2:
      $15.15
      MP1:
      $5.55
      MP2:
      $16.10
      MP3:
      $2.55
      CO:
      $9.65
      BU:
      $15.00

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with Q:diamond: , Q:club:
      Hero raises to $1.00, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $1.00, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $1.00, 3 folds, BB raises to $2.50, Hero raises to $4.45 (All-In), MP1 calls $3.45, MP3 raises to $2.55 (All-In), BB raises to $6.40, MP1 raises to $5.55 (All-In), BB gets uncalled bet back..

      Flop: ($18.20) Q:heart: , 9:spade: , 8:spade:
      Turn: ($18.20) 3:spade:
      River: ($18.20) J:diamond:


      Final Pot: $18.20

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, queens (Qd Qc)
      BB shows a pair of aces (Ad As)
      MP3 shows a pair of eights (7d 8d)
      MP1 shows a pair of kings (Kd Kc)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, queens (Qd Qc)
  • 6 replies
    • Termi8r
      Termi8r
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 408
      Another juicy one....


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $10.00
      Hero:
      $8.50
      UTG+2:
      $76.40
      MP1:
      $58.70
      MP2:
      $45.30
      MP3:
      $9.25
      CO:
      $32.50
      BU:
      $64.40

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , K:club:
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, 2 folds, BU raises to $2.00, SB folds, Hero raises to $4.50, MP2 folds, BU calls $2.50.

      Flop: ($9.75) J:spade: , 7:club: , 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.00 (All-In), BU calls $4.00.

      Turn: ($17.75) 5:club:
      River: ($17.75) 2:club:


      Final Pot: $17.75

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Ac Kc)
      BU shows three of a kind, eights (8c 8d)

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high (Ac Kc)

      Looking back at this, I should have shoved preflop anyway, then it would have been a coin flip. :)
    • Termi8r
      Termi8r
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 408
      Probably my worst hand ever! I mean WTF was I thinking? Please just point a laugh... :D


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $33.60
      Hero:
      $10.00
      MP1:
      $10.35
      MP2:
      $19.35
      MP3:
      $10.80
      CO:
      $16.00
      BU:
      $9.75

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 6:club: , 9:spade:
      5 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.20) J:club: , K:diamond: , 3:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0.20) 9:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.10.

      River: ($0.60) T:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $9.80, Hero raises to $9.70 (All-In), SB gets uncalled bet back..

      Final Pot: $20.00

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of nines (6c 9s)
      SB shows a straight, king high (Qs Qh)

      SB wins with a straight, king high (Qs Qh)

      Only excuse I can think off is that he played 91% of his hands and was bluffing a lot. But still the pot was only $0.6!
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      You should go All-in with AKs in the 2nd hand ($2x3 = $6) and $6 equals like 80% of your stack thus Push.

      ;)
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Originally posted by Gerv
      You should go All-in with AKs in the 2nd hand ($2x3 = $6) and $6 equals like 80% of your stack thus Push.

      ;)
      #2

      And hand 3.....well...you probably know what I would say..^^
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by TribunCaesar
      well...you probably know what I would say..^^
      Were you the Villain in the 3rd hand =O ?

      Termi8r, I think the River play in the third hand was a cause of playing on too many tables or Tilt?
    • Naminuk
      Naminuk
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.04.2008 Posts: 151
      I dont get the point on your last hand :D . Anyway, your playing on pstars now, so get used to it.