downswing report

  • 19 replies
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
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      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,070
      :( me too I lost every AA KK etc yesterday...
    • Dragar
      Dragar
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      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      me three

      AA vs QQ
      set vs higher set
      KK vs AA

      villain making insane calls and hitting :(
      Oh and me playing while slightly intoxicated

      5.5 stacks down and counting :(
    • Balanarm
      Balanarm
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      Joined: 06.07.2008 Posts: 17,163
      Originally posted by Dragar
      me three

      AA vs QQ
      set vs higher set
      KK vs AA

      villain making insane calls and hitting :(
      Oh and me playing while slightly intoxicated

      5.5 stacks down and counting :(
      There is a thread in this section I made 2 months ago, I had lost 7 set over set situation in two hours of playing and won 0 :D
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Originally posted by erptech
      I have this gross downswing now.
      I hate downswings.
      How big?
    • erptech
      erptech
      Platinum
      Joined: 15.03.2008 Posts: 659
      Oh nothing much only 20+ BI. ^^

      Funny how I only get KK when someone else has AA.
    • erptech
      erptech
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      Joined: 15.03.2008 Posts: 659
      Oh nothing much only 20+ BI. ^^

      Funny how I only get KK when someone else has AA.
    • andyb43
      andyb43
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      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 903
      BI is SSS or BSS?

      SSS = so what........?
      BSS = impressed
    • andyb43
      andyb43
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      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 903
      BI is SSS or BSS?

      SSS = so what........?
      BSS = impressed :D
    • erptech
      erptech
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      Joined: 15.03.2008 Posts: 659
      @ andy BSS

      update. 40 BI down.

      Now. i want some advice.

      Guys I'm having some kind of crisis. Its like I lost will to play.
      I'm currently playing on a site that is not tracked to pokerstrategy.com, so thats the reason I'm bronze.
      Anyway, I lost 40BI on NL50, and some $1500 on NL100.
      total: 3500 k.

      Now what seems to be the problem...

      I play (mindlessly?), grind 4-8 tables 6+ hrs a day just trying to make more and more rake and release bonuses and get rakeback.
      I used to win money playing like that, made average of 1 BI per day/night, 3-4 months in a row. That's the reason why I believe I'm a winning player, I def. had samplesize to confirm it.
      I accumulated enough money before so br is not a problem. (it will become if this continues)
      I make a lot of rake and get rakeback and bonuses (yes, I'm a bonus whore on various sites), so in the end it all seems breakeven or even a small loss.
      But before this (shit that hit the fan), I was winning player and it all seemed so normal, I play, there's the fish, fish pays me and thats it. Now fish is DESTROYING ME. From all kinds of impossible flopped monsters over preflop domination, to suckout bonanzas, I'm constantly getting owned.
      I used to laugh. Now its just not funny anymore.

      Tommorow, I definitely play last session, before a break.

      2 weeks, poker free.

      I need some opinions.

      Am I just overgrinding? Do I have leaks? Is it just a sick variance downswing?

      Also an interesting info; lately I lose big in cash but win nicely in MTTs.
      I've got ROI 64% atm on Stars.
      WTF?

      Anyway, lost 6 BI tonight on NL50, 3 due to bad beats and 3 due to tilt. I call it a night.
    • RockEye
      RockEye
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      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 416
      You definitly need a break. At least a week or so and you'll se the fish will bite again ;)
    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
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      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Well.. shit happens. A break is always good. Even if just a couple of days.

      I'm down by nearly 20BI over the course of 50k hands. In my last days, I have been losing some ridiculous situations.

      I've lost the 4 (or more) last KK vs AK. I've lost FH to 4 of a kind twice within 5 hands, yes 5 hands. I've been losing dozens of sitations such as 70/30, 80/20, 90/10, and even a couple of 95/5. All of this over the course of last week. AA don't get paid off. Flopped sets get overset on turn or river. AA vs JJ. Top FH loses to bottom FH that turns into 4 of a kind on the river.
      Some retard chases backdoors draws and hits runner runner 2 pair.

      Flops are never good enough for c-bets. Paired board = your opponets has trips or better. TP/TK always loses to TP/NK hitting 3 outer.
      Fish that go broke with bottom pair seem to hit FH, flushes, straights, sets against you, and ONLY against you.

      But what can we do? It's just poker and I just love it :heart: :D

      Just keep up the good work and it'll all come back to normal
    • erptech
      erptech
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      Joined: 15.03.2008 Posts: 659
      Okay at least I'm not the only one. :D
    • 8979687
      8979687
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      Joined: 11.11.2008 Posts: 2,225
      Originally posted by erptech
      Okay at least I'm not the only one. :D
      Nope, This is not as much money as you play with, but it was a few months
      of work for me lost inside the span of a week.....




      I went from an ROI of 11.12 over 625 $6.50s to an roi of 0.75. over 799.

      Hope it makes ya feel better to know your not the only one getting CRUSHED.
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      ouch nasty downswing 897 :(
    • erptech
      erptech
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      Joined: 15.03.2008 Posts: 659
      8979687 thats an ugly freefall.

      I have a bit different type.

    • Ejeckt
      Ejeckt
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      Joined: 06.12.2008 Posts: 517
      Mega ouch :/ 30k hands? That has to be extremely hard to handle.

      Good luck, erptech. I hope you come out of it quickly.
    • RavForenzo
      RavForenzo
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      Joined: 27.05.2008 Posts: 293
      woah -$2010 over 30k hands.....maybe you gotta ask yourself if you're doing something wrong???
    • 8979687
      8979687
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      Joined: 11.11.2008 Posts: 2,225
      You must have nerves of steel man.. sorry to see all that money fly out of
      your BR.
    • TTT241
      TTT241
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      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 452
      Ok, my 2 cents...

      So as ussual - 50x $10+1 Speed SNGs on Party...

      Down 16BI

      Total 1972 hands

      AA dealt 5x, lost 2 time (all in preflop)
      KK dealt 5x

      AK(s) - 4 coinflips + 2 dominating hands, won 1 of 6

      9 times finished 4th, examined play - fine according to ICM.

      When ITM lost most of the 3:2 situation - e.g. A high hand vs XY.

      20 times in row not ITM

      Hmm... I am happy that I had 20BI upswing yeasteday ;) .

      TTT