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sick downswing

    • harryjj0
      harryjj0
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 54
      Ive managed to lose about 1/3 of my BR in 1 day due to bad beats in SnGs

      Here's what has now just happened:
      PokerStars Game #30082895061: Tournament #176760080, $15+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2009/07/04 8:47:52 ET
      Table '176760080 1' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
      Seat 1: I See London (1315 in chips)
      Seat 2: DPainter (2915 in chips)
      Seat 4: Aaladin (630 in chips)
      Seat 7: brsariego (3290 in chips)
      Seat 8: tubanator (6665 in chips)
      brsariego: posts small blind 50
      tubanator: posts big blind 100
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to I See London [As Ah]
      I See London: raises 200 to 300
      DPainter: folds
      Aaladin: folds
      brsariego: raises 400 to 700
      tubanator: folds
      I See London: raises 615 to 1315 and is all-in

      oh and before you shout BR management!!!! i have been doing it
      brsariego: calls 615
      *** FLOP *** [2s Tc 8d]
      *** TURN *** [2s Tc 8d] [7h]
      *** RIVER *** [2s Tc 8d 7h] [9h]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      brsariego: shows [Ad Jc] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
      I See London: shows [As Ah] (a pair of Aces)
      brsariego collected 2730 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 2730 | Rake 0
      Board [2s Tc 8d 7h 9h]
      Seat 1: I See London showed [As Ah] and lost with a pair of Aces
      Seat 2: DPainter folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 4: Aaladin (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 7: brsariego (small blind) showed [Ad Jc] and won (2730) with a straight, Seven to Jack
      Seat 8: tubanator (big blind) folded before Flop

      i feel physically sick
  • 6 replies
    • lennonac
      lennonac
      Global
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 1,421
      You need to remember that with AA against AJ you will loose around 7% of the time and tie around 1% of the time

      So think about this when you take a bad beat, the odds of it happening are not as small as you may think
    • harryjj0
      harryjj0
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 54
      i know but ive lost also 80something percent of coinflips and half of my 70/30s today

      its just been a massive cooler
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Hi harryjj0,

      Sorry to hear about your bad luck, don't give up! Everyone hits a downswing at some point. Make sure you keep improving and analysing your game. Post hands in the sample hands section where you are losing a lot or want to know the best way to maximise value. Watching videos and attending coachings can also be very helpful.

      Regards,
      Sarah
    • BogdanDin7
      BogdanDin7
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      I don`t want to shout about BRM but I`m just curious what kind of BRM are you using and how many SNG did you play that you managed to lose 1/3 of your BR in ONE DAY.
    • Sexicano
      Sexicano
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.03.2009 Posts: 26
      I just want to say that cmon.. stop miniraising 2bb > 3bb thats for fishes... And start play non turbos if u lose every coinflip, theres no postflop action in turbo sng's u know..
    • Alverine
      Alverine
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.01.2009 Posts: 1,938
      Originally posted by Sexicano
      I just want to say that cmon.. stop miniraising 2bb > 3bb thats for fishes... And start play non turbos if u lose every coinflip, theres no postflop action in turbo sng's u know..
      He was not miniraising in any situation :f_eek:

      A few days I lost almost half my bankroll using proper BRM cause of a 45 downswing. This kind of stuff happens, now i almost recovered all my losses. Just make sure you use BRM and play your A-game.