Is this downswing or what ?

    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Just wanted to share with you some hands from the 30 SnG I've played today (down 17 BI)




      1.Full Tilt Poker $2 + $0.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t250/t350 Blinds - 5 players - View hand 312888
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BB: t350 M = 0.58
      Hero (UTG): t2520 M = 4.20
      CO: t1550 M = 2.58
      BTN: t6150 M = 10.25
      SB: t2930 M = 4.88

      Pre Flop: (t600) Hero is UTG with T :diamond: T :heart:
      Hero raises to t2520 all in, 1 fold, BTN calls t2520, 1 fold

      Flop: (t5640) 3 :heart: 6 :spade: T :club:

      Turn: (t5640) Q :spade:

      River: (t5640) J :heart:

      Final Pot: t5640
      BB shows 3 :club: 5 :spade: (a pair of Threes)
      Hero shows T :diamond: T :heart: (three of a kind, Tens)
      BTN shows K :diamond: A :diamond: (a straight, Ace high)
      BTN wins t4340
      BTN wins t1300




      2. Full Tilt Poker $2 + $0.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds - 5 players - View hand 312871
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      CO: t1900 M = 6.33
      BTN: t2505 M = 8.35
      Hero (SB): t2235 M = 7.45
      BB: t4515 M = 15.05
      UTG: t2345 M = 7.82

      Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is SB with 8 :diamond: A :club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to t2235 all in, BB calls t2035

      Flop: (t4470) Q :heart: 9 :diamond: 2 :spade:

      Turn: (t4470) 4 :diamond:

      River: (t4470) 7 :spade:

      Final Pot: t4470
      Hero shows 8 :diamond: A :club: (Ace Queen high)
      BB shows A :diamond: 2 :club: (a pair of Twos)
      BB wins t4470

      3. Full Tilt Poker $2 + $0.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 312873
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN): t1250 M = 4.17
      SB: t2790 M = 9.30
      BB: t1580 M = 5.27
      UTG: t4065 M = 13.55
      MP: t1810 M = 6.03
      CO: t2005 M = 6.68

      Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is BTN with K :diamond: K :heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises to t1250 all in, SB calls t1150, 1 fold

      Flop: (t2700) 5 :spade: 5 :diamond: J :spade:

      Turn: (t2700) 6 :spade:

      River: (t2700) 8 :diamond:

      Final Pot: t2700
      Hero shows K :diamond: K :heart: (two pair, Kings and Fives)
      SB shows K :spade: K :club: (two pair, Kings and Fives)
      SB wins t(1350
      Hero wins t(1350
      (Rake: t2700)

      4. Full Tilt Poker $2 + $0.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t40/t80 Blinds - 7 players - View hand 312874
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      UTG: t2050 M = 17.08
      Hero (UTG+1): t1265 M = 10.54
      MP: t3030 M = 25.25
      CO: t3210 M = 26.75
      BTN: t1105 M = 9.21
      SB: t1475 M = 12.29
      BB: t1365 M = 11.38

      Pre Flop: (t120) Hero is UTG+1 with 9 :diamond: 9 :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to t160, 1 fold, CO calls t160, 3 folds

      Flop: (t440) 3 :spade: 6 :spade: 8 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets t1105 all in, CO calls t1105

      Turn: (t2650) 8 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t2650) J :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t2650
      Hero shows 9 :diamond: 9 :spade: (two pair, Nines and Eights)
      CO shows 7 :club: 8 :diamond: (three of a kind, Eights)
      CO wins t2650


      5. Full Tilt Poker $2 + $0.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 312877
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      MP: t3130 M = 10.43
      CO: t2425 M = 8.08
      BTN: t1710 M = 5.70
      SB: t3210 M = 10.70
      Hero (BB): t1620 M = 5.40
      UTG: t1405 M = 4.68

      Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is BB with K :diamond: K :club:
      4 folds, SB calls t100, Hero raises to t600, 1 fold

      Final Pot: t400
      Hero wins t400

      6. Full Tilt Poker $2 + $0.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t250/t500 Blinds - 2 players - View hand 312870
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BTN/SB: t4465 M = 5.95
      Hero (BB): t9035 M = 12.05

      Pre Flop: (t750) Hero is BB with A :spade: K :diamond:
      BTN/SB raises to t4465 all in, Hero calls t3965

      Flop: (t8930) A :heart: J :heart: 7 :spade:

      Turn: (t8930) 8 :spade:

      River: (t8930) 8 :club:

      Final Pot: t8930
      BTN/SB shows 8 :diamond: J :club: (a full house, Eights full of Jacks)
      Hero shows A :spade: K :diamond: (two pair, Aces and Eights)
      BTN/SB wins t8930

      there were another 4-5 hands that I was dominated every time I pushed 4-5 players like AJ vs AK , 22 vs KK ...

      now I need to stop and think what to do....
  • 5 replies
    • opal99
      opal99
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      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      Originally posted by opal99
      From Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo:

      "All of my good streaks and all of my bad streaks of every length and depth have had one thing in common. They did not exist in your mind. They only existed in my mind. And this is true for everyone's winning and losing streaks. None of them actually exist. They are all mental fabrication, like past and future. Everything that ever happens happens in the present tense. But how can you have a "streak" in the present tense? You can't. And therefore, if you are in the present tense, which, in fact, at this time, you are, then at this moment there is no streak in your life. There is no inherent existence to streaks. The streak is there when you think about it, and when you stop thinking about it, it goes away. It blossoms withers, all in your mind. And when your mind invents a streak, you believe it exists, because you believe what your mind tells you. But the truth is there is only the hand you are playing."
      All hands you've posted here are standard suckouts which happens usually. the better player you are, the more suckouts you recieve than you give....

      I can't say whether you've played those hands well or not, but it doesn't matter. It's too easy to work on your game and improve your C-game all the time by yourself. Maybe you should think about working on your approach to the game. Poker is not about skills. You can beat small stakes with only skills for sure, but you have to improve your mental approach so much, that it will more influence your overall results than all of your technical skills.

      Go to amazon.com and look for Tommy Angelo's book, or go to his home page and buy it from there. There're only few better then good psychology books but this one is one of 3 best ever written. "Poker Mindset" is another great one and let's leave one empty slot ;)

      The most players focus mostly on skills part in the beginning while thinking about mentality and psychology as something what is not the crucial thing yet. But, the sooner you'll master it, the sooner you can beat the skyhigh limits! (for an example, search for TwiceT's posts here in the forum.. there's hardly anyone in EN community with better approach to the game than it's his.).
    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Originally posted by opal99
      Originally posted by opal99
      From Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo:

      "All of my good streaks and all of my bad streaks of every length and depth have had one thing in common. They did not exist in your mind. They only existed in my mind. And this is true for everyone's winning and losing streaks. None of them actually exist. They are all mental fabrication, like past and future. Everything that ever happens happens in the present tense. But how can you have a "streak" in the present tense? You can't. And therefore, if you are in the present tense, which, in fact, at this time, you are, then at this moment there is no streak in your life. There is no inherent existence to streaks. The streak is there when you think about it, and when you stop thinking about it, it goes away. It blossoms withers, all in your mind. And when your mind invents a streak, you believe it exists, because you believe what your mind tells you. But the truth is there is only the hand you are playing."
      All hands you've posted here are standard suckouts which happens usually. the better player you are, the more suckouts you recieve than you give....

      I can't say whether you've played those hands well or not, but it doesn't matter. It's too easy to work on your game and improve your C-game all the time by yourself. Maybe you should think about working on your approach to the game. Poker is not about skills. You can beat small stakes with only skills for sure, but you have to improve your mental approach so much, that it will more influence your overall results than all of your technical skills.

      Go to amazon.com and look for Tommy Angelo's book, or go to his home page and buy it from there. There're only few better then good psychology books but this one is one of 3 best ever written. "Poker Mindset" is another great one and let's leave one empty slot ;)

      The most players focus mostly on skills part in the beginning while thinking about mentality and psychology as something what is not the crucial thing yet. But, the sooner you'll master it, the sooner you can beat the skyhigh limits! (for an example, search for TwiceT's posts here in the forum.. there's hardly anyone in EN community with better approach to the game than it's his.).
      Thank you.
      I've added you as a buddy.
      I see I can soon (2000 points short) but The Poker Mind Set from Full tilt academy using my points. worth it ?
    • opal99
      opal99
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      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      if you mean this, then of course! It's GREAT book no matter what kind of poker you play.
    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Originally posted by opal99
      if you mean this, then of course! It's GREAT book no matter what kind of poker you play.
      Is it a replace to Angelo's book or I should read both ?
    • opal99
      opal99
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      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      read both! I would start with Poker Mindset as it's easier to read (there's much more to think about while readin Angelo's book).