Can it get any worse

    • flopraiser
      flopraiser
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      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 202


      I am stuck in a downswing right now thats destroying my bankroll, lost majority of it to the fish with there one or two outs. Can't remember the last time I won a coin toss either.

      Do downswings of this extent happen often, is it something I need to get used too, very frustrating as it took me 5 times as long to make what I have just lost.
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    • robpettitt
      robpettitt
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      Joined: 05.09.2009 Posts: 45
      Was looking for someone running as bad as me and found you! Similar story, built up my BR over the last 2 months and then in 2 bad nights lost all of that profit. Am only breakeven because of rakeback on FT :(

      Summary of some of the hands I lost most or all of my stack:

      QQvAA and JJvKK (fair enough)
      AAvQQ, Q on the flop
      KKv55, 5 on the river
      AQs flop nuts with KJT. He has J6. Turn 6. All goes in. River 6.
      Tonight flopped 3 sets:
      1. He hits flush on river
      2. He hits straight on river
      3. Set over set

      I finally get AA v KK, all in on the flop (9 high), river K.

      I know I am playing right because I am up ($50 starting capital up to $450) over 35K hands and was just about to move up the levels, but lose 1/3 of my BR in 3K hands!!!!!

      I know it is variance and it will come back, it just hurts. Bad. When I was going to move up. Sorry to hijack your post just needed to sound off :(
    • p0kerdragon1
      p0kerdragon1
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      Joined: 21.03.2009 Posts: 84
      Yes! It can be worse!!

      Some advices:

      - Don't keep watching the cashier all the time.
      - Don't change the way you are playing because of that 'bad luck'.
      - If you keep losing money it is time to take a few days off to study. Nothing bad will happen if you stop playing.


      P.S. If you lose a hand that you were winning and you think the other player was a donkey just shout as loud as you can and forget that hand and play as usual. You can analyze that hand at the end of the session. :f_cool:
    • ihufa
      ihufa
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
    • pashone
      pashone
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      Joined: 10.01.2008 Posts: 71
      Originally posted by ihufa
      LMAO!

      flopraiser chose witch mouse you wanna be.
    • flopraiser
      flopraiser
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      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 202
      The rot continues, this guy was super loose happily pushing almost any pair to the river.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $44.07
      BU (Hero):
      $25.00
      SB:
      $25.00
      BB:
      $33.01


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, K.
      CO folds, Hero raises to $0.75, SB folds, BB raises to $2.75, Hero calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($5.6) T, T, Q (2 players)
      BB bets $2.50, Hero raises to $7.25, BB raises to $30.26, Hero calls $15.00(All-In).

      Turn: ($58.11) 9 (2 players)


      River: ($58.11) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $58.11.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens(Q K).
      BB shows a straight, queen high(J A).

      BB wins with a straight, queen high(J A).

      This is a prime example of how my luck has been!

      This was one of the best hands from another losing session
    • p0kerdragon1
      p0kerdragon1
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      Joined: 21.03.2009 Posts: 84
      Preflop: Fold after re-raise
      Flop: Fold after re-raise
    • nikujin
      nikujin
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      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 484
      just lost 40$ case internet disconnect...

      first time
    • nikujin
      nikujin
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      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 484
      totally agree with
      Preflop: Fold after re-raise
      Flop: Fold after re-raise
      sorry for double post
    • flopraiser
      flopraiser
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      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 202
      Originally posted by p0kerdragon1
      Preflop: Fold after re-raise
      Flop: Fold after re-raise
      This guy was super aggressive trying to push the table around reraising most pots where there was a potential to bluff, ie a paired board. If I keep folding in these spots to these kind of people they will bluff me off almost every pot.

      Preflop his 3bet was 17% so i'm not folding here either.
    • RoundMidnight
      RoundMidnight
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      Joined: 04.03.2009 Posts: 39
      I think it's ok play vs Maniak overall(if you have really solid read and not only very few hands),u could fold it preflop to avoid really marginal situation.Now after the flop Raise/fold would just throwing money away,u don't know ,maybe that guy is spewy enought to raise with worse..So In my Opinion Flop play is definetly ok,if you get his image right.