I just don't get it

    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Within last few days I went from $270 bankroll to 10$. Today was the most spectacular: I played super strict SSS and EVERY time I had aces, I got beaten by kings or queens. It happend several times. Once it was even AJ (trips) on the jack high flop. Not to mention hands like: my AKs vs A4o, flop comes A84 rainbow. All-in, I even hit third ace on the river. Love it.

      Am I too dumb to play poker?



      edit: no, no, no, tell me it's just a bad dream... I have KK on a 9 high board, raised preflop as hell (7BB since my oponent limped with minraise), he goes all-in, ok, let's call, 8 came on the turn and on the river some low card... What did he have? Of course a set of eights.
  • 8 replies
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
      Black
      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      I have the same at the moment :(

      But whenever I get 2 or 3 of those things in a row I just quit, some lucky hands made me play with hardly any losses, but still it's annoying when you play the hand well the other persons just keep on lucking you
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      After taking night of, I sudenly realised that there are over 2,8k party points on my account waiting to redeem. That's quite a salvation for me, since I've fallen to... like $4, I really don't know why.

      I felt so relieved after managing to open 9 tables again, and it payed up. Even though I got some pretty ugly beats, it's back to normal now - my aces win again! It's not so bright and lovely about kings, but it's still something :) .

      Now, the adventure begins once again, but I'm a lot more experienced and focused. No more blind-stealing, no more AJo nor KQ (I tend to lose most with those), finally - no raising with 77, 88, 99 and even TT. It's just too expensive.


      Let me ask you (if anyone's reading this section) - do you have similar problems with short stack?
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
      Black
      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      As I already said, yes the exact same problems :P , I'm waiting to become silver (for a few days already) so I can read the BSS and try that
    • blackstone1
      blackstone1
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 105
      thats a major downswing :)
      well im playing SSS at the lowest level, and i went down off my free $50 to $25 but i got up to $48 now and getting near to 500 points :)
      I usually leave party poker when i loose 5 stacks. But if im winning more i rather stay and when luck turns I run.
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Originally posted by Yoghi
      As I already said, yes the exact same problems(...)
      I was talking about the inaccuracy of sss nhc (AJ, KQ, lower pairs). I didn't bother to calculate it by myself, but my results don't really need comentary, do they?
    • WarGawd
      WarGawd
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.05.2007 Posts: 26
      I can relate...I had my own trouble with SSS very early on, and got as low as $13 before deciding I HAD to drop levels and abandon SSS. Search for my other career posts and you'll see that was a very wise decision.

      Cheers & GL
      WarGawd
    • howard182
      howard182
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      Someone here has to take $50 from his roll and play it separately starting at NL10 SSS and document the results just to prove that yes, it really does work, because it really, really does.
    • Werdna
      Werdna
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2007 Posts: 67
      How did you go down from $270 to $10 in just a few days?? What levels were you playing?