Worst session so far

    • pea1984
      pea1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.08.2010 Posts: 59
      I haven't been playing for too long but my last session was by far the worst i have played.

      Started with a BR of $61 and after a couple of hours and suckouts I was down by $28.
      This hand almost tipped me over the edge


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG1:
      $17.50
      MP1:
      $4.75
      Hero:
      $4.79

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.88 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:heart: , A:diamond:
      UTG1 raises to $0.10, UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.38, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $1.32, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $1.22, MP1 raises to $4.75 (All-In), Hero raises to $4.79 (All-In), UTG1 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Flop: ($10.90) K:club: , J:club: , 5:spade:
      Turn: ($10.90) 5:club:
      River: ($10.90) 3:club: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10.90

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and fives (Ah Ad)
      MP1 shows a flush, king high (9c 9h)

      MP1 wins with a flush, king high (9c 9h)


      Let's just say I was not impressed with how this turned out lol.

      I continued to play, and I am really working on not tilting like I have tended to do when this happens.


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG2:
      $2.73
      Hero:
      $5.14
      BU:
      $10.15

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.88 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:club: , Q:heart:
      UTG2 calls $0.05, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $0.23, BU calls $0.23, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.18.

      Flop: ($0.77) 6:heart: , 4:spade: , 7:spade: (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.53, BU calls $0.53, UTG2 folds.

      Turn: ($1.83) 9:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.83, BU calls $1.83.

      River: ($5.49) 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.55 (All-In), BU calls $2.55.

      Final Pot: $10.59

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Qc Qh)
      BU shows a straight, nine high (8d 6d)

      BU wins with a straight, nine high (8d 6d)


      I'm thinking now I should have checked the river but the last thing i said to myself was, he can't have an 8. How wrong was I.


      So I am considering now if I should quit or play on. I decide to buy in again and be aware that I might be about to tilt so I am very strict with myself and play very tight.

      I eventually get this hand where I think my luck is going to turn


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP1:
      $5.57
      Hero:
      $4.51
      BU:
      $5.81

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.88 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:heart: , Q:spade:
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, 2 folds, BU calls $0.20, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.68) Q:heart: , A:club: , 4:spade: (3 players)
      MP1 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, BU calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($1.28) 5:heart: (3 players)
      MP1 bets $1.28, Hero calls $1.28, BU folds.

      River: ($3.84) Q:club: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $3.84, Hero calls $2.83 (All-In), MP1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $9.50

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows a full-house, queens full of aces (As Qd)
      Hero shows a full-house, queens full of aces (Ah Qs)

      MP1 wins with a full-house, queens full of aces (As Qd)
      Hero wins with a full-house, queens full of aces (Ah Qs)

      I felt sick here. I couldn't believe it.

      To end on a better note I played on for a couple more hours and slowly built up my BR again and ended the session about $5 down from where I started.
  • 8 replies
    • taavi1337
      taavi1337
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.05.2009 Posts: 2,920
      Worst session so far!
    • pea1984
      pea1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.08.2010 Posts: 59
      Yes, I am sure there are worse to come. I just hope I can control going on tilt.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Hey pea1984,

      Sorry to hear your having a bad time.
      Read the Psychology articles if your having troubles with tilting.



      Regards,

      Kyle.
    • andreibalint
      andreibalint
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 872
      10 BI is too little. Go for the recommanded 30BI/level.

      You lost like 6BI. I lost 30BI in 3 hours playing MTTs. But didn't hurt very much because i had 150BI for the level :)
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      Play with stop loss and there won't be worse sessions than that. ;)
    • neznanec21
      neznanec21
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.12.2009 Posts: 34
      Originally posted by andreibalint
      10 BI is too little. Go for the recommended 30BI/level.

      You lost like 6BI. I lost 30BI in 3 hours playing MTTs. But didn't hurt very much because i had 150BI for the level :)
      What he said, move down to the lower limits and grind to at least 125$ before moving to NL5.

      If you keep playing at limits your bankroll can't afford, you'll lose 2 all-ins with AA or KK, go on a tilt and lose all your money, or a large part of it.

      And it's also about maneuverability, the lower your amount of buy-ins for a limit, the less your maneuverability is with speculative hands, ridiculous betting from your opponents, sick flops, etc., since you can afford to lose a couple buy-ins.
    • pea1984
      pea1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.08.2010 Posts: 59
      Thanks for the advice guys.
      I know my BR wasnt really big enough for NL5 but I made the move up from NL2 as it was driving me crazy with nobody ever folding to a raise and half the players at the table seeing the flop and I never knew where i was when everybody calls my bet.
      I can see what your saying though about loosing my whole BR if I have a bad run of luck, or I make a bad decision.
      I started with the $50 starting capital from here so I guess thats why I was more willing to move up before my BR was really big enough but I don't want to loose it all and have to deposit myself so I will make sure from now on I am more strict with my BR management.
      Once again, thanks for your responses.
    • Hopey
      Hopey
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.03.2010 Posts: 193
      Play 6max. Less spewtarded fish doing random shit to worry about.

      If you have a clue about poker and are any sort of winner over a decent sample size you need about $75 to play NL5 comfortably- imo having just got out of it to NL10. 15 buy ins is fine at a stake where by just concentrating you can win at 10bb/100hands comfortably. Just control tilt and be prepared to drop as soon as you get to $50.

      Generally I found that you could build pretty big pots with very good hands against people who are quite happy to stack off with top pair and you don't find yourself in a lot of high variance situations if you play correctly.