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REBUY! - Princess
I had a horrific weekend at the tables, which is seriously making me wonder if I'm actually a good player, or if I'm just suffering a stretch of bad luck.

Game Selection was at fault Friday - I played the bigger game specifically to play against better players and get some lessons; that's my own fault and I'm ok with the money I lost there, as it's tuition.

Plus, it wouldn't be so bad if Saturday wasn't so awful. I think I lost 6 or 7 hands where I was AT LEAST a 4 to one favorite.

Saturday fun:

QQ loses to T9spades after a $200 preflop re-raise (T9 raised to $35, 4 people called, I said enough of that, T9 actually called the raise), with a flop of A 8 6 rainbow. T9 checks, I push in for my remaining $190, T9 sits and THINKS about this and finally calls. I was worried about the push until he didn't insta-call, when I knew my QQ was good. Turn, 2, river 7. To add insult to injury, he slowrolled me - I turned over my QQ and he looks at the board, letting me think I won, and then says, "Straight."


Q6 (I was on the button with 7 limpers, so it was worth the $10) loses to the same guy (T9) when I flop Q 8 6 two clubs, he bets $30, two callers, I push for $400, he does the Hollywood act and I tell him that he's going to call anyway. I mean, if he's calling with a 4 outer (above), he's going to call with just top pair or whatever he has. He does. Turn, brick, river K. He turns over KQo.


QQ (me) against AQ.


AK against KQ. I raise preflop, get 3 callers, flop comes down K T 9, I bet pot, KQ calls, turn Q.


AA against TT.


Not to mention that I think only once did my pocket pair hit a set and I didn't even get paid off on that. OY.

I know that I got my money in with the best of it, but it's still really hard to convince myself that I'm actually good at this poker thing when I take such a brutal hit to my bankroll. I remind myself that even the best go through losing streaks (a la Jen Harman in The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King), and this is all part of playing poker. I have to keep repeating that I want these crazy people to call, and that I'm making +EV plays, and in the long run, this will come around in my favor.

But ugh, the pain. I'm actually glad that Bradoween and the wedding are going to be causing me to take a forced break from poker, just so I can distance myself from this right now.


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From: on_thg Date: August 15th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Them's better players?

I think you got the shaft on that tuition. You expect that kind of play at the microlimits, not in a big game.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 15th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I didn't even detail the friday stuff - that was all saturday at my "normal" limits.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 15th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Varience, dear. Varience. Brutal and horrific? Yes. Maigrey not good at this poker thing? No.

I'm going to get you so liquored at at Bradoween, you won't remember any of this.

From: drizztdj Date: August 15th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're making my head hurt thinking about how much was lost due to getting outdrawn.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 16th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I specifically didn't mention that because it's a brutal amount.
phlyersphan From: phlyersphan Date: August 16th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
The brutality... ouch. Much sympathy!

-- Shelly
badblood44 From: badblood44 Date: August 16th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, Bradoween, forced break? Not quite my dear.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 16th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is from my usual players and stakes :)
From: fat_tabby Date: August 17th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I think we just got dissed!!!

I 2nd Gracie on the getting drunk thing. Problem is, if the 3 of us are all loopy, which one of us is going to be responsible for making sure the others don't make complete asses of themselves?
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 17th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so confused! how did we get dissed?

And i think there's no hope, we should just accept the fact that we're going to make asses of ourselves and revel in the glory of it all.
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