Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sounding like a broken record

... as I hit -400BBs for the month.

I started last night on a $2/4 table where I won a total of 2 hands out of 93.

I then played a bit of purple lounge and ran similarly badly, before making back about 25BBs on a Pacific $3/6 table, to avoid another completely disasterous session.

Here's a couple hands from the session -

Hand 1:

$3/$6 Limit Holdem
5 Players

UTG $33
CO $126
Hero (BTN) $156.50
SB $299
BB $40.50

Pre-Flop: (1.5 SB, 5 players) Hero is BTN Kd Ks (maybe this will hold up ...)
2 folds, Hero raises, 1 fold, BB calls

Flop: 7c Qd Qc (4.5 SB, 2 players) (not a bad flop)
BB checks, Hero bets, BB raises, Hero calls (don't like the reraise, but he could have any pocket or a club draw)

Turn: 4c (4.2 BB, 2 players)
BB bets, Hero calls (i've gone into WA/WB mode - i'm not sure if that is correct. The draw hitting sux)

River: Ac (6.2 BB, 2 players) (unreal .. another club. typical)
BB checks, Hero checks (hmm he checks? do I value bet here assuming he doesnt have a club? he could still have a set of Qs)

Final Pot: 6.2 BB
Hero shows Kd Ks
BB shows two pair, Aces and Queens As 6d (FFS)

Hand 2:

€1/€2 Limit Holdem
5 Players
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UTG $593.17
CO $343.36
BTN $50.01
Hero (SB) $49
BB $85.70

Pre-Flop: (1.5 SB, 5 players) Hero is SB Jd 7d
1 fold, CO calls, BTN calls, Hero calls, BB bets, CO calls, BTN raises, Hero calls, BB calls, CO calls (i suspect my call here the second time round might be a touch loose. Bear in mind BTN is retarded though).

Flop: 4d 5d Ah (13.0 SB, 4 players) (flopped my draw - perfect. obviously now I have to hit it)
Hero checks, BB checks, CO checks, BTN bets, Hero calls, BB folds, CO calls

Turn: 6c (8.0 BB, 3 players) (adds an OESD to my flush draw .. nice)
Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets, Hero raises, CO calls, BTN 3-bets, Hero 4-bets, CO calls, BTN calls (i think i have brain fade here. I dont think I have the equity to be raising etc with my 15 outs ... although I guess its probably close)

River: 5s (20.0 BB, 3 players) (FFS ... obviously i've missed everything all night)
Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets, Hero folds, CO calls

Final Pot: 22.0 BB
CO shows 4h 3h (umm)
BTN shows 5c 2d (he 3 bet the flop, and the also 3 bet the turn with an A on the board whilst holding a pair of 5s .... ummm .... and my river effectively had my J outs as well. wtf)

BTN wins 20.4 BB (net +13.4 BB)

Current bankroll: $23,200
January time played: 35.5h
January hands played: 8,866
January profit / (loss): ($850)


L4Y SP said...

2 of 93 , jeesh ! thk god i left cash games. i'll keep fingers crossed. L4

The blindman said...

Hey m8,

Hang in there. I've seen a lot of $1000 downswings, and you always come out the other side. I would actually advise against dropping stakes unless you think you're tilting. You easily have the bankroll, and crush these stakes long term.

As for myself, I've just posted a -$550 session to wreck a good month. Fun stuff.