Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Giving it All Back

It there really a worse feeling that having a successful month or a successful run only to give it all back. You look at your stats and there isn't really anything different with the number from when you had your good month as compared to your current month. I know, I know. It's called Variance. No one likes it and probably more so, even more people don't like reading about it so I will keep this fairly brief today.

Like I said, I had a pretty good month last month. It might be one thing to give it all back the next month; but what about the next week? That's right sports fans, I have given back 75% of my gains from last month in 1 week. That takes talent. That takes hands like this:

NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer Game#1021914847

GRELLBOX ($90.30)
DJ_JIM ($96.02)
BRANDEDFEW ($55.90)
YOADRIANYO ($45)
PROL0UWAY ($97.25)
NEKKOSPRODUC ($51.07)

GRELLBOX posts (SB) $0.25
DJ_JIM posts (BB) $0.50

Dealt to YOADRIANYO 4s 4d
fold,
YOADRIANYO raises to $1.75
fold, fold,
GRELLBOX raises to $5.75
fold, call,

FLOP ($12) 5s 9c 4c
GRELLBOX bets $7
YOADRIANYO raises to $20
GRELLBOX raises to $72
YOADRIANYO calls $19.25

TURN ($90.50) 5s 9c 4c 3h

RIVER ($90.50) 5s 9c 4c 3h 2c

GRELLBOX shows As 9s
(Flop 7.1%, Turn 9.1%)

YOADRIANYO shows 4s 4d
(Flop 92.9%, Turn 90.9%)

GRELLBOX wins $87

Nothing like runner, runner gutshot. Wahoo!!!! That was a day where I found myself down about 4 buyins and built things back up to a little under 1 buy in. This hand would have completed the comeback. It just wasn't meant to be. It was pretty funny because the winner, GRELLBOX, said that I should be cussing him out. I said "no worries". He then says "well, at least cuss out the poker site". Truthfully, you get numb to it after a while and when you are playing 6 tables, you really don't have time to dwell on hands that have already been dealt. You have to move on because there is probably another table where you need to make a decision on and it can't be influenced by previous hands.

OK, I'm human. Of course, I remember these hands; especially when they happen in rapid succession.

Take last night. These two hands happened back to back on the same table.

Full Tilt p0ker Game #7130316566: Table Drew (deep 6) - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:52:49 ET - 2008/07/07
Seat 1: egozz79 ($23)
Seat 2: liquidmetal702 ($19.65)
Seat 3: willwonka ($72.85)
Seat 4: Mikeopoly ($50)
Seat 5: ga12step ($52.95)
Seat 6: Dakon ($99.50)
willwonka posts the small blind of $0.25
Mikeopoly posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to willwonka [Qs Ad]
ga12step folds
Dakon folds
egozz79 calls $0.50
liquidmetal702 folds
willwonka has 15 seconds left to act
willwonka raises to $2
Mikeopoly adds $0.50
Mikeopoly folds
egozz79 calls $1.50
*** FLOP *** [7c Ac 9s]
willwonka has 15 seconds left to act
willwonka bets $3.30
egozz79 calls $3.30
*** TURN *** [7c Ac 9s] [6s]
willwonka bets $8
egozz79 calls $8
*** RIVER *** [7c Ac 9s 6s] [4s]
willwonka bets $10
egozz79 calls $9.70, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $0.30 returned to willwonka
*** SHOW DOWN ***
willwonka shows [Qs Ad] a pair of Aces
egozz79 shows [3s As] a flush, Ace high
egozz79 wins the pot ($44.20) with a flush, Ace high
willwonka adds $0.15
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $46.50 Rake $2.30
Board: [7c Ac 9s 6s 4s]
Seat 1: egozz79 showed [3s As] and won ($44.20) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 2: liquidmetal702 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: willwonka (small blind) showed [Qs Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: Mikeopoly (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: ga12step didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Dakon didn't bet (folded)


Full Tilt p0ker Game #7130333471: Table Drew (deep 6) - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:54:04 ET - 2008/07/07
Seat 1: egozz79 ($44.20)
Seat 2: liquidmetal702 ($19.65)
Seat 3: willwonka ($50)
Seat 4: Mikeopoly ($50)
Seat 5: ga12step ($52.95)
Seat 6: Dakon ($99.50)
Mikeopoly posts the small blind of $0.25
ga12step posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to willwonka [Ac As]
Dakon folds
egozz79 calls $0.50
liquidmetal702 has 15 seconds left to act
liquidmetal702 calls $0.50
willwonka raises to $2.75
Mikeopoly adds $0.25
Mikeopoly folds
ga12step folds
egozz79 has 15 seconds left to act
egozz79 folds
liquidmetal702 calls $2.25
*** FLOP *** [9d 5s 6s]
liquidmetal702 has 15 seconds left to act
liquidmetal702 checks
willwonka bets $6.75
liquidmetal702 has 15 seconds left to act
liquidmetal702 raises to $13.50
willwonka raises to $20.25
liquidmetal702 calls $3.40, and is all in
willwonka shows [Ac As]
liquidmetal702 shows [7c 8c]
Uncalled bet of $3.35 returned to willwonka
*** TURN *** [9d 5s 6s] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [9d 5s 6s 2h] [Tc]
willwonka shows a pair of Aces
liquidmetal702 shows a straight, Ten high
liquidmetal702 wins the pot ($38.55) with a straight, Ten high
willwonka adds $19.65
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $40.55 Rake $2
Board: [9d 5s 6s 2h Tc]
Seat 1: egozz79 folded before the Flop
Seat 2: liquidmetal702 showed [7c 8c] and won ($38.55) with a straight, Ten high
Seat 3: willwonka (button) showed [Ac As] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: Mikeopoly (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: ga12step (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Dakon didn't bet (folded)

Luckily there were against short stacks; but yep, that is how it has been going.

I will say that last night was the first winning night I have had in a while as I won a little over 2 buyins in about 1 1/2 hours which is about how long I am playing these days. Unfortunately, it doesn't really put a dent into my deficit for the month; but there is still a while to go in the month. All that I can say is thank Heavens for rakeback. That does ease the pain a bit.

That should do it for today.

Have a nice day!!!!

4 comments:

Klopzi said...

Will -

I know exactly how you feel. But don't fall prey to the same mistake that I made. Don't look at how much money you made last month. Don't look at how much you lost in one week.

Look at your win rate. Are you doing better than 0 BB/100? If so, don't worry about it. I gave up poker for 3 months because I couldn't handle the fact that I gave back 75% of my winnings over the course of one disastrous month.

Keep plugging away and you'll get it back.

I look forward to a future brag post.

Matt said...

You and I need to throw a pity party. I'll bring the booze.

Tough beats man. This, too, shall pass. God, I hope it does. If AK loses to one more 3 outer, it's going to get bloody around here.

Stick with it, the cards have to get back in our favor, right?

Renee said...

Hmm, tough play really. Been there. Take a break for a bit and come back when it's more fun! It's hard for anyone to keep up the winning!

Matt Zinck said...

Sup, glad I played that so terribly and can look back and laugh about it. One of the few times people say positive things about grell here

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