Thursday, December 03, 2009

A Picture instead of a Post

So, I have not been posting lately? Sometimes, poker is not very fun. Case in point, here is my graph for the past 2 months.

Of course, with rakeback and bonus make me positive for the two months; but I'm more concerned with my play.
The funny thing is that it is the 25c/50c stakes that are killing me.
I was almost -$900 at those stakes over the 2 months.
About +$525 for 50c/$1 and about +80 at 1/2.
Speaking of 1/2, I was +$450 at 1/2 Pot Limt and -$369 at No limit. Looking at some of the hands at 1/2 No Limit and it was mostly coolers such as:
AK vs KK on 742KA board (-153)
3Q vs 77 on a 7Q35J board (-215)
77 vs AA on a 2A743 board (-118)
AQ vs T9 on a J283Q board (-93)
JJ vs Q5 on a 66Q33 board (-93)
I remember that last one because it was against a guy who played practically every hand.
I promise to start posting again; but probably won't be until Monday... but you never know.
I want to send out Congrats to my Missouri State Basketball Team. A team that finished in last place in the Missouri Valley last year under first year coach Cuanzo Martin. It was kind of funny. We finished last; but nobody was upset with the 1st year coach as we saw some good signs. Now, we were definitely frustrated as we hadn't finished in the bottom half of the league in many, many years and were accustomed to 18+ win seasons; but sometimes you just know. Here's an example. I remember Tony Romo's first game. He came out and threw 3 interceptions; but you just knew he had it and would be a good quarterback. Similarly, we just knew with Martin.
Well, the Bears have started out 6-0 with wins over Auburn and Tulsa so things are getting exciting again in Mo State Basketball land. One thing is that Vegas hasn't quite caught on either. Last night they played Arkansas-Little Rock. Originally UALR was a 1 pt favorite. By game time, Mo State was 3; but I didn't get home in time bet on the game. Now, I rarely, if ever, bet on college sports and especially with my teams involved; but I was salivating at this line. I got home 3 minutes before game time; but Bodog wouldn't let me make the bet which is OK by me as I was only going to put $25 on the game. Anyway, the Bears rolled over the Trojans; although the lead did get down to 9 towards the end; but the game nor the spread was really never questioned. I think the only game they have lost by the spread was where they were a 23 point favorite against Maryland-Eastern Shore where they were tied at half and went on to win by something like 15 or 17 points.
They play a bad Air Force team at home on Saturday so I expect the spread to be double digits so I'll just watch the game and enjoy. They are a young team (only 1 senior) so there will be some fall backs along the way; but that is to be expected. I'm pretty confident that they won't be finished 2nd to last in the conference as they were predicted to. I believe we are back to the top half again.. hopefully better.
More poker coming soon.
Have a nice day!!!


noldmax said...


Don't sweat the downswing. From the looks of the hands you showed, you're at least partly having a bad run of luck. When you are losing to all-in suckouts, you can always lean on your EV numbers to help reassure you that it's not bad play that's killing you. But when you are getting hit with coolers, there's no easy way to detect that with stats. I've wondered for a while if HEM or PT could do a better job of coming up with some sort of "Luck Factor" which accounts for this type of stuff and might keep you from thinking your skills have gone in the crapper.

Good luck.

Laz said...

I can see why you are struggling to find the motivation to post, with luck like that...

Keep your chin up Will... you'll turn it around

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