I've had a mixed couple of nights at the table.On Friday night I won $50 at Ladbrokes and $97 at Interpoker but last night a few chickens came home to roost and I was down by the same overall.Played till 3.30 am late Friday and till 5am early this morning and I don't have a penny profit to show for it.Still up a couple of hundred for the week and no complaints really as I felt I''ve had my share of hands holding up recently.
Last night started well with a $50 win at Ladbrokes but within 20 minutes at Inter I was down a $100 buy in. Villan raised and I smooth called with AA.( 6 max loose $.50-$1nl table). Flop came 8 2 5 rainbow and I bet out.Villan called and I raised all in on a blank turn. I honestly put him on JJ,QQ or KK and expected the call.He did call with 55 and bang goes a buy in!
Left the table and clenched my fists and head and let the wave of nausea wash over me before moving and taking a new seat.I won't go into all my beats but they felt like they were coming thick n fast.QQ turns into trips and loses to rivered straight.66 makes trips with a rivered 6.It had been checked all the way round but lost another stack to a villan who'd made his straight with it.
Kept my nerve and stayed tight and pulled it back to $30 down.It was 5 am ( after the clocks had gone back) and my eyes were just about shut.The "your turn" beep was like my snooze button and I was ready to hit the sack reasonably happy at my fightback when I had my AA busted again this time by a caller with AJ who hit 2 Jacks.
So overall I must have played about 15 hours of poker for profit equal to the square root of hee haw.
I was happy overall with most of my play apart from my first AA loss.I'll maybe also need to reconsider how I play QQ sometimes as its a great hand peflop but always seems to run into trouble post flop.Maybe I'm too keen on those Nolan sisters!
Full 1 year on update coming soon ( for my records and as a cure for anyones insomnia) but I've got $478 at Ladbrokes ( all profit since 14/10) ,$1735 at Inter and $424 at Pokerroom so my bankroll can take the enevitable swings.
My style although tight at 6 max probably encourages bigger roll swings as I do like the bet big or go home philosophy I read in my first poker book.( John Vorhaus "Killer Poker"). I see so many weak bets at 6 max nl it makes me cringe.Unless trying to trap why would anyone bet say 20c into a $5 pot? Whats that all about? Either bet the pot ( or half at least) and if you get raised or called get out if required.
QQ also cost me in Ladbrokes "Cruise " freeroll. I was sitting 8th from 1088 starters when someone made the standard bb steal bet and instead of biding my time I stuck my 12k in the middle and was insta-called by AA and out I went.
Really looking forward to tonights wee tourney.Hell I'm even about to try and work this yahoo message thingy! Honestly GaryC you are a Nasa pc programmer compared to my e-tardiness.
Poor show considering I work at a pc all day and play poker most nights. Burn a dvd using my rewriter.Errrrm don't think so!
I even managed to screw up my Pokertracker by replacing it with the new patch update! Damnit!
See you at the tables...