Edit: Lost $100 with AA v K9.Hand history deleted.
I moved up to $100nl because I'd been reading bits of my blog from this time last year when I was having quite a bit of success at that level and I really need to push myself out of the $50nl comfort zone more often.My $3k bankroll gives me 30 buy-ins which should be enough to cover the swings but in truth I wasn't ready before to deal with the really bad streak of negative variance at that level that came my way.I think fear of it happening again is whats prevented me taking any major leaps forward in terms of moving up over the last 8 months.A terrible run over the Xmas holidays really knocked me for six and I reverted back to $25 and $50 nl to rebuild and have just never gone back.
Straight after the hand above I switched off my laptop and felt absolutely gutted for about 5 minutes before the cloud started to lift.It was made worse by the fact I'd folded 97 soooted to a raise the hand previously and would have won a $140 pot with a flopped two pairs v AA.( Aces for the player who busted mine!)
I wasn't in the least bit angry with the villian for making the daft call.I'd thank them for making a call like that 100% of the time ,even though I'm only going to get paid off on 80% of occasions.I'd watched the table beforehand and at least 2 players from the 5, ( the other left) including the player who called me,were far too willing to commit with inferior hands.After the cloud of despair had lifted a little I actually went to bed feeling quite excited that the $100 nl tables at Laddys were just as wild and crazy as I remember them.
Ok,I've got it out there.Please don't think I'm looking for sympathy.I would have felt much worse if she'd turned over 77 and beaten me that way.I know I played it right and would do the same again.That's poker!
The S-man is visiting tonight so I'm gonna type up my favourite letter of complaint of all time for anyone who made it through the bad beat hand history.It was sent to a UK cable company in 2001.Arghhh .he's arrived.The letter will get posted tomorow...
Some funnies from the paper first.......
Appearing at the Fringe last week was a group of Paisley teenagers, performing under the name All the Milkman's Children, being encouraged by Radio Scotland to become comedy performers and writers. We don't know if it's a Paisley thing, but one of them told another: "Your mum's so ugly that when she leaned her head oot the windae, the neighbours accused her of mooning."
Neigh luck:Radio station SAGA 105.2fm's sponsorship of the first day of the Ayr Gold Cup next month reminds their morning broadcaster Dave Marshall of when he was a fresh-faced driver and had borrowed his dad's beloved Mini.Careering round the Hurlet crossroads on the way to Barrhead, he had to stand on his brakes as there was a horse ahead of him. He thought he'd stopped just in time – but the car gently nudged the horse's back legs, and it simply sat down on the Mini's bonnet, which promptly crumpled.Which is why Dave still remembers taking the car back to his shocked dad and telling him: "A horse sat on it."
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