Saturday, April 25, 2015

All good things must come to an end, and what goes up must come down.

i knew winning consistently, day after day wouldnt last forever, but it wouldve had i quit when once up $153 last night. instead i lost the $100 i was in the game for, rebought $41, had that back up to $180 and then started losing steadily about 5am when shorthanded. rebought $100, lost, and then rebought the remaining $1000 i was going to deposit in the BOA atm up the street.

when i got home, i had $257 left of the $1241. not a good day at all and i made a really bad shove, and also lost several times with JJ.

the hand i lost well over $650 on, i had convinced the whole table i had JJ that hand too, and i need to start making more huge sized bluffs. for no matter how strong peoples hands are, they are reluctant to call me when i bet that much, and if they had weaker hands instead of monsters all the time, id get away with the bluffs. what i really had that i made it $26 with, 4 handed, into his $5 straddle, was AJ clubs. only he called.

flop comes 69T with 2 spades, a horrible flop, but id already bet $50 dark. he makes it $145 (thinking hes betting $150) and i was convinced he had a pair at best, and most likely a flush or straight draw, in which case id be ahead at the time. so i shoved allin for $1000, and he thought a while and called $661 total. turns out he called my raise of his straddle with 10 6 offsuit, and flopped 2 pair. had he had only 1 pair, im convinced he wouldve laid it down. so its hard for me to think i played the hand badly. i do feel like not quitting while still ahead, or rebuying $1000 were poor decisions though, or playing shorthanded.

on the way home i stopped in the store and bought dishsoap so i could fix some food in the microwave dish, but i couldnt find any honey so i need a bigger store. and now i must rest.

12 comments:

  1. You'll have it back in a few days. Don't think about, I hope you sleep well!

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  2. So he made a bad call and you made a bad mistake betting 50 in the dark and he raises after hitting two pair and then you shove allin with just no pair.. lol and you thought he played bad. WOW

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  3. Tony, that is just horrible with the AJ hand. You shoves in over 300 BB with no draw, no pair, and the other player showed strength with a sizeable flop raise. Even against a combo flush and gutty draw, you are behind on the flop. To not recognize your mistakes after the fact, well, I don't know what to say except, bring your money!

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  4. Sometimes people call with garbage if they think the other guy has a big pair and won't be able to lay it down and will pay him off if he hits two pair or better. Also you had $1000 behind so he may figure small investment to see flop could pay off big for him.

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  5. You people criticizing Tony, you do realize that's bad luck when you're head's up and your opponent flops two pair right. 9 out of 10 times it could have been a situation he easily wins. One he wouldn't even remember the next day. Tony, start analyzing how much more calm you are having a bad day at poker compared to VBj, and VP.

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    1. It is not bad luck when Tony shoves in $600 more when his opponent raised his flop bet, knowing that he "convinced" everyone he had JJ. Tony had no draw, no pair on a very coordinated flop. This is a bad play, not bad luck, pure and simple.

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  6. It's a good play when you're sole goal is to martingale and keep playing till you win or break even for the day

    Well not really but that is why you did it (so stop kidding yourself by saying otherwise)

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  7. Your title suggests that your huge loss was caused by fate instead of awful play.

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  8. For a guy who is paranoid about people wanting to steal his money, you sure like to put in details about where you bank, when you deposit and how much you are going to deposit. I wonder how many grifters, scam artists, thieves and robbers in Reno follow your blog.

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  9. I'm impressed you are able to survive playing poker, cause that play was horrible.

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  10. I think you should have value played that hand. Why shove? You just isolated yourself vs better hands. Not best play imo....

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