Originally Posted by IrishDave
Nice to hear from you again Colin and you're right in that the level of play is only a bit better. The reason you need a good bankroll is to absorb those downward swings and keep going. Saturday I was down to a little over $4 out of 50 before I started to win my share. Eventually left the table with about $80.
Thats another point is knowing when to leave the table. I had taken $35 up to over $115 when I got in a bad run of good cards. Very playable hands, helpful flops, and you're still second best. This is the worst kind of run as you're getting good cards, playing them right and still losing. Flopped a str8, beat by a flush; flopped a boat, beat by a bigger boat, etc. When I got to $75 I realized it was time for me to pack it in for the night...
Been so busy with moving house and getting a new job that I havent been around the forum as much, hopefully be back full time soon
The straight you just mentioned reminds me of one of the big hands I lost to.... I had AK preflop and it went raise/raise/raise/raise me and this other guy. The flop comes Q J 10, rainbow flop. So we raise each other again, pot is at about $30 before the river, another J comes on river and we both raise through to showdown, he turn over JJ, his quads taking the near $60 pot!