And the Ugly:
I blew though my entire live Bankroll. I've never been broke before and it was tough on me. Granted I wasn't properly rolled for playing 1/2 NL so it's not a big shock, but it's still a kick to the old ego.
To say I ran bad would be an understatement.
Here are a couple key hands.
Dealt QQ and raise it to 20 and get 1 caller. Get a perfect flop and bet out 40, he calls. Turn is a blank, I bet out 50 and he calls. River is an ace, I check and he checks behind and flips over KK. I reload.
4 college kids sit down at the table at once and within a few orbits I got a solid read on all 4. 3 rocks and a TAG. Very predictable ABC players. I pick up 22 on the button. Rock1 is UTG and raises to 6, rock2 reraises to 15 and I cold call as does the UTG. Flop comes KK7. UTG checks and rock2 throws out a cbet of 10. I put both of them on pairs, with rock2 probably having a big PP, and these guys were absolutely not stations so I figured this was a good place to bet that scary board. I throw out a raise to $30 and UTG insta mucks. Rock2 makes this big sigh and throws away his hand. He looks at me and says "AK? ". I say "did you have aces?" he replies, "JJ". I say " I had 22". Another big sigh and he tells me "nice bet".
The two hands I played very poorly:
I had KcQc on a flop of Q high and payed off a guy that flopped a set to the tune of $100. Frankly he has been playing so overly aggressive that I didn't believe him. He had bet some weak flush draw the same way a while back. I reload another time.
I had AA on the button and raised to 20. SB gambler calls, and 1 limper calls. flop comes Q89. SB checks, limper bets 40, I raise to 80 and both call. uh, oh. Turn is a T and it gets checked around. River is a J and I fold when the limper bets out. I reload yet again. He had the exact hand I had put him on, KQ.
And finally the 2 worst.
UTG limps, I raise to 20 in late position with QQ. Limper calls.
Flop comes Q75 rainbow. Limper checks and I bet out 40, he calls.
Turn is a blank, limper bets out 40, I reraise all in and he calls.
He turns over 55 for bottom set against my top set.
Table goes nuts and my head drops onto the rail. The guy to my right asks me if I'll be ok, and if they should remove all sharp objects from the area. Guy to my left says that he'd probably quit for the day after that one. What made it even worse was that Mandalay Bay has a high hand jackpot so we had to sit there looking at the 1 outer suckout for like 5 minutes while they paid this guy all my money plus nearly $300 for quads. (2 hands later this same guy was dealt AA and flopped quads and got paid another jackpot. yes, he hit quads twice in 3 hands). Someone at the table told me "you can't blame the guy for calling, set over set is near impossible to get away from". My only reply was that I didn't blame the guy for calling, I wanted him to call, but you had to admit that was really unlucky.
I had $350. maniac with like 1400 behind literally raised every hand to 18 and I call in the BB with 44.
Flop comes 3,4,K and he bets out $60, I push and he calls with A2.
Turn is a 5.
I say good hand and leave totally broke.