Hesh's Poker Story Part 1 - The need to lose
Well, after some average play and poor bankroll management I was down to my last $35 at noblepkoker (my peak was about $180). So of course I decide to take the whole amount into a $1/$2 No Limit game. Why? because I was being reckless.
After making a number of foolish pre-flop calls I have $26 left in front of me. After saying to myself "Well, if it's gone, then it's gone." I proceed to putting my entire stak in the middle, pre-flop, with QJ suited (Hearts). I get two callers, both who had raised or called before my all in.
(I love this smily)
When the flop comes down 10-6-2 with 2 clubs. I'm thinking i'm likely dead. Only a J or Q will save me and that's if they aren't clubs and the other guys didn't hit their cards. The two remaining players push another $11-$15 dollars in the middle. (Ya, I'm in serious trouble)
The turn is YAY a Queen, but it's a club, and brings the possible flush. And when the players again bet and call $20, I KNOW I'm dead in the water.
The river is a brick. Not a club, and low. That's all I remember. And to my surprise, both players show weakness and check it down. (What the?)
Player 1 shows pocket pair of 7's. Player 2 shows Ace high (the ace of clubs with an offsuit kicker).
I TAKE $70 DOWN with my pair of Q's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Needless to say I haven't played a hand since. I think I need a break, that attitude of "If I go bust, then I go bust" is scary, and I am very lucky to have anything left in my account.