Too amazed to be annoyed!
Just thought I'd share this little series of hands with you all because I have'nt quite experiened anything like it in my whole playing career!
Recently I have been having the worst time of my life at online poker, seriously it's been that bad. I honestly believe I've been playing well,making the right calls and everything that could have gone wrong over the past few weeks, has!
Anyway, a few weeks ago I made a $50 deposit on pokerstars
feeling really confident about my chances of converting it into a lot more so I've been playing fairly conservatively trying to build it up in $1, 45 player SNG's. In about 10 SNG's I have placed in none! I'm not a newcomer to these tournaments, in fact in my last stint at pokerstars I had managed to build from $50 to $200 in a few weeks by only playing multi table SNG's....
Anyway getting back to the point, my bankroll had dropped to about $26 yesterday and I was feeling very uncomfortable about it. I decided to give the 5c 10c 6 handed tables a go to try and give my bankroll a lift. I entered with $5 initially trying not to risk too much of my Bankroll and got it to $6 before this happened.....
These 3 hands were dealt consecutively:
I got dealt As Ks in the small blind and everyone folded around to me, I raised the pot and got flat called by the big blind. Flop came 4s Ac Kd, obviously at this point I'm thinking jackpot. My opponent was not showing any sign of strength, checking and just calling what I bet. Can't quite remeber what the turn and river were but they were insignificient, he had AA!
Ok, fair enough, nicely played I thought, I still was'nt on tilt...
Next hand came and I was dealt QQ! jackpot I'm thinking so I rasied it again, again everyone folded except the same player who was in with me last hand and he called. flop came 8 J J. Now I was a bit worried about a Jack but I thought I'd more than likely be in front... again the turn and river changed nothing, he had J8!
As horrified as I was I tried to keep my cool (just below boiling point )
and found that again everyone was folding apart from the same guy! I had KJ os so I made a small raise, he called and there were just us 2 in the hand again... I hit a king with 2 low cards on the flop, and turn and river were again
uneventfull. I bet at every stage, not massive amounts just solid amounts. He called at every stage to show me AA at the end!
This is just roughly how it played out, I've net included every small detail but this is what happened.
After I'd lost my $5 I put up another $10 and after that further $10 slipped to around $7 I battled and got it up to around $20 and left. Considering what had happened in some of these hands I was fairly upbeat after the session and will probably hit the 6 handed ring games again tonight. I am however still around $20 down, got about $31....
I welcome any comments on this session I have had, the poor time at the tables I am generally having at the moment and any advice you may have on how I can get out of this bad spell.....