re: Poker & WORN OUT
As of today I am also going on a break from poker. My bankroll at Titan is completely gone... (granted, it wasn't really a bankroll, it was roughly $20 won from CC freerolls, played Dirty Dozen SnG's, and got it up to $105 with a 64% placing in the money.) I had been receiving so many bad beats I couldn't believe it. I got rivered so many times, and usually that happens to me at prima, not Titan; I don't know if all of that got me off my game or not, but I went on a horrid losing streak. I kept playing 'til it was gone because it was free money anyway.
At RVP, after winning the CC freeroll I parlayed that $150 into about $300, after placing 3rd in a $200 Bonus freeroll, and placing 4th in a $3 buy-in tournament. Then I started getting rivered like crazy, starting Monday.
I played in a $19000 Guaranteed tournament ($10 buy-in) on Monday, Tuesday, and Yesterday. EACH time I bubbled out within 5 spots of the money, one time I was even in the top 10 when I got busted.
Monday - I simply made a bad attempt at a steal with pocket sevens. I raised half my stack (I was shortstacked) to steal the blinds on the button. The BB reraised me all-in... and I thought I would at least be a race, but nope, he had Kings... I tack that one on bad luck.
Tuesday - I'm in the top 10 spots with 72 players left, top 70 get paid. My stack was roughly 65K and I figured I could play my game to the final table. I have pocket Kings in early position and I raise 4X BB. The BB calls (the BB is the chip leader at about 190K) and the flop comes something like 964, something harmless. BB checks, I bet the pot, BB raises me freakin' all-in, and I'm like, wtf? I easily make the call and the BB flips over a freakin' 6-deuce. And, yep, the river was a duece. I went out in 71 place, going from big stack to no money.
Wednesday - Shortstacked, I held pocket 77s and made a min-raise and got 2 callers. Flop was all low and I went all-in and I got called by the BB who held top pair, a 6, and with a 9 kicker. I figure for an easy double up... but nope, river comes a 9. Knocked out before the money, yet again.
Today I figured I'd take out my last $175 out of RVP and use it on just whatever. Now I have to wait forever for them to actually make the transaction (they said it would take almost 8 days to have it transferred to my neteller
So... Poker has been giving me one hell of a headache lately and I'm taking a break. Prima has been rivering me to death, and my old friend Titan has began to river me as well. So I'm gonna read Theory of Poker again, probably get Online Ace, by Scott Fischman, off Amazon, and take a much needed break from poker.
It seems as if a lot of CC members have been having it rough lately.