$200 NL HE Full Ring: 3 hands played in 2 hours -$200 welcome to Atlantic City
Folded my first 25 hands or so...after fold number 15 I was thinking I would raise with marginal hand in LP for a steal hopefully. No marginal hands...ok good Im staying out of trouble.
Now I have 3 hands that I would really appreciate if you guys can analyze for me. I had a 2 hour bus ride back to NY thinking about them and I am not sure if I would have done anything different. I am hoping to see a lot of comments saying you just got into tough situations.
KK (diamond and spade) dealt to me MP. Raise 5x to 10. LP calls (VSIP must be 75%) and EP calls (Barely observed him since I am on one side of dealer and he is on another). Ace and two non face cards (all clubs). EP checks I bet $20 (2/3 pot) and get calls from both. Spade comes up non face. EP checks, I bet $40 (under half pot, think I should have let it go at this point and checked). LP folds and EP calls. River is another club and EP bets $30 (the pot is about $170 mind you) but I am beaten by any club and any ace. Do pot odds
justify a call? Either way I folded. -$70 right there.
Another 15-25 folds later, I am dealt AK MP. Raise 5x to 10 call in LP and 3bet by UTG Mr. VSIP 75% all in for another $25. At this point I finally realized why the squeeze play is so effective. Even if you do have a hand as I did AND I was playing someone with a VSIP of 75%, I still had LP caller to worry about. I made the call with AK as did LP. Both of us missed the whole board and checked it down. VSIP 75% shows a 67 suited with two sevens on the board. LP mucked. -$35
10-15 hands later, I am CO with JJ. A semi solid player raised 10x UTG to $20. Folded to me...I took my time which might have costed me. We were joking about how I only play Aces and Kings which might have been true at that point the way I was playing. I either fold my JJ or re-raise I did not consider calling. With that said my stack is at about $75 which would make me committed if I re-raise. It was all in or nothing with my stack size. This is the hand that I thought about over and over and over and over again. What do I do at this point? It wouldnt be so bad to 3bet him $35 if his raise was $10. That still leaves me with $40 and I would have folded to a 4bet.
But of course I went all in and he had Kings and the board did not help. -$75
I almost wish that there was some sort of bad beat so I can make myself feel better and say you had bad luck but I was just plain beat all 3 times yet I cannot say for sure about any instance that I did not play correctly. The fact that I wasn't beaten by luck and that I have not pointed out any mistakes makes me worried...maybe I know just enough about poker to keep playing and lose money. Help me out my friends.