I've recorded every beat I've taken during my last 8 Cash games. I'm down $11,000 Over the past month. When does it stop... My hands below - I'm on the left with a short snippet of how it got all in. these are just some of the worst of them. I've saved the rest for my memories and didn't want to bore you with punishment.
#1 AsKc VS _ - Hero Straddles $6. Villain limps UTG, MP Limps, HJ Limps, CO Limps. I raise to $36IP on the Button. Villain Calls UTG, all others fold. Flop is Ac8c3d. Villain Checks. I C-bet 50%- ish - $40. Villain calls. Turn is 7s. Villain Jams All in for remaining 195$. Slightly over pot size bet. With this opponents range- I called. River 6d. Opponent rolls over 9c10c.
#2 As4s VS _ - Villain raises to $21 IP on the button. I call, MP Calls, HJ Calls. Flop is KsQs2h, Checks to the villain - bets $35, I call. MP Calls. Turn 6s. I check, MP Checks Villain bets $160 on the turn. with this sizing I figure he's not going anywhere. I jam $520 effective. MP Folds. Villain Calls. River 2d. Opponent rolls over QQ
#3 AhAs VS _ - Villain straddles $6 UTG. 5 Limpers, I raise to 36$. MP Folds, HJ Calls, Button calls, Blinds fold- Flop is Jh2s5c. Hero Checks, HJ Checks, Button bets $65. I check raise all in for $300 (opponent is a known callng station). HJ Folds. Button snap calls. Turn 7d River 8d. Opponent rolls over Js8h
#4 KsKd Vs _ - Villain opens $35 UTG (live $10 straddle on the button), Button calls, I 3-bet to $165 on the BB, Villain 4-bets to $500, Button folds, I announce all-in for $1250 after some time. villain calls- Flop is Ac3c8c- Turn Ks - River Jc. Opponent shows 10c10s for rivered 4 card flush....
#5KdQd Vs __ - Hero Opens $21 in the HJ, Villain re-raises to $65 on the button, Folds to hero- we call. Flop is KsQh2c. Hero checks, Villain Bets $75, Hero Check raises all in to 320$. Villain calls. Turn Jc. River 3c. Opponent shows JJ. ¯_( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛)_/¯.......wtf
#6 AK vs __ - UTG opens for $20, MP Calls, HJ Calls, Hero re-raises to $110. Button (same opponent from previous hand) Jams 275$ eff.. Folds to hero- we call. Flop is K66, Turn x(don't remember) River X (don't remember). "Bonus Hand Table 1". Opponent rolls over 66. again.... ¯_( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛)_/¯.......wtf
#7AsJs Vs_ - Hero opens to $26 (Straddle $6 on the button) - MP Calls, HJ calls, BB calls. Flop is Jh3s5d, BB bets $15. Hero Raises to $80, HJ Calls, BB Calls. Turn Jc, BB Checks. Hero Checks, HJ Bets $135. BB Folds. Hero Jams $350 Effective- HJ Calls. River 10h. villain rolls over Jd10d. Rivered boat..
#8 KK vs __ - ($10 straddle on the button) - 4 Limpers to me- I raise the BB to 65$. folds to Button straddle - 3 bets to $195, Hero 4 Bets $800 all in effective. Villain pulls out a coin and decides a coinflip is the best option to decide on calling- "heads I call" - it's heads, villain calls. Flop 10h6h9s Turn As, River 3h, Villain rolls over Ah9h.
These are some of the worst beats I've taken in a long time- consecutively too- every session there's just some way I get it in with the favored hand- knowing my opponents ranges and making the correct decision- but the turn or River simply get there.
Someone tell me when the bleeding stops.....
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March 2, 2023 | 5 p.m.
I'll be playing on the Rungood Series PRO/AM 2022 in 2 weeks on the 16th/17th at the Aria Poker Go Studio.
Is there anything different that I should prep myself for during this tournament (other than the normal cameras everywhere prep).
I've never played on recorded game before. What advice can the community give me. I know one thing is certain - I'm not changing my game. that's what got me there. but as for mental prep, observations, or key takes what should I look out for.
Plus I need a cool poker nickname, throw in a nickname in the comments!
Root for me!
Dec. 2, 2022 | 9:32 p.m.
880$ Entry. $300,000 Guaranteed.
Level 14. Blinds 2,000. 4,000. 4,000.
My stack 163,000.
I'm in the big blind. Hi-Jack limps in for 4,000. solid player, first hand he's played in about 1 level (40 mins)
I look down at 8h9h and decide to check keeping pots small and curious what he's limping in position.
Flop is 6h7c2h.
I check. HJ Checks back.
Turn is 9d. I lead for 10,000. HJ grabs 40,000 and sets it down. Dealer Brings the River Card. 5c. This is the moment of the error. She realized he raised and I hadn't called yet. they call the floor and shuffle the card back into the deck and it's back to me on my action. While all of this went on neither of us said anything except, we asked what happened to the river card. My opponent also asked why we don't just chop the pot. (I figured a sign of weakness). Checking out the HJ Stack it's about 75,000 behind. I can't go broke, but I could push him off of a lot of draws or mediocre made hands. and if I'm going to the river I still have odds to chop a made straight, beat any set out there or win out right. thinking my outs are somewhere in the high teens (not knowing his specific holding). I jam. he calls.
A9 Vs 89 Hearts.
The river Jack of clubs. brings my stack down to 51,000 after the all ins are counted.
Knowing that one of my river cards were out but re-shuffled into the deck. was a Jam here the proper move towards the Bubble of the tournament. him not knowing that the 5c was one of my outs and I still jam make me look stronger?
Oct. 31, 2022 | 6:02 p.m.
based on prior experience with this player yes i think he check raises all top pairs on this board. - I just didn't know what type of mood he was in that day. but I agree looking back 2 streets of value or even going into check call mode on a wet board was the better play.
Oct. 4, 2022 | 4:28 p.m.
Thanks, This is great for the future. checking the turn and going into check call mode on the river was probably the best play here. I did have prior experience playing with this player so I knew he was wild. which was making that much harder to fold.
Oct. 4, 2022 | 4:27 p.m.
2/5 - with a 10$ winner Straddle
I won the previous hand as the Big Blind-
Now I have the 10$ straddle on the button 1100$ effective- there are 4 Limpers and one of them is a new player in the Cutoff on their first hand.
I look down at AcAh and raise to $75 - Only the new player calls.
Flop is 7h8cJc. he checks I bet 85$. He calls (My initial read is a draw of some sorts perhaps J10 suited or even KJ AJ type hands.
Turn is a 7 of diamonds. He checks again. this is a better card for us as we are now beating 2 pair combos of J8 that decided to get sticky and eliminates possible Pocket 7s in his calling range- So I bet 150$. He check raises to 400$. (I'm already invested 310$ with total pot size being 1000$. I decided there were too many Jx Combos and Draws I was beating to fold. and calling just didn't make sense leaving me with only around 300$ left. I knew he wouldn't fold for that much. I jammed remaining 800$ ish dollars. He snap calls and turns over 10h7s
was this just a lucky donkey that I ran into - or is there a better way to play this against someone on their first hand? perhaps checking the turn or Larger flop Bet Sizing?