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Date: 19 Jan 2009 23:47:18
From: DELETETHIS
Subject: cold deck
yes a bad beat story. I am trying to learn how to play no limit but the
game does frustrate me. Sat night live. Struggle to get to only $20
after being hooked for about $180 and this hand comes up. The table is
a mix of two good players and one that is running well that thinks he is
the worlds best

middle position with AA red and UTG raised to $10 with one caller in between

I made it $30 and 3 see the flop with the man in the middle folding his
$10 call.

flop comes A 9 8 with 9-8 hearts - UTG bets $25 and I make it $100 -
other player folds and UTG raises all in with about $600. This player
has been weak tight most of the night but I decided to call my stack
(started the hand with about $230

He turns over 8-8 but the river brings an 8 and I go home now. Was a
tough night of cards but I felt I played well but still lost $250 for
the night. I had enough cash for several more buy ins but my heart was
just not in the game




 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 10:39:38
From: da pickle
Subject: Re: cold deck
"DELETETHIS"

> He turns over 8-8 but the river brings an 8 and I go home now. Was a
> tough night of cards but I felt I played well but still lost $250 for the
> night. I had enough cash for several more buy ins but my heart was just
> not in the game.

So, are you going to go to -250 at MARGE?

See you soon ... I hope you can take a joke this morning.




  
Date: 20 Jan 2009 17:50:32
From: DELETETHIS
Subject: Re: cold deck
i am fine - it is just poker but grinding in limit games is just more
profitable. I am not a very good NL player but I am trying to learn.
It appears no limit games depend on when you catch your big hands and do
the other players have something when you catch



da pickle wrote:
> "DELETETHIS"
>
>> He turns over 8-8 but the river brings an 8 and I go home now. Was a
>> tough night of cards but I felt I played well but still lost $250 for the
>> night. I had enough cash for several more buy ins but my heart was just
>> not in the game.
>
> So, are you going to go to -250 at MARGE?
>
> See you soon ... I hope you can take a joke this morning.
>
>


   
Date: 21 Jan 2009 11:01:15
From: eldo77
Subject: Re: cold deck
On Jan 20 2009 6:50 PM, DELETETHIS wrote:

> i am fine - it is just poker but grinding in limit games is just more
> profitable. I am not a very good NL player but I am trying to learn.
> It appears no limit games depend on when you catch your big hands and do
> the other players have something when you catch

Contrary to popular belief NLHE requires the patience of a monk.

eldo77

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Date: 20 Jan 2009 07:33:49
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: cold deck
> He turns over 8-8 but the river brings an 8 and I go home now. Was a
> tough night of cards but I felt I played well but still lost $250 for
> the night. I had enough cash for several more buy ins but my heart was
> just not in the game

Shit happens. I have not got quads in like 10 years and turned em twice
Saturday. Too bad it was 3-6LHE it was FK, but we were not on a kill.

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Date: 20 Jan 2009 06:32:17
From: ppdls
Subject: Re: cold deck
On Jan 20 2009 5:47 AM, DELETETHIS wrote:

> yes a bad beat story. I am trying to learn how to play no limit but the
> game does frustrate me. Sat night live. Struggle to get to only $20
> after being hooked for about $180 and this hand comes up. The table is
> a mix of two good players and one that is running well that thinks he is
> the worlds best
>
> middle position with AA red and UTG raised to $10 with one caller in between
>
> I made it $30 and 3 see the flop with the man in the middle folding his
> $10 call.
>
> flop comes A 9 8 with 9-8 hearts - UTG bets $25 and I make it $100 -
> other player folds and UTG raises all in with about $600. This player
> has been weak tight most of the night but I decided to call my stack
> (started the hand with about $230
>
> He turns over 8-8 but the river brings an 8 and I go home now. Was a
> tough night of cards but I felt I played well but still lost $250 for
> the night. I had enough cash for several more buy ins but my heart was
> just not in the game

Yes, it hurts sometimes! How you deal with it is part of what makes a
successful player.

Please don't let this highly unlikely outcome make you change how you
would play this hand in the future - you must NOT become results
orientated. If you make a correct decision based on the information
available, you have done all you can.

In this hand you have got all your money in and matched by another when
you are holding the strongest possible hand on that flop. What else are
you trying to achieve?

Being successful at poker in the long term requires the mental toughness
to take beats like this and carry on regardless, because you KNOW you made
the correct decision.

There are going to be MUCH bigger swings than this in your fortunes if you
play NLHE at these limits regularly - you should either be playing at a
level where your bankroll can handle a few MONTHS of this sort of
"unlikely event sequence" (I hate to call it luck) or limit your playing
to a frequency that these events won't start to affect your lifestyle.

Be strong!

ppdls

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Date: 20 Jan 2009 06:09:48
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: cold deck
On Jan 20 2009 12:47 AM, DELETETHIS wrote:

> yes a bad beat story. I am trying to learn how to play no limit but the
> game does frustrate me. Sat night live. Struggle to get to only $20
> after being hooked for about $180 and this hand comes up. The table is
> a mix of two good players and one that is running well that thinks he is
> the worlds best
>
> middle position with AA red and UTG raised to $10 with one caller in between
>
> I made it $30 and 3 see the flop with the man in the middle folding his
> $10 call.
>
> flop comes A 9 8 with 9-8 hearts - UTG bets $25 and I make it $100 -
> other player folds and UTG raises all in with about $600. This player
> has been weak tight most of the night but I decided to call my stack
> (started the hand with about $230
>
> He turns over 8-8 but the river brings an 8 and I go home now. Was a
> tough night of cards but I felt I played well but still lost $250 for
> the night. I had enough cash for several more buy ins but my heart was
> just not in the game

I think you played it right getting a guy to call your entire stack when
ou have top set and he only has a one outer.

Some time the game likes to fuck with you.

Chris

"NO! I want this shit to STOP! Right NOW! Nobody takes me serious
anymore." - Paul
Popinjay, 01/16/2009

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Date: 19 Jan 2009 22:13:24
From: hanks
Subject: Re: cold deck
On Jan 19 2009 9:47 PM, DELETETHIS wrote:

> yes a bad beat story. I am trying to learn how to play no limit but the
> game does frustrate me. Sat night live. Struggle to get to only $20
> after being hooked for about $180 and this hand comes up. The table is
> a mix of two good players and one that is running well that thinks he is
> the worlds best
>
> middle position with AA red and UTG raised to $10 with one caller in between
>
> I made it $30 and 3 see the flop with the man in the middle folding his
> $10 call.
>
> flop comes A 9 8 with 9-8 hearts - UTG bets $25 and I make it $100 -
> other player folds and UTG raises all in with about $600. This player
> has been weak tight most of the night but I decided to call my stack
> (started the hand with about $230
>
> He turns over 8-8 but the river brings an 8 and I go home now. Was a
> tough night of cards but I felt I played well but still lost $250 for
> the night. I had enough cash for several more buy ins but my heart was
> just not in the game

I feel your pain. NLH is a very cruel game.
hanks

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