Monday, 3 August 2009

Doomed to stay at the 11s

Why do I always run so badly when I move up? I just don't understand it. I fired up a 22 this morning. Just one, because I'm working. Mostly I folded, then I picked up TT at t50, raised to 3x and got two callers. The flop was 442, so I led out. One of the fishes raised and because I was committed, I got it in. He has JJ. Next up, I have 88. There's a limper, a shortstacked fish raises and I call. I didn't notice the fish was short, or I would have likely shoved over. The flop comes 9xx, the limper checks, and the fish bets out small. I know he has nothing and shove over. The other fish snapcalls with A9. How come they always have it? Every fucking time! The guy limps A9 from early position, calls a raise and flops top fucking pair. So I have a few chips left and get up to 400. I pick up KK in the small blind. Sadly they all fold to me, and I raise but the fishy big blind decides this is the one time he will not defend his blind. FML.

This pretty much sums it up though. Here's my bustout hand:

PokerStars Game #31179674313: Tournament #184216436, $20+$2 Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2009/08/02 20:50:43 ET
Table '184216436 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: FR Vessant (415 in chips)
Seat 2: decorounder (2210 in chips)
Seat 3: meeks16 (3415 in chips)
Seat 4: geomed (2060 in chips)
Seat 5: O'Brien_6 (3380 in chips)
Seat 6: zapedy (1340 in chips)
Seat 9: jeffery b3 (680 in chips)
jeffery b3: posts small blind 25
FR Vessant: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to FR Vessant [8c 5d]
decorounder: folds
meeks16: folds
geomed: folds
O'Brien_6: folds
zapedy: folds
jeffery b3: calls 25

He's very short obv. so I doubt I have much fold equity.

FR Vessant: checks
*** FLOP *** [5c 6c 3h]

That should be an okay flop.

jeffery b3: bets 200

I expected him to bet his whole range here, so I am not folding. I probably have the best hand.

FR Vessant: raises 165 to 365 and is all-in
jeffery b3: calls 165

And I do. He has 32. I mean, fucksake, how can I not beat these clowns? If you want to play that shit, shove it man.

But yeah, you probably spotted that he has a draw to the straight, so that's fucking it for me.

*** TURN *** [5c 6c 3h] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [5c 6c 3h 6s] [2s]

And there it is. Like clockwork.

I mean, no fucking kidding, I am doomed never to move up past the 11s. I simply cannot win at a higher level. I can't get to the long run, and I suspect that even if I did, they'd still be hitting every single draw, every single flop, everything against me.


Anonymous said...

You are seriously whining because you "ran bad" in one freaking sng? You are one tabling dude. One freakin tabling. Does one sng effect you so much it determines if you move up levels or not? You're a joke.

Dr Zen said...

No. I mostly 16-20-table. But it gets in the way of editing if I do that during the day.

You know dude, you can stick to cocksizing on 2p2. Here I get to whine in peace.

Father Luke said...

Lol. Well. That's certainly what a personal blog is for. I agree.

You see, it's not that someone is whining, so much as examining. And everyone knows what Socrates said...

Blogs make life worth living, Etc.

Socrates said that.

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Father Luke

Anonymous said...

You won the last hand.. two pair fives and sixes.. he has 2 pair threes and sixes. Please tell me you didnt close it out because you thought you had lost lol

Anonymous said...

You need to learn what fold equity really means.. it had nothing to do with that hand. Look it up.

Dr Zen said...

I probably mistyped and he has 43.

Dude, what are you talking about? I used fold equity correctly. You need to look it up yourself. I don't shove over pre because he won't fold enough, giving me low fold equity.