Saturday, May 24, 2008


Well let's see. I think I topped out at around $900 and then went in a freefall losing $300 in one night down to $210. Played above my bankroll on tilt again. Chasing losses, etc.

I have totally revamped my cash game for the bazillionith time and am now finally playing a tight(er) 6 max NL game at the $10 level. I won a 180 person $2.20 turbo for $108 the other day and now I'm over $420 again working my way back to $800 and the $25 NL level.

Hopefully I make it. Cash games have been tons better the past couple of weeks since I made the change. I basically just don't call pre-flop raises unless I have a great hand. What a concept!!!! Duh.

Tilt is still a problem but not as much. I think it helps to try to play a little bit of cash every day - even if it's just 15 minutes on 1 or 2 tables. I need to be reminded to stay tight and stay off tilt. Such simple rules to follow yet somehow it's difficult.

Anyway. Here's a hand from today after I was on tilt a little bit. I had just doubled my stack with KK > QQ aipf and then the very next hand lost it back with AK on a AA4 flop when I checked the flop in 1st position and let 1010 get there on the turn. Ugly.

Anyway, I never call a raise like this unless I'm on the tilt wagon:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (6 handed) Poker Stars Converter Tool from (Format: HTML)

UTG ($9.65)
MP ($24.10)
CO ($11.55)
Button ($8.20)
SB ($25.50)
Whatever ($13)

Preflop: Whatever is BB with 7d, 6s.
UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, Button calls $0.10, SB raises to $0.5, Whatever calls $0.40, UTG calls $0.40, Button calls $0.40.

Flop: ($2) 4s, 8h, 5s (4 players)
SB bets $1.5, BB raises to $3.5, UTG raises to $7.6, Button folds, SB raises to $25, Whatever calls $9 (All-In), UTG calls $1.55 (All-In).

Turn: ($36.15) Th (3 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($36.15) 2c (3 players, 2 all-in)

Final Pot: $36.15

Results below:
SB has Js Ts (one pair, tens).
Whatever has 7d 6s (straight, eight high).
UTG has Ad 3d (straight, five high).
Outcome: Whatever wins $36.15.