JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \



Finally completely broke!

By: !Seven!No7 @ 21:57 (EDT) / 272 / Comment ( 0 )

The Big $27.50 [$15k Gtd]

I joined this tourney 40 minutes into game play, the blinds were at  60/30 chips and the ante 5 chips and I was starting with 3000 chips.

I am low on confidence but I intend to stick to the game play I have learnt and I hope no one lucks out on me.

First Break
At first break there is nothing to report as I didn't play any hands. The best hand I was getting was A6 and I was in early position when I was dealt this rag ace so I just folded, I was waiting for a better spot.
9th hand after break I get a double up. I am dealt AQ and I am on the button.  The blinds are 100/50 and there is a min raise of 200 chips from early position, also a call from mid position. I reraise  up to 800 chips and the early position fold and the mid position calls. Flop comes 83A, I bet another 800 and I get called, turn come 10. I bet 1000 chips and I get called and the river comes ace. I go all in and I get called by 65 spades! There was two spades on the board but only one spade came on the flop so why this guy called I have no idea. Anyway I have my first double up.

The next hand I am dealt KK, again the same people in the hand and as I seen 65 spades I was not taking too many chances so reraised up to 2000, but this was too much and they both fold. I took a 900 pot.  I am now on 8900 chips.

I didn't get any hands until I was on the big blind again where I got AJ diamonds. There is a 3x big blind raise of 450 chips from mid position, button calls and small blind as well. I raises up to 1000 and the mid position calls and the other two fold, flop comes A77. He checks so I bet 1200 and then he reraises so I go all in has the raise is nearly of my chips.  We turn our cards over and he shows 10 7, I don't hit another ace so I am busted.

Why is this happening to me so often?? How can I win tourneys when donkeys are getting so much luck!

I guess I am looking for answers that are not there.  I got to stop this poker crap. Strategies mean nothing because you try to stick to them but poker stars  seem to reward stupid play so often, I have very little chance to zero of winning.  

Firstly, how can you raise a blind of 150 to 450 from mid position with 10 7?

Secondly how  can 10 7 call a reraise of 1000?

Then the cream of the crop! The donkey then hits trip 7s!!

I am starting my tourney with the view of trying to be positive and not let previous tourney stop me from playing my hands. But every time, for some reason unknown to me, donkeys think "oh I will play this stupid hand" and maybe I'll get lucky and at that moment of stupidity their luck comes in! Out of all the times 10 7 gets folded but if it would of played it would of lost, then when someone thinks it a good idea to play with this hand the cards fall in their favour.  This happens with so many donkey hands. 

I now have a bankroll of $1.50.. My poker is game over reguardless if I wanted to carry on!

In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on