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/Jan/2012

Hindsight is 20/20

By: Ov3rsight @ 04:03 (EST) / 293 / Comment ( 0 )
One of the most important things in poker is learning from your mistakes. However, to learn from your mistakes, you have to first be able to spot them. Today, I learned something. But it was an expensive lesson: once again I bubbled after well over an hour of play and nothing to show for.

We're 6-handed, and I'm the second shortest stack, with the short stack having a mere 10BB. I find myself holding the QT offsuit in the Small Blind. The biggest stack at the table for 63 BBs makes a minraise. Niow for some reason I decided to call from the blind, and the Big Blind folds.

The flop is nice: queen high rainbow for top pair with a decent sized kicker. I'm first to act, being the Small Blind and all, so I make a bet of 800 into 1150. Looking back, I don't mind so much. I could have checked back to the raiser of course. Why, by the way, makes a slightly-more than a minraise. At this point, I shove the rest of my stack in, he calls with the AQ, and that as they say, is when the fat lady sings. Another 6th place finish.

Looking back, I played this hand about as badly as you could. First off, with a 10BB stack I should not be putting myself into situations ion the bubble where I risk my stack. I'm not one to fold with the gioal of mincashing, but that doesn't mean I should be taking bad risks. The preflop call was crap at best. It's defendable, but only barely.

On the flop, the donk bet is questionable. What did I want to achieve? Actually, I was hoping for a call from Ace high or a pocket pair, something that might have checked back had I checked this. So, although questionable, I don't mind so much the bet.

The shove when he re-raises was downright awful. I'm better than that. For some reason though, I tend to make stupid moves like that a little too often, knowing very well I'm probably way behind. So why do I make calls like that? Good question. And one to which I hope to soon find the answer so I can avoid making more of these mistakes. Let's hope I learn before my bankroll runs out...
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