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Soooooo Frustrated!

By: dashowkiller @ 22:03 (EDT) / 263 / Comment ( 2 )

What else is there to feel when you have a day where absolutely nothing goes right for you? In two seperate sessions, I lost almost 90 big bets over 800 hands. Not a good stat line at all, but there really wasn't much I could do.

Any negative scenario that you could think of and I was getting absolutely roasted. Aces? Cracked twice. Kings? Cracked once. Trips on the flop losing to two-outers and three-outers on the river. Like I said, you name it, I took it today.

A perfect example of how variance can absolutely smack you in the mouth when you least expect it and how there's nothing you can really do about it. You can have all the training in the world, but if the cards aren't co-operating with your plan, then you're just trying to stop the bleeding.

Here's a great example of my luck today (playing limit hold'em as usual):

Hold Ad-Jd in SB in a blind vs. blind scenario.

Two-bet and get called by BB

Flop: 8d-9d-10h

Awesome scenario where I hit none of it and all of it at the same time. Count the outs with me...4 7's (assuming he's not holding a J), 4 Q's (again, assuming he's not holding a J), 3 J's (assuming he has only a pair), 3 A's (again, assuming he has only a pair, and of course, 9 diamond cards (assuming he's not holding a diamond).

I bet, he two-bets, I three-bets, he four-bets.

At this point, I'm assuming that I'm not up against one pair anymore, but still have at minimum flush outs to take the lead.

Turn: Blank

River: Blank

All of a sudden, my hand is junk and I go from having possibly 23 outs on the flop to A-high.

Of course the opponent has....

10c-5c good for top pair

(shaking head)

Hope your luck is better than mine at the tables!

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