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Chapter 2: The Best Bad Beat of the Year

By: jwarry @ 17:27 (EDT) / 534 / Comment ( 4 )

 The only bad luck for a good gambler is bad health. Any other setbacks are temporary aggravation. -- Benny Binion


The landscape of Pokerstars seems vast to me, so much is out there for me to play and yet, the place is simply surrounded in landmines that you must tread lightly or be blown away. However, in my small sample size of played hands so far, I have made great strides in my game and ventured into games that challenge me and my pursuit for poker glory. The thrill is still their, even though its at a much smaller scale...and a little bankroll boost provided by PS was quite nice of them for a noob like me. I started playing early on 100 billion hand day, just 4-tabling because I had neither the roll nor the skill to dare play anymore. Although i knew the odds were against it, i played some 2 and 5PL Omaha along with 2 and 5NL Holdem that day for like 6 hours as the hands kept clocking down. Everyone else at my tables seemed to be 24-tabling because they took forever to make a damn decision. Yet, one hand turned out to be the most profitable cooler of the day. Last million to go and I pick up JJ in the CO where they fold to me at 5NL. I had been treading water for most of the day up until this point, maybe up a few bucks at the most up to this point. Standard 3X raise later and I pick up two callers in the blinds. Flop comes J76 2 clubs and the SB checks to the BB who makes it 35 cents, over 3/4 of the pot. Clearly, this was a snap raise on a draw heavy board so I make it a dollar straight. The SB folds and the BB thinks for like 5 seconds before he shoves for like 12 bucks. Easy snap call by me and he turns over 10c8c and even with top set here, I am only a 65/35 favourite. Turn is a blank 4 but the river is a sick 5 and he rivers the straight on me and i lose like 8 bucks. I was swearing for a bit because that was a big chunk of my roll, but I knew i cannot fold here. I rebuy in and about 2 orbits later, the big hand hits and I am pleasantly surprised to see it hit at 5NL, where my big VPP hand hits. I was pretty happy at the prospect of some cash and about an hour later found a free 48.67 for my 1.55 VPPs, pretty river suckout of my life so far....although I would been up like 65 if i won....blah....details.

Great so far, hopefully I can keep my roll going to go further up in stakes, and next time, I hope to talk more about omaha....the game with a lot of possibilites and the action I crave.

Starting Roll: 8.00 (Bankroll Booster)

Current Roll: 86.94 (With Stake Share)

Run Better....

Bad beats only happen to good players. -- Joe Crow



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