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Keeping Up the Grinding

By: pebbles-ange @ 12:13 (EST) / 275 / Comment ( 0 )

after a week of rough going up and down winning some losing more, I'm back to grinding the freerolls, and i hate it! Well hates a strong word I don't  hate it, I love all the games i play and am working really hard at improving all my games. And i must be doing something right! 

My leauge score for PSO is really yo yo at the moment I'm up and down but my scores are coming a bit more consistent. After some really bad beats this week I'm a lot calmer, yesterday for example I was playing a freeroll and I had pocket 8s on the button. I was quite happy with it it was really early on and so I put a big raise out. Trying to bloat the pot a bit, some one who was shoving light moved all in, the guy in the small blind called and  i followed, the shover had pocket 2s and the SB had 9-6 suited and i got really angry he hit trip 6s! I was horrified and furious after a twenty minute rant about idiots playing poker to my partner I calmed down and started reviewing the hand, i entered it into the odds calculator and looked back at it and realized that really for all i think it was a bad call (even though anything seems to go in freerolls!) it was basically a coin flip so I realized I really didnt need to be as angry as i was at the time! 

Now the real positives i woke up this morning (well this afternoon technically i slept in quite badly! Joys of illness!) but anyways i got up thinking really positive I won a ticket to the weekly round 2 last night and today i decided to really go all out. so I played the 2.00pm (GMT) PSO and i finished in aroud 146th place. I am so happy! i decided I really was going to go for a good deep run and I did! I had a great run of hands and was flopping well, bluffed a few times and took down some good big pots. I would have got further but I went out really badly to a fantastic ending. I had pocket twos early position about 50BB, i put a bet out to try and figure out the field a bit, most players were quite tight so it was a bit of a bluff, I was called by the button and flopped 10 10 2 giving me full house. I half pot bet it, knowing i had good chances on this hand, opponent called, turn came another 10, thinking of a semi bluff i moved all in! thinking the chances of them having that ten highly unlikely! and well i think you know whats coming! Yep he had the ten i was gutted but I'm glad I went out to a good hand! 

thats my lesson learned of trying to bluff on a trips board! Just got to keep going I am still really happy with my finishing position. 




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