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studying and reading more about poker - Wed Mar 09, 2011, 03:17 AM
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i was running good until about a month and a half ago where i reached final table back to back same night cashing in more than $800 with only spending $5 in 2 MTTs

since then i've been very very horrible for me so i began to read books and study more so i actually know what im doing instead of being aggressive without having a clue of where im at...

but..................

PokerStars Game #58902510144: Tournament #372953629, $1.00+$0.10 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (50/100) - 2011/03/09 0:09:50 PT [2011/03/09 3:09:50 ET]
Table '372953629 9' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: baggio339 (6300 in chips)
Seat 2: durman86 (2855 in chips)
Seat 3: saviour512 (2235 in chips)
Seat 4: rushvan (2540 in chips)
Seat 5: KOLEGANOV (5215 in chips)
Seat 6: Danb218 (2035 in chips)
Seat 8: VLADIMIR SKV (2160 in chips)
Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp (4910 in chips)
baggio339: posts the ante 10
durman86: posts the ante 10
saviour512: posts the ante 10
rushvan: posts the ante 10
KOLEGANOV: posts the ante 10
Danb218: posts the ante 10
VLADIMIR SKV: posts the ante 10
NoNeedBackUp: posts the ante 10
saviour512: posts small blind 50
rushvan: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NoNeedBackUp [Ac As]
KOLEGANOV is disconnected
KOLEGANOV is connected
KOLEGANOV: raises 200 to 300
Danb218: folds
VLADIMIR SKV: calls 300
NoNeedBackUp: raises 600 to 900
baggio339: folds
durman86: folds
saviour512: folds
rushvan: folds
KOLEGANOV: raises 4305 to 5205 and is all-in
VLADIMIR SKV: folds
NoNeedBackUp: calls 4000 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (305) returned to KOLEGANOV
*** FLOP *** [5d Jc Qc]
*** TURN *** [5d Jc Qc] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [5d Jc Qc 2d] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KOLEGANOV: shows [Ks Kc] (three of a kind, Kings)
NoNeedBackUp: shows [Ac As] (a pair of Aces)
KOLEGANOV collected 10330 from pot
NoNeedBackUp finished the tournament in 41st place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 10330 | Rake 0
Board [5d Jc Qc 2d Kd]
Seat 1: baggio339 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: durman86 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: saviour512 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: rushvan (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: KOLEGANOV showed [Ks Kc] and won (10330) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 6: Danb218 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: VLADIMIR SKV folded before Flop
Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp showed [Ac As] and lost with a pair of Aces


i dont know what to do about this

i dont blame the guy, he was a solid player, i marked him as tight aggressive and he didn't fail me but my AA keeps on getting cracked.......... so i've been running very bad lately but i think im learning a lot by reading and studying more.
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 03:19 AM
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PokerStars Game #58902647498: Tournament #372956316, $1.00+$0.10 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (200/400) - 2011/03/09 0:17:19 PT [2011/03/09 3:17:19 ET]
Table '372956316 3' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Thor the one (10815 in chips)
Seat 3: yongnan (4855 in chips)
Seat 4: Galahad411 (2975 in chips)
Seat 5: ruurd47 (6613 in chips)
Seat 6: markymark40 (7652 in chips)
Seat 7: Danb218 (3145 in chips)
Seat 8: yan19793 (7420 in chips)
Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp (4720 in chips)
Thor the one: posts the ante 25
yongnan: posts the ante 25
Galahad411: posts the ante 25
ruurd47: posts the ante 25
markymark40: posts the ante 25
Danb218: posts the ante 25
yan19793: posts the ante 25
NoNeedBackUp: posts the ante 25
NoNeedBackUp: posts small blind 200
Thor the one: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NoNeedBackUp [8c 8h]
yongnan: folds
Galahad411: calls 400
ruurd47: folds
markymark40: calls 400
Danb218: folds
yan19793: folds
NoNeedBackUp: raises 4295 to 4695 and is all-in
Thor the one: folds
Galahad411: folds
markymark40: calls 4295
*** FLOP *** [6h Ks 7d]
*** TURN *** [6h Ks 7d] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [6h Ks 7d Tc] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NoNeedBackUp: shows [8c 8h] (a pair of Eights)
markymark40: shows [Kh Jd] (a pair of Kings)
markymark40 collected 10390 from pot
NoNeedBackUp finished the tournament in 14th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 10390 | Rake 0
Board [6h Ks 7d Tc 3c]
Seat 1: Thor the one (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: yongnan folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Galahad411 folded before Flop
Seat 5: ruurd47 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: markymark40 showed [Kh Jd] and won (10390) with a pair of Kings
Seat 7: Danb218 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: yan19793 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp (small blind) showed [8c 8h] and lost with a pair of Eights

now im told to go over the top of players who play aggressively without having a real hand ...

well the donkey calls my protection all-in with KJ... ...

and i get unlucky A LOT of the times... oh well
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 03:19 AM
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when im going for a show down so far im already winning but they're hitting their miracle cards...

they never miss and im running very very very bad lately... ...
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 03:22 AM
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Good to hear that you're improving.

I have similar stories about MTT runs, and we all have the AA stories (lost as a 92% favourite this morning with my AA), but bad beats happen, and so do bad runs. And so does bad play, so it's good to hear that you're addressing the possibility that you're playing less than your best. Just keep at it, and keep doing your best, and things will work out well.

 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 03:26 AM
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PokerStars Game #58902797736: Tournament #372956664, $1.00+$0.10 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (25/50) - 2011/03/09 0:25:25 PT [2011/03/09 3:25:25 ET]
Table '372956664 2' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: zetius8 (3130 in chips)
Seat 2: A55A55A (1160 in chips)
Seat 3: Big Busman65 (1455 in chips)
Seat 4: AUTENTICO118 (1560 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: NoNeedBackUp (1660 in chips)
Seat 6: Meikle (1715 in chips)
Seat 7: Dollabill421 (1545 in chips)
Seat 8: flushmonky (1765 in chips)
Seat 9: ahmetkocak (463 in chips)
A55A55A: posts small blind 25
Big Busman65: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NoNeedBackUp [Js As]
AUTENTICO118: folds
NoNeedBackUp: raises 100 to 150
Meikle: folds
Dollabill421: folds
flushmonky: folds
ahmetkocak: calls 150
zetius8: folds
A55A55A: folds
Big Busman65: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [Ad Ac Qs]
Big Busman65: checks
NoNeedBackUp: checks
ahmetkocak: bets 313 and is all-in
Big Busman65: folds
NoNeedBackUp: calls 313
*** TURN *** [Ad Ac Qs] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [Ad Ac Qs Kh] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NoNeedBackUp: shows [Js As] (three of a kind, Aces)
ahmetkocak: shows [Td Jc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
ahmetkocak collected 1101 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1101 | Rake 0
Board [Ad Ac Qs Kh 2h]
Seat 1: zetius8 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: A55A55A (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: Big Busman65 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: AUTENTICO118 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: NoNeedBackUp showed [Js As] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 6: Meikle folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Dollabill421 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: flushmonky folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: ahmetkocak showed [Td Jc] and won (1101) with a straight, Ten to Ace

OK THIS IS ENOGUH

I JUST DONT KNOW WHY THE HELL IM LOSING

IM MEANT TO BE LOSING NOW.
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 03:30 AM
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I curretnly started reading Dan Harrington's book and I'm trying to master different styles of plays in different situations, starting to understand more on advantages in different positions, analyizing hands and reading opponents rather than betting aggressively and protecting bets

so i think im going to through "sophmore year" thing i guess...

but then even today im just having BAD LUCK

with all these good hands getting cracked by donkies calling out of position, risking 1:1 pot odds calling almost 2/3 of thier chip stacks with K high when I raised all in and

i don't know...


 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 03:43 AM
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So i think according to the book im reading "Dan Harrington on Hold'em Vol 1"

i think im making right moves and i should be profiting but instead i got hit by 2 outters, 4 outters and 6/4 domination shove all in got called by KJ(risking half of his stack) when i shoved with mid-small pair...

RIGHT MOVES WRONG RESULTS THAT'D HAPPEN MAYBE TWICE OUT OF TEN

right? guys?
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 11:55 AM
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I went through a streak like you last month - coincidentally when I was reading Dan Harrington, too. Maybe ol' Dan is a jinx?

You're doing the right thing, though, by trying to improve. Accept that bad runs are a part of the game, and if you really can't see past the immediate - take a week off. No poker at all. Read a book. Go outside. Watch basketball. Whatever.

I did this after my February started going from bad to worse. When I came back, I had a completely different outlook and a better frame of mind.
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011, 12:52 PM
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Its nice to see you're not blasting anything but you own play. That the start of improving IMO. You probably see alot of players each time you're at the tables complaining about the site being rigged, or someone being a donk, but never that they have just hit a bad beat (ok, sometimes there's donk plays )

But I agree with the last post....take some time away from it all. Personally I like to get some air after feeling the heat of a beat. (I have no where near the experience in wins that you mention though).

All in all, its a positive sign to be working on keeping your head clear and being methodical in your play.

good luck in turning this run the other way!
 

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