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01/10/2006: "i wear black on the outside, because black is how i feel on the inside"

i'm thinking of taking a break from ring games for a bit. truth be told, i am pretty discouraged, not only with my play, which has had consequences, but with the variance, which is crushing my soul.

while tournaments offer the same issues - the same bad beats, the same suckouts, the same junk kicks - at least there the damage is limited. in ring games, a bad run hurts your roll substantially; it also is crushng my spirit for the game.

can anyone tell me: is moving up in the limits a better idea? i mean, will the quality of players improve? i know, i know, bad players can really fund your bankroll, but i am so sick of some of the plays.

of course, someone can also tell me - is it me? it is entirely possible that i suck worse than those i am bitching about.

if you hate hand histories, then don't make the jump. otherwise, there is a sampling of today's nad knockers.

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i moved down from the $2/$4 earlier this week b/c i was getting crushed. then in the $1/$2 i lost more than in the $2/$4 - almost all of it where i got my money in as a favorite (usually at least 3/2). today after another nad racking of epic proportions, i decided to go up to the $3/$6, thinking the players would be a little tighter, a little less gambooooolrific. wrong. wrong. so i dunno.

i officially changed my avatar to the donkey.

$1178.20 in pot losses below. read 'em and weep.

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Full Tilt Poker Game #377001669: Table Bonanza (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:06:03 ET - 2006/01/10
Seat 1: Dubois1212 ($198.60)
Seat 2: liquid22 ($49)
Seat 3: Joel2006 ($40)
Seat 4: Heldam ($192.35)
Seat 5: sellthekids ($177)
Seat 6: river ricciardi ($155.30)
Heldam posts the small blind of $1
sellthekids posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #2
* HOLE CARDS *
Dealt to sellthekids [Ac Ad]
river ricciardi calls $2
Dubois1212 folds
liquid22 folds
Heldam raises to $7
sellthekids calls $5
river ricciardi calls $5
* FLOP * [8h 2s 3s]
Heldam bets $21
sellthekids raises to $42
river ricciardi folds
Heldam calls $21
* TURN * [8h 2s 3s] [4s]
Heldam checks
sellthekids bets $75
Heldam calls $75
* RIVER * [8h 2s 3s 4s] [5s]
Heldam checks
sellthekids bets $53, and is all in
Heldam calls $53
* SHOW DOWN *
sellthekids shows [Ac Ad] (a straight, Five high)
Heldam shows [Tc Ks] (a flush, King high)
Heldam wins the pot ($359) with a flush, King high
sellthekids is sitting out
* SUMMARY *
Total pot $361 | Rake $2
Board: [8h 2s 3s 4s 5s]
Seat 1: Dubois1212 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: liquid22 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Joel2006 is sitting out
Seat 4: Heldam (small blind) showed [Tc Ks] and won ($359) with a flush, King high
Seat 5: sellthekids (big blind) showed [Ac Ad] and lost with a straight, Five high
Seat 6: river ricciardi folded on the Flop

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Full Tilt Poker Game #377073081: Table Copper Mesa - $3/$6 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:25:06 ET - 2006/01/10
Seat 1: Aces_full133334 ($240)
Seat 5: Joan Of Arc ($609.40)
Seat 6: vaserely ($0), is sitting out
Seat 7: Silly Goose ($663.60)
Seat 8: sellthekids ($793.30)
Seat 9: griff33 ($128.10)
griff33 posts the small blind of $3
Aces_full133334 posts the big blind of $6
The button is in seat #8
* HOLE CARDS *
Dealt to sellthekids [Jh Jd]
Joan Of Arc folds
Silly Goose calls $6
sellthekids raises to $21
griff33 calls $18
Aces_full133334 folds
Silly Goose folds
* FLOP * [4s 4d 3d]
griff33 checks
sellthekids bets $54
griff33 has 15 seconds left to act
griff33 raises to $107.10, and is all in
sellthekids calls $53.10
griff33 shows [6c 5c]
sellthekids shows [Jh Jd]
* TURN * [4s 4d 3d] [2s]
* RIVER * [4s 4d 3d 2s] [3h]
griff33 shows a straight, Six high
sellthekids shows two pair, Jacks and Fours
griff33 wins the pot ($266.20) with a straight, Six high
* SUMMARY *
Total pot $268.20 | Rake $2
Board: [4s 4d 3d 2s 3h]
Seat 1: Aces_full133334 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Joan Of Arc didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: vaserely is sitting out
Seat 7: Silly Goose folded before the Flop
Seat 8: sellthekids (button) showed [Jh Jd] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Fours
Seat 9: griff33 (small blind) showed [6c 5c] and won ($266.20) with a straight, Six high

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Full Tilt Poker Game #377095715: Table Copper Mesa - $3/$6 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:47:09 ET - 2006/01/10
Seat 1: poker_dude25 ($354)
Seat 2: FastandFurious ($486.65)
Seat 3: hmpu8a ($289.35)
Seat 4: Krusty Clown ($424)
Seat 5: lilboi735 ($465)
Seat 6: vaserely ($269)
Seat 7: Silly Goose ($569.60)
Seat 8: sellthekids ($465.55)
Seat 9: griff33 ($191.20)
lilboi735 posts the small blind of $3
vaserely posts the big blind of $6
The button is in seat #4
* HOLE CARDS *
Dealt to sellthekids [Kh Ad]
Silly Goose folds
sellthekids raises to $18
griff33 folds
poker_dude25 folds
FastandFurious folds
hmpu8a folds
Krusty Clown folds
lilboi735 calls $15
vaserely calls $12
* FLOP * [6c 3c Ks]
lilboi735 checks
vaserely checks
sellthekids bets $31
lilboi735 folds
vaserely raises to $62
sellthekids raises to $447.55, and is all in
vaserely calls $189, and is all in
sellthekids shows [Kh Ad]
vaserely shows [Ts Kc]
Uncalled bet of $196.55 returned to sellthekids
* TURN * [6c 3c Ks] [2c]
* RIVER * [6c 3c Ks 2c] [Ac]
sellthekids shows two pair, Aces and Kings
vaserely shows a flush, Ace high
vaserely wins the pot ($553) with a flush, Ace high
* SUMMARY *
Total pot $556 | Rake $3
Board: [6c 3c Ks 2c Ac]
Seat 1: poker_dude25 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: FastandFurious didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: hmpu8a didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Krusty Clown (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: lilboi735 (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 6: vaserely (big blind) showed [Ts Kc] and won ($553) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 7: Silly Goose didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: sellthekids showed [Kh Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 9: griff33 didn't bet (folded)

Replies: 3 Comments

it's me....

Full Tilt Poker Game #377325164: Table Polaris (6 max) - $5/$10 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:52:31 ET - 2006/01/10
Seat 1: DMW4 ($1,404)
Seat 2: brent court ($907.50)
Seat 3: kennyfel ($1,455.25)
Seat 4: sellthekids ($202)
Seat 5: Lagb4 ($385)
Seat 6: Idaho_AGR ($318.15)
DMW4 posts the small blind of $5
brent court posts the big blind of $10
The button is in seat #6
* HOLE CARDS *
Dealt to sellthekids [Qs Qd]
kennyfel folds
sellthekids raises to $35
Lagb4 calls $35
Idaho_AGR folds
DMW4 folds
brent court calls $25
* FLOP * [9c Jh Jc]
brent court checks
sellthekids bets $167, and is all in
Lagb4 calls $167
brent court has 15 seconds left to act
brent court calls $167
* TURN * [9c Jh Jc] [Kh]
brent court checks
Lagb4 bets $183, and is all in
brent court calls $183
Lagb4 shows [Kd Td]
brent court shows [Tc Kc]
sellthekids shows [Qs Qd]
* RIVER * [9c Jh Jc Kh] [As]
Lagb4 shows two pair, Kings and Jacks
brent court shows two pair, Kings and Jacks
brent court ties for the side pot ($183) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Lagb4 ties for the side pot ($183) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
sellthekids shows two pair, Queens and Jacks
brent court ties for the main pot ($304) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Lagb4 ties for the main pot ($304) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
sellthekids is sitting out
* SUMMARY *
Total pot $977 Main pot $611. Side pot $366. Rake $3
Board: [9c Jh Jc Kh As]
Seat 1: DMW4 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: brent court (big blind) showed [Tc Kc] and won ($487) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Seat 3: kennyfel didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: sellthekids showed [Qs Qd] and lost with two pair, Queens and Jacks
Seat 5: Lagb4 showed [Kd Td] and won ($487) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Seat 6: Idaho_AGR (button) didn't bet (folded)

bcd said @ 01/10/2006 03:57 PM CST

i don't want to seem like an ungrateful cockbite...just having a rough day.

i saved this hand to run the math...:

Full Tilt Poker Game #375621940: Table Quetonia (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em -
15:22:15 ET - 2006/01/09
Seat 1: Frankenstein ($129.50)
Seat 2: sellthekids ($199)
Seat 3: Sempai ($181.55)
Seat 4: cubanpete ($77.95)
Seat 5: MrMister012 ($63)
Seat 6: Winners League ($188)
cubanpete posts the small blind of $1
MrMister012 posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #3
* HOLE CARDS *
Dealt to sellthekids [Qh Qc]
Winners League calls $2
Frankenstein folds
sellthekids raises to $7
Sempai folds
cubanpete folds
MrMister012 folds
Winners League calls $5
* FLOP * [Js 3h 4h]
Winners League checks
sellthekids bets $17
Winners League raises to $68
sellthekids raises to $192, and is all in
Winners League calls $113, and is all in
sellthekids shows [Qh Qc]
Winners League shows [8h Jh]
Uncalled bet of $11 returned to sellthekids
* TURN * [Js 3h 4h] [Qs]
* RIVER * [Js 3h 4h Qs] [Tc]
sellthekids shows three of a kind, Queens
Winners League shows a pair of Jacks
sellthekids wins the pot ($376) with three of a kind, Queens
Winners League is sitting out
* SUMMARY *
Total pot $379 Rake $3
Board: [Js 3h 4h Qs Tc]
Seat 1: Frankenstein didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: sellthekids showed [Qh Qc] and won ($376) with three of a kind, Queens
Seat 3: Sempai (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: cubanpete (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: MrMister012 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Winners League showed [8h Jh] and lost with a pair of Jacks

bcd said @ 01/10/2006 04:45 PM CST

Losing $1178.20 is going to be a bummer. Actually, I know how you feel. Can't blame you. Ugly things happen. Been there. Done that. As a result, I've said my goodbyes to poker tournaments . Meaning, I don't play it anymore. I'm into slot machines now, hoping to hit the jackpot . However, I still watch others play poker though.

gellene said @ 01/16/2006 12:33 AM CST


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