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Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

The Poker Gods are Mocking Me

I've been on a bit of a losing streak lately. It's not that bad, I expect some minor fluctuations in my performance over time, but I seriously like someone is messing with now. I decided to play a $5 sit and go today, because I was bored, and not confident enough to risk a lot of money.

First hand of the tournament, I'm in the big blind and get dealt good ole' 7-2. Its not that big of a deal. I'd prefer to get something playable when I'm in the blind, but I'm not going to complain. The blind is only $20 at this point. I fully expect to fold, but then something odd happens. Everyone calls to me, so I just check. I probably would have been better off just folding there but no one's going to fold when they can see free cards. The flop comes 2-8-7. I've flopped two pair. I have the worst starting hand in poker, but its looking pretty good now. I bet $50, I get one caller, and the guy on the button raises to $100. I put him on a pocket pair, or maybe two overcards, so I call. The flop is a queen. He bets $200, and I call. The turn is an Ace. I check, and he checks. Turns out he flopped two pair also, but his eights and sevens beat my sevens and twos. I think that's the closest I came to winning a pot that tournament.

So I try again. After a while, I get dealt AQ suited, and raise pre-flop. I get a few callers. The flop is Q-4-8 so I bet. I get one caller. The turn is another four, and the river a third heart. When I get raised on the river I figure he has a flush, but I call anyway. He actually had K-4, and made trips on the turn. I guess I should have bet more heavily to get him to fold, but with top pair and top kicker, I was reasonably confident that I didn't want anyone to fold.

The next hand I get dealt Q-7 suited, and contemplate going all in, but convince myself that I am on tilt and that I should fold. Now, I maintain that that was the correct play, however, the flop was 10-K-A and the turn was a Jack. Had I played the hand though, I'm pretty sure that Jack would have been a three or something. That's pretty much how the hands I didn't play went all night. I would get 6-4, and the flop would be 4-7-6 or I would have 2-3 and the flop would be 2-3-4. It was ridiculous.


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