Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Pocket Ace's woes

Please Poker Gods, only deal me ace's in shorthanded games.... heh

I was playing a ring game on UB and a tourney on Party at the same time last night... I get dealt AA on UB, in EP. I had just got them about 5 hands ago and won a nice size pot...for me anyway.. bout 12 bucks.., I really don't like AA in early position...and while I am thinking about what to do.. I get dealt 22 over at Party, in LP.... hmmmm.. I up agaisnt 10 peeps on UB, only 5 others on Party... UB is actual realtime money loss or gain.. Party is 5 bucks I already spent I might get back..if I play my cards right...

With AA in EP, I just limped... feeling pretty confident i would end up mucking them..... I was BB+1.. everyone folded...to the BB.. WHAT!!!! argh.. he raises to 3 dollars.... I call... flop is 2 2 7..... he goes all in for 40 bucks....or maybe 20... i forget.. i muck and he graciously shows me 72.. heh... yay for him... that only cost me $3.50....

With my 2's on Party... everyone limped in... I button -1, so I raised 3XBB.. 150 I think...everyone called... crap I say....flop is 2 2 7... SB bets, BB calls, well, everyone calls to me... i call.. long story short.. only 3 players left after that hand.. and I was now the chip leader....

It was truly bizarre to see that happen and a lil confusing as well.... I went ahead and quit out of UB and started 2 tabling Party tourneys... I was like in a sorta daze after that wierdness...

I switched back to $5 SnG's cuz I can play more games for the money.. and the level of competition is somewhat easier to deal with than the $10 games.. not much, but enuff to keep me ITM 60% or bettre...slow build up back to a point I can start again with the $10 games...

I looked at PT last night and it showed me at 102 $5 SnG's, and I think 77 10$ SnG's... ROI is not where I want it, not losing, just barely above average... but more importantly.. it showed me ITM for the 5 dollar games at 65%, and only 40% for the 10 dollar games... I had read that 200 tourneys is a good number to get a decent figure for accuracy, so i decided to just play the 5 dollar games...up to 200... and at the same time.. check out PT.... I discovered that if I stare at it long enuff, lil things start to make sense to me.... I even ventured into my ring games statistics.. what a joke..

So, my new plan of action... consistantly conquer the 5 dollar tourneys... move up to 10 dollar tourneys and continue to conquer... and at the same time... work off my stupid bonus on UB....I call it stupid because you have to actually 'play' to get it... you just cant sit there and fold hand after hand after hand... you will end up losing.. you can wait for the KK or the AA.. but, still those are rare and you will end up losing... my problem is, I suck at ring games.. I am so timid, scared, passive, whatever... so, I have to work on that... last couple days tho.. I managed to get from 15 bucks to 40, on UB.. so, I suppose even tho I suck.. with patience and discipline, I will get payed off by those that suck worse than me... the few that there are...

Reference November.. I lost 400 bucks lickity split when I started this online venture.. and I just recently, within last 2 weeks, got it all back and am now about 200 dollars ahead.. so to speak.. I have to keep taking it out to pay off stuff I didn't pay off when lost that 400 dollars... heh.. and I know, I prolly shouldn't be playing if I can't afford it, and believe me, if it comes to that, I will stop.. a bettre saying, I shouldn't play stupid, regardless if I can afford it or not... I bring this up to emphasis that I have learned alot...in the last 2 months.. and even tho there are the 'not so good days', I have managed to temper them with a 'really great' day now and again.. and the other days are plain old good...average I guess...

Beginning next month.. or now..I guess.. I will no longer need to take any of my earnings out of the sites... I will be able to actually see my bankroll grow...and grow and grow and grow... I find this exciting...

So, Ill keep on blogging, keep on playing online.. visit an occasional B&M, and remember my mantra. 'patience and discipline'

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2 comments:

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