[x]

See Where You Rank in Washington

  1. Im just at the point where I dont know anymore if Im running bad or playing really bad. Whenever I get a good hand I already think in my mind - ok its time to lose this tournament. Even month ago I was winning slowly but steadily in sit and goes. But now feels like anything I do I lose. Lose Aq v a8, get ak someone has aa and so on. And its just non stop, hand after hand, tournament after tournament.

    Now Im writing not to complain about bad beats (if thats believable). I just really want to find out maybe Im doing something wrong, maybe overplaying hands and so on

    Ill just post some of my hands I lost today, maybe someone can take a look and tell me what could have been done differently

    pokerstars Hand #75407032553: Tournament #510763024, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (75/150) - 2012/02/11 14:42:15 WET [2012/02/11 9:42:15 ET]
    Table '510763024 538' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
    Seat 1: aliffa (2531 in chips)
    Seat 2: Arnisss (8307 in chips)
    Seat 3: bikekamikaze (3427 in chips)
    Seat 4: MrChisum68 (2940 in chips)
    Seat 5: ramziko (7574 in chips)
    Seat 6: April Tears (4154 in chips)
    Seat 7: Perez.1036 (8404 in chips)
    Seat 8: the_simon31 (4303 in chips)
    Seat 9: caminhante44 (2863 in chips)
    aliffa: posts the ante 15
    Arnisss: posts the ante 15
    bikekamikaze: posts the ante 15
    MrChisum68: posts the ante 15
    ramziko: posts the ante 15
    April Tears: posts the ante 15
    Perez.1036: posts the ante 15
    the_simon31: posts the ante 15
    caminhante44: posts the ante 15
    Perez.1036: posts small blind 75
    the_simon31: posts big blind 150
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Arnisss [6c 6d]
    caminhante44: folds
    aliffa: folds
    Arnisss: raises 225 to 375
    bikekamikaze: folds
    MrChisum68: folds
    ramziko: calls 375
    April Tears: folds
    Perez.1036: calls 300
    the_simon31: calls 225
    *** FLOP *** [6h Jh 7d]
    Perez.1036: checks
    the_simon31: checks
    Arnisss: bets 817
    ramziko: calls 817
    Perez.1036: folds
    the_simon31: folds
    *** TURN *** [6h Jh 7d] [Tc]
    Arnisss: bets 2250
    ramziko: raises 2250 to 4500
    Arnisss: raises 2600 to 7100 and is all-in
    ramziko: calls 1867 and is all-in
    Uncalled bet (733) returned to Arnisss
    *** RIVER *** [6h Jh 7d Tc] [4h]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    Arnisss: shows [6c 6d] (three of a kind, Sixes)
    ramziko: shows [9d 8h] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
    ramziko collected 16003 from pot


    PokerStars Hand #75408779302: Tournament #510763024, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (100/200) - 2012/02/11 15:17:09 WET [2012/02/11 10:17:09 ET]
    Table '510763024 538' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
    Seat 1: Scott Blanc (2713 in chips)
    Seat 2: Arnisss (5687 in chips)
    Seat 3: bikekamikaze (1342 in chips)
    Seat 4: marfa65 (6399 in chips)
    Seat 5: ramziko (27151 in chips)
    Seat 6: Dobbeldutch (3735 in chips)
    Seat 7: Perez.1036 (9653 in chips)
    Seat 8: bubi27 (8235 in chips)
    Seat 9: caminhante44 (2820 in chips)
    Scott Blanc: posts the ante 20
    Arnisss: posts the ante 20
    bikekamikaze: posts the ante 20
    marfa65: posts the ante 20
    ramziko: posts the ante 20
    Dobbeldutch: posts the ante 20
    Perez.1036: posts the ante 20
    bubi27: posts the ante 20
    caminhante44: posts the ante 20
    Perez.1036: posts small blind 100
    bubi27: posts big blind 200
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Arnisss [Ad Qd]
    caminhante44: folds
    Scott Blanc: folds
    Arnisss: raises 240 to 440
    bikekamikaze: folds
    marfa65: folds
    ramziko: folds
    Dobbeldutch: folds
    Perez.1036: folds
    bubi27: calls 240
    *** FLOP *** [3c 6d Qh]
    bubi27: bets 200
    Arnisss: calls 200
    *** TURN *** [3c 6d Qh] [7h]
    bubi27: bets 200
    Arnisss: raises 500 to 700
    bubi27: calls 500
    *** RIVER *** [3c 6d Qh 7h] [3h]
    bubi27: bets 1200
    Arnisss: raises 2200 to 3400
    bubi27: calls 2200
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    Arnisss: shows [Ad Qd] (two pair, Queens and Threes)
    bubi27: shows [3s 2s] (three of a kind, Threes)
    bubi27 collected 9760 from pot

    PokerStars Hand #75416908629: Tournament #510763027, $2.02+$0.20 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XIX (1500/3000) - 2012/02/11 17:45:45 WET [2012/02/11 12:45:45 ET]
    Table '510763027 143' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
    Seat 1: Still620 (36900 in chips)
    Seat 2: Ghosthief (112415 in chips)
    Seat 3: ottoites (34200 in chips)
    Seat 4: Jag-Torre (84580 in chips)
    Seat 5: eiriandaff (28700 in chips)
    Seat 6: maybeornot89 (45575 in chips)
    Seat 7: Arnisss (39082 in chips)
    Seat 8: 10.5 INCH (116737 in chips)
    Seat 9: PICHIKA 88 (86120 in chips)
    Still620: posts the ante 300
    Ghosthief: posts the ante 300
    ottoites: posts the ante 300
    Jag-Torre: posts the ante 300
    eiriandaff: posts the ante 300
    maybeornot89: posts the ante 300
    Arnisss: posts the ante 300
    10.5 INCH: posts the ante 300
    PICHIKA 88: posts the ante 300
    Still620: posts small blind 1500
    Ghosthief: posts big blind 3000
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Arnisss [Kd Ks]
    ottoites: folds
    Jag-Torre: folds
    eiriandaff: folds
    maybeornot89: folds
    Arnisss: raises 4500 to 7500
    10.5 INCH: calls 7500
    PICHIKA 88: folds
    Still620: folds
    Ghosthief: folds
    *** FLOP *** [6d 7c 3d]
    Arnisss: bets 7500
    10.5 INCH: calls 7500
    *** TURN *** [6d 7c 3d] [Kc]
    Arnisss: checks
    10.5 INCH: checks
    *** RIVER *** [6d 7c 3d Kc] [5s]
    Arnisss: bets 16500
    10.5 INCH: raises 16500 to 33000
    Arnisss: calls 7282 and is all-in
    Uncalled bet (9218) returned to 10.5 INCH
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    10.5 INCH: shows [As 4s] (a straight, Three to Seven)
    Arnisss: shows [Kd Ks] (three of a kind, Kings)
    10.5 INCH collected 84764 from pot
    Arnisss finished the tournament in 5094th place


    PokerStars Hand #75402647804: Tournament #515091460, $2.28+$0.22 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2012/02/11 13:06:22 WET [2012/02/11 8:06:22 ET]
    Table '515091460 6' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
    Seat 1: vuk81 (2050 in chips)
    Seat 2: Keeper102 (70 in chips)
    Seat 3: teufelche512 (1925 in chips)
    Seat 4: Legmeister (4100 in chips)
    Seat 5: Küchenheld (1240 in chips)
    Seat 6: Turtle1984 (1710 in chips)
    Seat 7: alexska86 (3400 in chips)
    Seat 8: Arnisss (930 in chips)
    Arnisss: posts small blind 10
    vuk81: posts big blind 20
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Arnisss [Kh Jh]
    Keeper102: folds
    teufelche512: calls 20
    Legmeister: folds
    Küchenheld: raises 20 to 40
    Turtle1984: folds
    alexska86: folds
    Arnisss: calls 30
    vuk81: calls 20
    teufelche512: calls 20
    *** FLOP *** [6h 3s Th]
    Arnisss: checks
    vuk81: checks
    teufelche512: checks
    Küchenheld: bets 80
    Arnisss: calls 80
    vuk81: calls 80
    teufelche512: calls 80
    *** TURN *** [6h 3s Th] [9h]
    Arnisss: checks
    vuk81: checks
    teufelche512: bets 80
    Küchenheld: raises 80 to 160
    Arnisss: calls 160
    vuk81: calls 160
    teufelche512: raises 260 to 420
    Küchenheld: calls 260
    Arnisss: raises 390 to 810 and is all-in
    vuk81: folds
    teufelche512: raises 995 to 1805 and is all-in
    Küchenheld: folds
    Uncalled bet (995) returned to teufelche512
    *** RIVER *** [6h 3s Th 9h] [Ks]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    Arnisss: shows [Kh Jh] (a flush, King high)
    teufelche512: shows [5h Ah] (a flush, Ace high)


    I know its bad to push AA like that but i was guaranteed the player gonna call me, because of the way he previous hands

    PokerStars Hand #75399616734: Tournament #510764552, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (25/50) - 2012/02/11 11:45:51 WET [2012/02/11 6:45:51 ET]
    Table '510764552 91' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
    Seat 1: florinacio85 (3622 in chips)
    Seat 2: mancoH (2368 in chips)
    Seat 3: kislorodnij (3008 in chips)
    Seat 4: HANNIBAL 266 (3140 in chips)
    Seat 5: LehaCSKA43 (3259 in chips)
    Seat 6: philapostie (2775 in chips)
    Seat 7: Arnisss (3015 in chips)
    Seat 8: GEL_7777 (2540 in chips)
    Seat 9: hirudoid (3283 in chips)
    florinacio85: posts small blind 25
    mancoH: posts big blind 50
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to Arnisss [Ac Ad]
    kislorodnij: calls 50
    HANNIBAL 266: raises 100 to 150
    LehaCSKA43: folds
    philapostie: folds
    Arnisss: raises 2865 to 3015 and is all-in
    GEL_7777: folds
    hirudoid: folds
    florinacio85: folds
    mancoH: folds
    kislorodnij: folds
    HANNIBAL 266: calls 2865
    *** FLOP *** [9c 2c 8h]
    *** TURN *** [9c 2c 8h] [8s]
    *** RIVER *** [9c 2c 8h 8s] [Js]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    HANNIBAL 266: shows [2d 2s] (a full house, Deuces full of Eights)
    Arnisss: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
    HANNIBAL 266 collected 6155 from pot
    Arnisss finished the tournament in 1377th place
    Add Arnisss to Rail
  2. First of all don’t think that you will lose if you have a good hand. If you think that you will lose because you play with fear. Always have confidence in your game. I want to point of that your opponents played very bad (make cals they has no odds for). But your game could use some work too.

    ================================================== =============

    About the 66 hand, pre flop you did the right thing you raise around 2.5 times the big blind and get 2 calls. On the flop I don’t like your big bet. You have a very strong hand and you don’t want to chase away people. Though there are 2 hearts on the flop, betting only half of the pot is a much better play.

    On the turn I probably would have check-raise instead of a bet, if he has a bit of hand you will get paid of. Not only that, if you bet and he has nothing or a very marginal hand he will fold there. Also you give him very bad odds if he’s chasing a draw (which was very likely the case here). You could use the argument that he might check behind, but the way he played the hand he would almost always bet the turn.

    On the river I would have checked called. I don’t like you’re reraise all-in at all. What can you beat? The way he played the hand it could never be a bluff and there is no other hand possible than a straight or a heart flush.

    ================================================== ===========

    The AQ hand, pre-flop you did the right move. On the flop you made the right call. On the turn you can both raise or call. I think that I will raise in this case too because the board is pretty dangerous.

    On the river you made a fatal mistake. I would always check on the river or place a block bet. He called on the flop and he called a raise on the turn. He would probably not do that with less than a set, straight, flush or maybe even a full house. Your raise is really bad because you are only called by a better hand, you are either far ahead on this river or far behind. So betting will win you nothing and lose u a lot.

    The best play would be to put a small block bet (around 75), if he raises fold your hand. A decent player will probably only call if he has a set, because if he raises he’s only called with a flush, straight or full house.

    Your opponent played like a complete donk in this hand and got incredibly lucky, but you could have reduced your losses a lot if you played this hand better.

    ================================================== =============

    In the third hand you find KK. You make a correct raise on the flop. The half pot bet on the flop is correct play too. Then when a king comes on the river you check…I really cannot understand that move. A king is normally a good bluff card so I would always bet on it. Besides of that there are 2 possible flush draws and a like 6 possible straight draws on the board. This is a really bad turn to slowplay on. And on the river again.. the straight could have been completed so I would always check, call here. You decide to bet again and call a reraise again. You should really improve your turn and river play.

    ================================================== =============

    In the 4th hand you decide to call with KJ suited after a limp and a min raise, which is the correct play. On the flop you get a king high flush draw. There are 3 ways to play a hand like this, you can check call here, you can check raise here and you can bet here. What do to depends on your opponent and your stack in relation with your opponent. Seeing that the stacks are pretty deep your call here is the correct move.

    On the turn your hit your king high flush, I think that your call here is correct, but I think it’s better to raise here. You don’t want to risk a 4th heart on the river if someone has an ace of hearts. After you got reraised you decide to go all in which is a good move. You didn’t do anything wrong this hand, this is a cooler.

    ================================================== =============

    The last hand was a bad beat, though I don’t like that you say that its guaranteed he would call u. There is no way you can know that for sure.
    Edited By: Spikeycloud Mar 6th, 2012 at 10:37 AM
    Add Spikeycloud to Rail