1. It seems week after week that I continuously build a monster stack and run as one of the chip leaders through out a tournament and then always come short of the big money, this is week after week after week. I Know some of you would say dude you won a good days pay for my bankroll. (I satied into both of these as I am only rolled for the max 50 to 75 dollar tournaments but it seems like I have played the majores everyweekend for the past year lol, Im a good sattelite player i guess)

    Anyway you pros out there that have taken down 20k scores how do you handle long long stretches of being a hiccup away of these big pay days. 2 weeks in a roww i get down to under 100 7000 man field tournements.

    07 Dec 08 $750k Fulltilt major $216 3517 field placed 57 $1,388 possibly could have laid down for a better spot later like 70/30 but hey i got it in on a flip with 57 to go. Pretty obvious this guy was defending is bb w5ith a small pair maybe flipping for 22.5 bb shove was iffy but hey I want to get top 3 not place. I knew he did not have AA kk or he would try to get value and not shove 30 bb stack.

    Full Tilt Poker Game #9381718001: $750,000 Guarantee (69297795), Table 93 - 4000/8000 Ante 1000 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:12:25 ET - 2008/12/08
    Seat 2: suckoutonu (202,008)
    Seat 3: dj ani (213,858)
    Seat 4: timkrank (192,302)
    Seat 5: DrunkPPlaya (541,334)
    Seat 6: Fanfares_MiKe (127,850)
    Seat 7: ArjangNocash (64,378)
    Seat 8: MattZman (339,026)
    Seat 9: DahJinerat (135,341)
    suckoutonu antes 1,000
    dj ani antes 1,000
    timkrank antes 1,000
    DrunkPPlaya antes 1,000
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe antes 1,000
    ArjangNocash antes 1,000
    MattZman antes 1,000
    DahJinerat antes 1,000
    dj ani posts the small blind of 4,000
    timkrank posts the big blind of 8,000
    The button is in seat #2
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to suckoutonu [Kc As]
    DrunkPPlaya folds
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe folds
    mikeybeatz (Observer): suck out you were in the sunday brawl right?
    ArjangNocash folds
    MattZman folds
    DahJinerat folds
    suckoutonu: yeA
    Fearlessrob (Observer): drunk i was on the rail of your table in like the 65k?
    suckoutonu has 15 seconds left to act
    mikeybeatz (Observer): nice
    Fearlessrob (Observer): something like that
    mikeybeatz (Observer): i saw you
    Fearlessrob (Observer): a couple days ago
    suckoutonu raises to 20,000
    Fearlessrob (Observer): this must be pretty sick for you
    dj ani folds
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: man
    Fearlessrob (Observer): another big finish in the time frame of a few days?
    timkrank has 15 seconds left to act
    timkrank raises to 191,302, and is all in
    suckoutonu calls 171,302
    timkrank shows [Td Th]
    suckoutonu shows [Kc As]
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: i can easily push everyhand
    *** FLOP *** [2s 6d 6c]
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: aa
    *** TURN *** [2s 6d 6c] [2d]
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: aa
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    *** RIVER *** [2s 6d 6c 2d] [5s]
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    FuNkyFrESH_MiKe: a
    timkrank shows two pair, Tens and Sixes
    suckoutonu shows two pair, Sixes and Twos
    timkrank wins the pot (394,604) with two pair, Tens and Sixes
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 394,604 | Rake 0
    Board: [2s 6d 6c 2d 5s]
    Seat 2: suckoutonu (button) showed [Kc As] and lost with two pair, Sixes and Twos
    Seat 3: dj ani (small blind) folded before the Flop
    Seat 4: timkrank (big blind) showed [Td Th] and won (394,604) with two pair, Tens and Sixes
    Seat 5: DrunkPPlaya folded before the Flop
    Seat 6: FuNkyFrESH_MiKe folded before the Flop
    Seat 7: ArjangNocash folded before the Flop
    Seat 8: MattZman folded before the Flop
    Seat 9: DahJinerat folded before the Flop

    07 Dec 08 The $100K Double Deuce $22 7000 placed 40 $294 Inevetable
    This guy is obviously a maniac opening 70k early position with kj but hey this is a 22.00 tournament. this was a tough one.
    Full Tilt Poker Game #9381090641: The $100K Double Deuce (69414641), Table 615 - 8000/16000 Ante 2000 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:28:46 ET - 2008/12/07
    Seat 1: jdpc27 (774,244)
    Seat 2: BFraser1 (262,234)
    Seat 3: COACH_DRAKE (484,030)
    Seat 4: suckoutonu (227,132)
    Seat 5: ComptonMasta (229,515)
    Seat 6: Kusska (473,030)
    Seat 8: scottie dooo (217,536)
    Seat 9: maskavenga (348,778)
    jdpc27 antes 2,000
    BFraser1 antes 2,000
    COACH_DRAKE antes 2,000
    suckoutonu antes 2,000
    ComptonMasta antes 2,000
    Kusska antes 2,000
    scottie dooo antes 2,000
    maskavenga antes 2,000
    scottie dooo posts the small blind of 8,000
    maskavenga posts the big blind of 16,000
    The button is in seat #6
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to suckoutonu [Ah Ac]
    Mdizzle0801 (Observer): ha yeah more lik 9 incher and he is good looking this thing was just up on the comp
    jdpc27 folds
    Mdizzle0801 (Observer): and i was bored
    BFraser1 folds
    ComptonMasta: i think after two ''size of penis'' mention, u get banned from this rail
    ComptonMasta: gg swd
    COACH_DRAKE raises to 72,000
    swd805 (Observer): :(
    suckoutonu has 15 seconds left to act
    suckoutonu raises to 225,132, and is all in
    ComptonMasta folds
    Kusska folds
    scottie dooo folds
    maskavenga folds
    COACH_DRAKE calls 153,132
    suckoutonu shows [Ah Ac]
    COACH_DRAKE shows [Kc Jc]
    ComptonMasta: lol, <3 swd
    nittyspewtard (Observer): jesus u don't even wanna know how large my e-penis is i hate bragging
    *** FLOP *** [Qs 9h 6d]
    cfuerch52 (Observer): lol @ size of penis ban
    *** TURN *** [Qs 9h 6d] [8h]
    *** RIVER *** [Qs 9h 6d 8h] [Tc]
    suckoutonu shows a pair of Aces
    COACH_DRAKE shows a straight, King high
    COACH_DRAKE wins the pot (490,264) with a straight, King high
    ComptonMasta: ewwww
    ComptonMasta: lol
    suckoutonu stands up
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 490,264 | Rake 0
    Board: [Qs 9h 6d 8h Tc]
    Seat 1: jdpc27 folded before the Flop
    Seat 2: BFraser1 folded before the Flop
    Seat 3: COACH_DRAKE showed [Kc Jc] and won (490,264) with a straight, King high
    Seat 4: suckoutonu showed [Ah Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces
    Seat 5: ComptonMasta folded before the Flop
    Seat 6: Kusska (button) folded before the Flop
    Seat 8: scottie dooo (small blind) folded before the Flop
    Seat 9: maskavenga (big blind) folded before the Flop

    07 Dec 08 The Sunday Brawl HENL $256 1919 placed 44 $902

    T
    the guy in the small blind almost folded used like 55 seconds of his 60 second time bank. I was obviously pushing around the guy who was opening alot of pots.

    Full Tilt Poker Game #9377426363: The Sunday Brawl (69295787), Table 165 - 2500/5000 Ante 600 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:40:56 ET - 2008/12/07
    Seat 1: uuhhhicall (100,925)
    Seat 2: suckoutonu (78,302)
    Seat 3: ShizelReturns (69,546)
    Seat 4: Aashutosh (209,195)
    Seat 5: GrampaJeff (352,274)
    Seat 6: poloq (37,407)
    Seat 7: falco002 (182,676)
    Seat 8: Gunter (79,586)
    Seat 9: kikote (71,280)
    uuhhhicall antes 600
    suckoutonu antes 600
    ShizelReturns antes 600
    Aashutosh antes 600
    GrampaJeff antes 600
    poloq antes 600
    falco002 antes 600
    Gunter antes 600
    kikote antes 600
    ShizelReturns posts the small blind of 2,500
    Aashutosh posts the big blind of 5,000
    The button is in seat #2
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to suckoutonu [8d 8c]
    GrampaJeff folds
    poloq has 15 seconds left to act
    poloq folds
    falco002 folds
    Gunter raises to 12,500
    kikote folds
    uuhhhicall folds
    suckoutonu has 15 seconds left to act
    suckoutonu raises to 77,702, and is all in
    ShizelReturns has 15 seconds left to act
    ShizelReturns has requested TIME
    ShizelReturns calls 66,446, and is all in
    Aashutosh folds
    Gunter folds
    suckoutonu shows [8d 8c]
    ShizelReturns shows [9h 9c]
    Uncalled bet of 8,756 returned to suckoutonu
    *** FLOP *** [5s Qd 6d]
    *** TURN *** [5s Qd 6d] [2c]
    *** RIVER *** [5s Qd 6d 2c] [7d]
    suckoutonu shows a pair of Eights
    ShizelReturns shows a pair of Nines
    ShizelReturns wins the pot (160,792) with a pair of Nines
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 160,792 | Rake 0
    Board: [5s Qd 6d 2c 7d]
    Seat 1: uuhhhicall folded before the Flop
    Seat 2: suckoutonu (button) showed [8d 8c] and lost with a pair of Eights
    Seat 3: ShizelReturns (small blind) showed [9h 9c] and won (160,792) with a pair of Nines
    Seat 4: Aashutosh (big blind) folded before the Flop
    Seat 5: GrampaJeff folded before the Flop
    Seat 6: poloq folded before the Flop
    Seat 7: falco002 folded before the Flop
    Seat 8: Gunter folded before the Flop
    Seat 9: kikote folded before the Flop

    I don't really want staking or need it cause I'm fine playing the smaller buy ins for now and when i satellite in I'll take my shots but I think that if i was staked It would be more for someone disciplining me to play better. Anybody out there getting staked do you think it helps your mental state knowing you have somebody counting on you to take down these tourneys?
     
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  2. i hear ya bud this game is one tough cookie
     
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  3. The KJ vs AA is just nasty... Guy raises 4.5x then calls off 150K - half of his stack lol just to hit the straight. Oh well, good runs gg gl.
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  4. if i remember correctly....i had like 12 tables open so i'm not sure....and could swear i doubled you up like in the 1st 10 minutes of the 750k .....QQ vs 109.

    fml

    idk why i'm even posting this.

    sigh....
    Raise
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  5. keep playing man, it will all come together for ya
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  6. Volume.
     
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  7. See thread on ranked players being more lucky.
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  8. A subscription to Cardrunners could only help- Deep Runs
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  9.  
    Originally Posted by E4ERICK View Post

    if i remember correctly....i had like 12 tables open so i'm not sure....and could swear i doubled you up like in the 1st 10 minutes of the 750k .....QQ vs 109.

    fml

    idk why i'm even posting this.

    sigh....

    I was at the table but not the one to take your chips here is the hand history

    Full Tilt Poker Game #9375973433: $750,000 Guarantee (69297795), Table 397 - 10/20 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:12:57 ET - 2008/12/07
    Seat 1: DOLLARPRO (2,500)
    Seat 2: bob2bob (4,000)
    Seat 3: synergypoker (2,680)
    Seat 5: BruceWizayne (2,190)
    Seat 6: tomtommot (3,480)
    Seat 7: unemployed (3,000)
    Seat 8: suckoutonu (3,150)
    Seat 9: lavernhe (3,000)
    tomtommot posts the small blind of 10
    unemployed posts the big blind of 20
    The button is in seat #5
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to suckoutonu [Ah 4h]
    suckoutonu folds
    lavernhe has 15 seconds left to act
    lavernhe is sitting out
    lavernhe has timed out
    lavernhe folds
    lavernhe has returned
    DOLLARPRO raises to 55
    bob2bob folds
    synergypoker folds
    BruceWizayne folds
    tomtommot has 15 seconds left to act
    tomtommot calls 45
    unemployed raises to 205
    DOLLARPRO has 15 seconds left to act
    DOLLARPRO calls 150
    tomtommot folds
    *** FLOP *** [4s 4d 9s]
    unemployed bets 375
    DOLLARPRO has 15 seconds left to act
    DOLLARPRO raises to 997
    unemployed raises to 2,795, and is all in
    DOLLARPRO calls 1,298, and is all in
    unemployed shows [Qs Qd]
    DOLLARPRO shows [Td 9d]
    Uncalled bet of 500 returned to unemployed
    *** TURN *** [4s 4d 9s] [Jh]
    *** RIVER *** [4s 4d 9s Jh] [5s]
    unemployed shows two pair, Queens and Fours
    DOLLARPRO shows two pair, Nines and Fours
    unemployed wins the pot (5,055) with two pair, Queens and Fours
    DOLLARPRO stands up
    The blinds are now 15/30
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 5,055 | Rake 0
    Board: [4s 4d 9s Jh 5s]
    Seat 1: DOLLARPRO showed [Td 9d] and lost with two pair, Nines and Fours
    Seat 2: bob2bob didn't bet (folded)
    Seat 3: synergypoker didn't bet (folded)
    Seat 5: BruceWizayne (button) didn't bet (folded)
    Seat 6: tomtommot (small blind) folded before the Flop
    Seat 7: unemployed (big blind) showed [Qs Qd] and won (5,055) with two pair, Queens and Fours
    Seat 8: suckoutonu didn't bet (folded)
    Seat 9: lavernhe didn't bet (folded)
     
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  10. it will happen...
     
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