Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Frustration is...

Frustration is... Getting it all in WAY ahead only to find out that your opponent hit a 2 outter on the flop setting your profit for the night from +40 within 125 hands to -10:

CO: $16.35
BTN: $8.50
korser (SB): $22.40
OmasSparstrumpf (BB): $10.00
UTG: $54.10
Hero (UTG+1): $54.55
MP1: $50.00
MP2: $83.15

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG+1 with As Ac
UTG calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, 3 folds, BTN raises to $8.50 all in, 2 folds, UTG calls $8, Hero raises to $18, UTG raises to $48, Hero raises to $54.55 all in, UTG calls $6.10 all in

Flop: ($117.45) 8d 6d 4d

Turn: ($117.45) Qc

River: ($117.45) Qs

Final Pot: $117.45
BTN shows Kc Ah (a pair of Queens)
UTG shows 6c 6s (a full house, Sixes full of Queens) - Really? Shoving pre flop with 66?
Hero shows As Ac (two pair, Aces and Queens)
UTG wins $89.50
UTG wins $24.95
(Rake: $3.00)

Frustration is... When the donkeys hit every single card that they need, then min betting?

Hero (CO): $52.05
BTN: $51.25
SB: $49.50
BB: $16.00
UTG: $28.90
UTG+1: $30.60
UTG+2: $18.95
MP1: $51.20
MP2: $52.20

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is CO with Kc Qh
1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $1, 3 folds, Hero calls $1, 2 folds, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($3.25) 7c 3d Qc (3 players)
BB checks, UTG+1 bets $2, Hero raises to $6, BB folds, UTG+1 calls $4

Turn: ($15.25) 9s (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $5, UTG+1 calls $4.50
Not so happy with my turn bet; should have been more, but I probably saved myself money.

River: ($25.25) 9c (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50
You make the flush and then you min bet? LOL! Good value!!

Final Pot: $26.25
Hero mucks Kc Qh
UTG+1 shows 3c Tc (a flush, Queen high) - Good PF raise, and calling of a 3bet! Glad you got paid for your risk... a whole $0.50!!!
UTG+1 wins $24.95
(Rake: $1.30)

Frustration is... when you find yourself in for more than a buy in, midway through the night due to variance

Frustration is... when you finally work your way back to positive a half buy in (which sets you to in the black for the month), only to get sucked out on once again & find yourself in the hole again

Frustration is... when you ONCE again work your way to marginally positive, another donkey stacks you on a suckout

Vindication is... despite all of the frustration, showing a [marginal] profit for the night, despite getting thrown the best that variance can throw your way

Not that it helps, but I looked up my all-in pot equity calculations from Hold'em Luck, and found that this month I'm running $-245 in all in situations. Joy.

1 comment:

  1. Would you rather be a donk and not know why you're frustrated or a solid player and know exactly where the frustration comes from.

    Frustration is hard word to spell when you're frustrated.

    When you're second best in every pot, you're flush-straighted. --Tommy Angelo


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