Friday, March 10, 2006

Shite: Part 2

Hey at least I was playing well, right? Last night I put in 3 SnGs and cashed in zero of them. I made it to 4th, 5th, and 4th. It wasn't that I wasn't playing well, the cards just weren't in my favor. Twice I flopped top two against a set, one bottom and one middle, and twice I got the money in with a better kicker only for one guy to go runner runner straight, and the other to turn his second card to make two pair.

The most unlucky of the night was when a hand came up when I had AKd and raised preflop. The button flat called and the board came up A-J-6. I bet, the button raised, and I pushed him in as he already had a little over half of his stack in there, and from the observation of his play I knew he didn't have to have AJ to make that play so I felt comfortable doing so knowing that I had him covered in case I was wrong. He called with KK. Sweet, right? Wrong. The turn was the case king, and that was just how the night was going to go.

I felt like I was playing right and getting unlucky, so after 3 consecutive non cashes I decided to go watch a friggin movie instead. I've had more unlucky days in my poker life than I'd like to admit, and I'd like to think that it's formed me into a more stable player. Losing those in the way that I did wasn't too upsetting to me, and I'd like to think that I've grown as a poker player and as an unlucky one, because I've overcome my tantrums and my outbursts. I now see these things as part of the game, and nothing to get upset about. I cashed or won 7/10 that I played last week, and 2 of those I was playing badly and I knew it. Now it's just gonna come down to the point of whether or not I'm gonna get unlucky.

I'll play some more today and hopefully pull in some wins, cuz I'd really like to not have to write Shite: Part 3. The tournament at Chumash is tomorrow and if I take home first I can play some real poker and get off of this SnG crap, so we'll see what happens. You all better wish me good poker tomorrow.

Bankroll: $644

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