Don’t hate the player, hate the game…
Thursday March 01st 2007, 1:42 am
Filed under: No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,S&G

God I hate poker. Let me repeat that, I hate poker. Honestly.

WARNING – You’re entering sick, borderline uber-rant territory, beware! WARNING

Not really, but it’s hard not to after a day like mine. Only upside of it all is that I wasn’t in a live game or I might as well punched a player or two, or three right smack in the face for their stupidity and their audacity to talk smack to me after laying some of the sickest beats on me. Hell, bad enough that they play like crap, which I absolutely endorse, after all that’s where the money comes from, but then sucking out on me hand after hand after hand and then talking smack to me? Are you shitting me? God damn little dastards! ;)Played a total of 8 SnGs today…not all that much considering that I multi-tabled, but hey, I couldn’t take anymore. I mean, it’s all in good fun if you lose one or two (more or less sick) hands that cripple you or send you packing, but the amount of those hands was way above my tolerance today. Alrighty, it’s normal to lose a coin-flip or even the eventual dominated hand here and there, but no, there was nothing in the region of “here and there”, it was more like everywhere.

Coinflips won (4x Pair vs two overs, 2x two overs vs pair): 0

Dominated hands won (AQ vs AJ, AK vs A7, A10 vs A5, etc): 0…just have a look at the typical hand…

typical hand

Cold deck mountain (QQ vs KK, A7 vs AK), shorthanded: 2, won: 0

Overpair vs two unders (QQ vs J9, QQ vs 108): 2, won: 0

16+ outs twice (OESD+Flush-draw, OESD+Flush-draw+trip-draw): 2, won 0

…and then the hand that send me over the edge – I mean come on, are you kidding me, how can you call a raise-war with that hand…and btw…where is my four-flush there? God damn it!

PokerStars Game #8674121289: Tournament #44160577, $5.00+$0.50 Hold’em No Limit – Level II (15/30) – 2007/02/28 – 19:14:21 (ET)
Table ‘44160577 1’ 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: faceless0516 (1670 in chips)
Seat 2: tb1172 (2560 in chips)
Seat 3: DreamOnPlaya (1040 in chips)
Seat 4: mossposse (1250 in chips)
Seat 5: BigDaddy613 (2640 in chips)
Seat 7: Ingoal (1210 in chips)
Seat 8: orrell22 (810 in chips)
Seat 9: lancerloaf50 (2320 in chips)
BigDaddy613: posts small blind 15
Ingoal: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ingoal [Ac Ad]
orrell22: folds
lancerloaf50: folds
faceless0516: raises 30 to 60
tb1172: calls 60
DreamOnPlaya: raises 60 to 120
mossposse: folds
BigDaddy613: folds
Ingoal: raises 120 to 240
faceless0516: calls 180
tb1172: folds
DreamOnPlaya: raises 800 to 1040 and is all-in
Ingoal: raises 170 to 1210 and is all-in
faceless0516: calls 970
*** FLOP *** [4c Ks 9c]
*** TURN *** [4c Ks 9c] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [4c Ks 9c Tc] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Ingoal: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
faceless0516: shows [Qh Jc] (a straight, Nine to King)
faceless0516 collected 340 from side pot
DreamOnPlaya: shows [Qc Qd] (two pair, Queens and Fours)
faceless0516 collected 3195 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3535 Main pot 3195. Side pot 340. | Rake 0
Board [4c Ks 9c Tc 4d]
Seat 1: faceless0516 showed [Qh Jc] and won (3535) with a straight, Nine to King
Seat 2: tb1172 folded before Flop
Seat 3: DreamOnPlaya showed [Qc Qd] and lost with two pair, Queens and Fours
Seat 4: mossposse (button) folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 5: BigDaddy613 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: Ingoal (big blind) showed [Ac Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Fours
Seat 8: orrell22 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 9: lancerloaf50 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)

Poker oh poker, it’s all skill…start with the worst hand and go uphill…so considering all the circumstances, this was by far the worst run of bad luck I’ve EVER seen in a day…I mean there’s no way in hell I could have made money today, yes, I scored a 90-95% in the correct decision department, on the other hand I scored a 100+100% in the junk kick department…god am I tilted now…stats for the day: SnGs played 8, ITM 1 (1x 2nd), other finishes: 8, 8, 5, 8, 6, 8, 7…thanks very much for ruining my day donkeys…

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