The bodonkey makes me sick
Wednesday May 21st 2008, 5:48 am
Filed under: Bodog,MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,Tournaments

Every time I play, I play good poker. This time it was 2 1/2 hours. We’re down to 12 and the blinds are 400/800. I’ve folded for three orbits and I finally pick up a hand. AcKc. I raise it and get reraised to almost put me all-in. As I’ve commited 33% of my stack already I’m willing to flip if necessary. That being said, I hope I got my opponent dominated, but no…the usual he shows KK. So good so far, the usual “cooler”. I’m too tired to look it up now, but I got the impression that everytime I bomb out of the bodonkey it’s either me, monster vs opponent, monster+1 or me, monster vs opponent, bs and he get’s his x outer. So sick. I mean come on, I stay awake for a tourney that starts at 3:05am. I play my heart out and then I get felted on a hand like this. Damn it. Why don’t you just put that dagger in after 20 minutes?

Back to my final hand…of course the flop contains none of the usual 17 aces in the deck, but wait…the case king popped right up….but wait…there are two clubs…hmm….turn pairs the board and the only thing that the dealer does in favour of me: he doesn’t put the third club on board, which honestly would have set me on mega-tilt…

Hand Number 1237572569
Start Date 2008-05-21 05:35:56
End Date 2008-05-21 05:36:33
Pot Size $16.700,00
Rake $0,00
Game Type Hold’Em
Play Mode Real
Table Name Online Poker Blogger Tournament
Structure NL
Community Cards Kd 3c 5c 5d 8s
Name Seat
Position Cards
Dealt Start/End
Amount Total
Bet Win/Loss
raisydaisy22 1 $7.448,00/$7.073,00 $375,00 $-375,00
KJTech 2 $8.910,00/$8.235,00 $675,00 $-675,00
Ingoal 3 K A $7.750,00/$0,00 $7.750,00 $-7.750,00
Riggstad 5 K K $14.340,00/$23.290,00 $7.750,00 $8.950,00
RecessRampage2 8 $8.235,00/$8.160,00 $75,00 $-75,00
APOSEC72 9 $9.997,50/$9.922,50 $75,00 $-75,00

Anyway…I’m really bummed out right now…and tired…05:45am and I’m sick of it…really sick of it…I doubt I will be playing the bodonkey in the near future, it’s just not healthy for me anymore…what’s the point in staying up that late, just to be felted on a cooler every week…so fuck it…I’m outta here…

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that’s just tournament poker my friend.

tournament poker can best be described as banging your head against the wall then, one time you break thru just to do it over again.

Comment by smokkee 05.21.08 @ 8:23 am


I know Ray, and it feels good to break through (e.g. when I won the bodonkey back in the day). My main problem with MTTs these days is though, that I just can’t break through and with the exception of the occasional blogger-MTT I’ve quit playing MTTs. Why?

I guess it has numerous reasons for me:

1. Because the promising first place money is cool and all (although rather small compared to the “real big” MTTs), but it’s out of reach more often than not…

2. There’s no “next one” right away – as it is in the blogger MTTs, there is usual a next one (the next day, the next week), but not right away.

3. As a (turbo) SnG player I crave action, so if I don’t cash in one, it’s not that big a deal because firstly I play at least 4 at once and secondly there’s always the next one, right away…

To make a long story short: I was just ultra-pissed this morning after playing “flawless” for two and a half hours just to run into a bs hand…again. Now, after a good mornings sleep 😉 I can see a little bit clearer: There was no way around that hand. No matter how I play it, the money is going in. Why? Because less than 10BB forces me to push and even if I don’t raise preflop (riggs raises with the Kings for sure, which might have been the standard raise) and can call a standard-raise, I’m still pushing on the flop with TPTK+nut-flush-draw…

On another note: In times and hands like these it’s easy to forget one thing: For everytime that someone get’s “lucky” (and I use that term lightly as it’s luck to get a monster vs. a slightly worse monster) someone has got to get “unlucky”. It just sucks if you’re the “unlucky one”…

Alrighty…enough mumbling…off to get some stuff done in the real world 🙂 Oh, and thanks for hosting Ray! :mrgreen:

Comment by Ingoal 05.21.08 @ 4:26 pm


…and on another note, in case anyone was wondering: yes, I did the same thing as last time…switched from my desktop to my laptop at the break (this time the second one) and busted out not long after that…

…maybe the black “aura” thing is an omen…

/gets tinfoil-hat ready…*lol*

Comment by Ingoal 05.21.08 @ 7:37 pm

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