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#221 iggymcfly

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 05:56 PM

I'd be curious for a few details, as to how much the roll was, etc., since I had a meltdown myself not too long ago. Were you just playing 3/6 or did you move up trying to get it back? Just general stuff like that would be kind of interesting.
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:32 PM

just had a great session after playing very little for the last few days. Found out that b2b's big 5x bonuses are almost completely eliminated, so my career looks short-lived.Did feel really good to have a big session, and looks like I'll finish this month with around 45K hands or so and slightly better results than my conservative estimations.Sorry to hear about the meltdown Cobalt, though I'm sure we could all benefit from the experience of the details at some point.All the best in your rebuilding efforts.
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 07:26 AM

Well, when I started yesterday, I had around $7.8k in my roll. After running overpairs into sets at 2/4 and 3/6 NL, I dropped $3.8k. Probably the worst NL session I've ever had honestly. Part of it was me playing badly. Bluffs just weren't working. Every time I'd make a big hand (straight, set), I'd get outdrawn and pay off...mostly cause I hate the feeling of getting run over.I'm pretty sick of getting oversetted. The last four times it's come up, I've been the one oversetted.I played some this morning. Tried to some 1/2 PLO to mix things up. Dropped a few buy-ins there, though the NLHE is coming around a bit. Think I'm down another $500 this morning (though I was down another $1k for a while).I'm pretty bummed/frustated...cause I really do need to raise some tuition money. Sessions like these make me wonder if I know how to play the game. Looks like I may have to drop back to the 1/2 mines.

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 07:38 AM

View PostCobaltBlue, on Saturday, July 29th, 2006, 7:26 AM, said:

Well, when I started yesterday, I had around $7.8k in my roll. After running overpairs into sets at 2/4 and 3/6 NL, I dropped $3.8k. Probably the worst NL session I've ever had honestly. Part of it was me playing badly. Bluffs just weren't working. Every time I'd make a big hand (straight, set), I'd get outdrawn and pay off...mostly cause I hate the feeling of getting run over.I'm pretty sick of getting oversetted. The last four times it's come up, I've been the one oversetted.I played some this morning. Tried to some 1/2 PLO to mix things up. Dropped a few buy-ins there, though the NLHE is coming around a bit. Think I'm down another $500 this morning (though I was down another $1k for a while).I'm pretty bummed/frustated...cause I really do need to raise some tuition money. Sessions like these make me wonder if I know how to play the game. Looks like I may have to drop back to the 1/2 mines.
Sucks man, I was on a 10 buyin downswing at 1/2 NL. Just like you nothing was working. Oversets, outdrawn, no action on big hands. I lost 40% of my BR this month after not having a losing month all year. I too am bummed/frustrated and wonder how I built a BR in the first place.Hopefully it turns around for you. I had a nice win last nite but other than that the month has been break even or lose every session.
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:02 AM

View PostCobaltBlue, on Saturday, July 29th, 2006, 8:26 AM, said:

Well, when I started yesterday, I had around $7.8k in my roll. After running overpairs into sets at 2/4 and 3/6 NL, I dropped $3.8k. Probably the worst NL session I've ever had honestly. Part of it was me playing badly. Bluffs just weren't working. Every time I'd make a big hand (straight, set), I'd get outdrawn and pay off...mostly cause I hate the feeling of getting run over.I'm pretty sick of getting oversetted. The last four times it's come up, I've been the one oversetted.I played some this morning. Tried to some 1/2 PLO to mix things up. Dropped a few buy-ins there, though the NLHE is coming around a bit. Think I'm down another $500 this morning (though I was down another $1k for a while).I'm pretty bummed/frustated...cause I really do need to raise some tuition money. Sessions like these make me wonder if I know how to play the game. Looks like I may have to drop back to the 1/2 mines.
well another way to look at it man is that for 6 months or so u were on an unreal tear winning like 30 straight sessions right? Youll bounce back. Head to bodog and tear up their 3/6 nl. Its probably the softest game ive played so far. We all know ull get it back in a week or 2
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:29 AM

Yeah, it sounds like you were just a little too underbankrolled, and you didn't really need to go on full-fledged tilt to drop your money. I'd recommend that you take enough time off that you can play 1/2 without being all pissy about it. Maybe that's just a few hours, or maybe it's a few days, but you really do need to move down.When I had my week-long meltdown, my problem wasn't that I was underbankrolled as much as I was emotionally unready to lose a large amount of money, and I let a 3K downswing at 3/6 turn into a 9K loss by the end of the week. I ran my BR from 13K down to 4K over that time, so I was pretty much in the same spot as you.Anyway, since then, I've been playing some 1/2 NL, a little bit of 2/4 NL, and one night of 10/20 limit live, and I'm up about $3000 again. I really think if you can just break up the routine a little and either play less or play something different for a while, it will help.I can also relate to the upcoming expenses too, as I have to license my car next week ($1200 I think) and I've been trying to help out my mom lately as she's been pretty broke too. Still though, even if you've got pressing expenses, I think reducing your schedule for a while's about the only way you can make sure that the hours you put in make money for you and not for someone else.
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:35 AM

That's the thing...after my Vegas trip, I was a bit burned out. Had only played like 5 hours since I'd been back and won $500 in that time. Then I get into these stupid meltdown sessions. I've probably played 12 hours in the past 30 hours. My roll on Bodog is officially crap now...like...barely over $1.1k.The sick thing is that I was sitting on a $900 stack at a 2/4 table...and then busted on one 1/2 table...and I couldn't add chips. Going to be the biggest stack I'll see for quite some time. I'm so dumb...I'll have to go back to .50/1.

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:47 AM

Ouch. It's really hard to play decently when you're on a losing streak like that. It seems like it's a whole lot easier to build 1K into 10K than it is to stop the free fall from 4K to zero when you've already lost over half your bankroll. The desire to "fix the problem" is so strong that you just can't pull yourself away long enough to get your head straight. This is the first time I've managed to stop one of these before I broke myself, and the only way I did it was keeping myself really busy for a while. (Took a couple two day trips, one to the lake right after, and a mandatory one later on which did include a little poker.)
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 01:46 PM

Little hands means little profit for Jordan this month.I just been around all this month. I'd like to figure out my profit right now, but I may still be stuck a bit. I did just cash in Thursdays super in 38th place. Frustrating tourney. Never caught really nice cards, and at the end I'm a little upset with how I went out, but whatever...And I finally put in a winning session in a cash game. Oh, and I really am starting to hate Bodog and their customer service. They only have $600 and $100nl 6 max games. They won't add 6 max games to $400 or $200 for some reason...really pisses me off. I don't have issues playing $600nl, ok, maybe I do. I don't know why. I have the roll for it. I'm just loving $400nl right now and want FReAKING 6 MAX $400NL ON BOdOG SO I CAN CASH OUT FROM THAT STUPID SITE (i have to clear a bonus).So yea. We'll see what happens. I'm gonna tear August a new one though. And I call dibs on the new thread.- Jordan

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 02:55 PM

Either I'm experiencing the upside of variance, or these 1/2 NL games on Party are really, really soft. I've only played 1,800 hands and I'm already up 15 buy-ins. My hourly rate 2-tabling them ($303/hr) is over twice what I was making 2-tabling the 2/4 games. I was planning on just making a quick detour before moving back up, but if I keep earning this fast, I might stick around for a while.
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 05:45 PM

View PostJordan, on Saturday, July 29th, 2006, 2:46 PM, said:

Little hands means little profit for Jordan this month.I just been around all this month. I'd like to figure out my profit right now, but I may still be stuck a bit. I did just cash in Thursdays super in 38th place. Frustrating tourney. Never caught really nice cards, and at the end I'm a little upset with how I went out, but whatever...And I finally put in a winning session in a cash game. Oh, and I really am starting to hate Bodog and their customer service. They only have $600 and $100nl 6 max games. They won't add 6 max games to $400 or $200 for some reason...really pisses me off. I don't have issues playing $600nl, ok, maybe I do. I don't know why. I have the roll for it. I'm just loving $400nl right now and want FReAKING 6 MAX $400NL ON BOdOG SO I CAN CASH OUT FROM THAT STUPID SITE (i have to clear a bonus).So yea. We'll see what happens. I'm gonna tear August a new one though. And I call dibs on the new thread.- Jordan
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:39 AM

July wrap up:Goal was 25k hands, and $6,000.I played 24k hands, and won roughly $5,000.Winrate was almost exactly as expected at 1.95BB/100 over mixed stakes, but unfortunately i played lower stakes than i forecasted for. I have almost twice as many 2/4 hands as 3/6, and quite a bit of 1/2 (only a bit of 5/10).On a positive note i just got Elite status at absolute, which means i get a free $200+16 tournament every month (and earn points faster). I havent played non-free roll tournaments in long time, so it'll be a treat.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:13 AM

View PostAbbaddabba, on Sunday, July 30th, 2006, 3:39 AM, said:

July wrap up:Goal was 25k hands, and $6,000.I played 24k hands, and won roughly $5,000.Winrate was almost exactly as expected at 1.95BB/100 over mixed stakes, but unfortunately i played lower stakes than i forecasted for. I have almost twice as many 2/4 hands as 3/6, and quite a bit of 1/2 (only a bit of 5/10).On a positive note i just got Elite status at absolute, which means i get a free $200+16 tournament every month (and earn points faster). I havent played non-free roll tournaments in long time, so it'll be a treat.
boo, i just got platinum the other day. i thought my VIP status points would go 1.5 times as fast too, but i still need 18000 more raked hands to be VIP.crazy day yesterday - over 2500 hands on absolute, and a total profit of $2.97
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 09:30 AM

I'm am so effing sick of losing sets.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 04:26 PM

Ended up putting in about 30k hands total and made 8.5ish grand (my PT db's are on two diff comps so i can't get exact numbers)About 3.5k was from 5/10 SH limit4.5k from 1/2 SH NLRest from a coupel bonuses.And I started the month with a 5k BR, so making 8.5 g's is like woah for me. :club:
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 07:14 PM

My "profit" on the month: -$575loooooooooooooooool.Obviously, basically break even. I think I actually have $53 other dollars from this site that I'm not accounting for, but when I added up all my money I have currently online, I was $163 shorter...so yea.It was a crazy month (panama in 2 weeks took away from a lot of my play, but whatever, that was worht it), when I played. I'll have an August thread up at 12...hope the majority of you met your goals.- JordanEDIT -- I just realized its the 30th, and still have the 31st to play. Man...I may be changing this again then.EDIT*2 -- lool, back in the black again..loool. one more day to go, maybe i can turn something...EDIT*3 -- getting KK cracked by 53o for a $764 pot, gets me stuck on the month. Story of my month. little hands, bad run...small loss. sigh.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:16 PM

I'm not going to meet either of my real goals. I was up $9,000 at one point, went all the way back down to break even, and while I haven't figured out my final numbers yet (obviously, the month isn't quite over), I think I finished the month up about $4,000. My break even live goal looked very attainable (I was down about $20), until I went out and dropped $1,100 last night. Anyway, I certainly did meet the goal of becoming proficient at NL cash games again, and that should make sustaining profit in August a lot easier. I've found that keeping myself with 20+ buy-ins (that means playing 1/2 right now), makes it a lot easier to avoid tilting. I'm making maybe a third as many mistakes lately as I was playing higher limits.
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:32 PM

ran at 0.7BB/100 for 6,700 hands of short handed limit for about $600 in winnings. not what i was shooting for, but it's more fun than breaking even. somehow i'm up about $1,400 overall. guess rakeback and bonuses added up.
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:09 PM

I was up very small on the month...coming into the 31st, but then proceeded to get KK cracked by 53o (open pushed into me for $380 pf) after he turned a gutshot straight. Overall stuck -$575. Which is nothing. It actually kinda makes me laugh. Not playing for like 2 weeks was rough, but it didn't help that I ran incredibly lame this month.Oh well. Onto August.- Jordan

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:26 PM

well my month went down in flamesLets just say me and Mel Gibson got a lot in common.Last Saturday i went up to my apartment and ate some sushi with the roommate. Well apparently that doesnt much to fill u up and we had a few drinks and basically i shouldnt have been playin. So the good majority of the br is gone (thought playin the 1k game would be fun)So back to the rebuilding for me. I am gonna start keepin the minimum necessary on the sites and keepin the rest out of immediate reach.
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