I seem to be obsessed with trying to steal pots lately. That needs to stop.
Last night playing $2-4 no limit Hold’em and finished with a net gain of $22. OK, at least it wasn’t a loss, but pretty mediocre for playing 3.5 hours, even when considering the rake.
But I surely spewed away $300+ just on failed steal attempts. I’m not going to provide the full play-by-play here, but here are two (of many) lowlights:
1 – Called on button with KT offsuit and three undercards came on the flop. Check-check. The turn card paired the board and I bet. The original pre-flop raiser called. River was a brick and I made a pot-sized bet. He called with AK offsuit and won with A-high.
2 – In a button v. SB (me) battle, check-min-raised turn when a 3rd spade hit the board (I had two hearts), then bombed the river. Villain had a made flush, albeit not the Ace, but called anyway.
Curtailing these silly and sometimes large losses will fix a major current leak in my game. If I don’t know where I stand, just fold and wait for a better situation.
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!
That should do it.
Year-to-date online results: + $8,716
Month-to-date online results: + $1,631