Opening lines from James Taylor’s You’ve Got a Friend:
“When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.”
So true with the cards are running bad.
Flop a set of 4’s and get all-in against a guy with pocket Queens for a pot of $410. Another Queen hits on the river.
Get KK in the Big Blind in a $1/2 NL game. Middle position raises to $6 and 2 callers. I re-raise to $30 and MP calls. Flop is 8-4-2 with two spades. The other guy’s stack is not much bigger than the pot and I have him easily covered. All the money goes in and he shows 8-8 for a flopped top set (and makes quads on the turn!). Given the stack sizes, not sure I could ever get away from this one.
A-Q offsuit and the board is A-2-3-5 with two diamonds. I have the Q of diamonds. Get it all-in on the turn with a player who appears to have a flush draw. He tanks, calls and indeed has 6d 5d, and I am 63% favorite. He hits the flush on the river. Sucked out.
Right after that while I’m still tilted, I get a Q-high flop with K-Q off suit, and shove it all in to find out the Villain has flop a set of 8’s. Whoops. Tilted.
Limp in on the button after multiple limpers with 5-2 off suit. (I know, I know…). Flop is 4-4-2 and everybody checks (6 players).. Turn is another 2 and everybody checks again to me. I bet 80% of pot and everybody folds except the cutoff. River is a 6 of clubs, matching the 2c and 4c on the board. But wait, I have the 5c so a straight flush is not possible. Cutoff bombs out a pot-sized bet. WTF? After checking the flop and check-calling the turn? I call and he shows 7-4 off suit. Stupid to be in this hand in the first place, although V’s play made no sense at all.
I call a pre-flop raiser with QJ suited, in position. Flop is J-9-x, he bets and I call. Turn is Q and he bets and I shove. He quickly calls and shows AA. River is a 9. Noooooooooooooo! Suckout.
After taking all this abuse I finally get AA. Time to make some $$ back! I raise my standard amount and everybody folds. I win the blinds. Big hand / no action.
There’s more, but it hurts too much to keep typing.
If I can’t make it playing poker, I might have to start writing country music songs:
“No matter whether it’s Aces or Deuces
All the cards are totally useless
When I runnin’ Baa-aaa-ad
Worst time I’ve ever haa-aaa-ad!”
Year-to-date and month-to-date online results: (- $466)