I wanted to be perfectly honest with this blog in the same fashion that BlueScouse is with his so i'l tell you the story of a burnt bankroll:
After the hopeful ending of the last blog, it all went pear shaped. I started to hit some $33 HU’s and got on a real bad run, lost about 5 and won 1, then launched into a $55 HU to recoup some losses, suffice to say, I lost and found myself down around $150.
Then the uncontrollable wreck I was decided it would be a good idea to get into some $0.50/$1.00 cash and after a $25 pot win with JJ, I got pwned all over the shop, and made a filthy $40 call on a J high board with QQ which I knew was nowhere.
So after another $60 loss, the hero gets into a $1/$2 cash game with a $120 stack, this goes in one hand:
Dealt to LeKnave [Ts 8c]
BDaws leaves the table
cosa nostra1: folds
Elvis-73: calls $1
*** FLOP *** [8s 5s Tc]
Elvis-73: bets $4
LeKnave: raises $8 to $12
Elvis-73: calls $8
*** TURN *** [8s 5s Tc] [7s]
LeKnave: bets $18
Elvis-73: raises $152 to $170
LeKnave: calls $88 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [8s 5s Tc 7s] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Elvis-73: shows [9h Jh] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
LeKnave: mucks hand
Elvis-73 collected $240 from pot
Another terrible call, boy I was on fire in these games! At this point I was so annoyed I wasn’t even thinking tbh so the call was always coming.
I then started talking to Brent and Rich about how stupid I am etc, they cheered me up and I got bk into the swing of this with my new $500 BR with some $0.25/$0.50. I’m going to play 4 tables of $0.25/$0.50 for 4 hours a day, in blocks (3 6 handed and 1 9 handed) to attempt to aid the BR back to its original state.
I'm not sure what it is that makes me do this, but its going to be a big problem with my online play unless i sort it.
Later on I hit the $25K and $15K on stars, missed the cash in both…then decided to hit the $4K on crypto with Brent, with the added bonus of a pint in a last longer bet. Didn’t really see much in the way of cards for a while then made a few moves and generated a bit of a stack. Then 2 AK’s in a row got me to the 30K mark. People started dropping off and we had the final 10, with 7 left I push UTG with Ktos for 27K (1500/3000 blinds) and the BB woke up with AA and it was over, $270 for the 7th place isn’t to be sniffed at after the night I’ve had.
So, lessons to take into account:
- Stay in the same game you have planned to play
- If you feel you’re tilting, take a break - have some sort of Kit Kat
- Ship It home in a MTT
DTD = £339.06 (+£139.06)
STARS = $536.16 ( -$463.84)
I decided to look at this the good way, I am still in profit in 2007!
DTD = +£139.06
STARS = -£238.33
LIVE = +£396
TOTAL = +£296.73
So, it is now that the grind starts:
- $0.25/$0.50 Cash Tables
- $22+$1 HU games
- $0.25/$0.50 HU Cash Tables
- £0.15/£0.25 6 Handed Cash Tables
The next update WILL be in a week or so, unless another big night like tonight happens.