I’ve tried playing through the bad patch like last time but it’s hard. Hard because I am playing bad, especially in critical, very large pots. Hard because I am being fucking unlucky. In the space of a couple of hours the other day I lost $8500 in pots, three in total, when I was more than even money to win all three. I was actually about 650 to 1 to lose all three. I seem good at hitting these 500+ longshots :(
Just to show that I post the ugly as well as the beautiful, here is a hand I really chewed up:
PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha High, $10 BB (8 handed)
saw flop|saw showdown
Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 9s, 4s, 8h, 7h.
UTG calls $10, 1 fold, Hero raises to $30, MP2 calls $30, 2 folds, SB raises to $140, 1 fold, UTG calls $130, Hero calls $110, MP2 calls $110.
This was a loose gambling raise by me here. If I am thinking str8 I should really pass to the reraise as although the reraiser is marked as AA, the other two guys are likely to have hands that seriously interfere with mine.
Flop: ($570) 9d, Tc, 3c (4 players)
SB bets $567, UTG calls $377 (All-In), Hero raises to $1134, MP2 raises to $2798, SB calls $185.50 (All-In), Hero calls $1650.25 (All-In).
This is just madness. I'm drawing far to weak here for multi-way action. Although I convinced myself if I could just get out the guy behind me I would be in good shape, the reality is that even then I am probably drawing to 6 ish outs based on the action in front. And if he does call, I am probably drawing next to dead - which was the case.
Turn: ($7281.75) Kh (4 players, 3 all-in)
River: ($7281.75) 7s (4 players, 3 all-in)
Final Pot: $7281.75
Main Pot: $2078, between MP2, SB, UTG and Hero.Pot won by UTG ($2078)
Pot 2: $1126.50, between MP2, SB and Hero.Pot won by MP2 ($1126.50)
Pot 3: $4063.50, between MP2 and Hero.Pot won by MP2 ($4063.50)
Pot 4: $13.75, returned to MP2.
SB has Ks Ac Ah Qc (one pair, aces).
UTG has 8d Js Qd 9h (straight, king high).
Hero has 9s 4s 8h 7h (two pair, nines and sevens).
MP2 has 6c 4h 9c Th (two pair, tens and nines)
Outcome: MP2 wins $5203.75. UTG wins $2078.