Not all is well at the Live poker room. As the title says, the author of this blog has had three losing sessions in a row. That's not a record but it's worth mentioning. Thank you all who leave comments because they do bring a constructive and different point of view to each hand.
Here are some hands that I played terribly. You know that you are making a mistake when you look at your cards and debate calling or folding for $2. I had K♠-7♠ and called. Three of us saw the flop K♥-Q♦-J♠. There was a $15 bet and two of us called. Turn was 6♥. First guy made it $25, I called (mistake #1), and the second guy went all-in for $52 total. The other guy folded and I called (mistake #2). The river was a blank and the winner flipped over 9♣-10♠. I'm being asked to put in $27 more to win $180. I should have focused on the strength of my hand instead of the pot odds.
Only $80 behind, I was dealt 6♦-6♣ while UTG+1. I bet $12 and it folded around to the guy in the cut-off, $500+ behind, who thought about it and then called. Flop was 9♠-10♣-3♦ and I went all-in (tilt move). He thought about it and called with 9♦-5♦! I mean, pot is $27 and he calls $68 more with 9,5. I don't think I could have made the call if I was in his position. But my shove was bad since I bet $68 to win $27.
Second session, I had K♣-Q♦ and bet $10. The guy next to me called. Flop was K♠-5♥-8♦. I bet $15 and he called. The turn was a blank, I bet, and he called. River was a blank and I bet and he min raised. I thought about it and called. The older gentleman flipped over A♦-A♣!
Third session, I'm in mid position with $100 behind, holding 3♣-4♣. BB and a bearded guy on the button have me covered. Flop is A♥-10♣-3♥. BB checks, I check, Mr. Beard bets $15. We call and the turn is 4♥. BB checks, I check, and Mr. Beard bets $40. BB folds and I move all-in. I'm putting him on an ace. BB debates for two minutes and calls. Obviously he doesn't have a flush. River is a J♣. Mr. Beard flips over 10♥-J♠ and wins with a higher two pair. I was representing a flush but my turn check said I really didn't have a flush. He had to call, right? Pot was $174 and all he had to do is put in $43 to win $217.
I wasn't patient. I need to be mentally prepared to sit at a poker table for hours. I have to be willing to fold and only play good starting hands and preferably when in position.