Friday, May 5, 2017

Boring Poker Session

I've played a bit over 33 hours so far this year.  I ran very good for the first 20 hours.  My luck has not turned around since I had pocket kings and lost to pocket jacks on the river.  I'm not saying that I've been unlucky.  I haven't had many good starting hands and/or my draws haven't been hitting.

Also, I haven't been enjoying playing.  Playing poker is a hobby and to some degree it should be fun.  Lately, it's felt more like work.  When you are running semi card-dead and the opposition is tough, no wonder it feels like work.

The last session made me realize that it might be time to take a mini break from poker.  I played for about 3.5 hours.  I had K,K and J,J but neither saw a flop.  Sitting there felt like work.  I was trying to read players and the moves they were making.  But mostly, I spent my time folding bad hands.

I started with $200 in seat 9.  After an hour, I was down to about $130.  I opened to $12 with A,9 in the hijack.  Seat 10 raised to $25 and got three of us to call.  The flop was 2,5,9.  Seat 10 bet $40.  It folded to me and I moved all-in for $107.  He was raising a lot so I figured it was 50/50 if I was ahead or behind.  He called with A,7.  The turn and the river were bricks and I was up to $310.

Last hand of the night, I'm sitting on $235 with A,Q.  Seat 2 was a short stack and bet $15.  He got called in two spots before I moved all-in.  Only the short stack called and he was all-in for $90.  He flipped over 10,10.  The board ran out 10,9,7,6,x.  I called it a night after the hand, down $55.

Two interesting hands happened where two players were dealt the same pocket pair.  Both resulted in chops but it was fun watching the hands play out.


2 comments:

  1. Poker definitely is not as much fun when you are card dead ... and/or have one of those nights when your decent hands are always second best. Sounds like a little break might not be a bad idea.

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