It's over. Four in a row. That is where the streak ended at the MGM. Getting to four was difficult as I explained in my last post. Going for five winning sessions in a row proved to be too much for this grasshopper.
From the start, I struggled. I was unable to win even a few redbirds to get me above the starting stack. I seemed to have the second best hand a lot or I'd fold only to see one of my few outs arrive on the river. The cards weren't going my way, therefore, I was playing badly OR I was playing poorly, therefore, the cards didn't go my way. Let's take a look.
Few calls before it gets to me. In late position, I open K♠-J♠ to $12 in seat 2. Only the guy UTG calls with a stack of $80. We see the flop of J-3-7. He checks, I bet $15 and he moves all-in for $68. I call and he flips over Q-Q. He just called $3 pre-flop.
Few orbits later, I look down at 10-10. I open to $12, seat 3 calls, it folds around to seat 1 who makes it $50. I move all-in for $52 more, and both call. Seat 1 had K-K and seat 3 scooped with A-9 after an ace on the flop.
I rebuy and continue to slide. I lose $60 with A-6 vs 8♥-Q♥ on a board of A-7♥-8♥-9 when the 4♥ comes on the river.
I butchered the last hand of the day. I specifically put my opponent on a hand but couldn't fold. Why? Because I was playing my pocket aces like they were invincible.
Seat 1 opens to $16, I call with A-A and seat 3 calls. The flop is T-J-Q and seat 1 bets $30. I call, and seat 3 moves all-in for $148. Seat 1 folds and I stop to think. He called pre-flop and he's moving all-in on the flop. It has to be A-K. I don't fold right away. I start telling myself that it could be A-Q. I call and of course he shows A-K.