Raise or Fold:  A Year of Risky Business

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Really Bad Run With Aces

Pockets Aces in cash games have cost me nearly $700 in the last couple of weeks. And each time I've lost with them, I've been 90% or better to win, with all the money in pre-flop. I wouldn't do a single thing differently. I do wish the outcomes would have been a bit more satisfactory. My stats for the month so far would look a whole lot better if AA had held up just one time.

I cashed in my A League tournament tonight. Had I reraised all-in preflop wiith my pocket Jacks in the last stages of the game, I would have foiled the blind steal attempt ~ which then turned into a straight that beat me (as it actually went, my luckbox opponent made a bad call when I shoved on the flop). This was the only real error I made all evening, and arguably it wasn't a huge one, but it was enough to derail my climb up the cash ladder.

You want to make money at poker? Play error-free ~ and run good if you possibly can. (Simple enough, right?)

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Blogger joxum (Denmark) said...

I sense a bit of frustration here. As long as you honestly can say to yourself, that you played the hands right, there's not much else you can do, just accept that you can't control the cards.

Just hang in there, you'll be fine.

That'll be 5 cents, thank you.


2/2/09 8:01 PM  

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