I ran my bankroll back up to 1533.04€ by four tabling 10€ Hexapros this evening. Strangely I made this profit by winning a lot of small and medium sized Hexas mostly but I didn't win that many 10x. I had to fight hard not to tilt in some of the 100€ prize pool games. In one of them I lost the Hexa after losing around 4 or 5 consecutive all ins heads up. I also lost another 100€ prizepool in the heads up phase where I initially had most of the chips. My desk definitely got a beating from trying to burn off some of that frustration :P
Anyway, can't complain at all about a session this profitable.
People seem to like reading bad beat stories given the popularity of that content here (or maybe people just like posting them?). Here's a funny hand that I lost against pocket 99 in a 100€ prize pool (10€ buy in) Hexapro. http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/9903013 . Not such a bad beat in terms of absolute hand strength but still a pretty ridiculous situation :P
Ok @GR1ZZL3R. I'll try to keep posting the worst ones when they happen! I feel like with playing Hexapros most of bad beats get lost somewhere in the haze of the session, unless they happen in the bigger games (like 10x). Or maybe I just have just been running well recently compared to some others at least :P
@MadAdoI don't really understand what you are trying to say?
Today I was playing the community poker league, and some Hexas at the same time. The Hexa session started off pretty badly, I probably had to play almost 20 Hexapros before I got any multiplier above 3x. In the end I luckily won most of the few big ones that I did spin so I made a minor profit. Bankroll is now 1611.04€.
I also came in 8th place in the community poker league. Mostly it was just fun to play against familiar characters and practice my probably pretty rusty tournament strategy (because I haven't studied the effects of ICM much).
Rather than share hands where I think I played well, here is an interesting hand from the community poker league a after the money bubble (right before final table) that I think I possibly played quite badly:
Villain didn't seem too loose so far (at least as far as I had been following) and I tank folded the turn. I have my thoughts about the hand but I won't spoil you with them if you feel like commenting your thoughts on it.
Thanks for the opionion @Dennis_ ! I was thinking after the hand that the turn fold might have been a bit too tight, since against AQ or AT I have about 30% equity and even against KQ or QQ I have 20% equity. I block some straights like KJ. Disregarding ICM I need to win a bit under 30% of the time to be able to call this. If villain is bluffing enough you could maybe justify the call.
However with ICM considerations and the fact that villain didn't seem that loose maybe it's a fold after all. I have little experience playing an ICM format so I'm not sure, felt like a pretty close spot anyway
Bankroll is 1605.04€ right now.
Today I played a few Hexapros, HU SnG and the community poker league. Results were pretty breakeven in everything mostly.
I busted quite early in the community poker league, pretty standard spots IMO so nothing much to say about that.
The 25€ HU SnGs were the most interesting games I played today. I got to play against some decent regs and a few fish, and I was mostly pretty happy with how I played.
Here is an interesting HU hand that I cannot get to work in an external replayer. Villain was quite a new opponent so I was pretty readless:
*** Seated players ***
Seat 1: Villain (940)
Seat 2: Hero (1060)
*** Blinds and button ***
Hero has the button
Hero posts small blind 15
Villain posts big blind 30
*** Hole cards ***
Dealt to Villain [4h 5h]
Dealt to Hero [Qc Ks]
*** Preflop ***
Hero raises 45 to 60
Villain calls 30
*** Flop *** [Kh Qh 2s]
Hero bets 45
Villain raises 150 to 150
Hero calls 105
*** Turn *** [Kh Qh 2s] [Jh]
Villain bets 730, and is all-in
Hero calls 730
*** Showdown ***
*** River *** [Kh Qh 2s] [Jh] [Jc]
Villain shows [4h 5h], A Flush
Hero shows [Qc Ks], Two pairs, Kings up
Villain wins 1880
I remember on the flop when villain raised I literally said to myself "Oh, he has a flush draw", I decided to call in position to keep bluffs in.
On the turn I was pretty frustrated by what probably is the worst turn card in the deck and villain went all in immediately for about 1.5x the pot. I tanked until almost the end of my timebank and called this hand, only to indeed be shown the flush.
I think I need to get better at playing these sorts of rare spots and make this fold. It's a pretty hard/disciplined fold to make but I would guess against most opponents at these stakes (that don't bluff enough in a spot like this) a fold is probably better especially with my timing tells. Something like KT or AK especially with a heart is a much better call than this. Or am I just being results oriented?
Soon after this hand I played the following hand against a tight reg on a different table:
Preflop and flop are standard. On the turn I checked planning to check raise. On the turn against a tight reg who can still call some worse hands, with a vulnerable flush like this my check is pretty bad probably and I should just bet it. Anyway I check and immediately regret it, luckily however my opponent bets and I am able to spring the trap and check raise my hand. Then villain 3bets all in (and does the classic "I'm pretending to actually have a decision" tank) and I'm suddenly hating my life, but I can't fold this I think.
I have to keep in mind that villain checked the flop with a gutter and flush draw. It's probably not bad to check it sometimes but most players would just bet such a hand so it just makes it even more likely that my opponent is quite tight.
first hand is fine against unknown. Sure you will be owned quite often but then sometimes you will see something like a bare flush draw, QJ, K2 and what not. I am only folding that against a s.h.i.t.reg who never bluffs but then again they wouldn´t overbetjam the turn.
Second hand I am leading the turn. You have to start getting some money in the pot and you will hate your life when he checks back and the fourth spade turns up on the river. He doesn´t have a gutshot on the flop by the way
Yeah maybe you are right and I am being too results oriented on the first hand, especially somewhat readless. The instant turn overbet jam when I block most of his two pairs and unblock his straights and flushes just was a pretty terrible seeming spot. There are just so many possible flush combos too. You are right K2 makes sense, and some bluffs make sense as well (I'm not sure if QJ would raise the flop but maybe some players would), maybe J9 with a heart would bluff like this, or some Ax with a heart that plays this way preflop or some completely random air like T6 with the ten of hearts. I have seen some players that never bluff or only ever semibluff bet big when they have it (like overbet) and a lot of bluffs that haven't gotten there by the turn require some creativity.
Completely agree with your comments on the second hand. Don't know how I misread that board regarding the gutshot
Thanks for the opinions @Dennis_