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Old Jun 18, 2007, 3:07am   #1
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Obviously I'm just pissed off. I just busted in 400 something in the $370 WSOP qualifier on PS. I don't care if I could only win $W, I have such a hardon for the structure I had to play.

I was card dead all day, I think in addition to the hands below I only won like 2 preflop all-ins, both with a dominating hand.

I honestly don't know how I can get so late into a tournament running so bad. Note for the hand I go out on - I had been pushing like crazy up to this point to rebulid because I'd been so card dead.


Hand 1: Note the excellent (well, decent if standard) fold. I guess this is part of why I survived so long.
PokerStars Game #10487183770: Tournament #51556764, $350+$20 Hold'em No Limit -
Level VII (100/200) - 2007/06/17 - 20:09:20 (ET)
Table '51556764 356' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: djerberg-dk (20165 in chips)
Seat 2: Hoffster (13861 in chips)
Seat 3: gadi13 (897 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: ENIGMA4U4ME (7740 in chips)
Seat 5: SgtKyle (15533 in chips)
Seat 6: AARubicon (4045 in chips)
Seat 7: OCVI2003 (11050 in chips)
Seat 8: 36crazyfists (6945 in chips)
Seat 9: K5os (12765 in chips)
djerberg-dk: posts the ante 25
Hoffster: posts the ante 25
gadi13: posts the ante 25
ENIGMA4U4ME: posts the ante 25
SgtKyle: posts the ante 25
AARubicon: posts the ante 25
OCVI2003: posts the ante 25
36crazyfists: posts the ante 25
K5os: posts the ante 25
AARubicon: posts small blind 100
OCVI2003: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to OCVI2003 [9s Ah]
36crazyfists: folds
K5os: folds
djerberg-dk: folds
Hoffster: folds
gadi13: folds
ENIGMA4U4ME: folds
SgtKyle: raises 400 to 600
AARubicon: folds
OCVI2003: calls 400
*** FLOP *** [5d 9h 6s]
OCVI2003: checks
SgtKyle: bets 1200
OCVI2003: raises 1800 to 3000
SgtKyle: raises 11908 to 14908 and is all-in
OCVI2003: folds
SgtKyle collected 7525 from pot
SgtKyle: shows [Qs Qh] (a pair of Queens)


Hand 2: Forced to flip coin, has standard outcome. Only big coinflip all day.

PokerStars Game #10488217052: Tournament #51556764, $350+$20 Hold'em No Limit -
Level IX (300/600) - 2007/06/17 - 21:19:21 (ET)
Table '51556764 356' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: djerberg-dk (14471 in chips)
Seat 2: ChrisGun (6713 in chips)
Seat 3: bidou aces (23264 in chips)
Seat 4: ENIGMA4U4ME (7947 in chips)
Seat 5: SgtKyle (19541 in chips)
Seat 6: PocketPayett (17810 in chips)
Seat 7: OCVI2003 (15575 in chips)
Seat 8: 36crazyfists (7395 in chips)
Seat 9: K5os (23749 in chips)
djerberg-dk: posts the ante 50
ChrisGun: posts the ante 50
bidou aces: posts the ante 50
ENIGMA4U4ME: posts the ante 50
SgtKyle: posts the ante 50
PocketPayett: posts the ante 50
OCVI2003: posts the ante 50
36crazyfists: posts the ante 50
K5os: posts the ante 50
ChrisGun: posts small blind 300
bidou aces: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to OCVI2003 [Js Kc]
ENIGMA4U4ME: folds
SgtKyle: folds
PocketPayett: folds
OCVI2003: raises 1200 to 1800
36crazyfists: folds
K5os: folds
djerberg-dk: folds
ChrisGun: raises 4863 to 6663 and is all-in
bidou aces: folds
OCVI2003: calls 4863
*** FLOP *** [9c 4h Ad]
*** TURN *** [9c 4h Ad] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [9c 4h Ad Ac] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ChrisGun: shows [8s 8c] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
OCVI2003: shows [Js Kc] (a pair of Aces)
ChrisGun collected 14376 from pot


Hand 3: I had to laugh afterwards when my opponent was like 'I only bet good hands - you should have respected it'. LOL!!!!
PokerStars Game #10489045048: Tournament #51556764, $350+$20 Hold'em No Limit -
Level XI (600/1200) - 2007/06/17 - 22:13:26 (ET)
Table '51556764 356' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: djerberg-dk (45885 in chips)
Seat 2: Skintz (28662 in chips)
Seat 3: PurpleNGold (16050 in chips)
Seat 4: WILLY4903 (32826 in chips)
Seat 5: SgtKyle (12041 in chips)
Seat 6: PattiRiver (8517 in chips)
Seat 7: OCVI2003 (18849 in chips)
Seat 8: 36crazyfists (12690 in chips)
Seat 9: K5os (53250 in chips)
djerberg-dk: posts the ante 75
Skintz: posts the ante 75
PurpleNGold: posts the ante 75
WILLY4903: posts the ante 75
SgtKyle: posts the ante 75
PattiRiver: posts the ante 75
OCVI2003: posts the ante 75
36crazyfists: posts the ante 75
K5os: posts the ante 75
36crazyfists: posts small blind 600
K5os: posts big blind 1200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to OCVI2003 [Ah Kd]
djerberg-dk: folds
Skintz: folds
PurpleNGold: folds
PattiRiver said, "no way"
PattiRiver said, "misclick aa"
Skintz said, "^_^"
WILLY4903: folds
SgtKyle: folds
PattiRiver: raises 7242 to 8442 and is all-in
OCVI2003: raises 10332 to 18774 and is all-in
36crazyfists: folds
K5os: folds
*** FLOP *** [3s 8s 7d]
OCVI2003 said, "wtf"
OCVI2003 said, "riuggged"
*** TURN *** [3s 8s 7d] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [3s 8s 7d Ks] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
PattiRiver: shows [Ad Ac] (a pair of Aces)
OCVI2003: shows [Ah Kd] (a pair of Kings)
PattiRiver collected 19359 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***


Hand 4: The finale. Just when I thought PokerStars wasn't going to fuck me over today - WRONG!
PokerStars Game #10489501594: Tournament #51556764, $350+$20 Hold'em No Limit -
Level XII (800/1600) - 2007/06/17 - 22:43:14 (ET)
Table '51556764 356' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: djerberg-dk (43460 in chips)
Seat 2: Skintz (61768 in chips)
Seat 3: PurpleNGold (20300 in chips)
Seat 4: WILLY4903 (20251 in chips)
Seat 5: Merlyn222 (34101 in chips)
Seat 6: PattiRiver (19734 in chips)
Seat 7: OCVI2003 (24332 in chips)
Seat 8: stingray2307 (21692 in chips)
Seat 9: K5os (57700 in chips)
djerberg-dk: posts the ante 75
Skintz: posts the ante 75
PurpleNGold: posts the ante 75
WILLY4903: posts the ante 75
Merlyn222: posts the ante 75
PattiRiver: posts the ante 75
OCVI2003: posts the ante 75
stingray2307: posts the ante 75
K5os: posts the ante 75
PurpleNGold: posts small blind 800
WILLY4903: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to OCVI2003 [Qd Qh]
Merlyn222: folds
PattiRiver: folds
OCVI2003: raises 22657 to 24257 and is all-in
stingray2307: folds
K5os: folds
djerberg-dk: calls 24257
Skintz: folds
PurpleNGold: folds
WILLY4903: folds
*** FLOP *** [3h 4d 3s]
*** TURN *** [3h 4d 3s] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [3h 4d 3s 3c] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
OCVI2003: shows [Qd Qh] (a full house, Threes full of Queens)
djerberg-dk: shows [As Ah] (a full house, Threes full of Aces)
djerberg-dk collected 51589 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***

As I said, in hand 4 I had been pushing a lot trying to recover. I had actually chipped up a little and wasn't less than 50% of average by this time, however, I can't do anything but push QQ here since I'd been so aggressive, and I still needed a good # of chips to ensure myself a seat. Open-raising less actually would have appeared stronger, and I wanted a double up. Of course someone has AA on the same hand, though. LOL!


Normally I run ok in touraments, but today I played super well and ran pretty bad and got fisted in the end by PokerStars. I guess I should be proud of the fact that I managed to get as far as I did running poorly, but I still maintain no amount of skill can overcome luck, if the luck is strong enough one way or the other.

Oh well. Could be worse - I could have run into set over set for huge pots today... oh wait, that happened too! Damn. I guess nothing in my poker life is ever going to go right.
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 3:47am   #2
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I'm not sure why you are so upset at the hands you are showing. Seems like normal sh1t to me. I can post some of mine if you like.
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 3:59am   #3
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I'm not sure why you are so upset at the hands you are showing. Seems like normal sh1t to me. I can post some of mine if you like.
Uhh... that's the point. I managed to make it really deep without winning almost any showdowns, to lose QQ vs AA.

There were no spectacular bad beats - it was all 'standard', but the point is that usually when the standard hands go against you, you lose. Here, all the standard stuff was going against me and I was still managing to hang in by chopping at pots, but in the end still couldn't get a single damn break.

Looking at those hands in isolation is meaningless. That wasn't the point. If you want 'complaints' of that type, i posted a sick set over set hand elsewhere that should do the trick.
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 4:15am   #4
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Uhh... that's the point. I managed to make it really deep without winning almost any showdowns, to lose QQ vs AA.

There were no spectacular bad beats - it was all 'standard', but the point is that usually when the standard hands go against you, you lose. Here, all the standard stuff was going against me and I was still managing to hang in by chopping at pots, but in the end still couldn't get a single damn break.

Looking at those hands in isolation is meaningless. That wasn't the point. If you want 'complaints' of that type, i posted a sick set over set hand elsewhere that should do the trick.
I understand what you are saying in the context of bad beats in one tournament, but that kind of stuff happens on a regular basis. I guess you just need to vent more than most as a sort of relief-valve?
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 4:40pm   #5
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I play for 6 hours, having won 2 showdowns the whole tournament (both with dominant hands) and losing every other necessary gamble, surviving by stealing and having no cards...

I finally get QQ and bust out against AA when 50% of the remaining field wins $11k.

And you wonder why I'm pissed?

I don't know if this is exceptionally vent-ish for anyone, even me - seems pretty freaking sick to make it that far with nothing going right, to then be fisted having finally found a real hand.
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 9:25pm   #6
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seems pretty freaking sick to make it that far with nothing going right, to then be fisted having finally found a real hand.
It's not sick at all. It's so standard it makes standards look like (insert your favorite freak picture here). I feel like almost every tournament is like that.
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