Life Shouldn't Be A Fuckin' Grind

I will never be a poker pro, but my lifetime poker ledger is positive and I think that's something to be proud of.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Most Frustrating Tourney Ever

Well, I just got done playing a $10+1 on FullTilt that was one of the most frustrating I've ever experienced. Early on I called a min raise with 8c7c and flopped two pair and managed to get all-in against a guy with AA to double up. Then, I built my stack up to almost 5k by making good moves and flopping a couple of good hands that I didn't have to showdown.

Then, I made a donk move with the Ac5c when I decided I was going to LAG it up and open-raise from the CO, the BB re-raised me and I should have been smart enough to just fold then, but I called and the flop came something like 872 with one club. He had 990 left behind which was exactly how much was in the pot. He bet 300 and I decided to see if I could make a move on him and put him all-in. He called with QQ and I doubled him up. The whole hand was terrible, but I still had over 3k in chips and was doing fine.

Then, a few hands later I get AhKh in the BB. There's a couple limpers and the SB raises, I re-raise, one big stack limper calls and the SB goes all-in for just a couple hundred more. Both of us call and the flop come A94 rainbow. I immediately push all-in, the big stack folds and the all-in SB shows QQ. Well, the turn was a Q and I was down to 2500 or so. Not a terrible beat or anything, but a sick hand and a tough way to lose nonetheless. Then, 2 or 3 hands later I get QQ. There's a raise in front of me and I push all-in (I'd already decided earlier that I was going to play this tournament as aggressively as I could trying to accumulate chips) well, the big stack at the table pushes in over the top of me and everyone else folds. He flips up 33, flops a third 3 and I'm done.

All in all, one of the most frustrating experiences of my tournament career. I made one major mistake that cost me about 1500 chips, but the rest of it really wasn't my fault. I don't think I could have played those other major hands any better.


  • At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    do you ever make money?

  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger TheCinciKid said…

    I post when I feel like posting. Usually when I need to vent after a frustrating day. I think I documented my 2005 winnings pretty well in my year in review post. I've actually had a tough month of January, but I'm pretty sure I'm still ahead for the month.

  • At 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    my favorite quote from you was when you said, " i wouldn't be where i am today without ssh." that's not exactly a ringing endorsement. people on welfare make more than you do from poker.

  • At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    kid, which boat has a poker room in cincy?...I know ceasar's does, does the grand vic have one now?

    What games do they have, what's the spread, and are there fish?

  • At 10:05 PM, Blogger TheCinciKid said…

    I'm assuming you're from Cincy, so you know there are three casinos in the area. The Argosy blows and has no poker room.

    The Grand Vic has a small poker room (6 tables I think), but they generally spread there is 5/10 (actually, that's about the only game they ever spread). I don't think they have NL and they don't really spread any low limits that I'm aware of. Plus, that place is cursed, I've never had any luck when I've been there :).

    The Belterra actually has the best poker room within reasonable driving distance of town, but it is about an hour away from my place on the west side. They have a very nice poker room with quite a few tables. They generally spread NL (2-5 & sometimes 1/2 on weekdays), and 2/4 and 3/6 limit on most nights. They also sometimes have 4/8 or higher limit games. I've also seen spread limit Hold'em and Omaha being spread there. It's definitely my favorite casino to go to despite the drive.


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