Take this at face value, I'm going to vent.  I have been doing well lately.  Today I dropped from 32nd place to somewhere around 150th place.  In the minefield that is the beginning of any tournament, you must avoid running into a wild call or push.  Today I could not survive.  My set of kings on the flop lost to a gutshot draw, two pair lost when the board paired on the river, and pocket eights lost to pocket sevens.  In all three cases, my opponent push in on me when I am holding the nuts at the time.  Three tournaments, three major losses.  The result is devastating.  Sometimes this is very hard to take.  Today is definitely one of those days.  I am trying to keep my head up and tell myself its just a swing and bad luck. It makes me wonder what I have to do sometimes to win.