Day 4 was a mini-disaster. At the end of Day 3, I set myself a goal – to reach $60 by Day 4. Turns out badbones141 was correct when he commented that “don't force it or chase... let them come to you”. I tried to chase, and in the process made a couple of wrong decisions and couple of marginal calls going wrong. This led to more wrong decisions in an attempt to quickly gain back the loss – and before I knew it my BR was down to $14.

That is when I, finally, decided I need to clear my mind. Two hours of cycling and, well, I scripted a mini-comeback avoiding a full-blown disaster. The day ended t $27. All this means is that I need to achieve in 27 days what I had set 31 days to achieve – but now I know what stupidity to avoid. I should be able to successfully complete this challenge. Ironically, I feel more confident than I did at the start.

I may have finished the day a little better, if my Kings would not have gone bust like this:

All in the day’s work.

I am sure, dear reader, that you have noticed my profile pic. He earned the nickname “the comeback kid”. I am using his likeness, I owe him a comeback.


Tally49 blogged about When Aces turn to Mud. My first reaction was one should never slow play Aces preflop. Of course, the mathematics would suggest otherwise – or so I think. Day 4 saw my aces turn to mud as well, that to J4o:

Here’s why I think slow playing Aces preflop is wrong: If you miss and a villain hits, he has a good chance of drawing you out. If you hit, villain will very likely have a straight draw, Ace with a card <=5, Ace with a card >=5 or 2 cards between 5 and 10 – all are drawing straight. Don’t forget that by slow playing you may be getting into a multiway flop.

Doyle Brunson famously said that he prefers suited connectors to Bullets, and smaller connectors to the larger ones. You only win small pots with Aces, but when you lose with them – it is the whole stack.

Looking forward to a fruitful day. Cheers!