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    i was running good until about a month and a half ago where i reached final table back to back same night cashing in more than $800 with only spending $5 in 2 MTTs

    since then i've been very very horrible for me so i began to read books and study more so i actually know what im doing instead of being aggressive without having a clue of where im at...

    but..................

    PokerStars Game #58902510144: Tournament #372953629, $1.00+$0.10 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (50/100) - 2011/03/09 0:09:50 PT [2011/03/09 3:09:50 ET]
    Table '372953629 9' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
    Seat 1: baggio339 (6300 in chips)
    Seat 2: durman86 (2855 in chips)
    Seat 3: saviour512 (2235 in chips)
    Seat 4: rushvan (2540 in chips)
    Seat 5: KOLEGANOV (5215 in chips)
    Seat 6: Danb218 (2035 in chips)
    Seat 8: VLADIMIR SKV (2160 in chips)
    Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp (4910 in chips)
    baggio339: posts the ante 10
    durman86: posts the ante 10
    saviour512: posts the ante 10
    rushvan: posts the ante 10
    KOLEGANOV: posts the ante 10
    Danb218: posts the ante 10
    VLADIMIR SKV: posts the ante 10
    NoNeedBackUp: posts the ante 10
    saviour512: posts small blind 50
    rushvan: posts big blind 100
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to NoNeedBackUp [Ac As]
    KOLEGANOV is disconnected
    KOLEGANOV is connected
    KOLEGANOV: raises 200 to 300
    Danb218: folds
    VLADIMIR SKV: calls 300
    NoNeedBackUp: raises 600 to 900
    baggio339: folds
    durman86: folds
    saviour512: folds
    rushvan: folds
    KOLEGANOV: raises 4305 to 5205 and is all-in
    VLADIMIR SKV: folds
    NoNeedBackUp: calls 4000 and is all-in
    Uncalled bet (305) returned to KOLEGANOV
    *** FLOP *** [5d Jc Qc]
    *** TURN *** [5d Jc Qc] [2d]
    *** RIVER *** [5d Jc Qc 2d] [Kd]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    KOLEGANOV: shows [Ks Kc] (three of a kind, Kings)
    NoNeedBackUp: shows [Ac As] (a pair of Aces)
    KOLEGANOV collected 10330 from pot
    NoNeedBackUp finished the tournament in 41st place
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 10330 | Rake 0
    Board [5d Jc Qc 2d Kd]
    Seat 1: baggio339 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 2: durman86 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 3: saviour512 (small blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 4: rushvan (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 5: KOLEGANOV showed [Ks Kc] and won (10330) with three of a kind, Kings
    Seat 6: Danb218 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 8: VLADIMIR SKV folded before Flop
    Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp showed [Ac As] and lost with a pair of Aces


    i dont know what to do about this

    i dont blame the guy, he was a solid player, i marked him as tight aggressive and he didn't fail me but my AA keeps on getting cracked.......... so i've been running very bad lately but i think im learning a lot by reading and studying more.

  • #2
    PokerStars Game #58902647498: Tournament #372956316, $1.00+$0.10 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (200/400) - 2011/03/09 0:17:19 PT [2011/03/09 3:17:19 ET]
    Table '372956316 3' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
    Seat 1: Thor the one (10815 in chips)
    Seat 3: yongnan (4855 in chips)
    Seat 4: Galahad411 (2975 in chips)
    Seat 5: ruurd47 (6613 in chips)
    Seat 6: markymark40 (7652 in chips)
    Seat 7: Danb218 (3145 in chips)
    Seat 8: yan19793 (7420 in chips)
    Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp (4720 in chips)
    Thor the one: posts the ante 25
    yongnan: posts the ante 25
    Galahad411: posts the ante 25
    ruurd47: posts the ante 25
    markymark40: posts the ante 25
    Danb218: posts the ante 25
    yan19793: posts the ante 25
    NoNeedBackUp: posts the ante 25
    NoNeedBackUp: posts small blind 200
    Thor the one: posts big blind 400
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to NoNeedBackUp [8c 8h]
    yongnan: folds
    Galahad411: calls 400
    ruurd47: folds
    markymark40: calls 400
    Danb218: folds
    yan19793: folds
    NoNeedBackUp: raises 4295 to 4695 and is all-in
    Thor the one: folds
    Galahad411: folds
    markymark40: calls 4295
    *** FLOP *** [6h Ks 7d]
    *** TURN *** [6h Ks 7d] [Tc]
    *** RIVER *** [6h Ks 7d Tc] [3c]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    NoNeedBackUp: shows [8c 8h] (a pair of Eights)
    markymark40: shows [Kh Jd] (a pair of Kings)
    markymark40 collected 10390 from pot
    NoNeedBackUp finished the tournament in 14th place
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 10390 | Rake 0
    Board [6h Ks 7d Tc 3c]
    Seat 1: Thor the one (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 3: yongnan folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 4: Galahad411 folded before Flop
    Seat 5: ruurd47 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 6: markymark40 showed [Kh Jd] and won (10390) with a pair of Kings
    Seat 7: Danb218 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 8: yan19793 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 9: NoNeedBackUp (small blind) showed [8c 8h] and lost with a pair of Eights

    now im told to go over the top of players who play aggressively without having a real hand ...

    well the donkey calls my protection all-in with KJ... ...

    and i get unlucky A LOT of the times... oh well

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    • #3
      when im going for a show down so far im already winning but they're hitting their miracle cards...

      they never miss and im running very very very bad lately... ...

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      • #4
        Good to hear that you're improving. umbup: I have similar stories about MTT runs, and we all have the AA stories (lost as a 92% favourite this morning with my AA), but bad beats happen, and so do bad runs. And so does bad play, so it's good to hear that you're addressing the possibility that you're playing less than your best. Just keep at it, and keep doing your best, and things will work out well.

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        • #5
          PokerStars Game #58902797736: Tournament #372956664, $1.00+$0.10 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (25/50) - 2011/03/09 0:25:25 PT [2011/03/09 3:25:25 ET]
          Table '372956664 2' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
          Seat 1: zetius8 (3130 in chips)
          Seat 2: A55A55A (1160 in chips)
          Seat 3: Big Busman65 (1455 in chips)
          Seat 4: AUTENTICO118 (1560 in chips) is sitting out
          Seat 5: NoNeedBackUp (1660 in chips)
          Seat 6: Meikle (1715 in chips)
          Seat 7: Dollabill421 (1545 in chips)
          Seat 8: flushmonky (1765 in chips)
          Seat 9: ahmetkocak (463 in chips)
          A55A55A: posts small blind 25
          Big Busman65: posts big blind 50
          *** HOLE CARDS ***
          Dealt to NoNeedBackUp [Js As]
          AUTENTICO118: folds
          NoNeedBackUp: raises 100 to 150
          Meikle: folds
          Dollabill421: folds
          flushmonky: folds
          ahmetkocak: calls 150
          zetius8: folds
          A55A55A: folds
          Big Busman65: calls 100
          *** FLOP *** [Ad Ac Qs]
          Big Busman65: checks
          NoNeedBackUp: checks
          ahmetkocak: bets 313 and is all-in
          Big Busman65: folds
          NoNeedBackUp: calls 313
          *** TURN *** [Ad Ac Qs] [Kh]
          *** RIVER *** [Ad Ac Qs Kh] [2h]
          *** SHOW DOWN ***
          NoNeedBackUp: shows [Js As] (three of a kind, Aces)
          ahmetkocak: shows [Td Jc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
          ahmetkocak collected 1101 from pot
          *** SUMMARY ***
          Total pot 1101 | Rake 0
          Board [Ad Ac Qs Kh 2h]
          Seat 1: zetius8 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
          Seat 2: A55A55A (small blind) folded before Flop
          Seat 3: Big Busman65 (big blind) folded on the Flop
          Seat 4: AUTENTICO118 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
          Seat 5: NoNeedBackUp showed [Js As] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
          Seat 6: Meikle folded before Flop (didn't bet)
          Seat 7: Dollabill421 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
          Seat 8: flushmonky folded before Flop (didn't bet)
          Seat 9: ahmetkocak showed [Td Jc] and won (1101) with a straight, Ten to Ace

          OK THIS IS ENOGUH

          I JUST DONT KNOW WHY THE HELL IM LOSING

          IM MEANT TO BE LOSING NOW.

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          • #6
            I curretnly started reading Dan Harrington's book and I'm trying to master different styles of plays in different situations, starting to understand more on advantages in different positions, analyizing hands and reading opponents rather than betting aggressively and protecting bets

            so i think im going to through "sophmore year" thing i guess...

            but then even today im just having BAD LUCK

            with all these good hands getting cracked by donkies calling out of position, risking 1:1 pot odds calling almost 2/3 of thier chip stacks with K high when I raised all in and

            i don't know...


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            • #7
              So i think according to the book im reading "Dan Harrington on Hold'em Vol 1"

              i think im making right moves and i should be profiting but instead i got hit by 2 outters, 4 outters and 6/4 domination shove all in got called by KJ(risking half of his stack) when i shoved with mid-small pair...

              RIGHT MOVES WRONG RESULTS THAT'D HAPPEN MAYBE TWICE OUT OF TEN

              right? guys?

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              • #8
                I went through a streak like you last month - coincidentally when I was reading Dan Harrington, too. Maybe ol' Dan is a jinx?

                You're doing the right thing, though, by trying to improve. Accept that bad runs are a part of the game, and if you really can't see past the immediate - take a week off. No poker at all. Read a book. Go outside. Watch basketball. Whatever.

                I did this after my February started going from bad to worse. When I came back, I had a completely different outlook and a better frame of mind.

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                • #9
                  Its nice to see you're not blasting anything but you own play. That the start of improving IMO. You probably see alot of players each time you're at the tables complaining about the site being rigged, or someone being a donk, but never that they have just hit a bad beat (ok, sometimes there's donk plays )

                  But I agree with the last post....take some time away from it all. Personally I like to get some air after feeling the heat of a beat. (I have no where near the experience in wins that you mention though).

                  All in all, its a positive sign to be working on keeping your head clear and being methodical in your play.

                  good luck in turning this run the other way!

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