Forgot to post my epic TR on a game I played Thursday night. This was not my regular game, rather a regular game some of our regs have who play twice a month. They were short, the guy hosting lives 5 minutes from my house, they asked so I said what the hey. Arrived 15 minutes late, bought in for 100bb and kicked off the session.
No remarkable score, I didn't win any major pots, ended down in the end 120bb. But I was on my A game. I didn't tilt once and there was ample opportunity.
Early on I lost a lot of my initial buy in just on missing the board and all my c-bets on dry flops getting called by the LP's who happened to catch something (like a set). I didn't lose to much but after repeatedly missing with hands like AQ or KQ it took its toll.
I then rebought, again up and down and finally get coolered with 22 vs 32 off suit on a 332 board.
3rd buyin, less then 2 hours in and I lose about half my stack after double barreling TPGK for value vs. a FD which got there on the river, and made zero more money as I checked behind.
Another hit comes from raise/calling a short stack allin with JJ. He has KQ and hit a Q on the river. Correct call but bad outcome for me.
My stop loss is at 3 buy-ins so I'm not topping off. But I tell myself there is no way Im donking off with a short stack. Play good short stack strategy. I wait for good hands, I avoid stupid calls with "pretty hands" like SC's as I'm too short, again raise with KQ, and AQ only to Get called me, whiff and forced to fold. Finally get QQ, raise, bunch of callers, I'm ready to c-bet shove 4-way and the flop comes AKx. Good grief.....I manage to avoid tilt shoving and fold to remain with 12bb.
I feel like I'm on the bubble, this is as low as I've ever played, but I keep my discipline. Wait for an opportunity. Finally After a bunch of limpers I shove A9s in the CO. 1 call and a 3 bet from the BB. Caller folds and I'm racing against 88. Hit a 9 on the turn for a triple up.
Wait some more, pick up AK, bunch of callers, flop is A high, donker, I shove and he folds
but hey, up some more.
Pick up AJ and flop top 2.
When I'm around 100bb I flat J8s on the BTN after a small open raise and 2 callers. Flop a FD, checked to me and I bet, 1 caller. Turn I hit my flush, and by the river I'm all in and pick up the pot, up almost 250bb. What a come back.
Adnd just when I feel I might be able to finish even this happens: raise AJ and pick up 3 callers, flop comes a great AA3 rainbow. Cbet flop for value and one LP calls. I am praying he has some rag Ace and I can take him to the cleaners. Turn comes a 6, he checks and I bet again for value. Suddenly he stops to look at my stack (warning bell no. 1) to figure out how much I have and c/r me big. This guy bluffs here never, his line is c/c to Sd with anything which isn't a FH. Takes me 15 seconds to fold and sure enough he shows the tablehe had 66. apparently he put me on an Ace but was afraid I would suck out on him ( ok thanks man!).
I could have convinced myself he can do this with a weaker ace and stack off,ot was big, this pot would take me into the green, and I was "due" as I was waiting patiently for my big hand. But I just folded. Didn't think about getting back even. This was a fold.
I can't remember ever playing so un-tilted when things went south so much. This was a good achievement fo me. Coming off a game like this and feeling good, because in skalansky bucks I was ahead.
How do you calculate how many skalansky bb's you are up anyway?