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The swings most definitely indicate you have serious leaks in your game indeed.Just the fact you justify yourself by saying your AA/KK being cracked by flopped set shows that no matter what you're going all the way with your hand, regardless of the board texture, positions and what not.Having an overpair doesn't mean you have to play for a buy-in everytime (especially at full ring) and you have to recognise situations where it's no good.You also give 0 indication on how the hand played out, were you raised on turn ? on river ? etc...We can't take your word for granted as it became quite clear to everyone that you twist everything around to make you look good.The lack of discipline I mostly refer to is you changing plans everytime one session doesnt go your way.You think you are entitled to win every session and you call a 2000 hands loss a downswing which is absolutely ridiculous, no offense.But it's also the fact that, for example, you take a shot a PLO 50 when you're sitting with what ? 8-10 BI's ?I know you're going to say that it was a one time thing, that you were tilted etc...but doesn't it exactly prove my point ?At least I see that the animosity you have towards my comment can only mean that I have struck a nerve but you're also the king at finding excuses for everything you do wrong so I didn't really expect you to admit any mistake here.Haven't other readers you respect (i.e. Pokerdogg) been calling you out for the exact same things as I did ? Is it possible that you might be wrong and everyone else is right for once ?I hope (but doubt) this comment makes it because you may think I'm attacking you but it's more like I'm harshly trying to help you.GL
Forget that abe fool bro, show him the accounting screenshots and shut his and all the other "haters" azz holes for life. Everyone else knows you got the potential to makes waves in the poker sceneHe does make a good point about the bankroll management aspect ratio. You talk about it a lot and then you took a shot at PLO 50 (wtf?) and only mentioned it when somebody else did. You need to be true to yourself and just chalk it up to a momentary lapse of disciplineDust yourself off, work out what you need bankroll management wise post it and set it in stone and attack with a solid plan! gl bro
Flushh, first, I have to say that I respect that you approve comments that aren’t exactly positive. It demonstrates a level of integrity, which is nice to see. I’m not sure how frequent big swings are supposed to be; I’ve heard a lot of stories from online grinders, but I haven’t really gone through any of them. I do know that those 1-2 outer bad beats are pretty rare, however, especially across 50k+ hands. They do happen, and usually end up costing a stack, but you should end up on an equal share of the opposite side of the cooler a fair amount, too. Last month I lost a stack at Grand Sierra when I flopped a set of queens, turned a full house, went all-in 3bet, and lost to a river Ace. Two others were all in with AK, board ended Q2A2A. But I’ve also flopped bottom set against top set and rivered quads on people, so it balances out. All that said, I think your blog would be more interesting if you talked through hands more than talked about bankroll and bad beats. Even if you think you played a hand well, you can always play it better. Last night, I was playing 1-2 live and a guy in LP straddled to $5. UTG called, it folded around, the guy after the straddle called, I’m in the small blind with AKo. I made it $22, and got two callers, the UTG player and guy after the straddle, the effective button. Flop came bad for me, middle connected cards. I check, the UTG goes all in for $28 more, and the button calls and he has me covered. I’m in a terrible spot and fold. Board runs and the all-in had JJ and the button folded, saying he had flush and straight draws that didn’t get there. River was an Ace. Looking at stack sizes and position, I could have made it $30-37 to go pre flop, forcing the JJ all-in, which is an easy call for me. That would’ve folded out the suited connector on the effective button, and I would’ve been racing AK against JJ and won. I could have limped in for $5, possible re-raising the straddle or just check folding the flop. I think readers would enjoy discussing that type of hand scenario more often, and the benefit of the online game is that you can post screenshots the whole way through the hand, and do a breakdown. Just my thoughts on it.
How does your BB/100 in NLHE compare to your earlier estimates of what you think it can be? The fact you're winning at WSOP.com where the games aren't great suggests you're doing plenty right. Your PLO8 game IMO has a lot of leaks.