Thursday, July 23, 2009


Why is poker kicking me in the balls, picking me up, and then kicking me again? Here is why (warning, bad beat story ahead).

In my last two double or nothings, which cleaned out my account:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $5.00+$0.20 Tournament, 10/20 Blinds (10 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

CO (t1500)
Button (t1490)
Hero (SB) (t1480)
BB (t1500)
UTG (t1100)
UTG+1 (t1280)
UTG+2 (t1500)
MP1 (t1500)
MP2 (t1500)
MP3 (t2150)

Hero's M: 49.33

Preflop: Hero is SB with 10, 7
UTG calls t20, UTG+1 calls t20, 5 folds, Button calls t20, Hero calls t10, BB checks

Flop: (t100) 10, 7, A (5 players)
Hero bets t100, 1 fold, UTG raises to t200, 2 folds, Hero raises to t1460 (All-In), UTG calls t880 (All-In)

Turn: (t2260) J (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t2260) 8 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t2260

Hero had 10, 7 (two pair, tens and sevens).
UTG had 9, A (straight, Jack high).
Outcome: UTG won t2260

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $5.00+$0.20 Tournament, 15/30 Blinds (10 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

MP2 (t1530)
MP3 (t1215)
CO (t1415)
Button (t1590)
SB (t1190)
Hero (BB) (t1530)
UTG (t2535)
UTG+1 (t1310)
UTG+2 (t1470)
MP1 (t1215)

Hero's M: 34.00

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A
5 folds, MP3 bets t1215 (All-In), 3 folds, Hero calls t1185

Flop: (t2445) 6, 4, 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t2445) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t2445) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t2445

Hero had A, A (one pair, Aces).
MP3 had A, Q (flush, Ace high).
Outcome: MP3 won t2445

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