"And then the monkey kicked the Lion in the ding-ding!"- Punchline to one of my favorite jokesI hope I'm never the punchline to a bad joke, delivered by watered-down, bad-suit-wearing talk shot hosts, and ripped off the morning after by second-rate shock jocks on the radio. At any rate, yesterday I had the worst day ever... for me on Party Poker. It's news for me. Since I started playing online in February, I never lost more than $100 in one session. I always logged off before that could happen. I installed a stop-loss method to playing online: Never play more than eight hours per session and never lose more than $100 per session. Those are my rules and I stuck to them... until yesterday. Yes, yesterday, it was ugly. Like double bagger ugly. My Party Poker bankroll took a massive hit. Sure I lost about $50 in tourneys ($5 + $1 NL multi and two $20 SNGs where I came in 9th and 4th) but I also got slaughtered on the NL ring tables.
In the multi, I had AQo cracked twice! I lost to a short stack at my table with KK. He went all-in in LP and I went back over the top of him. I never put the guy on KK. Then in Level 5, I walked right into a guy with AA when I had AQo. Ouch. Busted out 491 out of 1154. I was feeling good too. I was smacked around maliciously like one of Rick James' drug-riddled groupies. I wrote for an hour and logged back into Party Poker.
All my good hands were cracked. AA lost to 10-10 (river 10). KK lost to JJ. The mimrod called my $10 over the top re-raise and caught his J on the turn. My AKs lost to AJ when he caught runner-runner for a set. One of those days, eh? I did what I could. I got my money in pots when I knew I was the favorite... and I got idiots to call me, which I wanted. My expected results were not fun to stomach. I reloaded three times. If I felt I was near tilt, I would not have reloaded. I would have walked away. But I was sure I could turn it around. Said like a true junkie.
I got my little heart crushed in the $20 SNGs. I had been winning them 33% of the time. Nothing like adding a quick $100 to your bankroll. I figured I'd place in both. It didn't happen the way I scripted it. Like when Joey dumped Dawson on Dawson's Creek... I was doomed. My AKs flopped a flush. I went all-in vs. KK. Yes... he caught runner runner for a full house. D'oh!! Out in 9th place. Then I was bubbled out in 4th in the next one. I grinded my way and I should have been knocked out sooner. I logged off a little depressed. I needed to play tic-tac-toe with a bunch of six year olds to get my confidence level up. I even turned on Wheel of Fortune, which I do when I want to feel smart.
After dinner, I logged in to see who was playing. Maudie was on another rush and I couldn't resist sitting down. I'm glad I did. Stinky showed up a few minutes later and they witnessed yet more history. My first ever quad aces.
***** Hand History for Game 660344926 *****Yeah! It made me feel better. I wish he bet out on the flush!! And I was going for the check raise on the river, inc ase you were wondering. Too bad he didn't bet. I need to play with Stinky and Maudie more often... since Sunday, they have seen my Quads Aces and my Royal Straight Flush!!
Boygza has left the table.
0/0 TexasHTGameTable (NL) - Tue Jun 08 20:51:55 EDT 2004
Table Pick Pockets (Real Money) -- Seat 3 is the button
Total number of players : 9
Dr. Pauly posts small blind (0.25)
chata911 posts big blind (0.50)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Dr. Pauly [ Ad, Ac ]
kelly_g44 calls (0.50)
Murlz calls (0.50)
sniperd calls (0.50)
Dr. Pauly calls (0.25)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Ah, 5s, 9s ]
Dr. Pauly checks.
sniperd bets (2)
Dr. Pauly calls (2)
** Dealing Turn ** : [ As ]
Dr. Pauly checks.
** Dealing River ** : [ 3s ]
Dr. Pauly checks.
** Summary **
Main Pot: $6.20 | Rake: $0.30
Board: [ Ah 5s 9s As 3s ]
Dr. Pauly balance $34.90, bet $2.50, collected $6.20, net +$3.70 [ Ad Ac ] [ four of a kind, aces -- Ad,Ac,Ah,As,9s ]
sniperd balance $21.75, lost $2.50 [ Ts Td ] [ a flush, ace high -- As,Ts,9s,5s,3s ]
Time to pick up the pieces and play much better today.