Played 1600 hands today for a whopping -10 ptBB/100. You know those days where you flop the current nuts and nothing holds and you get stacked and stacked and stacked by runner runner? That's the kind of day it's been. Today I've been getting KK and thinking here goes another stack.
I decided that for now 3 buyins is going to be my limit for a session. On reviewing my hands, I think I played extremely well today. It's just that everyone was catching their draws after I had bloated the pot with the near nuts or the actual nuts, and they shove their last 20BB in there and I'm getting 4:1 or whatever. Normally I don't quit due to a stop loss, but I think it might be helpful when I'm experiencing this much variance just to keep the self-confidence up. The last week has been a giant swong and I was at exactly +14 buyins, back to breakeven, then to +8 buyins, and back to breakeven again in the last 6 days. I thought July was bad but it was nothing compared to what I'm going through now.
A big part of it is I have increased my aggression a lot which also brings a lot of variance with it. I just have to be happy knowing that I am getting the majority or all of the money in when I am a significant favorite nearly every time at this level. And along with it I am getting a ton of action with my monsters. I just need to run average and I'll be killing 25NL again.
This hand basically sums up my day:
Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter
Hero (BTN): $26.75
Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with T A
UTG calls $0.25, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, SB calls $1.15, 1 fold, UTG calls $1
Flop: ($4.00) T A 4 (3 players)
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $3, SB calls $3, UTG folds
Turn: ($10.00) Q (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $6, SB raises to $12, Hero raises to $22.50 all in, SB calls $4.95 all in
River: ($43.90) 6 (2 players - 2 are all in)
Final Pot: $43.90
Hero mucks T A
SB shows Q A (two pair, Aces and Queens)
SB wins $41.75