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Steve McNair   United States. Apr 10 2007 09:53. Posts 235
It's only fitting that my first blog entry comes in the midst of a terrible run of cards for me. A little background - I just started playing 200NL full ring in late January 2007. Before that, I was a micro stakes grinder, but I was a complete nit and I really didn't know how to play.

After plugging some initial leaks in my preflop game, I reached a comfort level with in mid-February. I'm still a very tight player but I'm much more aggressive preflop, especially in position. I proceeded to run fairly good for about a month and a half, making $5300 from mid february to late March. That's pennies to most of you but I have a full time job so my poker time is very limited. I was pretty proud to have made that much money playing a few evenings a week.

Fast forward to April, and I'm running like horseshit. Here's how I have run over the last 2 weeks:



Obviously there has been some bad play in there, but for the most part I'm just getting raped in the big pots by either coolers or horrible beats. Last night, I played a 1500 hand session, and the biggest net $ I won in a hand was $30! I could not flop even middle pair, and I had about 80% of my continuation bets thereafter called or raised, and the only time I had a hand, everyone either folded immediately or woke up with the nuts.

Certainly this latest run is not the end of the world, since it could be a 10-15 buyin downswing that I've heard stories about. And 13K hands is basically nothing over the course of an entire year or whatever. I think the key is to just keep plodding along and try to make the best decisions at all times. At some point, it's gotta turn around.


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def_jammer   Germany. Apr 10 2007 10:29. Posts 1227

just continue playing you will win again


Fayth    Canada. Apr 10 2007 10:30. Posts 10085

switch to 6max

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keuner   Germany. Apr 10 2007 11:01. Posts 1535

u were more aggro?! why the hell there are two terrible lines for the aggro factor xD

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blunt_smokr   United States. Apr 10 2007 11:06. Posts 1314

i had the same problem with full ring 200nl. those swings u are expeiencing happen a lot especially in full ring. you just have to suck it up and keep playing at ur best. i actually moved down to 6 max for the last couple weeks due to the same problems ur having with full ring so i guess it wouldnt hurt to try 6 max.


Roald   Tuvalu. Apr 10 2007 11:29. Posts 2683

thats 3 buyins @ nl200. That is not significant in any way

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baxteru   Romania. Apr 10 2007 14:14. Posts 567


  On April 10 2007 08:53 Steve McNair wrote:


Certainly this latest run is not the end of the world, since it could be a 10-15 buyin downswing that I've heard stories about. And 13K hands is basically nothing over the course of an entire year or whatever. I think the key is to just keep plodding along and try to make the best decisions at all times. At some point, it's gotta turn around.



Exactly


Steve McNair   United States. Apr 10 2007 14:20. Posts 235


  On April 10 2007 10:01 keuner wrote:
u were more aggro?! why the hell there are two terrible lines for the aggro factor xD



I'm not sure what PF aggression means, but I guess mine is N/A, haha. Either way, I was a total nit like a year ago.


TalentedTom    Canada. Apr 10 2007 15:31. Posts 20070

Hey McNair! Stop losing money man, you can beat these stakes.

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Steve McNair   United States. Apr 10 2007 15:35. Posts 235


  On April 10 2007 14:31 TalentedTom wrote:
Hey McNair! Stop losing money man, you can beat these stakes.



Man I hope so...nothing worse than sitting at a table with 5-6 fish and losing large amounts of money.


Jelle   Belgium. Apr 10 2007 16:22. Posts 3348

oh so you're steve mcnair! hi, i finally moved up to ur tables (wcgplayer) go easy on me!


 



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