FullTilt Woes

After a week where I took my bankroll 5X what it started with, I have now crumbled back to where I started.  It feels horrible, but after reviewing my play on PokerOffice, I don’t feel I did too many things wrong.  To give an example:

Multi-Table SnG (45 players).  I’m in 5th.  It pays top 6.  A medium stack raises from early position to 250.  He has about 1800 remaining (including the 250 out there).  I have Rockets, so I raise to 1/2 his stack (900) thinking he’ll be committed and just push all-in if he likes it.   He just calls.  Flop comes J-9-6.  He checks.  I move all-in.  He calls…shows K-10.  He’s got a gutshot – needing a Q.  Or so I think.  Turn = 10.  River…you guessed it…King.  I wasn’t out – but I was crippled and was unable to recover.

Another example:  Similar scenario – only KK this time.  The player remaining to act is most likely going to go all-in because he’s short stacked in relation to the blinds and to me, etc.  I min-raise trying to entice him to steal.  He pushes all-in as I hoped.  I insta-call.  He shows 10-10.  Flop 10-X-X of course.  Again crippled and unable to recover.

There are countless other examples – and it seemed to be one after another.  There were some bonehead moves where I neglected to account for the fact that a fish will call a raise with A-4 offsuit.  So, my AK is useless on a flop that’s A-8-4 for example.  Again, had my target right where I wanted them – but the gods were being a bit evil.  Hard to put someone on A4 when they call a raise from out of position – but I guess I need to work on evaluating the range of hands based on how foolish someone appears to be and really give the fish some credit for a post-flop monster even though their hand was complete dung pre-flop. 

I really hope the trend reverses and goes back in the right direction.  I was so fed-up with FullTilt that I opened an account on Absolute Poker and deposited $50.  Wish I’d installed it and checked out the interface first…because it’s total crap compared to FullTilt IMHO. 

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One Response

  1. Quick off topic question for you.

    I’m new to Poker Office, where is the AF stat located, I can’t seem to find it, is there an aggression factor calculated for you, I don’t use the live tracker?

    Thanks.

    Glad you had a bit of a come back after all that.

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