I’ve decided to stick it out at the $2/4 limit tables on Party Poker. I’ve proven to myself that I can play there, I just need the cards to start helping out a bit. People with 3-5 outs are killing me when the turn and river brings their miracle. I’ve moved away from the bad beat tables, but have run into some tighter play. I’m not sure if it’s been a good thing or a bad thing. I seem to be taking down more pots though, that’s for sure.
Last night I was recognized at the tables for the first time ever. It was -EV and he remembered my screenname from the blogger tourney I won. We chatted it up a bit and I think the table took notice. They were folding to our raises (good and bad) and shortly after, the table broke up completely. My luck is running so bad that even a blogger sucked out on me. I raised from UTG with KK and was called by one other and -EV in the big blind. The flop was a rainbow with no ace. I bet, -EV raised and I reraised him back. The turn brought an ace, to which he check-raised me. The turn paired the queen on the board and it went check-check. He showed down an ace and a nine, hitting his two pair on the turn to beat my cowboys and take down a 10+ BB pot.
Almost simultaneously on another table my QQ lost to AQ when an ace came on the turn. My big hands just aren’t holding up like they should be. If there is a hand my opponent could have to beat me, they have it. I’m doing my best to keep the pot where someone doesn’t have the odds to call, but that doesn’t really mean a whole lot to these players. Each time someone hits their 3-5 outter, I lose a pot that’s near 10 BB. If just a couple of these pots go my way, I’m ahead. Instead, I’m behind as of late. At least my pocket rockets are holding up though. After starting a new database in Poker Tracker, I’ve had them 19 times and only lost once.