21janpt3statsI kind of expected such a day. After all I had moved up to $25-50 NL tables and a 6 buy-in downswing was inevitable. I’m happy though since I didn’t play bad and most of the money were lost due to bad beats. Here are a couple of interesting daily and monthly graphs and stats, along with a couple of my worst bad beats I experienced yesterday.

Well, in fact I didn’t lose 6 buy-ins at $5,000NL tables. I lost just 4 but I lost about 6 buy-ins at $2,000NL. Fortunately I won 3 buy-ins at $1,000NL but also lost 3 buy-ins at $600NL. Although I made $3,500 in the first 300 hands of the day, I finally lost $30,000 when the 5,560th hand was completed. That’s when I decided to call it a day.

21janpt3graph

As far as my EV graph concerning, it doesn’t seem that good, being just one grand above zero in the end. That tells me I didn’t put my money in well enough. On the other hand though, the blue line is devastating. I should have NOT lost $22,500 of that money. My expected daily loss should have been about $7,500. It might not be that good either, but comparing to the 30 grand I lost, I would very much prefer that!

21janevgraph

Yesterday was not the only day of the month that I was unlucky. January hasn’t been that good in terms of luck, since I’m running many buy-ins below my expected EV. When you are expected to win $30,000 just from all-ins and you end up losing $13,000, that can’t be good neither for your bankroll, nor for the monthly winnings. Obviously I’m a loser in January and my self-confidence has almost hit rock bottom. But I know it will turn around eventually, it just one of those days when you run bad, the cards set you up (set over set, and so on) and you can’t win a single pot. I am just looking forward to the days when you hit everything! Because I know they’ll come again.

jan10evgraph

Now for the bad beats. My worst bad beat was certainly my AQ vs AJ hand when the Jack hit on river losing me a $10,000 pot.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $50.00 BB (6 handed)

saw flop | saw showdown

SB ($9241)
Jimmakos (BB) ($5869)
UTG ($5000)
MP ($8492)
CO ($5000)
Button ($7684)

Preflop: Jimmakos is BB with Q, A
2 folds, CO bets $150, 2 folds, Jimmakos raises to $550, CO calls $400

Flop: ($1125) 8, A, 2 (2 players)
Jimmakos bets $600, CO calls $600

Turn: ($2325) 9 (2 players)
Jimmakos bets $1350, CO raises to $3850 (All-In), Jimmakos calls $2500

River: ($10025) J (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $10025 | Rake: $3

Results:
Jimmakos had Q, A (one pair, Aces).
CO had J, A (two pair, Aces and Jacks).
Outcome: CO won $10022

A classic bad beat also happened at $2,000NL when my Aces ran into Kings and went all-in preflop. Guess what happened. No, his kings didn’t hit a set, my aces hit a set in fact. If only they hadn’t.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $20.00 BB (6 handed)

saw flop | saw showdown

Button ($3373)
Jimmakos (SB) ($2674)
BB ($3350)
UTG ($2000)
MP ($2030)
CO ($3637)

Preflop: Jimmakos is SB with A, A
3 folds, Button bets $60, Jimmakos raises to $220, 1 fold, Button raises to $480, Jimmakos raises to $900, Button raises to $3373 (All-In), Jimmakos calls $1774 (All-In)

Flop: ($5368) 10, J, Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: ($5368) A (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($5368) 7 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $5368 | Rake: $3

Results:
Button had K, K (straight, Ace high).
Jimmakos had A, A (three of a kind, Aces).
Outcome: Button won $5365

The final bad beat was when AQ beat my Kings. Standard…

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $20.00 BB (6 handed)

saw flop | saw showdown

CO ($3072.50)
Button ($3086.50)
Jimmakos (SB) ($2414)
BB ($2000)
UTG ($4766)
MP ($1990)

Preflop: Jimmakos is SB with K, K
2 folds, CO bets $60, Button calls $60, Jimmakos raises to $280, 1 fold, CO raises to $560, 1 fold, Jimmakos raises to $960, CO raises to $3072.50 (All-In), Jimmakos calls $1454 (All-In)

Flop: ($4908) 5, A, 9 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: ($4908) J (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($4908) A (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $4908 | Rake: $3

Results:
Jimmakos had K, K (two pair, Aces and Kings).
CO had Q, A (flush, Ace high).
Outcome: CO won $4905