Monday, October 22, 2007

Turn out the lights, the party is over.

I am done. I am taking a VERY long break from online poker. I am tired of Full Tilt, I am tired of getting my money in with the best hand to be rivered too many times. I have bled through 35% of my bankroll in 2 weeks (A considerable $275, at least considerable to me.), and this is without playing anything over a $11 buy-in. The final straw was in the Blogger Big Game last night, where I started off great, played some of the best poker I can, and this happens:

Full Tilt Poker Game #3927926712: Blogger Big Game (29406550), Table 1 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:25:09 ET - 2007/10/21
Seat 1: cemfredmd (6,730)
Seat 2: cmitch (3,838)
Seat 3: Esquire80 (2,227)
Seat 4: AlCantHang (7,700)
Seat 5: jamyhawk (7,490)
Seat 6: jeciimd (1,855)
Seat 7: JD Schellnutt (5,155)
Seat 8: Evy35 (3,095)
Seat 9: GCox25 (3,790)
cemfredmd posts the small blind of 50
cmitch posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cemfredmd [Qs Qh]
Esquire80 has 15 seconds left to act
Esquire80 is sitting out
Esquire80 has timed out
Esquire80 folds
AlCantHang folds
jamyhawk raises to 300
jeciimd folds
JD Schellnutt folds
Evy35 folds
GCox25 folds
cemfredmd calls 250
cmitch folds
*** FLOP *** [3s Ac Qd]
cemfredmd bets 400
Esquire80 has returned
jamyhawk has 15 seconds left to act
jamyhawk raises to 900
cemfredmd raises to 6,430, and is all in
jamyhawk calls 5,530
cemfredmd shows [Qs Qh]
jamyhawk shows [As Qc]
*** TURN *** [3s Ac Qd] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [3s Ac Qd Th] [Ad]
cemfredmd shows a full house, Queens full of Aces
jamyhawk shows a full house, Aces full of Queens
jamyhawk wins the pot (13,560) with a full house, Aces full of Queens
cemfredmd stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13,560 | Rake 0
Board: [3s Ac Qd Th Ad]
Seat 1: cemfredmd (small blind) showed [Qs Qh] and lost with a full house, Queens full of Aces
Seat 2: cmitch (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: Esquire80 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: AlCantHang didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: jamyhawk showed [As Qc] and won (13,560) with a full house, Aces full of Queens
Seat 6: jeciimd didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: JD Schellnutt didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Evy35 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: GCox25 (button) didn't bet (folded)

I may be back after the new year to try and make the World Series of Poker, or I may just cash out, I really havent decided yet.

Thank you for those of you who have read my stuff here, I do appreciate it. I know I will keep reading everyone, but my heart just isnt in playing anymore.

Hope BBTwo goes well for you all, but I dont think I meant to be playing in it. I will just lose to much of my bankroll doing something I am just not feeling right now. I hope I have the love of the game back when/if BBThree comes around.


TripJax said...

Hope you change your mind. The BBTwo should be a great time and really is a cheap date...most of the tourneys from here on out are $10 or $26.

Good luck either way...

mookie99 said...

Tough beat...sorry to see you go, but if you change your know where to find us.

Take care.

lj said...

at least we still have fantasy football...

that is sucky beat, but still hope to see you again soon at tables.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Yo c.e.m. sorry to hear your plight but lord knows we have all felt that way probably more times than we can count.

And oh how I long for the days when a $275 loss was a bad night of online poker....

But seriously man, just know you are clearly one of the better tournament players out there. I'm not saying you should play if your mind isn't truly in it, but if you have some interest in the Aussie Millions package, you will surely not find a cheaper way to play for a chance than sitting down for 20 or 25 of the 27 BBT tournaments.

Just my two cents, I feel ya on that horridious river card.