Because you're going to lose flips, make laughable reads, get coolered, spew stacks and just play shitty in general...
You may be smrter than me and get away from this stuff.
I just shovel it in and hope I get there/hold.
*** I last one orbit in the VeryJosie - I end up with 43 vs a3 in a limped five way pot on a 3356A board...
I donk three streets in a row OOP and can't fold to the river shove for the last half of my stack even though I don't beat a damn thing.
If the turn doesn't give me an OESD and put a flush draw out there - maybe I pot control a little better.
But I just got too greedy on the river and stuck myself. GIGLI!!!!!!
*** Play a RushonDemand, build a good stack, limp behind an UTG limper holding QQ with 20BB.
I have a Scandi pot it behind me, and I backraise jam right into KK. Dunzo. And bleh.
*** Play a 90-man, reraise an EP raiser with QQ, have a blind jam and get there with AKo when I call him. That'll happen.
I somehow build back from 4bb to avg 25BB stack, then get it in pre with KK vs 99 and A2 for a 15K pot and there's a 9 on the flop. Sigh.
But no worries, my AJ is the nizzles again vs. A5 and T9 and I have a 9K above average stack yet again...
I finally jam AQ and get called by TT. A turn, T river :-(
Nice roller coaster ride on the variance express.
*** Mookie/Dank/yournamehere tourney runs a little better, I get to the final table and have a good stack halfway through it, then I screw around too much, especially with MiamiDon when I jam 50BB pre over his raises 3-4 times like a monkey just to get silly - then I end up on "let's try to get baby back asleep after siblings wake her up" patrol and go into autofold mode - and when that's over (after midnight, are you kidding me, babies are still awake?), I get silly and raise/call off 20BB to MiamiNit's jam threehanded with A9s and OF COURSE I'm dominated vs. AQs and bounce 3/19 for minimal cash.
I just hate when I lose focus during these tourneys and start doing stupid shit - jamming too much, folding too much, hero calling too much - instead of just playing and doing what I usually do - spiking 30/70s and pissing people off by getting there.
Hey, Survivor Poker starts soon. Someday I'll remember which team I'm on and who's on it. Not like I don't have somewhere to reference it...
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