I thought purchasing Ed Miller book the Course would become a stepping stone for good things to happen for me at the $1 $2 cash table but so far just the opposite. I hope its not $46 down the toilet . I followed the course using Ed's recommended hand chart but i could barely muster the 14 percent of hands he recommends in early position or for that matter late position. I was basically forced to fold most of my hands and very quickly established the table image of a super nit as per his instructions
. In my case it was even worse. I bought in for 50 BB and if i busted i was going to buy in for an additional 50 . I dont like too many chips on the table because i can lose them pretty fast. Others contradict the small stack as a target for the deep stack but i dont care. The first or second hand started out promising but deteriorated pretty fast . I opened with 10 9s flop trip 10 only to get outkicked by either A10 or J10 . Sorry but i am filled with incomplete info because i am not sure if i was IP or OOP almost sure i was OOP . I had around $55 left in my stack which really pissed me the hell off and for the next few hrs i played as tight as you can get. I bought in for an additional $40 just so could have some more chips . $55 remaining wont get me very far Cant say i actually blew golden opportunities becoming a folding machine but A5o turned a wheel and a nice pot which i couldnt capitalize on and the other one J 5o flopped J trips .
Aside from those golden opportunities i blew , for the most part i was card dead and in a very shitty mood to boot. The guy to the left of me in his early 30's bet or folded out of turn not once not twice but 3 times and it was at that pt i got pissed told him about it and instead of apologizing he made some snot ass remark "looked like you were going to fold anyway" Ive been berated by players for betting out of turn by accident maybe once in the past and this ass wasn't even given a warning . Not to mention his GF a spectator was seated behind him and she could also have clear view of my cards if by chance i neglect to protect them, Without making a big scene i requested table change. Didn't help matters much.
Still card dead but turned a straight for a small pot (the only pot of the day ) only because the girl to the right of me told me she threw away her baby flush after i raised . Few hands later nerdy looking dude two seats to my right betting with his eyes closed , makes a huge pot size bet on the turn . Girl directly to my right tanks for a few minutes then folds the turn and mumbles " he better not be bluffing". The river turns a 5 she nudges my foot signaling she would have had a boat Well two hands later she got her revenge at my expense. I was on button with 56o nobody raised which is the only reason why i played the hand and i just got bored not playing anything. I realize that specific hand is not part of the "Course" but the flop KK 5 and when 5 came out on the turn it made it more enticing. The girl to my right had me covered all in i shoved my remaining $55 thinking im home free only to see her turn over K 8 with a giggle. You dont giggle you just STFU and dont say a word.
Im certainly not in the position to tell her "nice hand" I stormed the hell out of the casino once again taking pity on how bad im running blah blah. The story always has the same ending for me . Bust out on a bad beat with nothing left in my pocket . Its much more than having a bad day because these bad days have been more frequent over the last few months than you can imagine. I dont mind losing a few sessions but there should be one or two winning sessions in between to compensate for the losses but in my case i am on the short end of the stick every single session. I know about variance and how it can kick you in the ass but for god sake gimme a break .
Outkicked with trips Outkicked on a boat If they modified the bad beat t jackpot rules i would have a fortune by now. Am i buying in for too little? Should i change casinos? Are my raises too small? Does it take awhile for the Course to takes its course ? Ok its only $160 but do you know how many of those $160 and more i have lost in the last few months. I am down a bundle and getting more depressed and more disgusted with each passing day. Might have to take a long break from the game which i hate doing but i just cannot afford to blow any more money One thing for sure no more cash at Borgata