Suck Out the Poison

Monday, July 3rd, 2006, 11:43 pm

‘Cause I am snake-bit, cats and kittens. I’m on a bad streak that has shaken my faith in the cosmos. I’ve lost 2/3 of my fundage and I can’t imagine having a winning night again. I mean, seriously, I feel like I’m being fucked with by professional fuckers.

And I don’t mean the people I’ve been playing with, who are, generally, ghastly players. Ask yourself, which is the worst play–overbetting the pot by nine times holding middle pair, or calling that bet on a board with top pair and a ten kicker? K-10 won the pot–and he then begins lecturing the other player on his terrible play. These are the swamps I slog through every day, people.

Over and over I get mercilessly cold-decked. What did I do to offend you, oh Poker Gods? Really, that set-under-set I lost–that happens. Rarely , but it happens. Having the 2nd best flush a few times, yeah, that was funny, we had some laughs. And flopping the nut straight when the other guy flopped the nut flush–and then led out with an inexplicable overbet–even that I can forgive and try to forget.

Then there are the hands I won. The quads I flopped–thanks for making me go heads-up against a guy who’d lost 95% of his stack the previous hand. And the full house I made on the turn that I thought would let me stack off the guy who flopped his king–nah. He had zilch. And the three times in a row I had the nut flush and got no action. Awesome. Here’s the poker lesson for today–winning tiny pots and losing big pots is not the way to success.

Seriously, I’m kinda paranoid these days as it is (to be discussed in a forthcoming post) but I feel persecuted by the cards. What did I do to deserve this?

Sorry about this, I’m pretty miffed at running up my account to a healthy state and losing most of it to people who don’t have an effing clue what they’re doing. My confidence is all shook up. I doubt the sanity of the Universe. My own sanity (or lack thereof ) has never been much in doubt.

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One Response to “Suck Out the Poison”

  1. gracie Says:

    Dude. I’m right there with you and am as wigged out as you are by how cold the deck is.

    It’s been several months. I don’t know what to make of it. Sincerely.

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