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Back Playing (How to stack off unnecessarily with AA)


by dpreid  |  Published Jan 19, 2013


I started playing again in December 2012 after several months of extremely infrequent play. I have probably gone to the Horseshoe (Hammond) about 12 times in the past month. I am up around $600 total from mostly $1/$2 with a few $2/$5 gambles mixed in. I let A LOT of money slip away at the $1/$2 tables and think I need to start setting a cap at which I will leave the table (even if only to get back on the list 30 minutes later). I tend to accumulate a large stack & bleed it back. I find myself taking shots at larger pots (read: draws) with a bigger stack in an effort to build a SUPER STACK. My mind works the same way, as I have moved up to $2/$5 (unsuccessfully) twice after making a big chunk at $1/$2. Last night, I played overnight & had put in a very good 6 hour session. I was getting ready to leave (way later than I should have been playing) and I donked off my entire stack in a downright awful situation. Terrible play by myself. I had been paying serious attention to SPR all night long & started to neglect it as I tired (it was 6 AM). Ended up making a BAD all-in raise with just an overpair on way too wet of a board in way too obvious a situation that I was NOT chance, no way, no how...just thought I could get him to fold most sets. Bad, disappointing hand to end what should have been a solid session. Whoops! I'll try again soon!