I’ve been getting pummelled at the ITH leagues lately.Â I bounced in 31st in the VIP league today.Â I got in pretty good with a pair against AK and Ax, so I had 42% equity pre-flop.Â My equity fell somewhat when a King flopped.Â Unlike the league last week where Suited won and eased the pain of me busting early, she didn’t fare much better than I did.
Every time I scrambled back into things, I got in trouble.Â I dropped a bunch a chips when KK ran into a flopped flush.Â TyHunt re-raised me from the BB and I flat called him.Â I probably should have pushed.Â I took a poke at the pot with my overpair, but shut down when he check-called.Â I had the strongest feeling he had the flush when he bet the river and got away from the hand with 2/3rd of my stack intact, but it put me short in the middle stages.Â I donked off a few more in a SB/BB battle and ended up in push or fold mode.
I should have known things were going to go badly when I got AKs on the first hand, flopped a flush draw and wound up dropping 1/3rd of my stack.
I’ve also got three (!) coaching clients going at once and I’m having trouble getting through all the material they sent me.Â Of course, I’m spending more time than I quoted them, but I think I’m learning a lot.Â Its interesting how different even players with similar styles play.Â Two of them have very similar general numbers but completely different problems.Â It is quite a mental exercise to try to get in their heads and figure out how to help them.