Hands Played Today - 7110

Hands Played June - 59774


Well today was going about as horrible as possible, losing every hand etc. But near the end of my final session I found a table with a total maniac. The kind who is probably 15 beers in and open shoving every other hand. Hurray, I can finally make some money now.

So first we will make the standard call with King high for 250bb. Oh wat...Pokerstars?

Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

Hero (BB): $12.50
Maniac: $15.58
UTG+1: $13.33
MP: $4.93
CO: $13.68
BTN: $6
SB: $9.65

Pre-Flop: T K dealt to Hero (BB)
Maniac raises to $15.58 and is All-In, 5 folds, Hero calls $12.45 and is All-In

Flop: ($25.02) A 2 T (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Turn: ($25.02) 8 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

River: ($25.02) 7 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: $25.02 Pot ($1.25 Rake)
Hero showed T K and LOST (-$12.45 NET)
Maniac showed J 9 and WON $23.77 (+$11.27 NET)

Well lets try this again. This time I have a Jack and a 7, they are suited. I also have the button which is kind of overkill. Since there is some postflop action in this hand I will leave my thought processes below in blue

Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $13.62
SB: $4.29
Maniac: $26.57
UTG: $13.51
UTG+1: $4.61
MP1: $13.96
MP2: $5
CO: $7.80

Pre-Flop: 7 J dealt to Hero (BTN)
3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.15, CO folds, Hero calls $0.15, SB folds, Maniac raises to $0.50, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.35

MP2, who opens the pot, is a 10/4 supernit reg. I would probably flat him here even without the maniac behind. LOL when he folds to the maniac's reraise. Pay attention much?

Flop: ($1.17) J 8 K (2 Players)
Maniac bets $0.20, Hero raises to $1.35, Maniac raises to $2.50, Hero raises to $13.12 and is All-In, Maniac calls $10.62

Hmm. I have middle pair. He is crazy. I raise...I'm all in.

($27.41) 5 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

River: ($27.41) K (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: $27.41 Pot ($1.36 Rake)
Hero showed 7 J and WON $26.05 (+$12.43 NET)
Maniac showed Q 9 and LOST (-$13.57 NET)


Unfortunately this story does not have a happy ending as the maniac lost the rest of his money to another supernit who woke up with aces.


  1. hey rain, i appreciate the advice u gave me on the tilt factor, the one about looking back on what you have won in the past was a big help, makes u reanalize what you have done to win in the past and straight away tells u if ur a winning player or not, plus ive been watching the hands i play especially the losing ones to see if i made a mistake or could of played it better also, good job what you have done after moving up, clean up 10/25 when you go for it!! imagine how nice its gonna be when u can play poker for an hour or 2 and have enough money for the whole week, thats my aim for 1 day, but hopefully even more...later dawg

  2. I have been playing mostly 10NL deep ante tables lately, with some 5NL mixed in when there are not enough 10NL deep tables running. While this level is still highly beatable, I do miss those supernit regs you just mentioned...the 8/6 and 10/4s with a cbet percentage of 95% and fold to flop raise percentage of 70%...soooo exploitable.

    gl br