I had started to write this then closed it because the tournaments I was in needed my attention. It published! Anyways, the donkaments are driving me nuts. I guess it's because I haven't cashed in the last several and now have a negative ROI. Tournaments involve a lot of luck and sometimes you just don't get any (good luck that is). Skill will only take you so far. I can get deep but have been busting before the money or just inside the money. It's the donkeys who will call a raise oop with 69o and hit trips then you hit your ace on the turn and pay off a river bet because it's a donkey and they could have an ace weak kicker. Should have listened to the gut instinct that knew he had a six. That didn't knock me out- just lost enough chips that I was short stacked and we know what that means- shove time. I run into big hands a lot lately when I shove-eh but what ya gonna do. Just got knocked out of one as we speak. AA raise UTG get called by the bb with 67s flop has an ace but all diamonds and you can guess the rest. Yep I felt she had it but said "f*ck it I have outs to a boat and no boat for me. I was tilty due to all the other losses and I should have folded my set. The stars have to align perfectly it seems for you to win. Though I know people who win on a consitent basis. What do they know that I don't? Are they just luckier than most? Am I just feeling poker depression? Yeah I think so. I'm sick and tired of not winning. I'm sick and tired of being the better player at the table (and no I'm not big headed, I check out the competition at poker pro labs and most of them suck.) and not being able to beat the donkeys. The donkeys are beating me. It makes me want to start calling raises oop with A5o then shove when an ace hits cause ladyluck will river you a str8 or two pair. In fact it has upset me so much I wrote a poem about it awhile back that I'll share with you.
I'm a donk I'm a donk
come play with me
I know my hands good
I have an ace three
When an ace lands on flop
I will put in a raise
I will call call call all the way
ole man rivers gonna bring me a three, see?
You have skill but I have luck
I never throw my cards in the muck
I might catch my two outter or gutshot
who thinks about odds and longshots?
I haven't a clue about pot odds and such
overcards, underpair, trips, or the nuts
I just know I never saw two cards I don't like
You have big slick but I have two ducks
When the flop hits ace king seven
I'm in donk heaven
Yes I will call you to river
dreams of value town dance in your head
till a two hits like a brick
and your feeling sick
how can this be you say
two outtered again-that's it I quit.