This is his 3rd session since he moved up to $0.25/$0.50 NLHE and so far it's been 1 for 3 with one small win and two buy-ins lost.
His current bankroll is at $177.78, down from the $253.68 he started these stakes with.
Down 2 buyins in 3 sessions is how he started his run at the $0.10/$0.25 tables and he managed to recover. Maybe there's something to his aggressive bankroll management system. I might give it a shot on the side but for now, I'm happy with my current bankroll management strategy. If I lose a buy-in, it's just a small little blip on my graph.
The session was pretty uneventful except for his last hand which was a pretty tough beat.
It feels like this type of crap happens to me all the time too. I'll be winning a lot of small pots and build up a good stack then blow it all when I pick up a monster against some guy that decides to play back and winds up outdrawing me.
You have to be cautious when slow playing Aces. Especially against 4 opponents. I probably would have 3bet pre flop and re-raised large on the flop. It's a tough spot. You don't want to chase everyone away so your monster will get paid off, but that was a pretty ugly flop and the turn brought a possible straight draw and if villain flopped the flush draw he would have hit it on the turn.
On the turn with an overpair and the nut flush draw, there's no getting away from the hand with the amount of money already in the pot. The following table shows each players equity in the hand street by street.
It's fun to watch such a huge name in poker playing stakes I can afford. While I don't enjoy watching him lose a hand like that, it's good to see it can happen to anyone so the rest of us shouldn't get too upset when we run into bad luck. Also a reminder why bankroll management is so important.
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