I suppose it is only fitting that in my first full session above 400NL, I also take my worst single hand loss ever. If I may say so, it was quite a brutal setup.
Anyway, I am very happy with the session, I broke even in 1500 hands, and in general people played pretty bad. As bad or worse actually, than at 400NL. I guess I have found a new home if the tables stay this good.
Anyway, on to the brutal beat. I was cruising along at +$1500 considering to call it a day, when this happened:
Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $6 BB (5 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: HTML)
Preflop: Hero is Button with Ts, Th. SB posts a blind of $3.
UTG raises to $21, 1 fold, Hero calls $21, SB (poster) calls $18, 1 fold.
Flop: ($69) Jh, 2c, Js (3 players)
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $50, SB calls $50, UTG folds.
Turn: ($169) 7h (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks.
River: ($169) Tc (2 players)
SB bets $180, Hero raises to $500, SB calls $2866.34 (All-In), Hero calls $1447.55 (All-In).
SB has Td Jc (full house, jacks full of tens).
Hero has Ts Th (full house, tens full of jacks).
Outcome: SB wins $5162.89.
Ouch. What a fucked up river. $1450 down the drain. I am hoping to see a showdown of 22, 77 or maybe even worse, since he is not a solid player. Basically there are two Jacks and one Ten left in the deck, and he needs two of those 3 cards to beat me. Would he only push the nuts here? Maybe, but he is a semi donk, and if he pushes a smaller boat also I easily have odds to call since there are 6 ways he can have a smaller boat and only 3 ways for a better one or quads, and I am getting over 3:1 for my final call. Hmmm, he probably would only push the nuts, dammit. I now think I screwed it up.
Oh well, I suppose if I had to take a beat like that, I couldn't ask for a better time, when I am well ahead for the session, and only two days removed from a monster Saturday. And look at the bright side: I am playing with a chip on my shoulder again!