Big Tournament = Huge Letdown

I got no cards for about 120 hands. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a run of cards that bad, but I guess it had to happen some time. Here are my statistics from the entire tourney:

120 hands played and saw flop:
– 2 times out of 14 while in small blind (14%)
– 4 times out of 14 while in big blind (28%)
– 7 times out of 92 in other positions (7%)
– a total of 13 times out of 120 (10%)

Pots won at showdown – 2 out of 5 (40%)
Pots won without showdown � 1

The two pots won with showdown were AQ vs. AT, KQs vs. KJs. One pot won without showdown was AKs and I just stole the blinds and one limper’s call. The three losses at showdown were a check-down on a flush draw I missed, AQ vs. 22 (both short-stacked and all-in before the flop) and then the following hand with A6 vs. K3.

I was unable to steal blinds because of my table. They were very loose/aggressive and most of the stacks were showing a lot of variance. The up-side was that if I caught a big hand, I could easily double up. Unfortunately, my biggest han was 99 and the flop came TJK with two hearts.

I ended up busting 1180 of 2497. Considering I was handcuffed by the cards, I’ll take that. Hopefully, I’ll be able to win a seat to this tourney again soon and actually do some damage.

That’s poker.