I’m up toward the top end of the leaderboard about halfway through an MTT, and threw everything away.
Here’s where it started.
I’d been up as much as 15,000 chips and #1 on the leaderboard, and dropped down to around 4-6 or so, with 11K chips. I bought the pot preflop with AA from the BB, no on wanting my action when I bet the pot. This puts me on tilt, I feel cheated out of a bigger pot. I don’t really mind, but I was hoping to get a call here. I should be happy but I’m not.
JTs in the SB, vs the BB, 44K flop, I have to fold.
K9o, I flop two pair, 9AK. My opponent shoves, I call, he has KJ and rivers a Jack to suck out and takes about half my stack with him.
Now I’m telling myself these things happen, and it can’t be helped.
J8s, flops 4 to a flush, can’t make the flush, I get beat by 88 on a smallish pot.
Q7s, KAK flop, I’m three to the flush, and last to act in the hand, I weakly try to bluff the pot, am called, beaten by A6o.
84o, I fold. Now down to 4000 chips.
86o, I fold again.
Q7s, I shove, no one calls, I steal the blinds.
AA on the button. The previous hand set me up to shove and get called this time, since shoving 2x in a row makes it look suspiciously like you’re trying to get away with something. No one has cards they want to play, so it checks around to me, and it’s just me and the SB. He’s short-stacked, and I want all his chips. I raise up 2BB, and get called. Flop is 8QK, he only has 1000 chips left in his stack, and if we’re going to go all in it doesn’t matter, we’re going to a showdown, so I don’t care about slow playing and getting beat. He has J9, Turns a Ten for a straight, and is all in. I river an Ace for trip Aces, and am beat. Now down to 3000 chips.
37o, I announce to the table that I’m about to shove 37o and ask someone to call. 77 calls, I’m out and done.
Now, I absolutely should not have done that on the last hand. Maybe if I had 200 chips left, sure, give up, walk it off, and go find another game. But with 3000 chips left, I had a healthy enough stack that I could have recovered and came back. The bad beats got to me, and I didn’t want to play anymore. But now I’m just more angry at myself for throwing away my game. I need to grow up.