Vegas -- Stepping Down
Every pot I was in exploded on me. I lost to a flush and two straights, a boat on the river. I could have saved 7 bets if I just folded when I was check-raised on the turn but couldn't bring myself to do so.
So I ended up losing $695 (when I could have lost $480. Even still it was just a bad hour at the Bellagio. Still that was less than 30BB for the session and I'm still averaging 1.33 BB/hour for my short-lived 15/30 career at Bellagio.
"I've enjoyed being the gross donator this evening. Perhaps I will be of service in the future," I told the table tongue-in-cheek as I got up and left.
It was like Daniel Negreanu when he was in the WSOP rebuy event. Get beat. Rebuy. Get beat. Rebuy. Repeat and rinse. (He actually was there later, playing with Ivey. Negreanu was wearing a dark shirt the same color as the Bellagio dealers and easily could have passed as one). His account of that evening here.
A streak of eleven trips in a row making money had to end sometime. There's still time left, however, and I easily could come back.
But one thing is for sure. The losses put me down to maybe $6,400 or so in bankroll and I really have to, no matter how good the $15/30 games are, step down for the time being.
It's the right thing to do. No need to go broke over a game.