I think after twisting on my blog about recent badbeats that I take you through a couple of hands I was mega lucky at last night.
I bought into $2.5 $5 NL on betfair for $200 - NL cash is by no means my best game and one I am working on to improve.
Anyway soon in the game I have half my stack in with A Q and a Q 10 8 board - next comes an ace for 2 pair I get reraised all in and call - it doesn't show the hands on betfair but the other guy says he has J 9 for a straight but river comes Q and I have a full house and win a 500$ pot where I could easily have been gone.
Shortly later I get 200$ in pre flop with AA v KQ ( all in ) and this holds up for another big win.
Next lucky hand sees me win a 450$ pot with A J on a J 10 2 board and then get reraised all in from a smaller stack on a turn of 9 - I called here which I think is a bad call despite me winning the pot. He had 9 10 ( 2 pair ) but easily could have had a made straight and I would have been drawing dead ( cant win pot no matter what cards come out ) - anyway river rescued me again bringing an ace and my 2nd big piece of luck on the night.
Shortly later I won a $500 pot with trip queens and then left the table for bed with $1400 and $1200 profit for 90 mins work.
ANALYSE YOUR GAME
The important thing is to look back on the session - I won 1200$ i must be great etc. Not at all - I won 2 big pots when behind and 1 of them I should have folded so despite the winnings I don't think I played well and have shown I struggle to put down top pair top kicker. I don't buy in for much so this is not a big issue for me early in the game and I'm happy to be all in with it - but I need to play better if I have established a decent stack. On the other side of the coin - I played great tournament poker over the he weekend and only just broke level due to the beats I posted.
Good luck at the tables.