Dug the hole deeper tonight in a 7 hour session at Charlestown. Was down $100 or so most of the night, due to a few moves that did not work. Finally grinded back to even after about 5 hours. 6 hours in, I'm sitting on $305 when I look down at QQ in the small blind. Middle position (an older rock) bets it to $10. I re-raise my queens to $31. The big blind flats (young, Asian kid who had been making moves and some questionable calls...his stack was up to $1000 plus earlier when he was hitting everything. He was down under $300 at the start of this hand). Old rock comes along. Flop comes 2 clubs, 5 diamonds, 9 diamonds. I bet out $45. kid calls, rock folds. Pot is starting to get bloated ($180 or so). Turn is a club brick. I check and kid bets $55. I call. Pot is $300. River is the K clubs. Before I can even act, kid shoves out of turn. It costs me $151 to call. I have no real read, though a missed diamond draw feels about right. I tank and eventually call. Kid flips AQ clubs for the rivered flush. Makes sense. I mean, I'm playing TAG all night, so my three bet from the small blind couldn't possibly be a big pair. And, my $45 on a 9 high flop couldn't be an over pair. Surely, his call with two overs makes sense. Just the same, his $55 bet on the turn with the overs and a back door flush makes sense.
Finished the hand with 33 left. Tripled up a few hands later with TT all in pre flop. Left down $199.
Rough night all around. Had a run early on with AA, QQ and JJ in a 5 hand stretch. I got the AA on the botton... It folded around so I limped and the blinds came along. Flopped a set. It checked around. I bet $6 on the turn .... Fold... Fold.
Two hands later I bet $10 with QQ. Flop a set against one caller (two diamonds). I bet it and he folds.
Two hands later I raise to $10 with JJ and take the blinds. Made a solid $14 with JJ and flopped sets of AAA and QQQ. That kind of night.
Down just under $1,000 for the year with 20 hours played. Clearly running bad. Might also have to focus a bit more on pot control, as it seems like I've been losing lots of big pots.