Players getting worse but much luckier

    • LkyLeprechaun865
      Joined: 18.05.2007 Posts: 543
      Is it jsut me or are the players getting worse and worse but also much luckier.
      For the past month im losing everything, all hands im dominating in like AK against A10 and especially all coinflips like AK against low pockets. This is a great example to bad play winning anyway:

      PokerStars Game #15547434717: Hold'em No Limit ($0.10/$0.25) - 2008/02/25 - 16:15:49 (ET)
      Table 'Lundia' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
      Seat 2: tommyturn ($14.60 in chips)
      Seat 5: Brasil2007 ($53.60 in chips)
      Seat 6: Brikwa11 ($7.10 in chips) (me)
      Seat 7: mites & lice ($20 in chips)
      Seat 8: woody1185 ($33.80 in chips)
      Seat 9: Jamtex ($23 in chips)
      tommyturn: posts small blind $0.10
      Brasil2007: posts big blind $0.25
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Brikwa11 [Qd Qc]
      Brikwa11: raises $0.50 to $0.75
      mites & lice: calls $0.75
      woody1185: calls $0.75
      Jamtex: folds
      tommyturn: folds
      Brasil2007: raises $2.25 to $3
      Brikwa11: raises $3 to $6
      mites & lice: folds
      woody1185: folds
      Brasil2007: calls $3
      *** FLOP *** [5c 2d 4c]
      Brasil2007: checks
      Brikwa11: bets $1.10 and is all-in
      Brasil2007: calls $1.10
      *** TURN *** [5c 2d 4c] [9h]
      *** RIVER *** [5c 2d 4c 9h] [9d]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Brasil2007: shows [9c 6h] (three of a kind, Nines)
      Brikwa11: mucks hand
      Brasil2007 collected $15.05 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $15.80 | Rake $0.75
      Board [5c 2d 4c 9h 9d]
      Seat 2: tommyturn (small blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 5: Brasil2007 (big blind) showed [9c 6h] and won ($15.05) with three of a kind, Nines
      Seat 6: Brikwa11 mucked [Qd Qc]
      Seat 7: mites & lice folded before Flop
      Seat 8: woody1185 folded before Flop
      Seat 9: Jamtex (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
  • 6 replies
    • Dykiller
      Joined: 19.02.2008 Posts: 168
      My first impression is that you werent playing BSS because you only have 7.10$ stack on a 25$ max.

      Maybe your were doing SSS on NL25 but that cant be it because you have to step out with 25BB which is 6.25$.

      The player did play badly but i think he wasnt scared to lose 6-7$.

      Stick to SSS, it happens but in the long run you will be the big winner!
    • LkyLeprechaun865
      Joined: 18.05.2007 Posts: 543
      I dont quite play SSS, I reraised him like that because i was sure he was trying to bluff with his raise.
    • SoyCD
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Well the beat is a pretty bad one - although Dykiller is correct that you were deviating from the SSS strategy.

      When playing according to strategy you need to:

      #1) Leave the table at 25BB
      #2) Pre-flop raise to 4BB (1$)
      #3) After his re-raise push all-in (you are commited anyway)


      And yes on some days one really gets the feeling that bad players have bought up all the luck in the universe :o

      Best regards and I advise you to re-read the strategy articles and to stick to the strategy :)
    • Dykiller
      Joined: 19.02.2008 Posts: 168
      If you dont like SSS like you said (I assume you dont play it because you dont like it)

      Then maybe moving down to NL10 (0.05$-0.10$) would be a wise choice.
    • chenny8888
      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      naturally the worse players get the more they will suck out... it's the nature of poker.. if a player gets his money in with the worst hand more, he's going to suck out a proportionate amount more...
    • Pygmalion
      Joined: 12.12.2007 Posts: 36
      Thought I would add my 2c worth. Preflop, your opponent's play is HORRIFIC! unless 96o = new AKs.... :D on the flop however, he had the pot odds to call you...approx. $13 in the pot, $1.10 to call with a gutshot straight draw i.e. approx. 16% chance of hitting. Turn and River are so SICK!