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How play against luckers?

    • xvapm00
      Joined: 08.04.2008 Posts: 4
      Play against luckers is my biggest problem in my poker life.

      For example, yesterday I played cash game 0,1/0,25$. I had 10$ buy-in. Raised before flop to 1$ from dealer and only one aggresive player call. Flop came 66Q and he bets 1,5$. I thought that he only try to steal, because I was playing tight. I raised to 4,5$ and he quickly moved all-in.. I made call and I was so startled, what he showed. He showed KJ??? Turn was 8 and river K..OMG!

      After few rounds I got JJ and he raised before flop to 1,25$. I made call. Flop came 56T and he bets 3$. I raised to 9$ and was all-in. He calls with 9T and turn was T, river A.. and I was once more bad beaten.

      This is only example from my life, but surely every player experienced play agaist this kind of player with endless luck. And I dont mension that in my poker life I have seen that someone had three time in row straight, two times in row AA, KK or Fullhouse etc.

      Do someone know how play agains this players? Or it is better to go out and find another table?
  • 6 replies
    • p0kerQT
      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Don't change tables, you want them kinds of players at your table, they might get lucky a few times but in the longrun they're the players you make money off. But you shouldn't be playing with $10 buyin at NL25, stick to SSS or BSS
    • finchybg
      Joined: 16.12.2007 Posts: 910
      The more experienced you get, the less attention you will pay to such suckouts. It's a part of the game and although several of them in succession maybe quite irritating, you should learn to take it.
    • TribunCaesar
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Hi xvapm00,

      what did you had in the first hand?
      In any case: Don't ever play with $10 on a NL $25 table. Play either BSS or SSS but nothing in between, since you have the disadvantages of both strategies.
      I really suggest to read all the articles, because it does look like you never did that. Don't get me wrong, I just want to help you. This is what you should do:

      1. step:
      Read this article:

      2. step:
      Decide if you can play BSS with you bankroll or if you should/want to play SSS.

      3. step:
      On the basis of your decision read all available articles on the topic of you strategy here:

      4. step:
      Visit coachings:

      5. step:
      watch video here:

      6. step:
      play yourself

      7. step: post some of you sample hands here:

      If you done that you will know what your next steps are.

      Best regards,
    • bender834
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 78
      I had extremely bad luck yesterday too in a tournament, i went all in agains a shortstack with AK, He called with KJ, then on river he got that Jack.
      Then the hand right after i got AK again, and one retard called with J7 ?? !!
      off course the jack came on river again.

      then i had KK 2-3 hands after and went all in with my now very shortstack, a A7 calls and hits A on turn.....

      i know the things happens, but not 3 times in that short time :(
    • xvapm00
      Joined: 08.04.2008 Posts: 4
      in beginning I forgot to write my hand. I had AQ. Due to probability I had almost 90% chance to win the game. Thanks for note TribunCaesar ;)

      Although I believe that learning help me to be better player, I strongly believe that it couldnt help me in hands like I described. I think that I didnt made a mistake, but I was beaten. And it would happend in that situation to almost every player.
    • xvapm00
      Joined: 08.04.2008 Posts: 4
      bender is right ;)

      every player knows that this think happend (bad beats), but it shouldnt be 3 times in row. After this must be tilt everyone..