Bad Beats Outweighing Rational Poker Play

    • ForAcesAAAA
      ForAcesAAAA
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 24
      I just need to let some frustration out. I play alot of poker with friends and at casinos and do very well but never mastered the art of online. Now there is poker strategy. I use SSS with money not my own so i think hey what the heck.

      In online poker though i just seem to constantly suffer bad beats that happen so much less frequently outside the virtual world.

      I know a common story of feeling hard done by because of so called fixed poker software. This isnt the case though i know its not fixed. I just seem to get re3ally unlucky when i play online poker.

      I've been playing with SSS for 2 days on Titan and after about an hours work of building up chips it all comes undone by a couple of bad beats. Its so frustrating.

      Losing with AA pocket pair to some mug who called my raise with Q6 and he hits two par on flop. Or losing with AJ with flop = 9J3 and some fish with AK called my raise and hit an outside flush draw. Or losing with JJ to 33 who hit a straight on river. Some of my favs just from last 2 hours.

      This has always been a theme of onilne poker for me "losing to idiots" who undo all my hard work.

      Anyway i will battle on just needed to get that off my chest before i end up tilting. Thanks for giving me somewhere to write this.
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    • Velak
      Velak
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      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 542
      Keep with it. If you're playing properly, you should be ok in the long run.

      Remember that online is much faster than live, so you see many more hands, which could cause it to appear to happen more often.

      Also, if you're playing SSS, you WILL get "bad beat" more often because most of the time you should be getting your money in with the best hand. This means that the only way someone CAN beat you, is to "bad beat" you.

      So you have to expect the bad beats. They have to happen because you can't win every hand!

      Keep the faith, study well, and focus on making the right decisions, and you should be fine.

      Good Skill to you!
    • ForAcesAAAA
      ForAcesAAAA
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      Arggghhhhh.... its happening again two hours into a tournament i the chip leader raise BU reraises we go all in. I have AA he has J9??????????????? And the absolute joke is he hit two pair on the flop. What was he thinking? Two days in a row i have lost with AA to someone who has crap compared and hits two pair on flop. I nearly lost it. I mean whats the chances Arrggggghhhhhhhhh.

      The online poker gods really have it in for me. I mean im not losing overall i just keep getting undone by idiots and it infuriates me right down to the core of my soul.

      Anyway now i have blown off some steam i'd like to say thx to velak for some very sound advice.... cheers.
    • Vargan
      Vargan
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 565
      Originally posted by ForAcesAAAA
      Arggghhhhh.... its happening again two hours into a tournament i the chip leader raise BU reraises we go all in. I have AA he has J9??????????????? And the absolute joke is he hit two pair on the flop. What was he thinking? Two days in a row i have lost with AA to someone who has crap compared and hits two pair on flop. I nearly lost it. I mean whats the chances Arrggggghhhhhhhhh.
      What was the blind levels, how many chips did he have? Both very interesting factors. Was it a SNG or a MTT?