[NL2-NL10] Nl25:Kk

    • maya1984
      maya1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,741
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $26.40
      UTG2:
      $26.70
      MP1:
      $18.55
      MP2:
      $32.15
      MP3:
      $16.00
      CO:
      $14.50
      BU:
      $5.50
      SB:
      $11.85
      BB(Hero):
      $6.50

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $1, MP1 raises to $2, 5 folds, Hero raises to $6.5(All-In), UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $4.50.

      Flop: ($14.10) J, 9, A (2 players)

      Turn: ($14.10) 6 (2 players)

      River: ($14.10) 7 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $14.10.

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      Hero shows a pair of kings (Ks Kh)
      MP1 shows a pair of aces (8h Ah)
      MP1 wins with a pair of aces (8h Ah).

      I should be glad getting called there by the 50/15/0.6 fish.
      Quating the fish: "I'm getting good odds to call" X(
      I know it's only variance but I feel like quiting SSS. Those bad beats just killing me... :(
  • 4 replies
    • dandycal
      dandycal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Hi Maya,

      No other way to play this hand, you gotta push with KK. And about the variance, that's just the way it is. You'll have to deal with variance in any strategy, but as you play more hands, it always evens out. Just make sure you are playing as best you can!

      Good luck!
    • maya1984
      maya1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,741
      ty, those fish can make you crazy sometimes...
    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,491
      KK = Play for all chips! :D
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey maya1984,

      nice and standard hand. Nothing to add here.

      Well, bad beats happen no matter what kind of poker you play, but it's true though SSS is meant to be played with mass of hands and more hands you play more bad beats you encounter, also showdowns are more common than in BSS so you get sucked out more often, but I got sucked out playing BSS just same, nothing you can do about it.

      It's best to learn how to manage those bad beats to not affect your play, maybe with some psychology book or look for some advice in the psychology part of forum here on ps.com.

      To me it was very helpful to play so many tables I had to concentrate on the hands i play and didn't have time to get pissed with bad beats. :)

      But in time, you will probably simply stop getting affected by bad beats and take them as a part of the game.

      Regards,
      burek2000