when it rains it really rains

    • gibster19
      gibster19
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2007 Posts: 44
      Thought i got my money in good not let anyone see cards for cheap and what do you know.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $4.97
      CO:
      $1.42
      BU:
      $3.58
      SB:
      $5.47
      BB:
      $1.78
      MP2(Hero):
      $5.66


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 8, 8.
      Hero calls $0.05, 2 folds, BU raises to $0.10, SB calls $0.08, BB folds, Hero calls $0.05.

      Flop: ($0.35) 8, J, J (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, BU bets $0.35, SB calls $0.35, Hero raises to $1.75, BU folds, SB calls $1.40.

      Turn: ($4.2) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.81, SB calls $3.62.

      River: ($11.63) 6 (0 players)
      SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $8.01.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, eights full of jacks(8 8).
      SB shows four of a kind, jacks(J J).

      SB wins with four of a kind, jacks(J J).
  • 10 replies
    • excelgeo
      excelgeo
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,107
      looks to me like a table full of fish.

      limp limp minraise call call call???

      oh microstakes... my bad :P


      ps. you were never good in that hand though
    • gibster19
      gibster19
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2007 Posts: 44
      Im not saying i was good in that hand as i am currently learning but I was holding pocket 8s flop came 8JJ so i assumed on the flop other than quads which was hugely unlikely could not see how i was beat
    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      raise it up preflop.
    • gibster19
      gibster19
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2007 Posts: 44
      Starting to think i am not cut out for poker.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $4.83
      SB:
      $7.38
      BB(Hero):
      $9.93
      MP2:
      $0.85
      MP3:
      $5.29
      CO:
      $8.29


      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, T.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.17, SB raises to $0.29, Hero calls $0.24, BU calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.87) 5, T, 2 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.87, Hero raises to $2.90, BU folds, SB raises to $4.93, Hero raises to $9.64, SB calls $2.16.

      Turn: ($17.6) J (0 players)
      SB gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($17.6) A (0 players)
      SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $15.44.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, tens(T T).
      SB shows three of a kind, aces(A A).

      SB wins with three of a kind, aces(A A).
    • dadude77
      dadude77
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.10.2008 Posts: 1,516
      why would you not be cut out for poker? you got your money in in the right places and just got unlucky. Read the psychology articles!
    • gibster19
      gibster19
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2007 Posts: 44
      Just sometimes wonder get your hands in good and loose. I know you need luck as well to play poker so sometimes i think i'm lacking the luck.

      I am not going quit, still have a decent bankroll i feel for my level NL5 if i keep coming out second i'm prepared drop down but hopefully the good days will come. I'm just thankful for rake back and the bonuses i have cleared lately to keep topping me up while i weather the bad beats
    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      I know you need luck as well to play poker so sometimes i think i'm lacking the luck.


      Luck is a term describing normally one-off events. In the long run, you are not luckier or unluckier than anyone else.

      So your statement is totally incorrect. If you rely on luck to play poker, come and play at my table.
    • gibster19
      gibster19
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2007 Posts: 44
      I guess i did not really explain my self i did not mean going in with 72 and hoping to win with the term luck i meant getting my money in good like the above examples and them holding..
    • jonnyquest
      jonnyquest
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2009 Posts: 285
      Hi there.

      The way I see it is good players get unlucky because they almost always get there money in good. Donkeys get lucky because they get there money in bad. If it feels like you never have any luck maybe it's because you don't find yourself in bad spots where you need luck.

      Anyways I'm a noob so what do I know. Keep playing and and your hands will start to hold up again.

      Good luck
    • tigerace999
      tigerace999
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2009 Posts: 65
      hey

      i just had four full houses busted in two days(3x4 of a kind 1x bigger full house on the river)whats the odds on that? roughly 1300 hands, 80$ down !plus trips plus top two pair more than once, screwing 100%.i'm no expert player but always try to stick to starting hand charts .i hate fish ;( arrrghhhh