Why do some people bother....

    • jass1960
      jass1960
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      Joined: 15.04.2010 Posts: 709
      .... playing poker?

      I am grinding it out at $0.01/.02 and had just had KK trashed by K8o when 8788T dropped, so I didn't play the next hand in my usual aggressive style!!!!

      I have A3s in BB and 2 people have called - starting chart says check so I did.

      Flop was A67s - but diamonds not my clubs. As they seem to love flush draws and Ax at this level I check, the other 2 check. The turn is rubbish and normally, as I have to top pair, I would show some aggression but I couldn't be arsed, so we all check again.

      River is rubbish as well and as we have only 3BB in the pot, I still can't get any enthusiasm so check, next guy bets 1BB and we all call!

      A huge $0.12 in the pot and did my AA win?

      Of course not..

      I beat the guy who had pocket KK who called the BB - go figure!!!!!

      But lost to the gal who hit 2 pair on the flop and checked the flop and the turn!!!!

      Why do these people bother playing poker if they are not going to bet!!!!
  • 4 replies
    • Atoks
      Atoks
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      Joined: 01.06.2008 Posts: 1,354
      They like the pretty pictures? It's irrelevant what other people do, to u it should only matter what u do and how u did it. Don't be satisfied with a result because u accidentally stumbled into it, only be happy when the outcome was exactly what u were planning for. Ur bound to see shitloads of bad play and be happy that u do. The moment u don't see people playing badly anymore cashout and find either a new poker room or something else to do.
    • jass1960
      jass1960
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      Joined: 15.04.2010 Posts: 709
      Well said :D
    • ljovej
      ljovej
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      Joined: 23.04.2009 Posts: 155
      Did you know?
      You can't win all of your aces kings etc.


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $8,94
      Hero:
      $4,02

      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.80 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J:spade: , J:diamond:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0,05, Hero raises to $0,20, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0,15.

      Flop: ($0,47) T:diamond: , 5:diamond: , T:club: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,47, MP2 calls $0,47.

      Turn: ($1,41) 8:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1,41) T:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,4, Hero raises to $0,80, MP2 raises to $2,10, Hero calls $1,30.

      Final Pot: $5,61

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows four-of-a-kind, tens (9s Ts)
      Hero shows a full-house, tens full of jacks (Js Jd)

      MP2 wins with four-of-a-kind, tens (9s Ts)

      next hand same table:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $7,88
      Hero:
      $1,75

      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.80 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:diamond: , A:club:
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0,15, 5 folds, BB calls $0,10.

      Flop: ($0,32) 2:spade: , Q:spade: , Q:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0,32, BB calls $0,32.

      Turn: ($0,96) J:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0,3, BB raises to $1,86, Hero calls $0,98 (All-In), BB gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($3,52) 7:club: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3,52

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and queens (Ad Ac)
      BB shows four-of-a-kind, queens (Qh Qc)

      BB wins with four-of-a-kind, queens (Qh Qc)
    • Hahaownedlolz
      Hahaownedlolz
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      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 1,755
      Standard.. you will lose your AA/KK 18-20% of the time so you better get used to it..