Dealing with suckouts and bad beats...
Whats the secret?
Two terrible bad beats in the course of about 15 minutes this morning. I'm crying a bit inside right now...
First case I made my set of kings on the flop. Player in early position goes All-In on me with the flop K 7 2 rainbow. I think great, easy double up. Villain shows QQ and hits two running queens on the turn and river for a quad.
Not five minutes later in another Sit'n'Go I'm holding KQ suited hearts in late position. I raise the standard for about three times the BB and get called by villain in middle position who limped in. Flop shows 8 T 3 all hearts, which makes my flush. I get check-raised all in by the villain. This does set off a few alarms, but this player has been bluffing at pots quite a bit and has been playing very loose (regularly showing bluffs for all to see). I call and he shows two black aces in the pocket. Excellent, I have him dominated. The turn and river are two more 8's which puts 3 of a kind on the board and gives him a full house over my flush. Ouch...
I don't see how I could have played these situations any differently. Got my chips in with the best of it, but ended up on the rail both times.
How do most of you deal with these kind of suck-outs? How do you not let it affect your normal game. I don't want to play like there is always a monster under the bed, but these are so brutal. Any tips or advice would be appreciated.