Originally Posted by twizzybop
Wow! I want people like you playing against me..#2 hand you are calling with a gut shot straight? then calling 3:1 on 5:1 to win on the turn?? You won $24.00 but long term that is going to go down the tubes by making such calls..Then the 3rd hand you called a 2:1 pot bet on a 3.5:1 odds??
Then have the nerve to say "If I keep finding guys like those to play against?"... You keep playing like this you are going to be one of those guys and you'll be the one down of -1000.
Ok, I should have made it clear that I don't normally play that way, I'm usually the tightest player at the table. I've been running pretty good for the past few days and my confidence is up but after reading this post of yours I went back and looked at the HH's. You're spot on, I played those hands like the guys I want to be up against. My biggest weakness is that when my confidence is high and I feel like I can't lose, the gambler in me comes out to play. I end up making calls against the odds and chasing cards, what usually happens in that situation is I miss and lose a big pot. That snaps me out of it and I go back to my normal solid game. Today I was hitting everything wether I deserved to or not.
I take back the comment about "finding guys like those to play against". I have no problems doubling my buy in at a ring game, but usually its by grinding it out. Today I got very lucky and in two hands I won pots that were more than double my buy in, thats rare for me and I got caught up in the moment. I was so chuffed that I won a few big pots that I never stopped to look at why that was. Had I stopped for a second to find out what I did differently to my normal game I never would have posted those hands on here.
I've stood in the shoes of a donk and I know how easy it can be for a solid player to confuse luck with good play. My confidence was up because I had been playing really solid for a few days and making my own luck. In one hand today I made a bad call and was fortunate to win the pot, rather than recognising it as luck I patted myself on the back. A few hands later I made the exact same play and was again fortunate to win the pot. Going on tilt is something players have to watch out for and so is this, they both make you chase hands and make bad plays. If you don't watch out they'll cost you money.
Thanks for posting Twizzy, I respect your opinion and I definately deserve some abuse for those plays. I'm not the best poker player around but I play a simple and solid game, I don't deserve to be labelled a bad player after one day of donkish play.