I threw away the chance to make the easiest $50!
Hey people! I was just playing a few SNGs at holdempoker.com, my usual hangout, and they are running this Christmas promotion thingy at the moment which I only just noticed today. The promo today was get 8888 in your hand and you can win a $50 bonus. So the cards were dealt and I had a crap pocket hand, 8To I think, so I just folded. Then the flop came, x88 and Im thinking crap, I couldve taken some people on a ride. Then the turn is... wait for it... another freaking 8. I could not believe it! I was all about to kick up a fuss and start hating myself when I realised it was okay, I still played the hand correctly and should always fold with a pile of arse like that. I may be new to this (been playing online for just two weeks) but I am finally getting the hang of it and my bankroll is actually in surplus of my original deposit.
Do you guys play as youre supposed to with regards to starting hands or do you ever think **** it, why not go for it and pray for that lucky hit?