Originally Posted by chicubs1616
STOP WHINING, You pocket kings will get cracked by an opponents two undercards about 11% of the time, so you must realize that pokcet kings ARE NOT invincible.
There's the right idea.
You've got to remember, when you see pocket kings in your hole preflop you have to remember that that doesn't mean a thing. You're not being handed an automatic win, in order to win with them you're going to have play them right, and in order to not lose a lot you're going to have to know when to lay them down. Raise big preflop, make some value bets post flop and you'll be able to tell what your opponent has.
Also, be glad it was only three dollars. You spend that much on hamburger. I too have seen a lot of people experience TRULY bad beats and lose over $500 in a hand. You have to know and accept that sometimes when it seems you've defintiely got the best hand, someone grabbed a miracle hand and has you beat. That's poker. If you're not willing to accept the risk you shouldn't be play. Remember: Always make sure that you know whatever you're bring to a table might not come back with you.
That's my lesson. :P