Some advice please
I play in freerolls
alot trying to build up my br and also because of what I'm about to talk about I don't think putting any of my own money into an online casino is a "safe bet".
I try to play good poker. I push when I think I have an edge and try to stay out of the way of bigger hands. I believe in the statement, "It's not so much what you win, it's how much you don't lose."
Anyway, I do fine in the freerolls. I usually get very deep into them. Tournies with 3-4K entries I will regularly get into the low hundreds and then the same thing happens. This is what happened the last time. (I don't remember the finer details so bare with me.)
Im sitting at 16K and get AA I call whatever the bet was $400-$600 ???, there is about $2500 in the pot.
The flop come out 5 10 A rainbow- Trip aces!!!
I check post flop, showing weakness and to get some money into the pot. The guy 3 to my left goes all-in. It folds around to me. He's sitting at about 17K, just has me covered.
I'm looking at this and I think-
1. If he hit trips, I have him beat.
2. If he hit two pair, I have him beat.
3. If he hit three cards in a row, he is 2 from any straight, I have him beat.
4. No flush possabilities, I have him beat.
So, I figure that he is trying to steal the blinds, trying to represent the A.
So, I call him and go all-in.
Cards trun over and he has 7 9. A BIG NOTHING!
The turn comes 8.
The river comes 6.
I'm out to a guy that had absolutely NOTHING! And no business being in the hand.
This runner runner thing is happening to me in almost every tourny that I get into and just before the money. Another thing, this never happens with someone that is about to go out and they are just taking a stab at the pot. It always happens with someone that has just a bit more in chips than me.
You may think that I am over doing it here, but I'm not. I get my money in good with the best of it and ??? What am I doing wrong?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.