Originally Posted by xdmanx007
Ummmm.... Seriously Learn from your mistakes. Regardless of how he was playing and what you may have found his cards to be, after the fact, that board was not worth an allin call with pocket 4's. You took 2 shots and he fired an all in at you, fold and wait for a different battle, or you could keep playing that way and continue losing it is your decision.
Of course I will continue to lose to luck. I may even lose to a better hand like in this situation if indeed he had a 9 or a Queen. Yet he didn't. I played a better hand to a luck hand. Rather play a good hand and lose to a good hand then to some schmoe who didn't realize #1 He was betting on 2.2%
chance that his jack would come up on the river, before that a 4.3% on the turn.
He bet on hopes and wishes. "I hope and wish to get a straight". That is called a forest gump, chase those cards down to the river no matter what. Now the odds of getting a straight are 1 in 254.80.
#2 If there is a slight chance you may have the winning hand
you should call. I’m not advocating calling with nothing but I did call since there was a chance
#3Now recently I am losing to the better hands instead of the luck hands. However I just went on a winning streak, winning 4 sit & go's. I even admit I finally got the "luck". I felt sorry for beating this person but that was poker. He raised pre-flop 2X, I called. I like to call with off cards to at times. I have Queen, 7 of clubs. Flop drops 3 7's. I was wow!, checked and then he bet strong. I of course called. Now an Ace comes on the turn. I check again and he bets even stronger, and I call again. Then the river shows a 6. He goes all-in, I of course call that. Shows his hand, he has pocket AA's. That gives him a fullhouse to my 4 of a kind. He was shocked that I had the other 7 but did say nh. I thanked him of course. Is the tide turning for me? I don't know but only will say that I am not losing to luck hands, just the better ones.