Bad beat, beat, donk..One must ask..
When we get bad beats, get beat, some donk calls, et-cetra.
One must ask themself when this happens instead of blaming the other person or cards. "Was I in the hand that I wasn't supposed to be in"
Did you limp in with cards you don't normally limp in with?
Did you call from the blinds a pre-flop raise with cards you shouldn't have?
We tend to blame the play of others for a bad outcome or the cards when if you think about it. That the outcome was due to the play you made to yourself?
I know I do it.. Playing a hand I shouldn't be playing but end up getting beat cause of my own play not cause of his play.
For instance you have before the you have two callers. One has made a simple raise. You have A 10 off suit. You figure why not and call. Button calls and the blinds call. Flop comes Ace,Ace, 5 .. looks pretty good here correct. So you bet not knowing the button has A,9 and he calls. Turn helps neither one of you. Of course you bet and he calls.. Now the river comes a 9. Yes I know its remote chance that the 9 would and this scenario wouldn't be your fault because you did have A,10.
Yet there are times and even myself blame the other person or cards that we lost when in fact it was your own doing that brought you this doom.
So next time before you go off on a rant.. stop for 1 moment and ask.. was it something I did to put myself into that situation.