Embracing the Bad Beats
I have some thoughts on my tourney play this week. In ten tourneys I have cashed in five, final tabled two (win & 3rd). So I like where my game is.
However I have had some crushing bad beats, I could of cashed, final tabled or won three others. After looking at those tourneys/hands in replayer, I would have done the some thing even if I could have seen their cards after the flop. I discussed them with my poker buddy who is a cash game pro, his comment was "don't change a thing".
And I've come up with this "EMBRACE THE BAD BEATS", every one of those times I was at least about a 70% favorite. I made the right decision, I caused my rival to make a bad play, one where they had AIR with a double belly buster and hit runner runner to win.
They made poor decisions and lucked out, but I'm going to win most of those.
And after thinking about this I decided its healther for my game to make the right decision, than make a dumb call and luck out.