Originally Posted by tiltboy
I really have an issue in terms of folding hands. I'm okay folding 90% of the time but i find it really hard to fold when i know someone has rivered.
eg. this is an actual hand (bets not important here)
all the way i have been betting and he calls until the river where he reraises me, at this point i know im beat but i am so annoyed i end up calling to my disgust.
What i cant understand is why i call in situations i know im beat, particularly when i know the river has won it for him part of me feels i have contributed to this pot and he just stole it at the end.
Does anyone have this problem? if so how do you become good at laydowns or better still acknowleding once you bet to the pot the money is no longer yours.
some might disagree with me but this mentality has worked for me.
I never believe in being pot committed unless I know the player I'm up against(reads I have on him/her). If you had any reads that told you this player was a CS(calling station) then you should have picked up on that and lowered your bets knowing that this player had hit the flop and was chasing, IMO it seems that you need to work on your reads, position and odds
and based on yours and villians cards, if you had made a substantial raise preflop, then villian may have laid his/her cards down unless your playing micro-limits then it's hard to make most micro-limit players lay down any connected cards.
you have to work on you disipline, its hard work, but I have found the best way to work on it without losing a cent and possibly make some money is the freeroll way.
eg: you hold K-K, instead of betting big with it as you normally would, make a bet half the size you would, as you will find alot of players will call with anything in a freeroll( now keep in mind that this a freeroll and your here to work on your disipline) the flop comes down Q,9,3 rainbow this seems like a great flop for you, you bet and get two callers(doesn't matter what you bet here, a chaser will call, but you want to sweeten the pot a bit) you'll put out a nice sized bet and one player drops out and the other calls, turn card is a K (sweet, a set, but alas a possible straight)you make a probing bet to see if villian has hit his straight, and are reraised.....sorry but your beat here, a set is nice but don't get married to the set and let it go.
That was just an example, the only problem with my scenario is that it may get you intoo a habit of betting that is inappropriate in cash and tourney games but you have to remember that your working on your disipline.
If this is hard to understand maybe some one more advanced at disipline can teach you a better method.
This is the method I have been using and it has been working for me and as someone has said "to each his own"(I think that is right).
seems we posted at same time so disregard above comment concerning betting preflop as I see that this villian seems to be married to connectors.