Originally Posted by bw07507
you want him to play the way he did. If every time you had JJ and someone had AK and you got the scenario you described, you'd win a lot in the long run. Also, at .01/.02 you're not gonna make most people fold anything (which is actually why you can kill these games if you just play tight).
I assume u mean after the flop and turn and not preflop
I have been there before mate, but all u can do is get your chips in good.
I didn't think the 9 would have helped him
Wrong!!! I know it is not probable, but he could have had pocket 2`s, 6`s, 7`s, 9`s , Q`s, K`s, A`s. There is a potential straight (not probable) he could have had 8`s. Also, he pushed all in hoping he could push u off your hand - as it turned out, he still had about a 14% chance of catching.
My point is, you could have been calling dead or to one of the 2 remaining J`s.
If I can be brutal and hope you take this the right way. If he had been ahead, u had pushed and caught your J and won - he would have moaned
If he had not caught the Ace, u would have taken down the pot.
I found that you have to get used to the swings in poker, thats all.
Also, put yourself in the other guys position, there is a possibility (without looking too much into how much invested in pot) I would have folded thinking he had made a bad call preflop with say 10 8. (possibly)
At the end of it all, the other guy called u down and caught - u played it well, he did not. I have found that in poker, you can control how you play but u can`t control the way the dealer deals.
So, to sum it all up, there is no way to beat the AK lovers as you state - I just hope I come up against the guy that u came up against