Originally Posted by WolfShadow
I do ok with cowboys most the time, but when I get pocket QQ's I just look at them and say " OH NO" I seem to lose with them more than any other pocket pairs.
I used to feel the same way about Jacks.
I hated them. I kept flopping sets with them and losing to straights and flushes. I remember it being one of my top money losing hands for my first 15,000 or so poker hands.
I don't think I've altered my play with them, but things have turned around and it's worked it's way back up towards the top of my winning hands.
I still make a lot of "Uh oh, J/J" jokes when I IM my friend reports about what how I'm doing in a tournament.
Oh... and I think pocket Jacks knocked me out in 4 of my last 6 CC tournaments.
Anyway, you can't let bad luck with one particular hand hamper your play, if you have been making he correct plays
I know last week I played a ring game with some CC'ers and got over-aggressive with K/K after a rag-flop with Aloevera. I figured she had an over pair, but she actually flopped a set of 4's to double up through me. Knowing how she plays, I totally overplayed my hand and deserved to lose the maximum.
After the flop, stacking with an overpair is a whole lot riskier.