I did something tonight which I knew was wrong and yet I did it anyway. Long story short, I called a 3 dollar bet pre-flop with 88, ended up calling 7 more I was raised and found myself against 2 10's as well as 2 fours.
Since I figure this whole forum is to help people be better, how about I explain how many levels I played this hand wrong.
(Before I do, let me tell you that this was a .25 NL table I was at, not like dollars and such.)
1. I definitelly should not have called 3 dollars with 88. Some people will likely disagree, but in my opinion this was my first bad step.
2. After the bet was re-raised to 10, I really should have got out. I am usually a fairly tight yet smart player. But for this instance, well I shot myself in the foot.
There are three things anyone should learn from this.
-Don't be calling big bets like that with marginal hands
-See pocket 8's or anything kinda similar for as little money as you possibly can (within reason of course)
-But the most important thing really, at some point we all will make mistakes. There is no doubt about that. All anyone can really do is learn from them and try their hardest not to make them again.
(As a footnoe, in the past 2 months I have increased my bankroll to nearly 300 from 60 without needing to reload. I can afford a bad play now and again as long as it is only now and again. For those of you who don't have that kind of a luxury, well take my advice and don't overplay your hand.)