re: Poker & Pokers "Fear Factor"
Originally Posted by EagleEyeKing
But wouldnt you say that his call was pretty horrible? My objective was to get him off his hand, he just made a donk call.
It doesn't matter. You can only control YOUR play. You should be thinking "what did I do wrong, what can I do better next time".
Also, you are showing a fundamental misunderstanding of poker here (on a lot of levels too).
Why would you complain about getting that call? You were LUCKY
to get that call. Most other aces that you had beat would fold, and usually you would only get called by the already made straight. In other words, your ridiculous bet would normally
drive out all the hands that you can beat, while getting you calls only from hands that have you crushed.
Don't be results oriented--
just because you lost that hand that time doesn't mean you don't want that call.
The goal in poker isn't to win pots/hands, it's to win MONEY. Making such a giant bet will (normally) win you the pot right there when your opponent folds, but it will cost you money
in the long term. Until you can understand these concepts, I wouldn't go depositing any significant sums, or playing beyond the micro-limits.