Underestimating other players...
LIVE PLAYER - NOT TOO MUCH ON THE COMPUTER
It's been odd lately I've got into hands where I made a read that was the correct read about what the person had and I made a move at them knowing they can't call with 88 or such. One instance was I had AsKs on the button. There was 1 limper in front and I raised 3XBB and he reraised the min. I felt he had 88 or 99 and there was no way he could call all-in with 88 or 99. I pushed all-in and was snap called and the guy showed 88. I was so surprised to see him snap call with 88, he said he thought I was bluffing
. It worked out for me becaues I hit my A on the turn. Lately in tournaments I've moved in with marginal hands on the BB when it folded to the SB and the SB just called, thinking there is no way they can call with some crap hand. In each situation I was called with a crap hand and I had way the best hand, but lost in each situation. All these situations I really didn't want them to call and I didn't think they could, but they still did.
One of the best parts of my game is that people always think I'm bluffing even though I very rarely do bluff. I play with a lot of regulars that know I don't bluff very often, but yet these same people call my all-ins wth garbage or play back at me when I reraise thinking I must have crap. Very often on the river I'll put out a value bet of 3/4 the pot and they fold saying I know you don't have it, but I can't call (most likely they missed there draw). In each of these situations I had way the best hand and really wanted a call. It's like everything is going the opposite as I want it to go. Everyone thinks I'm bluffing and I'm not, but then I still loose. It's starting to affect my game in a negative way because I'm now getting timid to bet. I'm missing value bets, I checking when I should bet, ect.
Does anyone have any technics on how to regain confidence and how I can shake off the bad beats and unfortunate happenings? I feel like I should take a nice long break from poker, but I'm not sure if I'll come back after a couple of weeks and feel better about my varience. I was thinking about entering a tournament and just playing like a crazy man to get the nervous pervis out of my system. Maybe suck out a couple of times and get back the feeling of winning big pots.