You know - I read a lot about what you are "suppose to do" and what hands to play and when to get out of a hand, etc...
But then I watch some of the big guys play poker and they sometimes fall trap to the same things everyone else does.
I watched Brunson get busted on a hand that, according to his own book, he shouldn't have been in. I'm in the middle of Harrington's 3 book set and I watched him in a '05 WSOP
and he played a hand against bets that he says he stays away from in his book.
Sometimes you just have a hunch. One thing about PokerStars
is I get the same hands a bunch of times in a SNG. I know, online you play more hands so you see things faster. But I had K5o about three times...and when I got it again later in the tourney (about 5 ppl left) I thought "what they hay". Called blinds, then called a raise. Flop comes out K5x. 2 pair on flop. As I always have the problem of letting people stay around cheaply, I put out a pot size bet. Got a caller. My 2 pair stood up and the guy was obviously mad I called the raise preflop w/ that hand.
I didn't have a logical reason why I called it. The raise wasn't big enough to scare me out and I just had a "hunch". Got tired of folding the same hand so one time I called it.
So don't get on tilt when you win a pot that "perhaps" by poker logic you shouldn't have. Watch the pros play. They contradict themselves all the time. After all, if everyone played by the "rules" then noone would go bust. But obviously in tourneys, only one will win. So someone made a mistake somewhere.