Bad beat city or what!!! Experienced players please talk!!!
Please support me here guys.
I`m trying to get my head around the last 24 hours. This is an exagirated example of what is happening on a regular basis.
I`ve been playing poker for about 18 months. Last year I made about $6k profit on the back of a couple of MTT wins and a steady run of SNG`s.
This year. I know a lot more, I understand pot odds
, EV, etc, etc. Play better poker...but
Year to date this year I`m about $700 down!!!
A quick run through the beats I have taken in the last 24 hours. If I make a bad or desperate play I accept the beat. Most games are $10/ 20 buy ins.
I reraise a shorter stack when I have KK. He calls. Flop Q,J,8. I think then push. He calls. 1010. hits 9 on river. Money in when about 5/1 fav
77 on button. Short stack has about 5 times bb. he pushes, I call. He shows 75o. He catches set 5`s. Money in when 10/1 fav
SNG. 2 callers, me on bb 10,9s. Flop 10,9,4. sb, similar stack, checks. I raise all in (Just over pot size) immediate call from sb with A10 - u guessed it, A on river. Money in 10/1 fav
A9 on bb. flop 994 rainbow. I raise, other guy with a few more chips than me puts me all in, so obviously I call. he shows A8hearts .runner runner flush for him. Money in 10/1 fav.
I could go on and on, and I probably have
My point, however.
I keep telling myself "as long as I get my money in with the best hand" but eventually u feel like giving up. If u can`t beat `em join `em. Unfortunatly this does not sit well with me. I want to play properly.
I know it might sound stupid, but, in the main I think it was a `Mike the mouth` saying "If it was not for luck I`d be the best player by far"
I feel, taking away the desperate pushes when short stacked, I make the correct play about 90% of the time. This does not, however, reflect the odd time I have say 1010 and I`m pushed out of a pot by a maniac going all in with say A10, where I fold a lot of the time.
I feel good about my play - I now enter most pots with a raise, thanks to the advice of CC members. But I get into a great position, a massive favorite, then all my good work is undone.
Do I just `wait for my time` or what? I`m at a bit of a loss.
By the way, I do not want to take a break - no point in doing that if I`m making the correct plays all of the time