Originally Posted by jcsplus4
Oh yes, we all have that story. Mine was, I had KJ suited, was big blind.
The button raised, minimum. I call, the flop, K J 6, he bet, I raise, he
re-raised. I said, I know you have pocket AA, but I have you beat. I go
all in, He calls with AA, I have 2 pair. He hit a 6 on river, fell like I am
going to be sick. 5 years later we still talk about it.
5 Years later you're still talking about losing to an 8-outer on the river ?
Back to topic....it's mindset.
Just like you can improve in the technical/tactic aspects of the game (math,tactics,how to play a hand etc) you can also improve in the mental part of the game.
I remember a few hands from years ago....one of them winning due to a 1-outer on the river, one due to losing to a 1-outer on the river.
Why do I remember ?
Because at that time I had very little experience and so these hands made me feel like "wow, this is about impossible".
I wasn't prepared to expect the unexpected.
Now, I know just about anything can happen and I kinda trained my brain to accept every hand for what it is.....history.
So, I may feel good after winning and may feel disappointed about losing, but next day I really won't remember what happened.
What I will remember tho, is, no matter if I won or lost, when I played a hand terrible....
That keeps hanging in my mind and can get me thinking all day long.