Originally Posted by gus201
So is it that a bad beat if that player has 24 off and gets called with say AK aand the 24 wins with a pair ?
no. thats not even close to a bad beat. again, this is a super standard 60/40ish spot (assuming m= whatever it should equal, prob something like <10? dont really know, not a tourney player). this will happen on the reg to anyone who plays poker on any kind of semi serious level, and if you cant deal with it you shouldnt be playing in the first place (obv if its the difference between 1st/2nd in a massive MTT, or has just occured for the 30th time that day etc its a different story). but generally, serious players are totally okay with this kind of thing happening, and as a general rule it doesnt tilt us. what is hard to deal with is when our opponent does something stupid into our nutted hand and somehow manages to runner runner a suckout. these are the beats that are hard to deal with and put us off our A game, and therefore are the ones we need to find strategies for to help us tilt less and stay as close to our A game as humanly possible.
An example, i once 3b shoved a flop @ 25NL with AT on 887, i thought that he was FOS when he raised the flop. turns out he flopped a boat with 77. the turn and river came running tens to give me a bigger boat. A high cracks a full house AIOTF. no matter how good that player was, and how good he is at not tilting, this wouldve tilted him and put him off his game. this is a badbeat, and the kind with which we need to constantly try and find better ways to deal with, imo of course.
hope that makes sense