re: Poker & How do YOU define "Running Good" ?
Originally Posted by feitr
lol ok i officially quit poker. For some IDIOTIC reason i decided to play some more. I only played 2 SnGs and 1 Omaha PL cash game. I flop the *current* nut fullhouse in omaha and somebody calls the pot size bets to the river where he/she hits a higher fullhouse...so i get stacked. I lose one SnG when i have AJs all in and get called by A8 and he hits the 8. The other i lose when i shove after the flop with TPTK and somebody calls and hits on the river with an OESD.
Not much you can do in Omaha - people will chase. But... you need to be able to lay down what is no longer the nuts when you know you're beat. It's tough, and it sucks, but it's part of that game. If they know you will keep pushing when they hit their draws, it just makes it easier for them to chase because they know they have the right implied odds
I don't think quitting poker is the answer, though a break may be in order. Before you do that though, you might want to consider toning down the aggressiveness in your Holdem game.
Try playing for smaller pots, and stop trying to stack people with every decent hand. AJs and TPTK are fine hands, but why risk your entire tournament on them, especially when you are essentially flipping coins with loose callers?
If nothing else, wait until you get to the money before you dial up the aggressiveness and see if that improves your results. Hopefully by that time you will be left against people who respect your raises.