re: Poker & Joined a new secret club today.
Originally Posted by titans4ever
I just became a member of a very special club today. Not sure if anyone one else here is even a member that I can think of. It is the dreaded 500 BB loss in 2 hour club. I got stacked 5 times in two hours in 25$ NL on PS. I got ran over 4 of the 5 times. The only time I was behind was 2 pair vs a set on the flop. I am to lazy and disgusted to dig out the hand histories. I flopped top sets twice and was all-in after flop both times and got out chased by overpairs catching their 2 outs. AA run over by flush draw (all-in after flop no less). KK called to river by A2 with (10 7 2 5 2 board) and catching a third 2 on river.
Rules to my new club.
First rule: We don't talk about it.
Second rule: Don't aknowledge anyone else who you know is a member.
Third rule: If you gain membership twice, quit poker!!!!!!!!!
Secret hand shake: a pat on the back while saying, it can only get better tomorrow.
Anyone else a member?
This just shows people why you can't and shouldn't ever play above your BR. Even if you're a good player, like I'm sure Titans is, swings are inevitable, at times there is no way to avoid them because running bad is just a part of poker. Titans will eventually overcome this type of adversity because he plays within his BR limits, but many times I keep seeing posts here where members play behond their BR, claiming that they play tight and therefore will not go broke.
The hands described by Titans here will get anyone stacked, for example there is no way you're not putting all your chips in with top set on the flop if opponent gives you that opportunity, even bottom set for that manner, its what you should and want to do with that hand. We've all been there, where opponents hit their 2, 3 and 5 outers, and occasionally it will happen 5 times in a row, like in this case. I once read in a poker book (I believe in 1 of the Sklansky books), that it is not uncommon to lose 10 times in a row with KK. Yet, if we're given the chance, we will move all-in PF with that hand virtually every time.
I hope this thread serves that purpose, to teach people to play within their BR limits.
Titans, I'm sure you will eventually make it back. GL to you.