Originally Posted by maltz
Yes I am still folding when I know I can't win.
Just had another runner runner straight to split my pot.
The guy called all in with K4 on 10 9 8 (I had 10 10), because he felt lucky, lol.
He did get lucky in this case (turn river came 76)
ouch, and ouch, i feel your pain, i have made posts similar to this....."in the bad beat section!"
but that aside, i believe that your point about "am I not seeing enough river as an underdog?" is reliant on your odds of getting lucky, and from finding out the hard way, a good poker player, does not rely on luck, in fact, one poster on my thread pointed out that, this "assumtion" alone, questions your integrity as a "good" poker player,
as for the bad beats, take them as they come, they will and have made you a better poker player, there is ALWAYS something you could of done to win/ and by win, that can mean folding.
folding is winning. of course the best hand cant fold, but is your hand really the best hand "only" on the flop/preflop, and turn, the game needs to be played as if you can see all the cards, i believe to minimize the "suck out". because no matter of pot odds
, some people will call you down JUST because they like the look of the cards they might get....
wow, hope this has tainted some of your questions/points and hope to hear more respose soon.