Originally Posted by Bentheman87
Premier player, imagine running like that in 9 out of 10 MTTs, that is exactly how I run. I usually play $25-$200 buyin MTTs, and of the last like 10 MTTs I've played I've only cashed once. In EVERY SINGLE ONE of these tournaments I got all my chips into the middle on the flop, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I was a huge huge huge favorite, and EVERY SINGLE TIME the other guy drew out. The most common thing to happen is I flop trips on a board of 3 of the same suit. For example, I'll have two black kings in the hole and the flop will come King 7 5 all hearts. Someone will bet, I'll raise all in, he'll call with a jack high flush draw or 10 high flush draw (never did one of my opponents even have an ace high flush draw, every time they drew out it was with a smaller flush draw). The pot is gigantic at this point, the winner of the pot will be in a good position to make the final table of the MTT, and of course the turn is a heart.
Just a few hours ago in the fifty fifty tournament on Full Tilt this happened to me again execpt this time I called a preflop raise with 66. Flop came 6 8 J all diamonds and neither of my 6s were diamonds. I'm first to act, I bet almost the entire pot, I get raised all in by a player with K of diamonds Jack of hearts. I call, and the turn is a diamond.
Most of the beats you seem to relate above were not exactly 'huge, huge' huge favorites' IMO. Facing a one suit board on the flop, I would really have to consider more options than all-in - like folding to his all-in...
That's the risk you take on one-suited boards post-flop. If you don't have any of them, there are still 10 more out there - somewhere. If your opponent has one, that's still 9 outs for them, not counting any card values. Maybe not as 'huge, huge' as you think??
Your last example, the 66. With 6,8,Jd board, you were even betting against a possible straight flush draw. Wow - NL and the big end of Pot Limit takes some big Kahunas to make those calls, especially when certain castration is 30% or better.
Better luck next time. My Kahunas just crawled up inside and aren't coming out for a week....