Staying focused, STOP STUPIDITY!
Hey thought i'd just make a thread to see if theres any tips u guys have got. I've been playing alot of MTT's recently and i think im gradually getting better but i keep getting knocked out on well SHIT hands!
I'm not saying im unlucky here im not afraid to admitt i've played these hands so bad its unbelievable. Im always good at staying about average in chips and gradually building them up playing a solid game not tight but not taking risks i dont need to take. But i always lose focus in a hand cripple my stack and go on severe tilt and give the rest away! The worst of it is I KNOW IM BEAT but i keep playing with the hand as i'll explain in this hand i just played in a $8 MTT on pokerstars
Theres about 230 players left in about a 1300 field and im just above average in stack with 6,600 chips. Im in the big blind and a guy with about half my stack in middle calls he's been playing alot of pots and is quite a solid player and as he limps im putting him on a good hand. it gets folded round and the SB calls i look down a A2 (os) not a great hand and i kno that if a ace comes i probably still wont have the best hand, thats honestly what i was thinking at the although you wouldnt think that when u see what im about to do. I check and the flop comes (A)(5)(6) rainbow, the SB checks i bet 600 im thinking at this point im taking one shot at this pot and im done if i get called. The M.position guy calls SB folds, the turn comes (4) now i have bout 6,000 he has around 3,000 and different to my thinking a bet 1,000! Please dont ask why im racking mt brains thinking why my brain makes me do this lol but whats done is done and it gets much WORSE. He raises up 1k more i push him all in he turns AJ as i expected and im crippled. Im so sick at this point and really confused why i keep doing this!
I know what i should have done so i dont wanna know where i went wrong etc.. but im wondering if anyone else has this problem or if anyone has any tips on how to stay focused. At the end of the day i see it as a lesson learned and i know im getting better at these tournements which can only be a good thing but i need to learn to go with my instincts. HELP PLEASE