This is a discussion on Is my Style Inviting to More Bad Beats? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; This is more a question about live games. Iíve had an extraordinary run of bad luck over the past 6 months and it is almost
This is more a question about live games. Iíve had an extraordinary run of bad luck over the past 6 months and it is almost entirely on massive bad beats. Normally Iím not one to complain ďcause pokerĒ but Iím starting to think Iím doing something to invite bad beats.
Iíve been called the tightest drunk player on earth before but I talk a lot. I mean, really, I pretty much donít shut up. Itís all funny and nice so no one ever complains. However Iím thinking now that my yapping is fooling people into thinking Iím playing every hand when in reality maybe Iíll play twice an orbit.
Last night I got 89 in the button. Called $2 with a half dozen others. Flop came 567 with 2 diamonds. I think you can see where this is heading. Someone bet $35, I raised to $100, 3rd guy who had been the typical mark that thinks they can out smart the drunk person raised all in to about $250 and (after everyone else folded) I pushed all in as well.
I knew what he was gonna turn over before he turned it over. Shockingly a diamond came on the river and there goes a $500 pot where I flopped the nuts.
I know this isnít that bad of a bad beat story, Iíve had many worse, This was just the most recent. Iím just at a point now where I feel like my fun play style is inviting bad beats and itís been so long since I had a monster night to balance it out itís just frustrating. Should I be more of a quiet brooding jerk? No one likes those guys. Just starting to feel like being fun and friendly is finally starting to work against me ... but my traps are working ... sigh ... ugh ... thanks for reading.
31st December 2017, 6:26 PM
"No one likes those guys."
Ask yourself: which one is my goal in the table, being liked or doing money? Poker is actually much about cruel honesty to yourself too. Setting realistic goals suited to your abilities, plugging your leaks however little they feel like.
31st December 2017, 6:31 PM
Sadly you’re right.
31st December 2017, 7:57 PM
Online Poker at: carbon
In the hand you just described, you could of played it a little different. Like because there is a flush draw on the board and a player leading out betting you should know hes probably betting the flush draw and theres still two cards to call. If its the nut flush draw most players will not fold to any bet. So just call on flop, to minimize damage if the flush hits on turn. Now if flush doesn't hit, then you might then try to get guy to fold by betting and reraiseing. You know once flush hits your drawing dead with a straight. I think its what moves you are making on certain streets that are coasting you to lose big pots. Try to keep pots small till after river falls and then access your hand verses the other players at your table.
2nd January 2018, 3:12 AM
Poker at: ACR
re: Poker & Is my Style Inviting to More Bad Beats?
At the poker table you want it to be like you're not even there. The more attention you seek, the more attention you will receive.
2nd January 2018, 3:55 AM
Online Poker at: Bet On Line
We all hit bad runs. It sounds to me like your play is correct if you are going into the river ahead then you will win in the long run. Bad beats can be frustrating, but ask yourself if you would have played the hand any differently.. if there answer is no , then keep on keepin on - it'll turn around
2nd January 2018, 4:11 AM
Infinity Objective [2,396]
Poker at: CardsChat
If you play 89, and I have so I know, you want to limp, play rags you will see those kind of swings at a higher rate of frequency, wins, losses and lots of bad beats and flopping nuts slowly dematerializing. Six callers to see the flop, sounds like the wild west, or you're typical Freeroll at level 1, lol.
Play in higher stake games and you'll get in line with making money, sounds like what you need is better quality and less play. Me too
2nd January 2018, 6:51 AM
Online Poker at: 888poker
What a pity! When this happens to me I got really nervous.But this situation is hazardous.
2nd January 2018, 7:23 AM
Poker at: Ignition
If you are tight, it is to your advantage to be perceived as loose.
Players will bet with weaker hands than they should. You profit when other players make mistakes.
Of course sometimes they will get lucky.
You don't tell us what cards your opponent had in your example, but if you had no diamonds then your chance of winning was probably close to 60%.
Your opponent's play was reasonable. It would have been mathematically wrong for him to fold. By shoving, he may get the other players to fold, and he is guaranteed to see two more cards, either of which could give him the winning hand.
You say you realize this isn't the worst bad beat story. There is no strict definition in the poker world of what is and isn't a bad beat, but your personal definition seems very broad. Losing when your opponent played well and your edge was only about ten percent isn't generally thought of as a bad beat.
2nd January 2018, 9:27 PM
Moe DeLawn 
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
re: Poker & Is my Style Inviting to More Bad Beats?
It's most likely the type of game you're playing in rather than your style of play or table image. If your game has 6 limpers pre flop then you can expect anything and everything to happen in a game like that.