re: Poker & swings
Originally Posted by three3y3
bro do realize if what your saying is true ..then what your saying is online poker is rigged for sure.....and you know what id believe it i always lose ...i reapeat always lose coin flips with my poket pairs and always the same way on the river ....i cannot recall the last time my 8s or 9s held up in a cash game
I was kidding about the RNG giving short stackers bad beats - that's what the j/k stood for.
Anyway, I assure you that you are not losing 100% of your coin flips. Did you know that 88's & 99's against TWO or more other hands that have over cards is far from a coin flip...you're actually a big underdog in most cases. Mid pockets are only coin flips to overs when you are down to a ONE on ONE situation.
How are you playing those mid pockets? If you're a shortstacker and pushing with them pre-flop, I guarantee you the reason you're losing is b/c more than one person is calling you - why wouldn't they call a .40 bet??? Most people that play 2 NL don't realize that 40 cents is a 20 bb raise, they just think - "wow, I have QJ, easy call for 40 cents" lol I'm guessing that's what you're running into.
If that's the case, then you will lose most of the time with those mid pockets, it's a no brainer.
Short stack strategy says never to shove with anything other than JJ+ or AK, so it seems to me that you're overvaluing you're hands in relation to your short stack play.
Just take a step back and evaluate the situation.