Originally Posted by KK_Cowboy
Now I know UB has some really dumb players, but it seems to me that some are playing really fundamnetally bad poker. The last 2 days I have ran into 3 hands that as far as I can tell I made the right plays, yet am being called and beaten by inferior hands.
By the way, this is a NL .05/.10 table. I'd play for more, but don't have the bankroll to afford it at UB yet.
In position 4 with As Kh
First 3 fold and I raise to .35
I get 2 callers
Flop comes 10d 10c Qd
I go all-in for .30 more(usually a bad play but not so much this time, you'll see why later). I get 1 caller and the last 2 cards come 5s and 2d. Turns out my AK lost to an A3 of diamonds.
This hand is easy and I can see why he called you. Any flush to the river is a 36% chance of getting it. The Nut flush of course is the best. You had a gut shot straight of 4 outs while he was getting 9 outs.
Position 5 with As Kd, everyone in front of me folds and I raise to .35. Person in the SB raises to .70. I raise them all-in to 1.90 and they call. My AK gets flushed out by a QK of clubs.
Now you must remember that Ace,King isn't cracked up to what everyone makes it out to be.
Now the SB did this:
Many players feel they must defend their blinds by calling all raises even with marginal hands. Don’t waste additional money on marginal hands. Also, don’t automatically call with the small blind if you have nothing. Saving a half bet will pay for your next small blind.
Yet he had a 28.6% chance to win compared to your 71.4% just got that % thats all.
Position 4 with OcQd. Everyone folds to me and I raise to .35. I get raised by position 7 to .70. I go all-in for 2 dollars and they call. my queens vs A4 of hearts. Of course the turn brings an ace and I lose.
Many players will play any two suited cards from any position and they will play an Ace with any small kicker. These hands are losers in the long run and you should avoid getting into the habit of playing them. They are traps that will cost you money. Yet though again he had the flush draw for outs.. along with a long shot straight.
3 hands where I am a 66%+ favourtie before the flop. At least 2 questionable calls preflop. Am I doing something wrong, or are some people just making bad bets into hands they are dominated in?
Nope just keep playing your game. Remember that luck comes and goes but knowledge stays forever.
A bad beat in poker is when you have a good hand that is a favorite to win beaten by another hand. Most of the time it is a hand that caught a miracle draw on the river that should not have been played to begin with. This is more common in low limit games because many players have the any two cards can win mentality. Many players will play any ace and a few players will play any suited cards regardless of the rank. Some players are calling stations that will enter the pot with marginal or terrible hands and then call all the way to the river in hopes making their draw. Occasionally they do make their hands and you suffer a bad beat.
Bad beats are a normal part of poker that a good player learns to accept. As sure as the sun rises in the morning you are going to occasionally get drawn out on the river. You will lose an occasional pot to a bad beat from these players but their bad play will lose to your solid play the majority of the time. In the long run you will make money from players who constantly chase the inside straights or baby flushes.
Bad beats are like the weather. Everyone talks about it but nobody can do anything to change it. It's a really boring subject and so are bad beats. Everyone has suffered bad beats and by constantly talking about them you will come across as a loser. If you want to talk about poker why would you want to talk about your defeats. Whining about bad beats will not put fear into any of opponents. Poker expert Mike Caro suggests you tell your opponents how lucky you have been and how the cards have been going your way. This will portray a winning image rather than that of a loser.
Just something I recently read