re: Poker & Double take on the suckout thing
Basically, if I understand this poker thing correctly you are supposed to go back and analyse your's and your opponents play and decide if you sucessfully made your opponent make a mistake, i.e. called your pot sized bet for a gutshot and hit it (a true bad call but they got lucky and suckedout ) in which case do not feel bad about the suckout but feel good you got them to make a mistake and have confidence as long as you keep causing them to make mistakes against you they will become like ATM machines that you occasionally will make a deposit to, but you will usually withdraw large sums from. Now if your analysis finds you are giving them correct odds
to make calls and they are catching, then you use that information and adjust future play so you are not. Of course this analysis is after the fact, and 20/20 hindsight, but the more you do the post mortems correctly, presumably you will make more and more correct decisions in the heat of battle (at least in similar situations) where you do not have all the information, and eventually you should come out on top more often then not. I sure hope it works that way because that is what I am trying to to do also - lol.