Cant Stop Calling All Ins!
I have 2 problems in tournaments. I find myself getting mad when a guy goes all in preflop several times in short order and pushes me off a good hand when I am certain he is bluffing
. I find myself waiting for a good hand with the intention of busting his bubble and "teaching him a lesson". That's usually when I get to relearn one!
The other issue I have is related to calling all in as well. I set rules for myself in tournaments (mostly free rolls at this point). For example, I will make a rule for myself that no matter what, I will not call anyone's all in without an Aces over Boat and that is as long as there is not a chance someone has quads. I will stick to my principles and rules until I get to the final table, i.e. final 15 players, I have chip lead or close, I have a great hand, I 3BB raise pre flop, my opponent calls, I raise to 60% pot post flop, opponent calls, I check the turn and he goes all-in. I feel certain I have the best hand, only one possible card that he could have can beat me. Since the blinds and bets are quit large at this time, I'm pretty pot committed. Instead of sticking to my principle and folding, I call his all-in and "BAM" I'm out of the Tournament and out of the money!
Does anyone have any advice on making myself stop and not get caught up in this dilemma? Much appreciated!