Just Can't Win
I seem to be having a consistent problem with my poker games
. I play by the 'small ball' poker concept instructed by Daniel Negreanu, and see a lot of flops because of it. The aggressive nature of this play style even allows me to win some hands with absolutely nothing, but I always have the same problem.
There is always that one player that always seems to have a better hand than me. Not long ago I was playing a game and this scenario popped up 5 times in this single game, and all with the same opposing player. I had a monster hand that I'm more than confident enough will win the pot for me, so as I continually raise and they call, I'm sitting there thinking: I've got you this time. Yet this player always pulls out of their hat a hand that is just slightly better than mine.
This frustrating chain of events has happened so often, in so many separate games, and with several different opponents that I'm thinking it can't just be coincidence or bad luck. Either I'm missing something here, or they know some trick to pulling out winning hands that I don't (or do I really just have the worst luck in the world). Someone out there has got to have some advice of how to spot and avoid this infuriating trap. This is driving me insane. Help!