Learning Poker for 4 months
I played poker some years ago for about a year. On the end of that year I got a lot of bad beats (quads of Kings beaten by quads of Aces, nut flush vs straight flush, .. you get the picture). Back then I did not know much about Expected Value
and so on.. And I did not make the math of how many times I win my hands over and over again. But these bad beats kept on comming, multiple times and not 1/8 or 1/4.
Now I picked up the game again and started to dig a bit deeper into poker. It has going fine, found a lot of valuable strategies, lessons etc here and do understand also more about the game.
Now it comes... Again.. I got A LOT of bad beats. I had some, but it was from fish and I could get easily my money back from them, they just called and called and.. yeah..
But now, the more better players (tight agressive) seem to outrun me also.. I played the last 2 weeks and almost my BR is gone from these bad beats.
* I flop a full house, do not slowplay and bet the pot on turn and river against a fish. On the river he got a bigger full house. (happend a COUPLE times).
* I invest regularly in pockets when in position. It gives me the implied odds
Then the funny thing starts: I know I'm only going to hit my set in 15% of the time, but when I call it never seems to hit. Except for the time I do not call, then my set hit the flop. Or when I call, and I make decent bets, they make a straight or have better pockets.
* When I'm in a pot on the button, and I 3bet 3x times his raise with AKs, most of the time there is a low dry flop or no where in my suited. When I have a flop with 2 cards in my suite and fi 10 Q, I do not my my flush or straight and the guy runs away with the pot with the 10 :/
This are just some examples, but I had to ventilate this somewhere.. It happened to me multiple times today, and I do not know how to deal at this moment with it.
It seems that (stupid I know) but Pokerstars
is against me When I have a playable hand, the flop is complete against me, and when it is in favor, the river just hit me hard
I like playing poker, certainly know when I'm digging deeper into it. I'm not telling I'm the pokerking here, far from, but I do know the basics, I can spot the good players and bad players but.. I'm not interested in investing my money in bad players that hit there cards time after time and I hitting NOTHING. It's not all about hitting, but bluffing is no option either, because they do hit. I'm the pay off man for the fish now, and it should be the other way around.
What do you guys think of my story and have some good tips? Because.. pffff
Extra: I play the 10 NL6 max
Happy New Year!!