Originally Posted by Tangerine 53
Just a cooler - you have to take chances in tourneys and it's difficult to lay down trips. I suppose the fact you would be calling an AI may have given you some hesitation (although we have no reads on the oponent etc) but even then it would have been a big laydown.
On your first mail it sounds like you're playing maybe too tight. Just waiting for the big hands isn't enough. Raise more in position and start putting pressure back on your opponents. Don't always play your cards, but the situation, your opponents, the flop etc. Mix your game up to keep everyone else guessing.
Thanks for the response Tangerine, so I joined another one of those tournies and I got sucked out really bad this time. I was actually playing well, basically I was going in with suited connectors I was raising in position and i was in about 40th place out of 900. So i picked up an AJ in position I raise to 8xBB and I get 3 callers. I was upset however, the flop was perfect A J 5. So I double the pot. I get one caller. I was like no harm, maybe an Ace or Jack. The next card is a King. But I thought no harm to that card because a person would have to be crazy to call my double pot with a gutshot. The river is a 3 and the opponent moves all in, I instantly calls, to my shocking surprise. A donk called my bet of double the pot with A GUTSHOT. I was very upset and I am still very pissed. That basically dropped me down to 1k, I went all in with AK in position someone called me with JQ, he won. And that's all she wrote for me.
I don't understand what else I can do, I was actually playing good when someone calls me with a Gutshot straight draw and they hit it. I know its poker and it happens but come on. It never happens for me but it will always happen against me. I will call someones raise with a straight flush draw and I won't hit it but they hit their gutshots. It just pisses me off so much.