Originally Posted by JulieK
Who told you that you should play the same? It's not the same game. Live poker has the whole element of reading the players. It also has the element of not letting yourself get read. Then there is the element of giving false tells. None of these are factors in online poker.
The first thing I would say is, do you have a routine? Do you always look at your cards the same way, do you always use the same mannerisms to bet/raise? Do you always pick up and stack your chips the same way?
The second thing I would say is, if you are playing in a poker league, does that mean it's free poker? Because free poker is a totally different game from money poker, the same way freerolls play-chips are different than cash tournaments and cash games.
I agree with the bolded statement to an extent, in the situation OP is describing, you will always have donks pull out a suckout win in a hand.
At the dog track yesterday, I was BB with QQ. Button, who had been raising with *anything* if he's on the button, does a 3xBB raise. I triple his raise. He calls.
Flop was JJJ.
I move all in, I know he doesn't have a jack as the odds
are slim and if he has AA or KK, then he's an idiot for not reraising me.
He calls and shows A5.
River is an Ace for his bigger boat, my stack is shipped to him.
He pats himself on the back looking pleased with his play.
When I reloaded and sat back down, another player asked him why he made the call.
His reply was "I knew he didn't have a jack, and I knew the ace was coming".
Me: dealer, call the floorman over.
Me to floorman: can I be reseated at another table?
Donkey calls + variance rearing his ugly head makes bankrolls cry.