Originally Posted by KMcoyote3
So I need help cardschat. This is probably the 5th time this has happened to me and before you think that this is a sob story it really isn't. I just need help in recognizing when someone has flopped something big like trips. The only reason I ask is because of this recent hand that knocked me out 5 spots before the money in a 4.40 rush tourney on fulltilt.
Hero: Ace-King raises in position, one caller on BB.
Villain checks, Hero bets, gets reraised.
Villain pushes all in on turn, Hero calls.
Villain has pocket 8's.
This is probably the 3 or 4th time this has happened to me both live and online in the past month. All I am looking for is a way to recognize when to get away from huge flops. Also was it a good idea to gamble all my chips away right before the payout? I honestly just felt like he had the 4th king.
From this I guess you haven't been playing long, which is fine - we all have to start somewhere. You are going to have to get used to it as it will happen a lot.
But if you know how many times you have been on the wrong end of flops I bet you cannot tell me how many times you have been on the right end. Can you recall a hand where the villain did exactly the same with KQ, A8, JJ etc? Equally, would you have posted this hand if your A hit on the turn? We tend to remember the hands we lose and not the ones we win since they hurt more and if they send us out of a tourney they can gnaw away at us for ages.
What I am getting at is that you have probably been faced with this decision 20 times, lost 5 and won 15 - to me that is a winning strategy. But because there is a focus on the one's lost you need to be careful how you respond to the experience.
I do not put myself above anyone in this respect - in a STT last night I went from chip leader 3 handed to the rail when my AdQd lost to 78o and next hand my KsJs lost to J6o. I have no idea what hands got me to chip leader in the first place. But what I do know is that in the long run I am winning that tournament.
Don't worry about this hand, it's a standard cooler.