Originally Posted by debriz
I mean getting bust out in a tournament usually happen near to bubble, Pokerstars give you a better hand/premium hand, especially AK suited or QQ because if you will not gamble it, more probably you didn't get into ITM. I mean it's my 4 days now playing MTT close to bubble having not a good stack so no choice but to gamble to double or triple up with huge blinds. That's why I'm confused if how long is the maximum time or days playing MTT that Pokerstars always put you in a losing part of coin flip. I'ts my 4 days now not getting into ITM because of the coinflip. I can't count the number of tourneys but so many..If I'm AK,..QQ,JJ,TT or pocket numbers will bust me out. If I'm QQ and lower pockets always lost with AK..We all know poker is vice versa, you don't always lose especially you did a right play. That's why I asked in my OP, if how long or what is the maximum time/days will Pokerstars will put you in a losing part of coin flip..So if it will take a month for me always lose coin flips so no more wonder why..atleast I'm aware already
there isn't an answer to that. if the equity is 50/50 ran over a million hands, then you will finish around 50/50, the more hands you play, the closer you will fall to being exactly 50/50. IF you have played 5 tournaments in the past 4 days, you can pretty easily bust out in those tournaments and lose every single flip you play. That can happen for 100's or 1000's of tournaments. But the more you play, the more you will get closer to that true 50/50 mark, and the more ITM you will get.
More to the actual important point here, it's not pokerstars doing this to you, it's almost certainly a lack of skill and lack of volume that is truly the cause of your tournament misfortunes, sorry to sound like a dick, but the sooner you accept that, the sooner you can move on and get better at this game.
"bank calculating everything if I gamble my hand in the middle game..how many players left, average stack sizes, etc. If I call and win at showdown, I'm a chip leader and more guaranteed to final table but unfortunately I don't hit my AK clubs and get bust out by pocket 88.
I always think that my decision is not right in that coin flip situation because I lost.. And now seeking for good ideas and do better next time..."
Just wanted to address the above post to logan. The thing you need to realize about poker is that it differs from pretty much everything else you learn at on the planet. Most things, you work at it, you will get better and you will see the results of the improve as you practise. Think playing tennis, the more you play, the better you results will be to a certain point. If you are studying something in school, the more you study it the better you will understand and thus your results will improve.
however, poker is differant as you have a luck element which can really throw people off balance if they don't realize how much of a bitch variance can be. So you study poker, you get a better understanding, You bring this new understanding to the poker table and you get crushed, lose every hand, get dominated every time. But it wasn't beacuse you were playing bad, it's just that the luck element was not on your side tonight. Of course we should always be improving/tweaking our game, BUt sometimes we implement a new way to play, and if we don't see results immediately we give up or try something else, when what was to blame was a bad run of variance.
Converesly, lets say we go to a poker coach, we get training, and suddenly we run really good on the tables and we win a ton. Now, granted you probably learnt a few things, but more likely is that you are just on a run of good luck at the tables. Then in a weeks time you start running bad and you are again questioning everything you learnt.
I've been in both of these situations, but really what helped me most was looking into variance and how bad it can be, EVEN if you are playing GOOD.
Hope this babble helps somewhat.