This is a discussion on Feeling very dejected after a tough loss within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I've been playing micro stakes trying to build a bankroll and have been on a really bad losing streak. I won a $2.2 satellite to
I've been playing micro stakes trying to build a bankroll and have been on a really bad losing streak. I won a $2.2 satellite to an $11 buy in tournament. I played well and with 15 people left I was in 4th place. Then this hand happened:
I won $34. This hand would have put me way out in front had I won and had they folded I would have been in great position to to earn decent money. First place paid ~$530, 4th was $226.
I know that shit happens and there was a 25% chance I lose the hand but I feel like this keeps happening to me and I could have really used the money from a higher finish. On top of that, this person that knocked me out has the highest ability score I've ever seen on sharkscope.com (92) and has won over $100k in the last year. I don't understand how their shove was the right play there. I would never have done that in their position. Did they actually play that hand correctly? Am I wrong that it was a bad shove? I feel like they were risking most of their stack on a 50/50 at best. How can they be so good and make plays like that?