Why The F*** Do I Do This?
This really is in the context of live games. I have noticed a pattern when I get put out of tournaments.
I usually do quite well, mostly getting to the last table. I play tight all night. In early positions my range is JJ -> AA and all in between. In late positions I will play with a T as well. Throughout the game I don't overplay my cards but play aggressive when I have something decent.
BUT, for some stupid reason, late in the tournament my asshole brain starts messing with me. For example last night.
I am BB (AT), 2 others fold and 2 calls. so 3 still in.
I raise to 3xBB
1 folds and 1 shoves all in.
Now **I KNOW** to fold but because of his previous showdowns (loose) I convince myself to call him. Now I know pot odds
here are crazy bad, I know my hand is not that strong but something, maybe even a weird sense of pride or insanity makes me call. Looking at each time I am out a tournament its for the same reasons. I play tight all night and then do something stupid.
he had AA and flop/turn/river gave us nothing. so he won.
It's just weird, I cant seem to help screwing myself over on stupid moves like that.