This is how pokerstars rewards me for playing a stronger game

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pokerstars Game #******: Tournament #******, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2008/04/20 - 10:28:21 (ET)
Table '***** 1' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: w00t sc00t (2170 in chips)
Seat 2: LeesPa21 (1190 in chips)
Seat 3: ellwoodjake (1470 in chips)
Seat 4: doobiedoo321 (1320 in chips)
Seat 5: me (1410 in chips)
Seat 6: Duddidot (1230 in chips)
Seat 7: Bubba2007 (1390 in chips)
Seat 8: trasigsko (1010 in chips)
Seat 9: mattpco (2310 in chips)
LeesPa21: posts small blind 10
ellwoodjake: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to me [3c 2c]
doobiedoo321: calls 20
me: calls 20
Duddidot: folds
Bubba2007: folds
trasigsko: folds
mattpco: folds
w00t sc00t: calls 20
LeesPa21: folds
ellwoodjake: checks
*** FLOP *** [8h Ac 6h]
ellwoodjake: checks
doobiedoo321: bets 60
me: folds
w00t sc00t: calls 60
ellwoodjake: calls 60
*** TURN *** [8h Ac 6h] [4c]
ellwoodjake: bets 100
doobiedoo321: calls 100
w00t sc00t: folds
*** RIVER *** [8h Ac 6h 4c] [5c]
ellwoodjake: bets 40
doobiedoo321: calls 40
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ellwoodjake: shows [Tc Ad] (a pair of Aces)
doobiedoo321: shows [9h Ah] (a pair of Aces - lower kicker)
ellwoodjake collected 550 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 550 | Rake 0
Board [8h Ac 6h 4c 5c]
Seat 1: w00t sc00t (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 2: LeesPa21 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: ellwoodjake (big blind) showed [Tc Ad] and won (550) with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: doobiedoo321 showed [9h Ah] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: me folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Duddidot folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Bubba2007 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: trasigsko folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: mattpco folded before Flop (didn't bet)

never seen one let alone had one before either, funny thing is the way i used to play i would have called that raise (even with my only hope being a runner) but at the time i thought it wasnt worth getting comitted to a pot (especially with another club on the turn that could dangerously entice me), anyway wrong play or right play? :mad:
 
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You should just shove next time you get the worst possible suited connectors, because even if you had limped in you'd have folded the flop. So shoving will let you see all the cards if you're called.
 
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Very easy fold. Do not be worried about the outcome just be worried about the situation. You had nothing, you played the situation perfect.

If you get wrapped up in outcomes you will hit that maybe 1 or 2 in a year. But will lose you money nearly 99.9% of the time.
 
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please note that i dont think playing a stronger game means folding to a min raise (even though i was holding nothing), what i mean is i used to be fish and chase every runner even if i didnt have any reads on the players but these guys were playing tight so i had to assume i was beat (and i was without flush) have learnt to be much wiser and fold junk with my chips, im getting better and have been killing the 9 hands, im not gutted at all that i lost the EV was very low but its kind of a kick in the balls to have that happen when almost every other time the river kills me
 
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thanks for the comments guys, very helpful indeed :)
 
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interesting comment about shoving i like the concept but wouldnt that be a bit too loose considering its still early stage?
 
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Results here are one of the few times you would miss a monster. Yes, a kick in the gonads for sure, but these are the kind of hands that tempt the throngs to play every hand - losing many of them.

Hungry fish will bite at anything - even when the hook is more than obvious. Good fold, IMO.
 
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interesting comment about shoving i like the concept but wouldnt that be a bit too loose considering its still early stage?

I was in no way serious about shoving. Easy fold in that situation. The atypical results in this isolated hand do not matter and you will lose money with those cards more often than not.
I don't mess with suited connectors below 6/7 early in a tournament. (Anything lower will usually give you the ignorant end of the straight too often. 6/7 is great to have if the Steel Wheel hits the board)
 
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absolutely the right move one of the hardest lessons for me to finally learn is that after I fold a hand it is mucked forever and I should never let it influence my continuing play I used to really obsess about man I should of played that or I was gonna play that now once it's muced I understand that it is gone forever"""but""" sure would of been nice to "smoke those aces" on that hand u did the smart thing good play!
 
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If you're working on not chasing, once you've folded, forget your cards and just watch how the rest of the table plays.

Being results oriented is probably the worst thing to do for a person trying to be less of a chaser.
 
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never seen one let alone had one before either, funny thing is the way i used to play i would have called that raise (even with my only hope being a runner) but at the time i thought it wasnt worth getting comitted to a pot (especially with another club on the turn that could dangerously entice me), anyway wrong play or right play?

Your first mistake was to limp w/ 23s from 2nd position in the first place. Your second mistake is to think that you'd have been "committed to the pot" by calling 60 on the flop; but the pot odds certainly did NOT justify a call there, so the fold was correct. However, had you stuck around to see the turn regardless, now you might justify a call based on pot odds IF you felt w/ some certainty that any straight or flush would be good on the end; the problem is, even if you river one of your 12 outs (9 clubs and 3 fives) and make a hand, only one of these 12 outs (the 5c) is actually the nuts, while all the others carry a strong possibility of someone else having just made a higher straight or flush.

Poker is a game of large numbers and averages, and you want to make plays that make you money in the long run; chasing a runner-runner that might not even be good unless you hit the miracle-one-outer on the end is certainly not one of those plays. . . .
 
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Practice Mucked Hand Amnesia

I can get so frustrated when I muck my bad hand or even mediocre hand and then hit the nuts. Usually though even if I had limped in and seen the flop that partly hits me I probably wouldn't have stuck it out for the turn or river depending on the circumstances. I just try to forget what is gone. Still, why does my folded crap hit so sweet and my AA get rocked so hard? Must be fate.
 
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Follow up (sunday million made it to the top 7k)

PokerStars Game #********: Tournament #********, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (200/400) - 2008/04/20 - 17:02:15 (ET)
Table '*********' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: ghelan (14965 in chips)
Seat 2: shustler (14120 in chips)
Seat 3: Ms.Thing711 (11745 in chips)
Seat 4: Dell33kk (2680 in chips)
Seat 5: wayne4487 (3670 in chips)
Seat 6: feature2k6 (6630 in chips)
Seat 7: Hawkmoon07 (4585 in chips)
Seat 8: me (2950 in chips)
Seat 9: royalfull (9960 in chips)
ghelan: posts the ante 50
shustler: posts the ante 50
Ms.Thing711: posts the ante 50
Dell33kk: posts the ante 50
wayne4487: posts the ante 50
feature2k6: posts the ante 50
Hawkmoon07: posts the ante 50
me : posts the ante 50
royalfull: posts the ante 50
Hawkmoon07: posts small blind 200
me: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to me [Qs Kc]
royalfull: folds
ghelan: folds
shustler: folds
Ms.Thing711: folds
Dell33kk: folds
wayne4487: folds
feature2k6: raises 800 to 1200
Hawkmoon07: folds
me : raises 1700 to 2900 and is all-in
feature2k6: calls 1700
*** FLOP *** [9d Ad Jd]
*** TURN *** [9d Ad Jd] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [9d Ad Jd Qc] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
me: shows [Qs Kc] (a pair of Queens)
feature2k6: shows [Js Kd] (a flush, Ace high)
feature2k6 collected 6450 from pot
carter211 is connected
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6450 | Rake 0
Board [9d Ad Jd Qc 4d]
Seat 1: ghelan folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: shustler folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Ms.Thing711 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Dell33kk folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: wayne4487 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: feature2k6 (button) showed [Js Kd] and won (6450) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 7: Hawkmoon07 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: me (big blind) showed [Qs Kc] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 9: royalfull folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I shoved because the villian been raising with sub-par hands my hands running cold and blinds catching up, i actually put him on something weaker (and i was right!!) i see his cards and breathe a sigh of relief but guess what?? I forgot this is JOKERSTARS!!! where you get rewarded for bad play
 
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seriously thinking of migrating to full tilt, i can handle getting beat by worse hands but not when its happening more then i win when im higher % to win
 
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Bad beats happen on every site and in live poker, deal with it. Switching sites won't magically make you a better player.

Also you weren't playing in the Sunday Million since it's not a $10 tournament, I'm guessing you either meant the Sunday 100 Grand or you're just lying to make your beat seem worse?
 
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sorry my mistake sunday 100k, im not contemplating moving because i think it will make me better im just fed up with all the BS at PS bad beats happen so much its just crazy, anyway i know this is the game and im not sulking because its not even a dent in my BR (i qualified through a FPP 9 hand game)
 
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There is no BS at Pokerstars, like I said bad beats happen at EVERY site. There isn't more at one site than another, that guy had a 23% chance to beat you and that just happened to be one of the times where it happened.
 
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there is a WHOLE LOT of bs at pokerstars trust me man, my friend at full tilt (who also plays pstars) says that he sees badbeats on ps tenfold more, maybe this is because there is alot more fish shoving/calling with xx, i understand this will happen in poker but it is just painful to see all these weaker hands cleaning up
 
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Your friend is WRONG. Maybe you get more bad beats because you get your money in with the best of it all of the time. More than likely you're just remembering all of the times you get beat and forgetting the times your hand actually holds up. On every big site on the internet it's been proven that statistically the hands work out just like they should in the long run.
 
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Last 10 "made" hands (where i had the nuts) i only won 3, i will admit that ive been playing on ps for about a year and only recently have i been struck with this curse maybe im just going through a downswing, ill report back after more play
 
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Last 10 "made" hands (where i had the nuts) i only won 3, i will admit that ive been playing on ps for about a year and only recently have i been struck with this curse maybe im just going through a downswing, ill report back after more play

Preaty simpe explanacionce "VARIENCE".

I play mostly on fulltilt but recently startet playing also on stars and i dont see any more bad beats there if any thing i see more on fulltilt
 
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Your first mistake was to limp w/ 23s from 2nd position in the first place. Your second mistake is to think that you'd have been "committed to the pot" by calling 60 on the flop; but the pot odds certainly did NOT justify a call there, so the fold was correct. However, had you stuck around to see the turn regardless, now you might justify a call based on pot odds IF you felt w/ some certainty that any straight or flush would be good on the end; the problem is, even if you river one of your 12 outs (9 clubs and 3 fives) and make a hand, only one of these 12 outs (the 5c) is actually the nuts, while all the others carry a strong possibility of someone else having just made a higher straight or flush.

Poker is a game of large numbers and averages, and you want to make plays that make you money in the long run; chasing a runner-runner that might not even be good unless you hit the miracle-one-outer on the end is certainly not one of those plays. . . .

Thanks for the advice, yea i stopped thinking of my poker has 1 table at a time but rather the long run, you are right it was a mistake to limp i should have either shown strength or folded (likely folded would be the better play here). I understand 60 chips is far from pot-comitted i think what i meant to say is hand-comitted (the draw on the turn could make it a little too tempting to see the river, im working on this and have stopped calling draws unless the pot odds / probability of hitting outs are in my favor (also take IO into account).
 
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The advice about forgetting your hand after folding & instead paying attention to the play of those still in the hand is very, very good.
 
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Agreed, ive already started putting this into practice, sorry forgot to thank you Ninelions really solid advice there
 
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wow this place is like a goldmine of information, how can there be so many clueless players when there is a utopia of information available with a few clicks of the mouse?
 
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