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WOW,.. I want to be on your table!!!,... just not when you actually hit one of your rn'r rn'rs,.. lol.
O - D - D- S-,.. the probability that you will hit your hand (see 'pot odds', and 'implied odds').
In a nutshell,.. the 2 - 4 rule,.. on the flop, calculate the number of outs that'll give you the winning hand (the hand you figure to be the winning hand that is), multiply x 4,.... on the turn,... multiply by 2. Not exact but close enough.
 
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Bad beats are a good thing.

the only way I'd consider a 'bad beat' to be a good thing, is that it quite possibly shows that you might be the better player (at least you're getting your chips in with the better hands).
I'd love to remind you about them being 'good' when you get hit for a month straight, repeatedly going out of game (sng or Mtt) as a 4:1 fav preflop, or an 87% fav. on the flop. A good thing then,... I think not. So many poor players online that it certainly does seem to happen quite often. The donk might come ahead of you at that moment, but of course they're going to be way behind with their own stats. (bankroll, etc.). Doesn't seem to take the sting out of it though when you find yourself running into this stuff over and over and overa again. April was a month from Hell for me, repeatedly getting donked out of tourneys by complete morons. Not always the case, March was the complete opposite with an sng roi of +250% at my regular buy-in level. Speaking of sngs, I find the most amount of badbeats in these games,... even (especially even) in earlier going (a few levels into game is much more understandable, say if the guy is relatively short stacked or something, with him NEEDING to do what he's got to do,.. but in early going from a donk gettin' involved in way too many hands, hit rn'r rn'r, etc.,... yah,.. it blows big time!... 'Good',.. I think not,..maybe I should send you 'my' hand histories from a month ago, LOL).
 
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I agree that bad beats are essentially a good thing.. because it means your opponents are making mistakes. If your opponent is shoving with a hand that's a 4:1 underdog to yours, then that's good. It's how you make money, from your opponents making big mistakes, and you should try to keep quiet even when they do hit.. even though it is the most frustrating feeling in the world (especially when they rape you of your money with a horrendous beat then leave the table so you cant get it back!!)

I think some people just use the term 'bad beat' too loosely. To me, a bad beat is when you've got someone dominated (at least 4:1 fav), all their chips are in the middle, then they hit a draw that beats you.. like when you're holding pocket K's vs pocket 9's and your opponent hits a 9 on the river to make a set at 22:1 odds. I think too many people lose a few coin flips.. or a couple of 70/30 hands in a row and think they're being hard done by.. when in reality that sort of thing is gonna happen fairly often.
 
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WOW,.. I want to be on your table!!!,... just not when you actually hit one of your rn'r rn'rs,.. lol.
O - D - D- S-,.. the probability that you will hit your hand (see 'pot odds', and 'implied odds').
In a nutshell,.. the 2 - 4 rule,.. on the flop, calculate the number of outs that'll give you the winning hand (the hand you figure to be the winning hand that is), multiply x 4,.... on the turn,... multiply by 2. Not exact but close enough.

If you bothered to read the hand properly you would see that i folded, i am well aware that it was a good fold and have no intention of calling in similar situation next time. I cannot understand how the hand posted (assuming you read it properly) makes my game look exploitable (based purely on the hand posted) enough for you to say something like "i want to be on your table", weak would be playing that hand and if you would in that scenario, i too would want to be on the same table.
 
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wow i just got raped tag team style:

pokerstars Game #*********: ******, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2008/05/20 - 09:07:40 (ET)
Table '********' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: dannyboy022 (1860 in chips)
Seat 2: me (1535 in chips)
Seat 3: akay33 (4100 in chips)
Seat 4: Poorbird (1440 in chips)
Seat 5: T.L.Walker (920 in chips)
Seat 7: Tobi118 (1155 in chips)
Seat 9: starlion27 (1750 in chips)
me: posts small blind 50
akay33: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to me [Kh Ac]
Poorbird: folds
T.L.Walker: raises 300 to 400
Tobi118: folds
starlion27: folds
dannyboy022: calls 400
me: raises 1135 to 1535 and is all-in
akay33: folds
T.L.Walker: calls 520 and is all-in
dannyboy022: calls 1135
*** FLOP *** [9h Qh 7s]
*** TURN *** [9h Qh 7s] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [9h Qh 7s Qd] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
me: shows [Kh Ac] (a pair of Queens)
dannyboy022: shows [6h 7h] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
dannyboy022 collected 1230 from side pot
T.L.Walker: shows [Jh As] (a pair of Queens)
dannyboy022 collected 2860 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4090 Main pot 2860. Side pot 1230. | Rake 0
Board [9h Qh 7s Qd 8s]
Seat 1: dannyboy022 (button) showed [6h 7h] and won (4090) with two pair, Queens and Sevens
Seat 2: me (small blind) showed [Kh Ac] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 3: akay33 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: Poorbird folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: T.L.Walker showed [Jh As] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 7: Tobi118 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: starlion27 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

my ass hurts :(
 
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Straight Flushes

YOU played it right! If you WEREN'T a good player, you would have gotten that straight flush! I've had a bunch of 'em, including the BIG ONE to the Ace in spades on the very 1st Wed 8:00pm CC freeroll at UB 3 weeks ago! On the very 1st HAND, no less! On the FLOP! 10-Ks dealt to me (tried to slow play it) then A-Q-J, all spades flopped, tried slow-playin' again, won of course-but nobody would bet w/me 'cuz the 4s came up on the turn! 4 spades showing and no one had a spade down! Wound up gettin' 235 chips all tole!!! So, you PLAYED it like you were supposed to, but unfortunatly it came out wrong!:p
 
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Ya never know what ya got 'till the dealins' done
 
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