Bad beats and PMA!!!

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Ronaldadio

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Hi all.

Just like to share this with anyone who is being hit by bad beats and still not getting over them, or going on tilt on a regular basis.

This might help.

Up until recently I would go on major tilt, lose it major style, threaten to quit playing (on more than one occassion - I`m sure the regulars will remember my rants) and more :mad:

Now I am comming to terms with bad beats and starting to handle them well :cool:

Here is what helps me...I don`t think about a bad beat as `luck` any more. I think of `probabilities`

If you think about it, pre flop the best position you can be in is about 7/1 fav to win the pot. So if in that position someone sucks u out, I sit and think "the probability of that happening is 7/1, so I will probably win the next 6" It might sound silly, but its about a PMA (positive mental attitude - the glass is always 1/2 full)

And if I get 2 bad beats in a row, even better, because the probability of that happening again for a while is remote, 3 in a row, well, its like all my birthdays have come at once :D - I`m bound to go on a Jamie Gold run soon!!!

Just wanted to share that with you guys :)

P.S. It could be, of course, that I have had a mental breakdown :stoned:
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But what do I do about bad beats and PMS?
 
Ronaldadio

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But what do I do about bad beats and PMS?

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Think to yourself "Not only will I probably have a great poker week next week but I`ll also be in less discomfort and save cash on feminine hygiene products"

PMA !!!
 
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Again me

Once upon a time a bad beat, jajajajaja. Usualy I try to be better player, and I have learned, I must remember only things that can help me. BB? BB is big blind, I dont know any other words with that first letters. If I am playing, I can win (nice) or loose (what a pity), but I enjoy that game. If I want to be a winner, I must play as well as I Know, and I know that I can loose, next time will be better.
 
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If you think about it, pre flop the best position you can be in is about 7/1 fav to win the pot. So if in that position someone sucks u out, I sit and think "the probability of that happening is 7/1, so I will probably win the next 6" It might sound silly, but its about a PMA (positive mental attitude - the glass is always 1/2 full)

And if I get 2 bad beats in a row, even better, because the probability of that happening again for a while is remote, 3 in a row, well, its like all my birthdays have come at once :D - I`m bound to go on a Jamie Gold run soon!!!
I don't want to bring you down, but what you describe is known as the Gambler's Fallacy.
 
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fugitive67

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i look at it more from the standpoint of did my opponent make a bad play and get lucky
those def. are painful, but what i've found out is that a lot of the time my opponent made a reasonable play and got lucky ... (i.e. they were short stacked with AQ and pushed and i had AK and they flop a Q)
 
Ronaldadio

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All the points u guys make are valid.
Please not when I listed this post...7th June 2007, 8:29 PM

At the time a lot of people were going on about bad beats and I was throwing in my thoughts.

And yes, it might be Gambler's Fallacy. But anything that works to get your mind back on the right track can`t be laughed at.

I like the way lots of people on this site say "Concentrate on playing well, thats all you need to do". I`m sure a very, very small % can do that, but for most people to say that, its BS !!!

You all trying to say u never ever go on tilt...bollox !!!
 
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review the bad beat and ask yourself
'did i play the hand correctly or could i have
done something different'
learn from it and move on.
keep smilin'
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I agree. Today for example, I have been beaten by folks who decided to push against me pre-flop after I re-raised the top bet 3x when I had KK. Now maybe I was too aggressive, but the first time somebody called with 88 and turned an 8. The second time I was called by AA and by 82 off.

This is prime tilting criteria for me but honestly, I didn't make the wrong play I was just unfortunate. Positive thinking could save folks a lot of money. Just sayin'.
 
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Online bad beats are so common its disgusting. I'd be a rich man if that never happened.
 
Ronaldadio

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Online bad beats are so common its disgusting. I'd be a rich man if that never happened.

No different to bad beats live.

In poker, pre flop, you are going to be about a 5:1 fav. Obviously good odds, but it simply means u will lose 1 in every 5.

This is a well worn argument, discussion, so I won`t go on about it again ;)
 
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The way I look at is that I've had my fair share of suck outs and handed the other person a bad beat.

For example I had A,Qo and went AI vs K,K. Q on the flop and another on turn giving me trips. I'm more than a 2-1 underdog preflop here and yet I came out on top.

To me this is no different than it being the other way around. I just laugh when me taking the bad beat. And as long as I played the hand correctly, then I can deal with them getting their hand.
 
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