This is a discussion on Do you ever feel bad winning a hand? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Obviously, you are happy that you win the money, but just ever feel bad making a long shot hand like this.
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For me in general, the main thing is my decision. They can be right or wrong. I feel bad and frustrated only when I make the wrong decisions. But I always try to draw conclusions for myself to avoid such mistakes in the future.
I never feel bad if I have a lucky winning because poker is still a gambling game, you still can win even your winning percent is low. I just feel bad when I made some big mistakes especially when I know and feel I shouldn't do that, but I still did that finally.
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Not at all, the cards will go in my favor sometimes and in someone else's another time. Attaching emotion to the outcome does little to help my game.
It's a constant effort on my part to reduce and eventually eliminate the emotional aspect of how the cards finally play out, but when I am successful limiting or reducing the emotional aspect I play better. This includes not getting excited about winning any particular hand either.
...I cut my deck to the Queen of Spades, but the cards were all the same...
Sometimes when I'm playing freerolls I'll be distracted or multitasking and not really paying attention to the poker, and because of that I'll make a bad call, and then if I hit my card and win I do feel kind of bad.
But if the call was good and I hit my card, then I feel great!
I feel like I take more than my fair share of bad beats, so on those occasions when I am on the "delivering end of the bad beat" my feelings are just more like, Oh, Wow! Yikes, Sorry About That! ... but of course I am not really sorry, I am feeling good, but yet realizing I was very fortunate to dodge that bullet!
Probably the closest thing to Feeling Guilty about winning was in a LIVE COUPLES TOURNAMENT a handful of years back. The format was that everyone played individually for the first hour and a half, then couples combined stacks and play continued rotating players each 20 minute blind level, with the other team member being removed from the poker room.
So the tournament starts and my table was roughly 50/50 Male/Female. Well, I was dealt Pocket Aces FOUR TIMES in the First Hour and a Half. So, I am not sure what the total number of hands dealt was during that 90 minutes... guessing 40 -50ish?
Wow, did I get some nasty death stairs from some of the ladies at the table, after my raises... and so, YES, I DID FEEL JUST A LITTLE BIT GUILTY!
No I don't feel bad winning a hand in a the way of river card win as you showed. If I was in the opposite situation where I was ahead from the flop and lose to the river card then I know how it feels losing in that way.
Sometimes there is such a feeling, but then you remember how many times you yourself lost and everything goes away right away!) This is poker here before the river there is almost always a chance to win or lose.
I think everything is within normal limits, especially since the rally was between SB and BB.
100% sure you were forced to call every card from your opponent. I don't think worries are appropriate here.
The only time I ever felt bad was when I knocked a guy out and then he bought back in his very next hand he went all in, I called with my JJ, and knocked him out again with his AKo. He bought in again, and I'm just like damn, bro. Take a break.
Yes this is very Hard you Building a straight Flush 😅
But Imagine the Situation if the other player get the Card vor a straight on the River Thats hard too
But Thats Poker sometimes Its Hard and sometimes you habe the Best feeling 😂😂
In short, yes, since we are not bots and it is natural to make mistakes, such as missclick or when in a review of hands I realize that I made a decision with negative ev. because despite having clearly won I am losing money in the long run.
It never makes me feel bad to win a hand that way, in the first place it is always a joy to win a hand, in the second, it has already been my turn to be in the place of the one who loses the hand and I don't see that he feels very guilty about it. to have won me, lol. So it is always a joy to win a good hand. This case that you describe in particular, in the Poker Stars tournaments, anyone would say that the probabilities of it happening are very small or impossible, but the truth is if you play daily on PS you would realize that it happens everyday.
Not only recently when I saw a doc on the crime & poverty in like Venezuela etc.. Now, I'm on micros & I see some playin extra passive w/ half stack even @ micros.. got me thinkin if they're livin in that trying to grind their way w/ what little they've got.. ofcourse I could just be over analyzing & making it more than what it is.