How you feel when losing in strong hands

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I feel calm, because the game will always vary and you will always lose with stronger hands, this always happens in poker.
 
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We should never feel entitled to win when we have a big hand. When we do we can tilt.
 
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It really freaks you out if you win with a strong hand that you think is a win.
 
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It hurts quite a bit to lose with good cards, but it happens all the time.
Just as sometimes you win with worse hands, other times you have to lose with better ones. I suppose the negative impact of losing with a strong hand lingers much more in the mind than winning with a worse hand.
But well, that's poker. The only way to avoid surprises is to win before the cards are turned, and it's not easy at all.
Obviously, it bothers me a lot to lose when I feel I played better, but I always try to keep in mind that in the long run, if you make the right decisions, it will pay off.
 
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It's a very bad situation to lose strong hands like AA, KK and QQ, especially when you're starting out in poker, this could even be a reason for giving up for some players, but once we understand the variance of the game it becomes easier, it's even harder pain is less.
 
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Just the usual....90% of the time I lose with big cards, or at least 87% hands....unfortunately, it's a common thing, I don't care anymore.....
 
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I get very angry if I lose with strong hands against troll hands that hit the river, when I get a bad beat like that I fall flat on my face!!!
 
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Of course I'm extremely disappointed and upset at those moments, but that's part of the game.
You have to accept that even the best cards do not necessarily mean victory (indeed).
If you could always win with every hand, then this game wouldn't be exciting and nobody would play it.
 
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Pretty angry when my hand is strong.

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I cope with that very easily.
I don't care to much and I focus to maintain A game
 
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Its pretty underwhelming. The worst for me is when i have a stringer pair hand, like KK against 88, and on the flop an 8 comes. But eh you just have to accept it. Its all a game after all.
 
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It's frustrating for sure, but I try to remember that what's important is whether I played the hand correctly. If I did and it was just a bad beat that's part of poker. In the long run I'll be profitable from that situation.
 
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I think that everyone who loses has a feeling of nervousness, but the key is how you can master this moment and have the ambition to overcome the moment, keeping your concentration on the continuation of the game.
 
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Gutted, disappointed, crestfallen, annoyed, irritated, vexed, nonplussed, outraged, inconsolable, pithy.
 
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Every time I read about bad beats on this forum someone tries to put a positive spin on them like you'll learn from them. In reality you're just going to get more bad beats no matter how long you play, they never end. What can I "learn" from getting rivered by a donk who made a terrible call calling my all in when I had top pair with middle pair and hitting their two pair on the river? I did everything right, they got lucky, end of story.
 
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It's a bit frustrating, especially when you lose with AA vs. 3J to someone who can't bluff or plays all hands. Also, if it's in some tournament for money and you lose, it might make me angry that I'll just quit poker. But if you lost to another strong hand with a strong hand, that's normal, it happens.
 
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If it kicks me out of an MTT, this song plays in my mind and then I open up the odds calculator to see just how much of a suckout I just suffered.
 
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Try not to lose, be inspired by our great master J. LYONS Staying at the table after an ALL in
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Ehh now i got to be OK with the bad beats, but when i started to play poker, especially în fisrt couple of years i just blown ouț and reacție very violent, but lucky for me got over that faze... 😁
 
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You want people to make bad choices when calling a hand. On the low percentage of those hands you don't win, just part of the game. You could always just think of the majority of the ones you did win.
 
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I don't even look at when I go all in pre-flop or when I go all in on the river. I only see after finishing the hand if I won the pot or not. I don't even try to stress out when I lose a hand, winning or losing is part of the game.
 
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Playing in a Live game I made a Full House against an opponent who had been very aggressive in his play up to that point and because he had lost so many chips, He didn't pose me a serious problem when he pushed all-in.
I naturally called but was greeted with a bigger Full House in his hand, Sure it cost me a huge chunk of my stack, but the important thing was that although there was plenty of laughter around the table, I kept my composure and a little while later, we got into the same situation again, both of us making Full Houses but this time my hand was the "Nut" F/H and it was goodnight from him.
Revenge is a Dish, Best Served Chilled.
Morale is Keep your Cool, Concentrate on the Game and eventually "What goes around, Comes around"
 
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feel like the game is rigged and the whole system is against me, then I just charge it to the game
 
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