- Mar 31, 2008
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My biggest mistake is not knowing when to stop betting.
If I've got a marginal hand and someone raises me then I have to prove a point and try and go one better.
If I raise 200 and he raises over the top then I have to try to go one better and go all in. Only to be hit by a better hand.
If I could stop doing that then I would do far better.
I know I am doing it, and I know I shouldnt, but somehow I just keep on repeating the same basic mistake.
Allowing other people to catch up.
This mistake cost me a major tourney on Sunday.
I was probably triple the average stack and on my way to probably my biggest live cash when I got pocket 8's, I raised, there was a call then an all in, the all in was 2000 more chips, which I called so did the 3rd person.
The flop came qq8
and instead of moving all in on the flop, I checked hoping to extract a bet from the other caller who checked behind me, turn was a 10, I then bet out got raised, I reraised all in and he flipped pocket 10's
lesson learnt, when you have the best hand, protect it