- May 13, 2005
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I consider myself a pretty good player as I have won more than I lost over the past 30 years (only a month or so online). Much of the discussions on this board concerns bad beats and loose players - which irritate me as well. The point I want to make is that playing a junk hand and catching a lucky pot is an important part of the game. I play a lot of SNGs at Noble (5,10,20) and I find that the play there is pretty tight. At least once during every game I'll play a 7-2 or 10-5 just to loosen up the table and see if I can get someone on-tilt. No, I'll never call an all-in with 7-2o; however, I'll raise or re-raise pre-flop with junk just to see what happens. Did it last night in a SNG and I reraised with 10-7o, ended up beating QQ with 2 pair. Player was obviously upset and knocked himself out a few hands later. Strategy worked, I increased my stack and got a player to eliminate himself. The bottom line is that we all play junk, and get beat by junk (lost on AA twice last night), it's how we respond that seperates the good from the bad players.