$Freeroll NLHE MTT: Dude online poker is a joke

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look those two hands on the PS CC freeroll, when I decide to post it is because it has happened many times ... always the same thing, it can only be manipulated to make it unacceptable My dear, these decks in every room have a virus, I think ... I'm not complaining about why I lost, but why it seems that these things always happen to all players, it seems that equity is inverted ´´and ridiculous ... interesting that live doesn’t happen with that frequency. will arrange these decks for the love of god:D


pokerstars, Hold'em No Limit - 50/100 - 9 players
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1MilhaoSemNada (UTG): 7,064 (71 bb)
JAAMEZZz (UTG+1): 2,100 (21 bb)
Tr4cid (MP): 1,902 (19 bb)
sp1r1tu4l_33 (MP+1): 3,941 (39 bb)
malainine48 (LP): 2,625 (26 bb)
devprasad60 (CO): 4,214 (42 bb)
bluffzone68 (BU): 4,232 (42 bb)
rdwr33 (SB): 7,686 (77 bb)
XXXnirvanaXXX (BB): 10,319 (103 bb)

Pre-Flop: (150) Hero (1MilhaoSemNada) is UTG with J J
1MilhaoSemNada (UTG) raises to 300, JAAMEZZz (UTG+1) 3-bets to 2,100 (all-in), 1 fold, sp1r1tu4l_33 (MP+1) 4-bets to 3,941 (all-in), 5 players fold, 1MilhaoSemNada (UTG) calls 3,641

Flop: (10,132) A 5 2 (3 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: (10,132) 3 (3 players, 2 all-in)

River: (10,132) 9 (3 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: 10,132

Showdown:
sp1r1tu4l_33 (MP+1) shows 4 8 (a straight, Ace to Five)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 19%, Flop: 24%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

JAAMEZZz (UTG+1) shows K A (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 36%, Flop: 68%, Turn: 2%, River: 0%)

1MilhaoSemNada (UTG) shows J J (a pair of Jacks)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 45%, Flop: 8%, Turn: 2%, River: 0%)

sp1r1tu4l_33 (MP+1) wins 10,132



PokerStars Hand #226092186265: Tournament #3157652532, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2021/04/22 16:45:46 BRT [2021/04/22 15:45:46 ET]
Table '3157652532 8' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Alienat3d (3028 in chips)
Seat 2: Tr4cid (2492 in chips)
Seat 3: sp1r1tu4l_33 (9957 in chips)
Seat 5: devprasad60 (7134 in chips)
Seat 6: bluffzone68 (7663 in chips)
Seat 7: rdwr33 (4513 in chips)
Seat 8: XXXnirvanaXXX (9494 in chips)
Seat 9: 1MilhaoSemNada (5871 in chips)
bluffzone68: posts small blind 75
rdwr33: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 1MilhaoSemNada [9s Ac]
XXXnirvanaXXX: folds
1MilhaoSemNada: raises 300 to 450
Alienat3d: folds
Tr4cid: folds
sp1r1tu4l_33 has timed out
sp1r1tu4l_33: folds
sp1r1tu4l_33 is sitting out
devprasad60: calls 450
bluffzone68: folds
sp1r1tu4l_33 has returned
rdwr33: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ad 6s Ah]
Alienat3d said, "hello Joe :) nice to see ya m8"
Alienat3d said, "gl to you too"
1MilhaoSemNada: checks
devprasad60: checks
*** TURN *** [Ad 6s Ah] 3♣
Alienat3d said, "how r you doin"
1MilhaoSemNada: checks
devprasad60: bets 315
1MilhaoSemNada: calls 315
*** RIVER *** [Ad 6s Ah 3c] 8♣
Alienat3d said, "thanks"
1MilhaoSemNada: bets 975
Tr4cid said, "Not too shabby thanks pal, you keeping ok?"
devprasad60: raises 5394 to 6369 and is all-in
1MilhaoSemNada: calls 4131 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1263) returned to devprasad60
*** SHOW DOWN ***
devprasad60: shows [3d 3h] (a full house, Threes full of Aces)
1MilhaoSemNada: shows [9s Ac] (three of a kind, Aces)
devprasad60 collected 11967 from pot
1MilhaoSemNada finished the tournament in 128th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 11967 | Rake 0
Board [Ad 6s Ah 3c 8c]
Seat 1: Alienat3d folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Tr4cid folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: sp1r1tu4l_33 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: devprasad60 (button) showed [3d 3h] and won (11967) with a full house, Threes full of Aces
Seat 6: bluffzone68 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: rdwr33 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: XXXnirvanaXXX folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: 1MilhaoSemNada showed [9s Ac] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
 
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When you lose, PS has a virus. But when you win, do you say the same? I wish people would stop saying things like that. If you have the best hand pre flop doesn't mean you have to win, any cards could come in online or live poker playing with your buddies at home. In live poker people play better and you don't see them calling to an all in with 4 8, that's why you don't see bad beats like this as often as in online poker. Things like this happen to us all.

Yesterday in a tournament we were 3 left, I was chip leader, one guys I felt was going all in sometimes trying to dominate so I said no problem, let's trap him. Had Kd Qd in Sb, he was Bb. I limped, ofcourse he went all in, I snap call. He had 6 7. Made a straight on the river and doubled up. Few hands later I was Bb, Sb limped, I had K K so I raised 3x, he called, flop was a rainbow of lower cards, I bet the pot, he calls and on turn I go all in. Turns out he had 9 5 and made 2 pair on turn. The last hand I played bad since I was very tired and also frustrated from the other hand, but just like that instead of winning 8 euros I barely got 2. But I don't complain about this stuff, it happens. What you can do is improve.

For instance I would never call with J J like you did in the first hand. 2 people were already all in and jacks are weak there. Since you had double their chips I could understand it, but the chances you win that are slim to none. Watch some scoop streams on pokerstars and see that good players almost never go all in after 2 people already did that. Unless you have aces or kings, or maybe A K but that depends. In the second hand I would have bet the flop, how you did is good too sometimes but then when he goes all in it's a hard fold, but if you think about it he went all in after you called the turn and bet the river. What could he have or what bluffs could he have? It's either an ace with better kicker or a full house. Hard fold, but you have to do it sometimes.
 
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In live poker people play better and you don't see them calling to an all in with 4 8

The guy with 84s did not call, he pushed. Also you cant really say, that a freeroll represents "online poker". Its fairly obvious, that when people have nothing to lose, and a min-cash is insignificant to most, then some wont even try to play well. If your local casino offered freerolls, where 220 people were competing for 100$ and a min-cash of 65c, then I am sure, you would also see someone moving all in with 84s to try and build a big stack or be done, so he could go home.

Other that this I completely agree with your post. There are so many rants here in CC forum, a lot of them about freeroll hands, and people are honestly just wasting their time. Its all about their own feeling of entitlement, where they can not stand, when loose and wild play gets rewarded by lady luck, as it did in that 84s hand. But as have been said a million times, we want people to make these kind of mistakes, and no the 84s does not get there, more often than its supposed to. Its 19% of the time, nothing more and nothing less, but of course there can be deviations over a small sample size :)
 
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Freerolls are what they are. You lost a spot where you got it all in as a good favorite - so what? Such is poker. If you dont like the freerolls and you want to make some actual money from poker - then stop spinning your wheels with these things - invest in yourself and play games that can give you an actual return on your buy in. Grinding for 3 or 4 hours for $10‐$20 is pitiful when you can do the same thing for $5 on global poker and win $400-$600 for first place.

Not singling you out by any means but this forum is rampant with freeroll hands and freeroll cry babies who act like they want to take poker seriously but in reality they are unwilling to put in the work/time/money to do so. Yes you lost these hands - yes it sucks - but did you not want that idiot to pile it in with 84? You are not seeing the bigger picture, if you run this same scenario 1000 times you will see yourself winning more often than not -- and that's where your fault lies - you are being results oriented instead of knowing that you are making money long term with these spots. That lack of focus and understanding communicates to me that you are not trying or ready to take poker seriously. Especially tournament poker where you are going to lose waaaay more often than you are going to win. Don't feel shamed, bashed, or alone - there are millions of players with this mindset - take these players who think they are good, but unable to handle the variance and swings, mix them with the fish and sharks just get to eat at will.

In conclusion there's not much else you can do - but stop focusing on the hand and focus rather on the play itself and whether or not it was profitable.
 
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When you lose, PS has a virus. But when you win, do you say the same? I wish people would stop saying things like that. If you have the best hand pre flop doesn't mean you have to win, any cards could come in online or live poker playing with your buddies at home. In live poker people play better and you don't see them calling to an all in with 4 8, that's why you don't see bad beats like this as often as in online poker. Things like this happen to us all.

Yesterday in a tournament we were 3 left, I was chip leader, one guys I felt was going all in sometimes trying to dominate so I said no problem, let's trap him. Had Kd Qd in Sb, he was Bb. I limped, ofcourse he went all in, I snap call. He had 6 7. Made a straight on the river and doubled up. Few hands later I was Bb, Sb limped, I had K K so I raised 3x, he called, flop was a rainbow of lower cards, I bet the pot, he calls and on turn I go all in. Turns out he had 9 5 and made 2 pair on turn. The last hand I played bad since I was very tired and also frustrated from the other hand, but just like that instead of winning 8 euros I barely got 2. But I don't complain about this stuff, it happens. What you can do is improve.

For instance I would never call with J J like you did in the first hand. 2 people were already all in and jacks are weak there. Since you had double their chips I could understand it, but the chances you win that are slim to none. Watch some scoop streams on pokerstars and see that good players almost never go all in after 2 people already did that. Unless you have aces or kings, or maybe A K but that depends. In the second hand I would have bet the flop, how you did is good too sometimes but then when he goes all in it's a hard fold, but if you think about it he went all in after you called the turn and bet the river. What could he have or what bluffs could he have? It's either an ace with better kicker or a full house. Hard fold, but you have to do it sometimes.

Didn't you see it was a joke? I thought it was clear because at the end I posted::D
And I also apologize for why I posted on the wrong topic.
 
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When you lose, PS has a virus. But when you win, do you say the same? I wish people would stop saying things like that. If you have the best hand pre flop doesn't mean you have to win, any cards could come in online or live poker playing with your buddies at home. In live poker people play better and you don't see them calling to an all in with 4 8, that's why you don't see bad beats like this as often as in online poker. Things like this happen to us all.

Yesterday in a tournament we were 3 left, I was chip leader, one guys I felt was going all in sometimes trying to dominate so I said no problem, let's trap him. Had Kd Qd in Sb, he was Bb. I limped, ofcourse he went all in, I snap call. He had 6 7. Made a straight on the river and doubled up. Few hands later I was Bb, Sb limped, I had K K so I raised 3x, he called, flop was a rainbow of lower cards, I bet the pot, he calls and on turn I go all in. Turns out he had 9 5 and made 2 pair on turn. The last hand I played bad since I was very tired and also frustrated from the other hand, but just like that instead of winning 8 euros I barely got 2. But I don't complain about this stuff, it happens. What you can do is improve.

For instance I would never call with J J like you did in the first hand. 2 people were already all in and jacks are weak there. Since you had double their chips I could understand it, but the chances you win that are slim to none. Watch some scoop streams on pokerstars and see that good players almost never go all in after 2 people already did that. Unless you have aces or kings, or maybe A K but that depends. In the second hand I would have bet the flop, how you did is good too sometimes but then when he goes all in it's a hard fold, but if you think about it he went all in after you called the turn and bet the river. What could he have or what bluffs could he have? It's either an ace with better kicker or a full house. Hard fold, but you have to do it sometimes.

oh yes there is one more question about JJ, you cannot rely on the movements of good players because first they are not playing freerolls and according to their range nor does it compare with those of Freeroll players so much this statement is true that at the dawn show you can see that I was not far behind it was practically a flip with AK because 84s doesn't even count, but the point I want to highlight is not the plays but the deck that is always in the way:D
 
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The guy with 84s did not call, he pushed. Also you cant really say, that a freeroll represents "online poker". Its fairly obvious, that when people have nothing to lose, and a min-cash is insignificant to most, then some wont even try to play well. If your local casino offered freerolls, where 220 people were competing for 100$ and a min-cash of 65c, then I am sure, you would also see someone moving all in with 84s to try and build a big stack or be done, so he could go home.

Other that this I completely agree with your post. There are so many rants here in CC forum, a lot of them about freeroll hands, and people are honestly just wasting their time. Its all about their own feeling of entitlement, where they can not stand, when loose and wild play gets rewarded by lady luck, as it did in that 84s hand. But as have been said a million times, we want people to make these kind of mistakes, and no the 84s does not get there, more often than its supposed to. Its 19% of the time, nothing more and nothing less, but of course there can be deviations over a small sample size :)

yes it is true my dear! But you know what I think: Dude, if you have the bankroll to play better tournaments so that you keep messing up the poor in the freerolls and making the game go wild this way? it's too bad!:D
If I had enough bankroll for good games the freerolls wouldn't even attract me ...

and I also apologize for posting on the wrong topic
it was a tilt moment because of these things happening many times in a row ..
 
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Freerolls are what they are. You lost a spot where you got it all in as a good favorite - so what? Such is poker. If you dont like the freerolls and you want to make some actual money from poker - then stop spinning your wheels with these things - invest in yourself and play games that can give you an actual return on your buy in. Grinding for 3 or 4 hours for $10‐$20 is pitiful when you can do the same thing for $5 on global poker and win $400-$600 for first place.

Not singling you out by any means but this forum is rampant with freeroll hands and freeroll cry babies who act like they want to take poker seriously but in reality they are unwilling to put in the work/time/money to do so. Yes you lost these hands - yes it sucks - but did you not want that idiot to pile it in with 84? You are not seeing the bigger picture, if you run this same scenario 1000 times you will see yourself winning more often than not -- and that's where your fault lies - you are being results oriented instead of knowing that you are making money long term with these spots. That lack of focus and understanding communicates to me that you are not trying or ready to take poker seriously. Especially tournament poker where you are going to lose waaaay more often than you are going to win. Don't feel shamed, bashed, or alone - there are millions of players with this mindset - take these players who think they are good, but unable to handle the variance and swings, mix them with the fish and sharks just get to eat at will.

In conclusion there's not much else you can do - but stop focusing on the hand and focus rather on the play itself and whether or not it was profitable.

Dude you knew words! Thank you very much! Again I'm sorry for posting on the wrong topic. These situations often happen in freerolls and also if the favorite hand didn't lose so many times, I wouldn't be complaining here.
But I will change my mindset starting today, I will only post bads that I gave to the villains to see if the air changes.
 
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Cars I know is not the appropriate topic, but does anyone happen to not have books and PDF content on poker psychology?
 
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Jarred Tendler's "Mental Game of Poker" is a great read on poker mentality and tilt control.
 
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What's the upside for an online site to rig? Get tons of bad press, players leave, and lose money? Even the unregulated sites have no incentive to do so.
 
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I do have a question on this since you and I have played in these before a lot and should know the villains in these tourneys (disclaimer I am not putting anyone down here just bringing up a tendency of the villain). My question is did you think of ranges before you made this call or did you snap it off? I ask because under normal circumstances I would be highly considering folding this when we get 4 bet jammed on. However playing against sp1r1t many times before I know they jam light VERY OFTEN. Its so often that I know I am way ahead of them here so much of the time that it would change the hand to a call for me pre. I would almost discount them all together and think I was just going against Jaam (which I do not know) heads up for a triple up. Sure Sp1r1t can have it but its really not likely (against other players it would be) so this is a call to me. I hope you thought about those things before making the call. If you did, then you got in a good spot to triple up but bad luck hit.

We all know luck is like this. I sweated you at a final table a few weeks ago (it was casino org freeroll that you won) and at the final table you got A7 vs AJ vs AK all in for a massive 286k pot and you binked a 7. Not putting you down but just trying to get you thinking positively and that the game is not rigged against you. Its just s*** happens sometimes and sometimes it is happening in your favor. Hang in there, keep playing and making the best decisions you can and you will be more than fine.
 
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What's the upside for an online site to rig? Get tons of bad press, players leave, and lose money? Even the unregulated sites have no incentive to do so.


I mean basic logic tells us all of this to be true. Some people just cannot handle bad variance and the reality that it can last for 100s of games all in the same time period. I'm winning 15bb/100 over a 100k sample on BOL but I haven't won a tournament there (or had a significant cash) in over 300 games - just is what it is. I know I'm playing winning poker at my stakes, just have to keep your nose to the grind stone and push on.

Bottom line is tournament poker is tough, and you are going to lose most of the time. To overcome variance you need to play a MINIMUM of about 100-120 games per month. When you do make the FT you have to make the most of it. Thats the reality of it and most folks just don't have what it takes to do that kind of grind. Using those figures - if you only play 30 games per month it could be 4+ months that you go without a meaningful win - does that make the site bad? No, its just math and relatively normal.

I know this whole rant is relatively off topic here - but I do think it's important to bring these principles to aspiring players attentions. Poker takes dedication, a strong mentality and hard work if you want to make money from it - the realities of it are harsh and simply not for everyone. So some of us are better off just enjoying being able to play recreationally - but for those aspiring to make money from it, you NEED to know and accept the reality in order to be successful.
 
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I do have a question on this since you and I have played in these before a lot and should know the villains in these tourneys (disclaimer I am not putting anyone down here just bringing up a tendency of the villain). My question is did you think of ranges before you made this call or did you snap it off? I ask because under normal circumstances I would be highly considering folding this when we get 4 bet jammed on. However playing against sp1r1t many times before I know they jam light VERY OFTEN. Its so often that I know I am way ahead of them here so much of the time that it would change the hand to a call for me pre. I would almost discount them all together and think I was just going against Jaam (which I do not know) heads up for a triple up. Sure Sp1r1t can have it but its really not likely (against other players it would be) so this is a call to me. I hope you thought about those things before making the call. If you did, then you got in a good spot to triple up but bad luck hit.

We all know luck is like this. I sweated you at a final table a few weeks ago (it was casino org freeroll that you won) and at the final table you got A7 vs AJ vs AK all in for a massive 286k pot and you binked a 7. Not putting you down but just trying to get you thinking positively and that the game is not rigged against you. Its just s*** happens sometimes and sometimes it is happening in your favor. Hang in there, keep playing and making the best decisions you can and you will be more than fine.

Yes my friend, of course I thought before I called. And my reasoning was right: it was a flip against my left player or maybe it was dominated by bigger pairs. but the relevant decision for me to call the second jam was exactly the second pot due to the stats of the second villain ... I knew that maybe I was dominated by the first villain or would be in a flip coin. but the second would save me because of his range ... if he has a range ...
I remember A7's hand in the org casino but if I'm not mistaken I had a lot of chips and would not fall from the tournament it was an incredible bad ... if I remember correctly hit 7 on the flop and turn another 7
 
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I mean basic logic tells us all of this to be true. Some people just cannot handle bad variance and the reality that it can last for 100s of games all in the same time period. I'm winning 15bb/100 over a 100k sample on BOL but I haven't won a tournament there (or had a significant cash) in over 300 games - just is what it is. I know I'm playing winning poker at my stakes, just have to keep your nose to the grind stone and push on.

Bottom line is tournament poker is tough, and you are going to lose most of the time. To overcome variance you need to play a MINIMUM of about 100-120 games per month. When you do make the FT you have to make the most of it. Thats the reality of it and most folks just don't have what it takes to do that kind of grind. Using those figures - if you only play 30 games per month it could be 4+ months that you go without a meaningful win - does that make the site bad? No, its just math and relatively normal.

I know this whole rant is relatively off topic here - but I do think it's important to bring these principles to aspiring players attentions. Poker takes dedication, a strong mentality and hard work if you want to make money from it - the realities of it are harsh and simply not for everyone. So some of us are better off just enjoying being able to play recreationally - but for those aspiring to make money from it, you NEED to know and accept the reality in order to be successful.

it has everything to do with posting yes my friend!
Wow, I'm even optimistic now! According to your numbers, I am a very winning player, because I play very little and win many tournaments!
 
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friend do not spend your energy on what you cannot control, understand that it is part of it, if you understand that you will suffer less, we all go through this every day. GL MAXIMO
 
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I remember A7's hand in the org casino but if I'm not mistaken I had a lot of chips and would not fall from the tournament it was an incredible bad ... if I remember correctly hit 7 on the flop and turn another 7


You did have a lot of chips but you would have been dented in losing the hand. You had 286k after winning the hand and if you lost you would have 85k and the villain would have you covered over 2:1 and had positional advantage on you. It would be a huge difference. Only pointed out that hand because how you would feel there if you were the AK in that hand? You have too much talent to be worrying about hands like the one you posted. Make good plays and in the end you will make your money. I bring the past hand up because I forget my suckouts but then bitch about my bad beats. Played a tourney the other day where I got 2 outed on the river and was felted and then was upset about it for a while (away from the table of course as that was my last tourney for the day). Then I realized after thinking about it that I 5 outed for a triple up earlier in the tournament. Without my early suckout I would not been where I was late in the tourney where it happened to me, I would have been out by that point.
 
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You did have a lot of chips but you would have been dented in losing the hand. You had 286k after winning the hand and if you lost you would have 85k and the villain would have you covered over 2:1 and had positional advantage on you. It would be a huge difference. Only pointed out that hand because how you would feel there if you were the AK in that hand? You have too much talent to be worrying about hands like the one you posted. Make good plays and in the end you will make your money. I bring the past hand up because I forget my suckouts but then bitch about my bad beats. Played a tourney the other day where I got 2 outed on the river and was felted and then was upset about it for a while (away from the table of course as that was my last tourney for the day). Then I realized after thinking about it that I 5 outed for a triple up earlier in the tournament. Without my early suckout I would not been where I was late in the tourney where it happened to me, I would have been out by that point.

yes I understand. But do you realize that I don't forget the bad beats in my favor?
The question about me not posting these hands is why I know where I went wrong so I have no doubts.
But I assure you that the AK villain should be a fish for me to have turned that hand on ... or I just hung up and played the wrong way.
I don't know if I have a very good memory or it is just bullshit in my head ... but I do remember all the bads I gave and received and sometimes it doesn't seem like a comparable percentage ...
 
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I put the JJ hand into ICMizer telling the program, it was a 180 man SnG still far from the money, and against optimal players JJ is then actually a call but only just. Its so break even, that in a normal tournament I would generally prefer to fold and find a better spot. However if UTG+1 can show up with almost any random crap, then we HAVE to call with JJ, and the result just is, what it is :)
 
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If I had enough bankroll for good games the freerolls wouldn't even attract me ...

But then why not get serious about the game and build that bankroll? Its not that difficult to achieve a 4-figure bankroll on any poker site, which will allow you to play decent games like 11$ MTTs. Year to date I have played 1.070 games on PokerStars, which include a mix of SnGs and MTTs. At the beginning of the year my balance was around 200$, now its around 1.200$. And I have also played some on 888 Poker, so I did not even spend all my time on PokerStars. Also I did not play a single freeroll or get a single dollar back from PokerStars in rewards (not allowed by my government), so all the 1.000$ were won at the tables with an overall ROI of around 20%.

Admittedly I was a bit aggressive with the bankroll management in the beginning playing up to 5$ SnGs with my 200$. But this is not totally unreasonable either, and for a lot of people it is perhaps acceptable, if there is some risk of having to pop another 100$ into the account, if they hit a big downswing. So it still shows, that it does not need to take years to reach a 4-figure bankroll even from a relatively small deposit like 200$.
 
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Jarred Tendler's "Mental Game of Poker" is a great read on poker mentality and tilt control.
Thank you very much for the recommendation my friend. Excellent! I can't stop reading, I'll leave half for tomorrow.:top:
 
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But then why not get serious about the game and build that bankroll? Its not that difficult to achieve a 4-figure bankroll on any poker site, which will allow you to play decent games like 11$ MTTs. Year to date I have played 1.070 games on PokerStars, which include a mix of SnGs and MTTs. At the beginning of the year my balance was around 200$, now its around 1.200$. And I have also played some on 888 Poker, so I did not even spend all my time on PokerStars. Also I did not play a single freeroll or get a single dollar back from PokerStars in rewards (not allowed by my government), so all the 1.000$ were won at the tables with an overall ROI of around 20%.

Admittedly I was a bit aggressive with the bankroll management in the beginning playing up to 5$ SnGs with my 200$. But this is not totally unreasonable either, and for a lot of people it is perhaps acceptable, if there is some risk of having to pop another 100$ into the account, if they hit a big downswing. So it still shows, that it does not need to take years to reach a 4-figure bankroll even from a relatively small deposit like 200$.

Yes it is true my dear! It is a hypothesis, but first I will dedicate myself a lot to studies, and mainly in my mind set and in the mental part that was an aspect that I had never worked on. I am impressed after reading our friend's recommendation
Jon Poker: Jarred Tendler's "Mental Game of Poker". Man this will change my way of giving you tilt and emotions. I already read half, but I will read as many times as necessary to incorporate well on the subject is great!
 
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Yes it is true my dear! It is a hypothesis, but first I will dedicate myself a lot to studies, and mainly in my mind set and in the mental part that was an aspect that I had never worked on. I am impressed after reading our friend's recommendation
Jon Poker: Jarred Tendler's "Mental Game of Poker". Man this will change my way of giving you tilt and emotions. I already read half, but I will read as many times as necessary to incorporate well on the subject is great!

Sounds like a good plan. If you have major tilt issues, as many people do, then getting that under control is probably the most important step in becoming a winning poker player. Best of luck :)
 
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I put the JJ hand into ICMizer telling the program, it was a 180 man SnG still far from the money, and against optimal players JJ is then actually a call but only just. Its so break even, that in a normal tournament I would generally prefer to fold and find a better spot. However if UTG+1 can show up with almost any random crap, then we HAVE to call with JJ, and the result just is, what it is :)

yes I understand but you know it depends a lot on the circumstances.
Yet from what you said it was not a serious mistake.
But turning to the mental subject of poker, I don't consider myself an excellent player technically speaking, but I realize that I have a talent and I am ahead of many players in terms of reading and meta games when I manage to play my A-game. My problem is the occilations and tilt that disrupt my game in such a way that I become a fish. But it seems to me that I found a way. Thank you very much for your perseverance my friend, if one day I succeed you can be sure that I will always be grateful!
 
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