Is anyone this unlucky?

Psyanide14

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So first the good luck, I won a $22 SCOOP after party ticket. Just played a $22 PKO. I managed to finish 133/6600+ fir $49. So what’s unlucky about that? I didn’t get one KO the whole tournament! Finished top 2% and no KO. Is that a record? Lol. Very frustrating as everyone else at my last table had at least $40 bounty and I had $5. And I was chip leader! Lost several all ins against them when I was favourite. You’d figure I’d win one. That would have doubled my winnings. Not complaining as $49 for $0 but still....just wanted one KO.
 
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Great finish! It is frustrating when you go deep in a tourney and its KO, but you don't get your 'share' !!

Sometimes it seems like you just win loads of small pots, and it just quite doesn't happen. But being chip leader and getting it in ahead a few times, you def expect to take poeple out, win some bounties, but then also go really really deep too.

Next time they're yours!! :)
 
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i play bounties all the time and i've seen this,,lol,,amazing really.:p are you raising too much? u should raise 2X the BB,,,,no more.You "want" players in the pot,,,, :deal:
 
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Read the topic start, don't know why
Always on question "is anyone so unlucky or more" answer is yes, so stop crying, it's poker
 
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I had a situation I reached the final table with 0 knockouts and was eliminated in 7th place (((
 
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It happens all the time. You can lose 4 times in a row all in when you are the favorite. But do you remember all the times you were the underdog and you won?

Tournaments are like baseball. The game isn't over till its over. I've been near last place for 3/4 of the tournament and then won first place. I've been in first place the whole time and busted out in the bubble with a few bad all ins.
 
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Yes I had this happen to me I had 9$ in bounties at the final table and ever body else had like 90$ to 40$ bounties
 
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I've only played in a few bounty tournaments. I'm not a big fan of them because of the way a lot of players react when they see a player on a short stack.

For instance, the first time I ever played a bounty tournament, it was only because I won an entry through a freeroll. Some players were constantly shipping it any time they thought they were ahead. Other players were shoving and calling off on draws. I played how I play, raising pre-flop with strong starting hands, betting two thirds of the pot post flop, avoiding putting myself at risk by not putting myself all-in. I won a lot of decent sized pots and built up a nice chip stack.

The play was already insane, but every time a player went all-in it got even worse. There were always multiple callers, all hoping to collect the all-in player's bounty. The smaller their stack, the more players would call. It was actually very frustrating to cripple a player, leaving them on a short stack, and then when they went all-in, six of the eight other players at the table would call. Half of the time, it seemed like the other players were calling with complete garbage, just to try to pick up that player's bounty. So imagine you win a big pot, leaving a player with 5xBB. They wait a few hands for cards decent enough to go all-in with. And because so many players called in hopes of collecting a bounty, they end up winning a 35xBB pot and are right back in the game. Not to mention that if one of the callers connected, then they would re-ship. And then others might call off with drawing hands.

It was so ridiculous that I just tried my best not to get caught up in those situations. And the few times that I did manage to get my chips in good against an all-in player, they would end up drawing out on me. I did manage to stay high up on the leaderboard though. I made it to the final table without picking up a single bounty. However, once at the final table, I did manage to take out six of the nine remaining players and collected a total of seven bounties, including my own.

After seeing how crazy the play was in that first bounty tournament, I made it a point to avoid them, only playing them when I won an entry. Of course, back then most sites still had plenty of freezout tourneys on their schedules. In fact, they didn't even call them freezouts. They were just tournaments back then. So there were plenty of other options to choose from. There was no need to put myself through the stress and frustration of dealing with the maniacal play associated with bounty tournaments. But I do know first hand how hard it can be to pick up even a single bounty.
 
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Yeah it’s bad luck, but next time you may have 50$ in bounty, and zero cash. Don’t bother, just click on the another one.
 
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The gameplay always follows an unplanned trajectory. But being the leader and losing a significant part of the stack is worthless. Being the chip leader, I still play cautiously and do not get into big fights. I always try to go further in the prizes.
 
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Happend to me aswell where you win the big flips but not the ones where you cover someone by miles.

Gets frustrating everytime you dont get a single bounty.

Luckily that rarely happens but sucks when it's a big pko game
 
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So first the good luck, I won a $22 SCOOP after party ticket. Just played a $22 PKO. I managed to finish 133/6600+ fir $49. So what’s unlucky about that? I didn’t get one KO the whole tournament! Finished top 2% and no KO. Is that a record? Lol. Very frustrating as everyone else at my last table had at least $40 bounty and I had $5. And I was chip leader! Lost several all ins against them when I was favourite. You’d figure I’d win one. That would have doubled my winnings. Not complaining as $49 for $0 but still....just wanted one KO.

I think you played well . Knockouts are not always the goal. The main goal is to enter the prizes:deal:
 
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Many times I’ve run deep with no KOs, even made the final table. They are my favourite game tho, if my bankroll allows, I play looser and shove more, especially in the PKOs
 
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That has happened to me a couple of times and sometimes it is a bit frustrating, but for a while now I have only focused on doing my normal game without being aware of the bounty, since many times for wanting to win a bounty I made many mistakes and a friend advised me not to pay so much attention to the bounty and that I should focus on my game
 
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I bubbled the final table of a knockout tournament at The Gardens Casino �� When I went to collect my small prize, considering the hours spent, the cashier said “Well, at least you’ve got your bounties”. Low and behold, I had not one, and he had nothing much more to say after that. :D
 
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