Saturday, September 24, 2005

Forum Fun

General whiny moron in a forum posts this:

I just think I'm unlucky.
Everytime it is ME who has a lower pocket pair, say QQ going up against a KK, I never EVER catch a set... but I've had it happen in reverse MANY times.

Yet he claims to be a winning player.....hmmmm....Here's my response:

Let me paint a picture for you.

Here's a crappy player, and he has a pair of sixes. He says "COOL! I have an unbeatable pair, I'm all in!" He gets called by you with your aces. He hits his set 1 out of 7.5 times or whatever and you're busted and pissed off because you "ALWAYS GET OUT DRAWN."

Now let's reverse the situation. You have a pair of sixes, and crappy player has aces. He doubles the blind because he's a retard, and you call. You hit nothing and he bets big. You fold. There goes all those chances you would have caught your six on the turn or river. Less suckouts.

You get a pair of sixes again in the next hand. Some other brain surgeon goess all-in pre-flop with aces. There's a call in front of you. You decide your sixes are garbage and fold. Less suckouts.

Lets say you have those damn sixes again and a good player has aces. He bets 3 or 4 times the BB and you call. You hit your six. He makes a feeler bet and you, at some point in the hand, raise. He knows he's beat and folds. There. You would have sucked out had you both gone all in, but since you both played it right, you lost another suckout opportunity. Actually you did, you just don't know it.

Okay, now you're in the tournament, you're short stacked and you get a pair of sixes. You're all in and your opponent calls with aces and you don't suck out. And it seems like you NEVER do. Why? Because you don't have nearly the opportunities to suck out that your crappy opponents do.

Here's what I don't get though. You claim to be a winning player, AND you claim you are unlucky and get sucked out on WAY too often.

Suckouts are a part of poker. If you can't handle them gracefully, try crochet.

No comments: