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Bad Beat or Bad Play??

/Nov/2010

Need some help / advice?

By: Caligirl0394 @ 12:42 (EST) / 222 / Comment ( 2 )
Hi PSO members - I am new to PSO and have been playing poker for about 2 years. I love the game and have decided to try and take it to the next level but seem to always run into bad luck. One of the things that I have tried to improve on is being more selective with my starting hands (keep in 15-20%) . I am hoping that I can post some of my "bad beats" and get feedback from other members on what I did wrong or could have done different to help get me to the next level and become a stronger player.  Any advice is appreciated. Thanks PSO memeber in advance. ; )

any comments for hand below??

PokerStars Game #52687582034: Tournament #326992592, 20FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2010/11/14 10:07:16 PT [2010/11/14 13:07:16 ET]
Table '326992592 549' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Dennis.42000 (2760 in chips)
Seat 2: janosheek (1210 in chips)
Seat 3: Caligirl0394 (3025 in chips)
Seat 4: Macahans (1595 in chips)
Seat 5: ldojoe (3430 in chips)
Seat 6: Skook1 (5103 in chips)
Seat 7: Grits1980 (7060 in chips)
Seat 8: <KMB>1104 (2861 in chips)
Seat 9: romuls13 (1296 in chips)
Caligirl0394: posts small blind 100
Macahans: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Caligirl0394 [Qh Ad]
ldojoe: folds
Skook1: calls 200
Grits1980: folds
<KMB>1104: folds
romuls13: calls 200
Dennis.42000: folds
janosheek: folds
Caligirl0394: raises 1000 to 1200
Macahans: folds
Skook1: calls 1000
romuls13: raises 96 to 1296 and is all-in
Caligirl0394: calls 96
Skook1: calls 96
*** FLOP *** [Ah 2h 5c]
Caligirl0394: bets 1729 and is all-in
Skook1: folds
Uncalled bet (1729) returned to Caligirl0394
*** TURN *** [Ah 2h 5c] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [Ah 2h 5c 7s] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Caligirl0394: shows [Qh Ad] (a pair of Aces)
romuls13: shows [5d Kd] (two pair, Kings and Fives)
romuls13 collected 4088 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4088 | Rake 0
Board [Ah 2h 5c 7s Kc]
Seat 1: Dennis.42000 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: janosheek (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Caligirl0394 (small blind) showed [Qh Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: Macahans (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: ldojoe folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Skook1 folded on the Flop
Seat 7: Grits1980 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: <KMB>1104 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: romuls13 showed [5d Kd] and won (4088) with two pair, Kings and Fives

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