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Why I play on Pokerstars

My journey as to why i play on Pokerstars
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Over the last few days I was railing the WCOOP of a  few well known poker players at the high stakes and witnessed them take some of the most outrageous bad beats when they got it in good. Some complained its rigged and others just brushed it off and played if they still had chips. The glairing point I noticed is that the ones who are complaining actually dished out many bad beats costing other players thousands of potenial money but they never look at those times where they sucked out, but only when it happens to them.

 

 

If you looked at my previous blogs I couldn't take bad beats at all I've quit several times and returned once I got level headed. After watching these guys play I opened up a 100k freeroll and did my thing. lo and behold I was out with my tournament on the line holding AA vs JJ and the guys sucked out on the river with me being a 86% favorite to win the pot but of course.....

After the way I busted I logged off for the day very upset getting beat like this for the millionth time. Yet just like the pros I saw in the WCOOP events I failed to remember how many times I myself gave some bad beats to get that far in the tournament and thus haulting my opponents chances of even getting in the money..

What a perfect example, I didn't even remember I hit my out on the river with pretty much the same percentage to win like the villian who busted my AA on the river had on the turn. This is called selective memory, its all good when we come from behind but when its the other way around and we lose like this it must be rigged ect.

Dealing with Bad Beats

I saw a blog a few weeks ago of a player saying he doesn't feel like playing anymore cause he constantly gets beat ahead all the time. If you are getting the money in ahead then you're doing nothing wrong. In fact its the good players who suffer the most bad beats. To deal with this:

My advice would be

1.) Use proper bankroll management to absorb the times where we suffer down swings due to bad beats or even bad play.

2.) Don't play tilted -  emotions can hinder your performance if you are angry, try taking a break and do something else then come back to the poker table with a clear and calm mind set.. Last week I had a very rough patch at the %NL zoom and just stopped playing any cash games for just over a week but now I'm feeling good enough to get back in there!

3.) Review your hands - LIke I did above reviewing your hands helps you to see the time you did suckout and the times other players did the same. It also improves your play when you can replay some key hands that maybe looking at it now you think you could have played it better.

4.) Attend PSO training sessions and watch videos when you have the time. Its all free knowledge gains to help in becoming a winning player..

 

 

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