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/Jun/2011

Keep your temper

By: NezNanec89 @ 10:37 (EDT) / 453 / Comment ( 3 )
Well I've been playing more and more of PSO lately as I've been kinda down on my luck on other games and couldn't afford to play the games I usually do. I got some of my money back, but by this point I decided to keep on playing till the end of the month and maybe even reach the first page of the leaderboard.

Playing at this level, I've noticed more and more of anger outbursts I usually don't see while playing on pokerstars. Let me give you a few examples.

I have 15k chips in middle position and the BB is 800 chips. I hold 45 off suits, but the people sitting behind me have been playing pretty tight for the last 20 hands that I was at the table. So I decide to try and steal the BB. I get one caller, the person sitting behind me that has me covered by about 10k chips and the rest of the table fold. With the blinds and antes the pot is a little under 10k chips. The flop comes 3 6 7 rainbow, and I check hoping that the person behind me has on overpair or just decides to bluff and he checks behind me. The turn is a queen and I make a weak bet which is immediately raised by the person behind me. I call, and the river comes a 2. I make a small value bet of 2k chips and the person behind me just calls, the shows AQ so I end up taking down a pot of 20k chips. Now immediately after this happens another person at the table started nagging me about being a donkey that lucked out. I try to be nice, since this is the PSO and explain that I was stealing blinds and would gladly fold to a reraise before the flop but the guy just keeps on bashing me. The next hand I pick up QQ and raise, the guy that is screaming in chat about me being a lucky donkey reraises allin to 5k chips (which is now effectively about 1/5th of my stack), I call and he turns over A 8 suits and looses.

Another example of this is in the early phase of the tournament. I am the small blind and I hold 99 and the whole table folds to the button the immediately raises all in. I had 500 chips more than him so I decide to call and he turns over KA. He misses the flop and looses, being eliminated in the 11th hand of the tournament. Needles to say that he immediately starts nagging about me being a lucky donkey. I tell him that AK misses the flop 2/3 of the time, and usually has about 65% to win over any random two cards I might hold, which actually makes him a donkey for risking his turnament life on a 65% chance. Ofc he keeps on nagging until I put him on ignore.

My message to people like this is this stop steaming over cards you lost, because it'll only cost you money. Even if you make the right play and get sucked out by a donkey (which in any case I think I'm not, thank you very much), you will be able to exploit him much better if you keep a clear head and take your chips back rather than spamming obscenities in the chat.

And in fact, this is the most basic thing that PSO is trying to teach you, patience and keeping a clear head is the only way of getting money from MTT. If you're high in the leaderboard you probably know what I'm talking about.

I apologize for all the typos and whatnot, and thank you for reading,
NezNanec89
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