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So river killers and premium card drought!

By: WesternMat @ 15:44 (EDT) / 331 / Comment ( 4 )

Hi all,

Ah hell this game of poker is a killer don't you think?

Just a little about me, i'm mid 30's and i've been playing poker casually for the past 10 years, mainly live but recently i've started to play more seriously online.

The problem I had was relying on my gut too much when playing hands, I had no idea how poor 7/2 offsuit was, however embarassing it is to admit, I did win with it at times.

So I hussled off to the video section of PokerStars and found a myriad of wonderful tips to help me on my way, and not to rely on my guy so much. However, things are not so straight forward.

Oh sure i've had more success, and when you win a SNG following the "proper" hands, it can give you such a control buzz that it's positively addictive. The problem is that's desserted me!!!!

For the past week when playing i've not managed to hit ANY high cards and I keep getting routed by "fishing" players with far weaker hands pre-flop, 9's versus my AK suited is the bane of my life currently, having lost about 3 times in the past day or two.

I just don't understand how I can be losing this much, no matter what I do or how I play I keep losing. And it's so frustrating. I am sure i'm not alone, but being a new player who loves the "chessiness" of Poker it's almost enough to make me walk away and give up. Tournaments I enter become a joke because regardless of what I have (oh I have KK while I write this and lost to trip-3's and no, he had one in the hole two on the board, before you ask) So there you see my predicament, it's forcing me to play looser, even though i've striving to play tight, it's a nightmare!!!!!

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