JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

dlinqnt's poker thoughts and progress on the road to pro


bad beats are your friend...?

By: dlinqnt @ 18:51 (EST) / 455 / Comment ( 0 )
if you've played this great game more than once, you have probably suffered some bad beats.  i can't count the actual number of bad beats i've taken since i started playing, but here's a few things about them i've learned:

  1. they suck
  2. you can't do anything about them
  3. they will continue to happen 
  but there are few other things about them that are less obvious:
   4. it means that you are playing correctly and you should be happy about that
   5. it also means that the beater made a mistake (maybe they are prone to those mistakes)
   6. it also means that you can make notes on that player and know that they will make that mistake again and you will win more often than not against that player
and there are a few other things to keep in mind about bad beats...

   7. you have laid them on other people ( admit it )
   8. you will do it again
   9. you must learn from your mistakes: if you sucked out on someone, it's because you made a mistake
  10. when you get mad about the beat you just took, remember the three outers you've hit

there's my thoughts on bad beats for the moment. number 1 is the easiest to remember. 
In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on