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/Jan/2011

bad beats are your friend...?

By: dlinqnt @ 18:51 (EST) / 406 / 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. 
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