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Hands - Wed Feb 22, 2012, 06:09 PM
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I hope i posted this in the right place? My question is i was recently watching a poker game on T.V. and the announcer stated if you keep getting the same hand,say 3 to 5 times in an hour that that was the poker gods way of telling you to play that hand. I wanted to no what others thought about that statement because this happens to me and i imagine it happens to others as well. I will get the same hand 2 to 5 times in an hour,let's say it was deuce 6 off suit,it really could be any hand and i wondered if the poker gods were trying to tell me something,should i be taking a chance and gamble from time to time on this hand, by the way it usually is not a very good hand. Thoughts,suggestions or ideas please reply,thanks for reading.
 
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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Hi corvids!

I can definitely say that's not true for me. In just under 2 hrs live last night (probably equivalent to less than an hour online), I was dealt 27o, 37o, 49o, 3 10o, 48o, 28o and 39o at least 3 times each.... those are horrible hands and didn't play a single one of them.

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hands - Thu Feb 23, 2012, 12:07 PM
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that is interesting will it help maybe one things for sure all those hands i will play in limit games,thanks.
 
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Thu Feb 23, 2012, 12:22 PM
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If you are sitting at my table I happily encourage you to play all of those hands.

When you are not sitting at my table, I discourage you gambling with them much as they are terrible in terms of hand value (they are even worse to be getting involved with in limit btw). Therefore I suggest just folding them and saving your money for +EV hand values and situations.

The TV announcer was probably making a joke.

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hands - Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:57 PM
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When i play limit i will play any 2 cards depending upon the situation/position/stack size. Yes the announcer was joking it was the party poker 24 hour cash game i was watching,the player they were commenting on was having all his good hands beaten so the announcer made the comment that since he kept getting the same bad hands that the poker gods were trying to tell him to play those hands..
 
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Thu Feb 23, 2012, 08:15 PM
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I think it means not much is happening on the felt and if the announcer wants to be paid he has to to say something.

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Sometimes you gotta trust your gut - Tue Mar 06, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I think this is hilarious as it happens to me pretty often and I usually pay close attention to the cards that come out even after I've folded and I notice that maybe 1 out of the 4 times I get the hand I would have hit trips or even a full house but usually not till the river and most likely I would've folded by than or not get paid off anyway So generally even if they are telling you something it's no that helpful
 
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Tue Mar 06, 2012, 12:53 PM
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I think this is hilarious as it happens to me pretty often and I usually pay close attention to the cards that come out even after I've folded and I notice that maybe 1 out of the 4 times I get the hand I would have hit trips or even a full house but usually not till the river and most likely I would've folded by than or not get paid off anyway So generally even if they are telling you something it's no that helpful
Lol, this is a funny topic as I believe it's in our nature to notice things like this. IMI777 made a good comment. I actually do spend a bit of time seeing what I would've hit in the flop had I not folded. The most interesting thing in this sort of "hobby" is seeing if you would've made it anywhere after the flop.
The answer to that question usually turns out to be "no" for me. Let's say you played 72 off and the board came KJ772... How often are you getting past the flop here with a bet from an opponent? In my case it's pretty much never. The whole poker gods idea should be stored away in your mind in the "joke" section, but it's definitely fun to pretend sometimes
 
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Tue Mar 06, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Don't remember where I heard this line, but it went something like this:

You will find a portion of hands folded would have won if played. If you notice that its below one in ten, you're too loose. If you notice it is over 3 in ten, you're too tight.

No idea if there is any truth in it, but I can tell you one thing, and this is an absolute: The poker gods are real (censored) who enjoy messing with a player's mind.
 

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