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bad beats EVERY time - Fri May 09, 2014, 03:13 PM
mystruggle's Avatar
Since: Mar 2014
Posts: 1
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PokerStars Hand #115948302038: Tournament #902699854, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2014/05/09 13:00:47 MT [2014/05/09 15:00:47 ET]
Table '902699854 613' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: c0smyn86 (1196 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 2: Magoc01 (1186 in chips)
Seat 3: mystruggle (1176 in chips)
Seat 4: Zefirchik777 (1196 in chips)
Seat 5: sbedlanko (1196 in chips)
Seat 6: Txxx-NICO (1262 in chips)
Seat 7: CAHEK1983 (1200 in chips)
Seat 8: ROM269 (1196 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 9: maelito (1196 in chips)
c0smyn86: posts the ante 4
Magoc01: posts the ante 4
mystruggle: posts the ante 4
Zefirchik777: posts the ante 4
sbedlanko: posts the ante 4
Txxx-NICO: posts the ante 4
CAHEK1983: posts the ante 4
ROM269: posts the ante 4
maelito: posts the ante 4
mystruggle: posts small blind 10
Zefirchik777: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to mystruggle [Kc As]
sbedlanko: folds
c0smyn86 has returned
Txxx-NICO: folds
CAHEK1983 is disconnected
CAHEK1983 is connected
CAHEK1983: calls 20
ROM269: folds
maelito: raises 40 to 60
c0smyn86: folds
Magoc01: calls 60
mystruggle: raises 1112 to 1172 and is all-in
Zefirchik777: folds
CAHEK1983: folds
maelito: raises 20 to 1192 and is all-in
ROM269 has returned
Magoc01 has timed out
Magoc01: folds
Uncalled bet (20) returned to maelito
Magoc01 is sitting out
*** FLOP *** [7d 3s 6c]
*** TURN *** [7d 3s 6c] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [7d 3s 6c 9d] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mystruggle: shows [Kc As] (a pair of Sevens)
maelito: shows [3h 4h] (two pair, Sevens and Threes)
maelito collected 2480 from pot
Fri May 09, 2014, 04:02 PM
baud2death's Avatar
Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,249
Your opponent showed 2 unpaired cards and so did you.. You are only 60% vs 40% here, its really not a bad beat mate.

How can you think this is fixed though?
-If you were wondering why he called a shove with such a bad hand... you overbet with AK which isn't exactly a good move either + it is a freeroll and those are just shove-fests anyway so having your opponent call you with a bad hand is par for the course... and its what we want since we are ahead of that hand a lot of the time.

Just brush it off, I think if you get hung up on beats like this you will be majorly emotional all the time.

The only thing I can think is that you were under the impression AK was unbeatable and that you got sucked out on with your opponent making a pair. It isn't I am afraid.
Fri May 09, 2014, 04:56 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi mystruggle!

This hand is bet very poorly. When the first player raises to 60, then the bet is called... a standard re-raise is to between 3X the previous bet (180) and a pot-sized raise (266).

I do not want to just randomly shove here. The only time that I want to shove is if the standard bet that I'm going to make is over 1/3 of my remaining chips. If I shove with more chips than this, all that will end up happening to me is that I will value-own myself... something that I desperately need to avoid doing.

The games are definitely not fixed, as the security of the games is something that PokerStars takes very seriously. Every hand will lose a given % of the time to any other hand. Over a very large number of hands, these numbers go.. right toward the average. AK will lose to 34s, 40.3% of the time! It's not a huge favorite!

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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