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Bubble boy. - Mon Jul 14, 2014, 01:43 PM
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Was on the bubble, waiting for my time to try to double up. Was all good before the river, not such a bad beat before the flop came out as it was probably 60/40 in my favour but after the turn I was a 92% favourite. It's times like this I just want to smash my £1000 laptop over a $1 bubble. Anyone agree???

PokerStars Hand #118750910635: Tournament #937480614, $0.91+$0.09 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (200/400) - 2014/07/14 13:37:30 ET
Table '937480614 3' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Onmoa (2751 in chips)
Seat 2: Openson (10719 in chips)
Seat 3: dziobi91 (5928 in chips)
Seat 4: stefansmith1 (1678 in chips)
Seat 6: verdugo84 (11402 in chips)
Seat 7: Naliushkin (5964 in chips)
Seat 8: opalsavage (24900 in chips)
Seat 9: riz77744 (4158 in chips)
Onmoa: posts the ante 25
Openson: posts the ante 25
dziobi91: posts the ante 25
stefansmith1: posts the ante 25
verdugo84: posts the ante 25
Naliushkin: posts the ante 25
opalsavage: posts the ante 25
riz77744: posts the ante 25
dziobi91: posts small blind 200
stefansmith1: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to stefansmith1 [Qc Ac]
verdugo84: raises 400 to 800
Naliushkin: folds
opalsavage: folds
riz77744: folds
Onmoa: folds
Openson: folds
dziobi91: folds
stefansmith1: raises 853 to 1653 and is all-in
verdugo84: calls 853
*** FLOP *** [2d 4c Qs]
*** TURN *** [2d 4c Qs] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [2d 4c Qs 7h] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
stefansmith1: shows [Qc Ac] (a pair of Queens)
verdugo84: shows [Kd Th] (a pair of Kings)
verdugo84 collected 3706 from pot
stefansmith1 finished the tournament in 8th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3706 | Rake 0
Board [2d 4c Qs 7h Kc]
Seat 1: Onmoa folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Openson (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: dziobi91 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: stefansmith1 (big blind) showed [Qc Ac] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 6: verdugo84 showed [Kd Th] and won (3706) with a pair of Kings
Seat 7: Naliushkin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: opalsavage folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: riz77744 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
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Mon Jul 14, 2014, 01:55 PM
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All that matters are the odds when the chips went in and you were a 65-35 favorite.. BUT.. there's another key here. Due to you being so short, the opp did have the correct odds to call too. They have to put 853 into a pot of over 3700 (23%). Their hand is worth 35%, so it's a +12% play for the opp.

The thing to look at in this tournament is not this hand.. it's why am I so short and what spots did I miss prior to this so that I'm not in this position.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Well before this happened I lost two coin flips in a row took me down from 6000 to 1500 so I was in a pretty bad way anyway, I think I had about 10 hands left before being blinded/anted out so I thought AQ suited was probably the best hand I'd get in those hands? Would you not have shoved there then?
 
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Mon Jul 14, 2014, 02:40 PM
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AQ here is a definite shove. The problem is most likely with the other couple flips that you said that you took... they could have been hands to pass on, but without knowing the situation, can't tell for sure.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014, 04:25 PM
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I just finished third in a satellite when top 2 get entry, third gets absolutely nothing! I finished third of course!

I went all in with QQ called by 89 suited, flop comes A58 turn 7 river 8!

**deleted inappropriate expression JWK24**

Last edited by JWK24; Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 05:01 PM..
 
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Mon Jul 14, 2014, 04:49 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stefansmith1 View Post
I just finished third in a satellite when top 2 get entry, third gets absolutely nothing! I finished third of course!

I went all in with QQ called by 89 suited, flop comes A58 turn 7 river 8!

**deleted inappropriate expression JWK24**

The best this can be in your favor is having one of your Q's cover their suited 89 (like they're holding 9h8h and you have the Qh,for example). If that were the case your QQ is a 80.5% to 19.5% favorite.

In other words,you'll lose 1 in 5 times,on average. Meaning...GET USED TO IT!

Stars isn't out to get you. They don't care whether you win or lose,just that you keep paying that rake. The shuffle is 100% honest and by focusing on extraneous things that you have zero control over you're only hurting yourself.

You found one of,if not THE,best online poker education sites there is and you're limiting your involvement in this community to posting bad beat rants? That's a loser for you,straight up. Look around and utilize this place to your best advantage and you'll end up much better for it,including to maybe get past obsessing over bad beats and learning that they're actually a good thing in the end,as it's what keeps the bad players coming back,the false belief that poker is wholly or mainly about luck.

Losing your marbles over beats like this will end up costing you more money than the beats themselves. I know...been there,done that,got the t-shirt.

Last edited by JWK24; Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 05:01 PM.. Reason: deleted inappropriate expression
 
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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by stefansmith1 View Post
Was on the bubble, waiting for my time to try to double up. Was all good before the river, not such a bad beat before the flop came out as it was probably 60/40 in my favour but after the turn I was a 92% favourite. It's times like this I just want to smash my £1000 laptop over a $1 bubble. Anyone agree???

PokerStars Hand #118750910635: Tournament #937480614, $0.91+$0.09 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (200/400) - 2014/07/14 13:37:30 ET
Table '937480614 3' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Onmoa (2751 in chips)
Seat 2: Openson (10719 in chips)
Seat 3: dziobi91 (5928 in chips)
Seat 4: stefansmith1 (1678 in chips)
Seat 6: verdugo84 (11402 in chips)
Seat 7: Naliushkin (5964 in chips)
Seat 8: opalsavage (24900 in chips)
Seat 9: riz77744 (4158 in chips)
Onmoa: posts the ante 25
Openson: posts the ante 25
dziobi91: posts the ante 25
stefansmith1: posts the ante 25
verdugo84: posts the ante 25
Naliushkin: posts the ante 25
opalsavage: posts the ante 25
riz77744: posts the ante 25
dziobi91: posts small blind 200
stefansmith1: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to stefansmith1 [Qc Ac]
verdugo84: raises 400 to 800
Naliushkin: folds
opalsavage: folds
riz77744: folds
Onmoa: folds
Openson: folds
dziobi91: folds
stefansmith1: raises 853 to 1653 and is all-in
verdugo84: calls 853
*** FLOP *** [2d 4c Qs]
*** TURN *** [2d 4c Qs] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [2d 4c Qs 7h] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
stefansmith1: shows [Qc Ac] (a pair of Queens)
verdugo84: shows [Kd Th] (a pair of Kings)
verdugo84 collected 3706 from pot
stefansmith1 finished the tournament in 8th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3706 | Rake 0
Board [2d 4c Qs 7h Kc]
Seat 1: Onmoa folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Openson (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: dziobi91 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: stefansmith1 (big blind) showed [Qc Ac] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 6: verdugo84 showed [Kd Th] and won (3706) with a pair of Kings
Seat 7: Naliushkin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: opalsavage folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: riz77744 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
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