Friday, January 5th, 2007, 9:00 pm
One problem that I’ve identified with my game is this–while I know some folks are terrible players, I give them credit for being good players. When I flop top pair with AK and get re-raised, I can’t help but feel that the other guy hit a set. When in fact he has A-4 and seeing that ace gave him a woodie.
I just got knocked out in a SNG by a guy who would min raise every hand and then toss in $30 on every street. Twice I had straight draws that didn’t get there, and then I flopped bottom pair, made two pair on the river, and that last card filled in his inside straight. On the hand I got knocked out on I had AK and raised. Another guy re-raised, and Mr. Genius re-re-raised. I was shortstacked so I pushed, the other guy folded and Mr. Genius called off another $600 with…
He turned a three and knocked me out. The next hand he called a big all-in with 44 against jacks and made a straight on the turn. Every dog has his day. Every horrible player can get lucky and hit a few hands.
I just need to remember that there are some horrible players out there, and don’t be afraid of them. Embrace their horribleness, for therein lies the profit.
Still pissed, tho.
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