A bad beat is the deepest manifestation of ‘bad luck’ known to poker mankind, as you’ll find if you play any form of poker, whether it’s a free online poker game or a high-stakes card room!
If your opponent has a few cards on the river and doesn’t win a big pot, and one of them falls out of his hand, a large amount of chips given to your worthless opponent from your hand, physical from his stack. cannot recover effectively. You can even get kicked out of tournaments for it. Actual seats at the poker table cannot be reclaimed (unless rebuy he buys again in the tournament).
In the example above, let’s say your opponent is his AJ, you are his AK, and the board is his A-3-7-10. You have top his pair and best kicker. Opponents are in top positions. halo69 He goes all-in when paired with what he thinks is the second best kicker. Going all in at this point will consume him 90% of the stack.
You called hoping your opponent didn’t have his A-10 or something and he showed his AJ. You are now sitting in a chair of roses. He only has a 6.82% chance he can catch a 6 and that’s the only way he can win. he caught it. Bam! Bad rhythm! You have a tenth before the hand starts. Or maybe it’s you who gets eliminated.
How do you redeem yourself psychologically from such a catastrophe? Easy. Ask yourself:
In this situation, do you want your opponent to call you with her AJ when you have AK?If yes then you really don’t have to complain.
Play the hand the best you can (maybe you read it on A-5 or A-4 and can read it right away). So you want him to call you. he has All your colloquial play, like pretending to be weak and making small bets that he will fall, worked.
he does what you want. When he calls, you know he’s a 93-7 favorite. Do you want to be 93 or 7? Ask yourself this question. You haven’t made a bad game yet. Opponent succeeded.
If you don’t have enough chips, you can drop out of the tournament after this hand. But someone has to appreciate trying to bet chips even on his 10.90% chance of failing a 9-10 proposition. Your loss will only fall on the 10% side.
So you can redeem yourself by saying you played smart. In other words, you play poker better than pranksters. And this point is said to be possible in the future for many players who are probably willing to make bad games but don’t know that this game is actually bad.
If you are a 9-10 favorite, you may have to be willing to accept a 10% hit to experience the ease of winning. But if he doesn’t get knocked out, he tries to save himself. Don’t waste your mental energy trying to figure out how the cards came to be. The map is displayed and nothing can be changed. Even the wind cannot change. Use all your mental resources to play really good next time. Probably a calculated all-in to bounce off the deep.
And if you hit rock bottom on a bad beat, play some free online poker games to regain your confidence before heading back to the cash tables.