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    Hi, so I'm a micro 1 table sit n go's ( and from time to time MTT's ) player. Always playing for 1$ or 1.50$. Playing pretty good, can't complain about most of my decisions, but here is the problem: I'm getting a lot of bad beats, AK vs AX mostly and after like 10 sng's I show 0 - 3$ profit. For me it's really hard to deal with, because I invest a lot of time into so little money and not because I make bad decisions. So my question: Do you find yourself in similar situations and how do you deal with them? umbup:

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    Hi MyCoolStory! Welcome to the forum. The key thing to remember when playing.... is to make the best decision at that given point in time. As long as a player is doing that, then you'll be ahead in the long run. Beats and coolers are going to happen all the time to players, especially in a tourney.. as there is only 1 player that won't get KO'd. It's something that all players need to realize and be able to deal with. Luckily, I'm pretty pretty patient, so it's easier.... but I can tilt just like anyone else at times. If you're getting beat over and over with the same types of plays, I'd want to get the hand histories and review them to see if I was doing something wrong (ex: pricing the opp in for draws by not betting enough). Also, be sure to check out the hand analysis sections and post any hands that you have a ? on in there. We'll be glad to look at them for you and help. Here's a link that you'll want to look at to get familiar with the different things that PSO has to offer. Good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MyCoolStory View Post
      ... and after like 10 sng's I show 0 - 3$ profit. For me it's really hard to deal with, because I invest a lot of time into so little money and not because I make bad decisions...
      Are you playing the Fifty50's? Back when I was playing them, I was making about the same as you, only from a single game,as opposed to ten. They're also fairly quick affairs, each over in about 1 hour. Hope this helps, and best of luckumbup:
      'Cause I have done it before and I can do it some more I got my eye on the score'

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      • #4
        Originally posted by havocofsmeg View Post
        Are you playing the Fifty50's? Back when I was playing them, I was making about the same as you, only from a single game,as opposed to ten. They're also fairly quick affairs, each over in about 1 hour. Hope this helps, and best of luckumbup:
        Yes I'm playing them now Going for 4 at a time And for the hand history, I don't have any program that records the hands, could you recommend one for me? umbup:

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        • #5
          Hi! You can get the hand histories from PS or they can be saved to your hard drive. From the client, you can go to the requests tab, then the first one is hand history.... from there, you can request them and they will be e-mailed to you. Also, from the options tab, go down to Instant Hand History Options... and you can save the hand histories to your hard drive for any games played in the future. Hope this helps.umbup: John (JWK24)
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          • #6
            here is some types of bad beat lingo, or rules i guess, we all have been there no matter what, but u just gotta grind away and u will profit against those that dont, so basically like i think JWK and Langolier always say, mark the playas and when u in against them make them pay and u will prosper

            Types of bad beats

            Any hand that looked like a favorite to win can end up losing as more cards are dealt, but bad beats usually involve one of two scenarios:

            The player who wins on a bad beat is rewarded for mathematically unsound play. Calling a bet despite having neither the best hand nor the right pot odds or implied odds to call, then winning anyway, is characteristic of this type of bad beat. It can also involve the inferior hand catching running cards when it requires two cards in a row to come from behind to win the pot. For example, catching cards on both the turn and the river in Texas hold 'em that complete a straight or flush.

            A very strong hand loses to an even stronger one. This type of beat occurs with some frequency in movies. In the films The Cincinnati Kid and Casino Royale, The Kid and Le Chiffre each lose with a full house to a straight flush.

            A newly used term colloquial to Ireland is know as "getting it up the ostrich pipe". This term is also used when a player is statistically ahead but loses to an inferior hand. Another colloquial term used on the Irish poker scene is the word "mongo". This refers to a player who gives bad beats.


            Now i do like the new terms LOL,

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            • #7
              Haha thanks for some educational badbeat lesson

              And JWK thanks for hand history help, I will post some if I'll get into any complex situation

              back to grinding

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              • #8
                I wasn't back-lashing u cool

                this quote comes from the European league and stuff, since they in circuit now, u just gotta grind man, as the pros say get in with the best hand, if u get donked mark them, but that y we all here, to learn.

                I just love these new terms now::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

                A newly used term colloquial to Ireland is know as "getting it up the ostrich pipe". This term is also used when a player is statistically ahead but loses to an inferior hand. Another colloquial term used on the Irish poker scene is the word "mongo". This refers to a player who gives bad beats.

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                • #9
                  Also, from the options tab, go down to Instant Hand History Options... and you can save the hand histories to your hard drive for any games played in the future.



                  Utmost of importance even if you're not using any tracking program, change the date's to store the HH to something ridiculous like 5 years away. When you do eventually try out Holdem Manager or Poker Tracker, these software will pick up on your hand histories and give you a far bigger database to look over.
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                  • #10
                    So here was a pretty interesting hand in 1.5$ normal speed 50 50 sng. Can't call it a cooler i supose, just a bad decision by me I guess. Anyway, I would like to ask for your opinions on this one guys. Chip leader who knocked me out was marked as a regular ( playing 8 tables at once or smth ), I knew he was good and maybe was trying to steal, cause it was a bubble (for extra cash in this 50 50). I just thought that jacks were just too good to fold.
                    Last edited by MyCoolStory; Fri May 11, 2012, 02:21 AM.

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