I played a game last week. I'm in big blind and I've a free flop sitting on 5/7 off suit. Comes down 4, 6, 8 two of which are diamonds. First action is a bet pot size and small blind calls. I'm worried by the flush draw and don't really want anyone to see any more cards, obviously I'm on the best hand at this point and I've enough chips in front that people won't think it's a desperation move so I shove, not really looking for a call. Sure enough small blind calls and we turn over. I show straight and he's got 2d & 4h. Why in the hell would you call with that? What do you know running diamonds and I'm out to a 2 flush. To make matters worse this is at a live table, in my dining room, to a good mate, well ex good mate at least.
Same Game lots of money going in pre flop (2 re raises to original bet) so I fold 5/2 off suit (who wouldn't) Flop comes down 3 x 5's. I hate folding the nuts
Played my first cash game tonight, never again (well until the next time). Was dealt KK, opponent goes all in for £16, I call straight away, as you do, hoping he dont have AA. He turns over 3,7 off suit. Guess what come up on the flop, 4,5,6, to make matters worse a K comes on the river.
I ended up being up around £27 for the night but it still annoyed me, why the hell would you push in £16 unless you know something. Then as soon as the hand was over he scarpered.
I know not big bucks, but only a learner driver afterall.
To the OP ... would be nice if you named the site you had these extraordinary hands at.
I have played at a few dozen poker sites, and perhaps I'm naive but I don't think I have ever had an episode where I thought it was rigged.
These days, unless I'm going for a bonus, and I thoroughly research the venue when I am ... I generally only play at 2 or 3 major sites. Stars, FT and very occasionally Party.
I have had massive upswings and downswings, and do not profess to be a winning poker player. I try to think logically and analyse my play, and generally find it difficult to differentiate my play during the good or bad times.
But I have hundreds of thousands of hands logged and I can make money out of a decent bonus ... over a time period. ie My data tells me, I am basically a break even player but can't cover the rake. Over time.
Bad beats happen, its just the nature of the beast. If players are playing that poorly, you have to think to yourself - over time, i WILL make money here. But a small sample tells you nothing.
Of the 3 hands in the OP, the first two, sounds like he is simply trying to muscle the pot away from you, (he was first into the pot on both occasions with substantial raises) and on both occasions he ran into a geniune hand and got lucky. I have no explanation at all for the 3rd hand, but would like to play in that game.
Stick to Stars and FT ... it aint rigged I'm sorry to say as much as we'd all like to think so at times.
There is just far too much at stake for these companies.
All pretty standard fare there. Fact of the matter is
a) you should have a bankroll to take the swings
b) one buy in even two buyin losses are very very standard
3) going up levels to chase is incorrect, if anything u should move down
z)u want the donkeys playing with u cause the maths say you'll win in the long run
&)even the best hands lose and the best players with the best play. a donkey can hand u your ass on any given night. strong will and the ability to shake it off knowing u played well and got unlucky is key
as for me i can advise but not follow. ive blown through 4 figure bankrolls ina day on tilt. so i stick to tournaments as theres defined risk and the donks usually go out early (tho not all the time)
if u cant control the emotion after a beat walk away. caused what was 200 becomes 500 and thats worse than 2!
if your playing cash also make sure u have a good rake back deal or your just spewing money. lots of people are break even or small losers and rb puts them in profit. I might be wrong but i dont think u mentioned position. position is key. il call your raise with any two if i have position and i think you'll stack off after the flop. think about it. and read about position. 2 plus two is a great resource. good luck at the tables
Not entirely on topic but just to show some of the idiots that really shouldn't play poker my buddy spursr5th and myself picked this guy up on sharkscope the middle of last year and checked his stats. He was a fecking loon (check the first screengrab!) losing crazy money.
Not looked him up for a while so did so and he hasn't improved much (see 2nd screengrab), although his stakes are a lot lower and he managed a 2nd place too!!