November 13, 2008
I’ve seen this happen a million times:
Beginner Bob has just absorbed the sage wisdom of Play Holdem Pretty Darn Good, NL Edition and sits down at a small stakes NL game to try out his newfound knowledge. He knows his opponents will be playing far too loose at these stakes, and as such resolves to wait for big hands he wants to show down and then bet them for value. Sure enough, 30 minutes into his session he flops a set, bets it, gets called down, and stacks someone. Now Bob is sitting in front of a nice big doubled stack. Then something funny happens an orbit later: Bob enters the pot by calling an under the gun raise with an AQ, hits an ace, gets check-raised on the flop, pays off the whole way to the river, and loses to AK. Suddenly Bob is worse off in terms of money than he was before he hit the set. Bummer.
I swear this happens FAR too often to be coincidence. Read the rest of this entry »No Comments »