BedsideFungus89

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BedsideFungus89 last won the day on December 17 2017

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  1. Suspicious hands and irregular shuffling

    I'd be curious as to what occured pre-flop. Did he raise with the KK? How much? What position were you in with the deuces? What position was he in with the kings? I guess I have a bit difficulty thinking of this as a bad beat because he at least had you pre-flop and it was completely reasonable for him to assume his kings were good on that board. (This would be easier to establish if we knew what action had occurred up to the river.)
  2. Let's Talk Venues

    I really do like the diamonds venue. It's easily my favorite now. Gotta be honest though, I haven't been on the game as much of late and pretty much stopped playing the ranked tournaments cold. When I do get on nowadays, it's usually just in a cash game.
  3. Bad beats

    Bad beats are going to happen. Sometimes I feel like they're happening to me much more often than they should be. Maybe they are. However, no matter how many bad beats I've taken, my bankroll keeps going up. It's all about bankroll management. Don't play for more than you can afford to lose. If you're any good, eventually you'll make more than you lose.
  4. I don't really think it's as simple as raise, bluff, fold. In my experience, people don't understand how to properly size their bets, and because they don't understand this themselves, they don't really understand what another player's bet-sizing means either. If a player is betting 2/3 into a pot that could mean strength, yes, but it could also mean weakness. It's important to understand the type of player you're up against. Some players are very straightforward. They bet when they hit and they bet a lot when they hit hard. Other players are trickier. They bet when they miss and they bet an amount that shows strength. Some players bet weak when they hit hard. I call these "come kitty kitty" bets. We all know poker ain't an exact science, but the most important thing I suggest is to understand your pot odds and your outs. Once you understand this, you will be able to understand how to size your bets to either chase players out or draw them in (if they understand their pot odds). You can't get a good player to fold a strong draw if you're giving him great odds to call and you can't expect good players to draw against you when you catch a monster if you're pricing them out to see another card.
  5. Roughly a 2% chance of this happening to you statistically speaking (for the queen). For him to win with any of his four outs, about 8%. At least you have the comfort of knowing that he played the hand like a moron.
  6. Poker Strategy For Beginners; Playing Like A Rock

    My personal opinion is that playing like a rock on this game probably won't substantially increase your win ratio although you will probably manage to fold your way into the top 3 more often. The problem with playing like a rock on this platform is that the players on this game will still call you down with damn near anything. In the real world if someone has folded 20 hands in a row and then suddenly raises from early position, most players are going to just fold that J10 or K9. And most players getting a fair price in the blinds are much more likely to muck hands in that range but play more speculative hands like the low pocket pairs or low to mid range suited connectors because they know those are the hands most likely to play better against the range that a rock will raise with. I don't think there's anything wrong with playing like a rock, especially as a beginner strategy, but it will get boring and it will limit your ability to evolve into a better player. It also makes you really predictable.
  7. It's happened to me a few times but more often it's been a damn good fold.
  8. I finally got to play one ranked tourney and one ranked heads up towards my provisional games last night. I took first in the tourney but lost the heads up. I used to think I was good at heads up but I haven't been too successful on that side of ranked. I feel like this has a bit more to do with bad luck against aggressive players but I need to figure out how to be more successful there too.
  9. I have yet to hit diamond this season (although I'm very close at the moment) but being diamond rank hasn't stopped me from playing within the platinum tier. I don't like the risk to reward ratio but I'm confident enough in my ability to place that I've been willing to take that risk. Generally I've found that platinum players are pretty solid so I'm not as fearful of taking a horrible beat there as I would be at gold tier or below. However I do know that a lot of players who hit diamond stop playing for the season. I think this is doubly true for those who sort of "lucked" into their placement. This makes getting an all diamond game nigh near impossible. I personally would love to play all diamond tables more often, and if there is a reasonable way to get diamond level players to continue to play, I'm all for it. I also would love to see more reward for players who consistently hit diamond level each season. After the provisionals and clawing your way back up each and every season, it seems like maybe there should be a greater reward for the consistency than lucking your way to the top.
  10. So long, Prominence!

    That's a shame really. The last few times I've played with you, you were a lot better than the first time I played with you.
  11. Rank Games Gold Level

    Yeah. I was hoping for an easy pot with the raise and at least hoping to see a flop cheap with a narrowed field but I didn't raise big because I didn't want to overcommit myself with a weak ace. I still like my play alright. I like my fold even better.
  12. I was just thinking that it would be nice to be able to mark yourself as sitting out while you're in the queue waiting for players. Since the lobbies take so long to fill I often put myself in one and then wander off to do dishes or something and when I don't quite make it back when the game starts at least players won't be waiting out my full timer for the fold.
  13. Rank Games Gold Level

    Thankfully I've just edged my way back to platinum after a brief jaunt to gold tier. Let me just say gold has lost its luster. I don't see how the play here is much better than silver or bronze. I vote we start a coal tier. By about the third hand of the tournament, two players were all in with a 78os and 36h. I laid low until I picked up an AQos. I raised to $350. Two callers. I won $2650 and they saw my hand. Despite this, when I opened the pot a few hands later to $600 with an A7c, YOLO decided that three-betting me with an A6os was a good idea and then Chowderhead Jones shipped it with K9h. I folded (and would have lost) the best hand but I'm still a bit baffled that these blokes would decide that those were their "best plays" with those hands when the tightest player at the table raised from UTG. Ultimately I couldn't pull out the win because I folded everytime they all decided to jump in the line and rock their bodies with their marginal holdings. By the time the luckbox across from me eliminated the third player, I was severely outstacked. What can you do you know? Anyway I'm attaching some clips for your enjoyment and amusement and I'm glad to be back in platinum. I really don't want to go back to gold turd again! https://account.xbox.com/gameclip/c20eb73a-9522-4d6c-881a-9fd737a3ce64?gamertag=BedsideFungus89&scid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 https://account.xbox.com/gameclip/882b8115-335b-4e54-8610-510adabb09fd?gamertag=BedsideFungus89&scid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 https://account.xbox.com/gameclip/3929c895-c62b-4d4d-83e0-e82acf374731?gamertag=BedsideFungus89&scid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 https://account.xbox.com/gameclip/18423312-a869-41e2-8a1d-63eb7679fc7b?gamertag=BedsideFungus89&scid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
  14. I have my runs of bad luck but I think the absolute worst thing is when you're running bad and the other heads up player taunts you via message about how much better they are. For the record, it's hard not to be "good" when you hit everything or keep getting high pocket pairs every other hand. I hope he loses all the ranked points he just earned. Dont get me wrong, I don't think he was bad, I'm just not altogether convinced that he's a better player.
  15. 2 color. I'm for a real experience as much as is possible.