Friday, February 15, 2013
Don't panic after a bad beat
Sixth isn't much to brag about, but I'm pleased with how I played (click to enlarge).
We started with T5000 and in the first hour, I had A-A. The villain raised and I three-bet him. The flop was all low cards and I made a one-half pot CB and villain moved all in with J-J (I expected to see a set, but this is online poker, after all). The turn was fine, but the river was a jack -- he'd hit a two-outer leaving me with ~T1600.
Obviously, my stack was crippled and most players would have found a spot and shoved. Isn't that another form of tilt? I was patient and finally built my stack a little at a time, and got back in the hunt. It felt rewarding even though there wasn't much money involved.