|Written by Reggie Anderson|
|Thursday, 26 May 2011 09:42|
Play now!There are going to be times in poker where you do everything right and still lose.
There is nothing you can do when that happens. As they say, “that’s poker.” There are, however, times you lose when you shouldn’t have. You lost because you made mistakes. The goal is to recognize those mistakes and learn from them.
Here is another example and this one happens to everyone. Let’s say you have pocket Kings and re-raise from middle position and drive everyone out of the pot except one opponent. The flop comes A-3-6. Your opponent leads out and bets. You have three choices. Call, raise, or fold. This is a bad flop for you. It shows an Ace out there and in all likelihood if your opponent led out with a bet he is probably holding an Ace. How often though will you call with those Kings? You call, even though you know you probably don’t have the best hand. And you do it all the way to the end. When the cards are turned over and he shows his Ace, you just knew that is what he had. Then why didn’t you fold? It is hard to fold a power hand like Kings, but there are times you just know that you are beaten and you have to do it. This is one of the biggest mistakes players make. They don’t fold strong hands that have become weak.
Admit Your Mistakes