Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Recently at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV, I flopped trips and slow played them only to lose to a straight on the river. It was a big pot, in fact all the chips I had. I looked down after the hand and saw no chips, only felt.
I bought back in and started playing poker again.
Losing all of your chips in a hand is as natural as breathing. There is no reason to get upset about being felted. It's part of the variance of playing poker. Was I wise in my decisions? Maybe not. As time at the table passed, I got trips on the flop again. You have to love those pocket pairs. I slow played again. Once agaon the river bit me. I lost to a flush, but not all of my chips.
I kept playing and won back the chips I lost, then won back my original buy-in. Then at some point in the wee hours of the morning I stood up with a profit for the day, despite my former losses.