Emotions will be tested from time to time in the game of poker – We are all only human and have emotions when we react to various situations in which we often find ourselves. I can assure you that there will be many occasions when playing poker that your inner feelings – your emotions – will be tested.
Often times, you will feel really frustrated! It’s natural to ponder: “I wish I had stayed to see the next card that would be dealt on the board” – even when you know you played the right hand based on everything you’ve learned about the game, including odds and the law of probability.
Another night, playing the $ 4- $ 8 limit at my favorite local casino, I had a hand that pissed me off – to say the least, very frustrated – after I mopped my cards. In the middle position, I saw a pair of deuces on the hole – deuces pocket. Having studied the Hold’em Algorithm, there is no question that this is not a hand where I would like to invest my hard-earned chips from a middle position. I’m ready to fold when the stakes get to me.
Then, there was a raise by the player to my right. That further confirmed my decision to resign. And so, I did it right away without hesitation, and sat down to watch the action – to see how the hand would come out. Then, The back button is raised, further reinforcing my decision to fold my little pocket pair from the center position. GOOD.