Man something was in the air today.
Lots of crazies and I think the craziness was rubbing off on the regs.
No "friendly" tables to be found.
Suffered another bad beat when I "correctly" called with an overpair when spaztard shoved the flop with an open ender, and caught it on the river.
I still ended up ahead about 1 buy-in for the afternoon.
So I suffered two big bad beats today and had no suckouts of my own (and I did have a few that could have gone my way). If those two hands had held up I would be up about 1 buy-in for the day. Instead I'm down a little more than 2. Nothing to be ashamed of I guess... or is it?
If I think about it, I would be about even for the day if I had folded in a few key spots.
That's where the focus needs to be when reviewing today's sessions.
Good play + bad beats = +-EV
Bad play + bad beats = ---EV
Bad play + no bad beats = -EV
Good play + no bad beats = +++EV
So, there's really only one way to win.
I know this is all very elementary, but this is the kind of thing I need to remember.
Remember it!!! Damn it!!! (Smacking myself in the face)
Please don’t overanalyze this.
Everyone knows bad beats are part of the game.
I guess you could say…
(Good play + bad beats) + (Good play + no bad beats) = +++EV
or even better, variance evens out over time so…
(Good play + bad beats) + (Good play + suck outs) + (Good play + no bad beats) = +++++EV
…but let’s not get carried away.