This is just to show how Poker can be sometimes…Like they say, “it is just a game”, well, I can understand, sometimes it is hard to see it that way.
Just to give you a simple example of when I find it hard to see poker without any anger….
My money-balance: € 0.50, my last money on this poker site…(not NoPayPOKER by the way)
My hand: Pocket Jacks (cJsJ) I’m on the BigBlind, €0.01/€0.02
Someone is raising up to €1,- and about 5 people are in. This makes me all-in, wouldn’t you be..?
On the flop: h5 – sQ – dJ so, I hit my pair! Knowing I got a good shot to hit the pot, we are going to the Turn: a h6, nothing good nor bad
Two more people are going all-in, and so I see what is going on…
My neighbor hit his pocket Queen, and so, it is looking bad for me..
The River: d5 does not make it any better for me….
My neighbor won the pot and I leave the poker room, somewhat irritated to be honest, as I know that this is my last hand on this poker room, and I’m not willing to deposit any time soon… So, I got to do my best during the freeroll, hoping I can get some money back there ☺
Besides, let’s think on the other hand; It could have been me with pocket Queens, so I guess, better luck next time! Still, it sucks, don’t you think so..?
NoPay editor – Oh well, that does suck bad, but never mind, when you’re all out of money and luck you can still play free online poker games with us
Oh, and by the way, pocket Js when you’re big blind is a hand that should actually be folded as it has a negative expected value. See Building Your Bankroll part 2 – playable pockets – for why this was not actually a true bad beat after all…just an expression of probability -
In early position the ONLY playable pockets with positive expected value are:
That’s it….every other possible pocket you could be dealt while seated in an Early position has a Negative Expected Value (-EV).
Then again, to be fair to our player, if folding means you’re out of cash then it’s all rather acamedic anyway!
Plus the probability expressed here is based on a 10 player table so with 5 seated only…possibly it is fair enough to try JJ. Comments?