Bad beat blues!
If there is one term that you will probably hear more than any other when you are playing poker it is the bad beat, but the one thing you have to remember when it happens to you is that it really is just bad luck, nothing more, nothing less.
In poker, a bad beat is where a player who has the strongest hand eventually loses to someone who has a far weaker hand. To make matters worse, the reason that the player with the weaker hand ends up winning is more than likely because they made a bad call, so it is easy to see that it can sometimes feel that the world is against you, especially when you have got cold hard cash riding on the outcome of the game.
There is of course another kind of bad beat and these are the kind what are often portrayed in films due to the dramatic nature of the cards that are being dealt, with that famous scene from the Cincinnati Kid immediately springing to mind. This type of bad beat is where the player has a strong hand only to be beaten by another player who has an even stronger hand, pretty galling to say the least.
The thing to remember is that at some point in your poker playing future you will experience many bad beast and the thing to remember is that even though you will be disappointed, to say the least, you must stay in control and not react by going on what is commonly known as, ‘on tilt’.
This is where a player throws all logic out of the window and starts to make stupid bets on whatever hands he is dealt. Playing in this way will almost certainly end in tears with the player not only losing money but also any confidence that they are able to play poker and use their playing skills to win.
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Keep a calm head, the bad beat is nothing personal and if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs, you will have a profitable poker playing future!
If you can stay in control when a bad beat rears its ugly head, the chances are that you will have a very bright poker playing future in front of you.