View Full Version : When you have bad beats all night.......

07-20-2005, 11:50 PM
... when they crack everything - what do you do? Well, I'll tell what NOT to do! You can't break your mouse. Yes, that's right. Probably you could play without a mouse on PS somehow (disabling chat maybe?), but if you don't know how, don't break your mouse. The mouse is your valuable friend. They say money is poker player's tool. Well, yeah, but if you play online, that freaking little device is your tool, too. I know it's sometimes hard to avoid smashing it. But if you do it, you won't be able to play. You can do many things without a mouse. You can work with your computer, surf the web, you can enjoy reading posts in this forum - and guess what! You can even login and create another bad beat topic, how you were folding aces, queens as a chip leader and you just couldn't do anything about it. And thinking that multitabling can SOMETIMES be a bad thing. But this isn't just a bad beat topic. Oh, no! It has some valuable advice. When you are getting beaten badly, whatever you do (especially if you are chip leader on few tables and second on another) - DON'T break your mouse.
I must get some sleep. Tomorrow is an important day for me. I'm getting a new pointing device. Or two.

P.S. : Can you play poker without the mouse?

07-21-2005, 12:17 AM
I've been ITM twice out of 25 SnGs today. After two sets just to check that my luck indeed was so shitty (and losing with KK vs AJ and KJs vs QJ to knock me out of my last two) I decided to call it a day.

Instead I decided to defrost my freezer. I owned that ice.

07-21-2005, 12:20 AM

Instead I decided to defrost my freezer. I owned that ice.

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Defrosting freezers beat the hell up of mowing the lawn and other household chores.

07-21-2005, 12:57 AM
Damn, you guys made me spit toothpaste all over my screen laughing /images/graemlins/laugh.gif /images/graemlins/frown.gif /images/graemlins/confused.gif

07-21-2005, 01:19 AM
2 out of 25? /images/graemlins/frown.gif And I thought I was running bad. I just cant seem to win a coinflip... or a 66-33 or a 70-30 or im trying to steal right into AA against the biggest idiot at the table etcetcetcetcetc....;klgfawdgjl'pihar'jkgsuckoutmot herffdlkasgjkl

07-21-2005, 01:22 AM
I thought this was going to be a typical, annoying bad beat post... but this post actually rocked and made me LOL pretty hard IRL!!

I love it, haha. I've almost done teh same thing!

07-21-2005, 01:45 AM
Use a laptop. Bust the mouse all you want. There are two more built in. The nipple and the scroll pad thingy. Depending, of course on your laptop.

I switched to a laptop because it does much less damage to my walls. That big friggin 22" monster monitor I have (the one I gave to my daughter) puts dents in walls like you wouldn't believe. I really need to get to Home Depot and fix up the area I used to play in before going wireless laptop. /images/graemlins/grin.gif


07-21-2005, 01:52 AM
i had a horrid night last night. im out about 13 sng buy ins. No matter what I had it got cracked. i had QQ cracked by 4 2!!

Personally, I decided I wouldn't start freaking unless it happened today as well, signaling a downswing. Today is a little better than last night so I'm not near smashing my mouse yet. My suggestion, have a 2nd mouse stashed away in case of emergencies /images/graemlins/smile.gif

07-21-2005, 02:01 AM
Great post

07-21-2005, 03:49 AM
I've been ITM twice out of 25 SnGs today. After two sets just to check that my luck indeed was so shitty (and losing with KK vs AJ and KJs vs QJ to knock me out of my last two) I decided to call it a day.

Instead I decided to defrost my freezer. I owned that ice.

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Once I got pissed and broke a chair. Actually, the chair was already broken. But when I was done with it, it was even more broken. I pwn3d that chair.

AA suited
07-21-2005, 10:56 AM
lol... playing w/o a mouse...

thats why i have like 3 spare mice lying around /images/graemlins/smile.gif

(they were $5 each, and i bought 5. Guess why i only have 4 now /images/graemlins/smile.gif )

btw- yesterday, EVERY steal ran into JJ+. ~10 games /images/graemlins/frown.gif there goes $550.

07-21-2005, 11:07 AM
Re: When you have bad beats all MONTH .......

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July sux

07-21-2005, 11:29 AM
I've been there brotha. Actually, I was there last night. Lost 7 buy-ins. After reviewing my hands, my steals were either running into monsters or donkeys were sucking out with crap. Very frustrating.

Although I didn't break my mouse last night, I have in the past. I currently have 2 pointing devices on my system at all times.

Good luck with tomorrow!

07-21-2005, 11:31 AM
Actually I have done a risky move - I bought only ONE mouse! /images/graemlins/ooo.gif
I found out I don't do bad things to my monitor, because it wasn't cheap and I like it having around. So I bought the most expensive mouse I found in my local store. I'm sure I won't smash this one. Now the keyboard was only $20...
Playing poker or playing with my new laser mouse? That is the question... /images/graemlins/grin.gif Because of the laser I might use it for selfdefense, too. However my friend said it's a bad idea for poker player to buy a cordless mouse, because it flies further when you throw it.

07-21-2005, 11:33 AM
Remember: The docking/charging bay is your very best friend now!

07-21-2005, 11:36 AM
This should have gone in Psychology under 'Why did I break my mouse?' or 'Why I break mice' or in the zoo under 'Party reload'.

Regards Mack

07-21-2005, 01:42 PM
god damn I swear party has a switch for me. I can never run anything like EV. I'm also not gonna complete my 700 in 7 days either now. Hitting an awful run (down 7 buyins lol, but this should've been a hot run) at the beginning of a challenge sort of thing just kills my drive.

07-21-2005, 01:48 PM
SmashMouse - Has to be my new Party SN......

07-21-2005, 01:58 PM
So I push with J8 on the bubble and a guy with similar stack is tired of being runned over..he thinks and calls with J6 /images/graemlins/laugh.gif anyway 6 on the river /images/graemlins/shocked.gif /images/graemlins/mad.gif /images/graemlins/mad.gif /images/graemlins/mad.gif /images/graemlins/mad.gif. So how do u handle such an horrible beat? well u have many options:
1)Hit something.
2)"I put my money in with the best hand...I put my money in with the best hand..sahrrggrrgrgrgrgrgrgrgesiuodsjuhfdkpjdspdjip djhipdnh...jhow did he callujeihesiye".
3)"There are worst things in life"
4)See some porn right away.
5)Play another nonpoker game u enjoy( I play quick online chess)
6) "Ill play ring games to get my money back"

DONT DO NUMBER 6!!!!!!!!!!!!, number 4 and 5 seem to work the best for me. Becuase it usually goes like this..u have one tbl ppen left..and bang...

07-21-2005, 02:03 PM
oh sweet jesus number 6...oh god...i can still hear the screams at night

07-21-2005, 02:09 PM
Two things, one, learn to handle beats, bad beats, and all other manner of bad luck.
Two, there is something weird about seeing a poster named GreekHaus responding to a poster named Freudian. Could just be me.

07-21-2005, 02:18 PM
Actually number 6 is ok. You see, at PS you have limit 0.02/0.04 tables. And they're GREAT if you feel you are on tilt and just HAVE to play poker for "real" money. I play like 75% of the hands and usually win a dollar or so. Now that's not a lot but it IS a profit and I'm not on tilt anymore. It works for me. /images/graemlins/grin.gif Try it.

07-21-2005, 02:23 PM
I've been there brotha. Actually, I was there last night. Lost 7 buy-ins.

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You lost 7 buyins in one night!!! you should quit poker...