Reason #106 why I do not play poker professionally: I make bad betting decisions.
I played about seven hands in the SJG poker tournament today. On the fourth hand of the day, I was dealt KQ, and raised into someone who’d already raised 4x the big blind. Stupid bet on my part already, and it only got worse from there. Flop comes with a queen, and I bet big. He bets back into me, and I say, “All in.” He calls and turns over AQ, and then I say, “Oh shit.”
I had him covered by ten chips, which I milked for two more hands before giving up the ghost. I finished in 106th place….out of 107 players. Pathetic.