Originally Posted by BDC2823
I know the odds and all, but lost interest when I kept losing big hands or getting knocked out of tourneys on the river when my opponent only had 2 out cards.
Easy solution to that is not to let it get to the river. When I know I have the best hand on the flop I bet hard. Most, who know the odds, bail. If they are praying for a card the worst thing you can do is make it easy on them by a min bet, pussy bet or worse a check.
There are lots of variables here, type of game, your stack, his, etc - but for me this is a rule of thumb. Occasionally you'll get a tool that bets on whatever he has but the chances he'll hit are small. The objective here is to get, say 5 people, to fold down to 1 or 2. Then you're favorite.