I'm sure you have all seen them and been knocked out by them. I'm talking about freeroll luckers.
It doesn't matter what they do, they will always win the hand.
You settle down for a nice game of poker with your usual high expectations for a good game and perhaps a poisiton in the paying places. The game starts and the table loads.
There are 7 sitouts and just 2 or 3 including yourself playing. The first round, one player is all in, normal so far. The first round takes forever because the clock has to count down on every sitout. The next round begins and one player goes all in again. The sitouts quickly fold.
Round after round after round the same player is all in. There may be the odd hand where they will just flat call.
On the odd occasion you may have a small pocket pair and decide to take a chance and just flat call the BB. Action is on the all in player and of course, he goes all in. You can't risk it so you fold.
The other active player at the table decides to take a chance and flat calls the blind. The all in player goes all in and the opponent calls. The hands are shown and the original flat caller shows a pocket pair of 9s but the all in player shows Q4. The 9s hold to the river and then bang, there is the Q and the player is out.
You wait and wait for the right hand which has to be at least a pocket pair and you bet all in out of position with your pocket 8s. The all in player calls and shows 10 5. The 10 comes out on the flop and a 5 for good measure appears on the river and you are out. The freeroll lucker has won again and the lucky wins continue.
I wish I could get into the mind of these players who really just don't care about the game of poker. They only appear to be interested in betting all in on any old rubbish and more often than not they get lucky.
Quite often, I tell myself not to get roped into these players hands knowing full well that they will win but I never listen to my own advice and I still call with a reasonable hand and of course, I still lose with that reasonable hand.
I certainly don't have what it takes to call a pre-flop all in with 10 5 off suit and I don't think I ever will.
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