There were two hands where I was very confident that I was behind and yet I called anyway. Both hands were against Ivan. One hand I had AJ and flopped top pair. I believe it was me leading and a smooth call from Ivan. Turn was a blankish looking card. I lead again and get re-raised (all-in?) I know that I am way behind. I can't even beat AK. I put him on two pair and he is speeding up on the turn because he either made his two pair or the board was getting too draw heavy. I have no reason to call but we get all the money in anyway. He shows a set of Nines and I am already drawing dead. River bricks so I don't even get a losing two pair or trips. D0nkerric.
Last hand was stupid, this one was more forgivable based on hand strength but still makes no sense once the hand is thought through. Limped pot. Flop comes T97 two clubs. Perfect flop for the SpainR. Unfortunately I have 97 instead. I can't beat a straight unless I boat up. Ivan and I nibble around the edges with the bets and I'm not interested in building the pot unless I boat up. Turn is a high card (Q?) but not a club, no flush. Again, small bets. River pairs the Seven. I now have gotten the boat that I "wanted". I believe that Ivan opened up for 20 and I could have called. I even remember thinking, I can beat a straight now but a straight would have made no sense since Ivan was not protecting against the flush. I'm also guessing that he would not lead out into a paired board with a straight. So I raise since I get criticized for playing weak/tight so much. I get re-raised all in and I feel that I'm beat. I know I have a house but I have the nut low house. I know that Ivan is a good enough player to know what a paired board means I am behind T7, Q7, 99, TT, and QQ. I'll exclude QQ as very unlikely and even TT or 99 would likely have come in for a raise. I can't see Ivan getting involved in a hand with bottom pair only and raising with just trips. I know I'm beat and I'm calling anyway because "there's just not that much more behind to call".
Throwing money away. Not that hard to figure out. D0nkerrific x 2!