Three times recently, players have said to me, after a showdown and once a bust out, “That was so unlike you”. Twice it was the same player at a different game. When are these guys going to notice the “me” that they’re referring to is based solely on their profiling impression. At first I thought it would be a disadvantage to be playing so many of the same people much of the time, but since they never revise their impression, it doesn’t seem to be.
For example, in one hand, I made what was really a great 4-bet out of the BB against a loose player on a paired flop which would cost him 2/3 of his stack to call. He could only call if he had one of 2 remaining cards in the deck for trips, which he did. Still , it was a good bet. The table was shocked when I showed my hand (which had hit the unpaired card on the flop). I make a point to remember what I’ve shown i.e. nuts or bluff and when someone new comes to my table, what they’ve seen. This might be a waste of brain space given people’s lack of adaptability, but I can’t not do it.
And I thank everyone who refuses to adjust their evaluation of my play. In the meantime, I continue to be so unlike me.