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The poker tips and bragging thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, May 25, 2010.

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    I disagree. Its true however when youre starting out and playing ABC.

    The thing is youre probably reraising AA preflop, thus everyone is putting you on a big pair hand, and youre only getting called postflop by hands that have you beat. That and it IS difficult to fold.

    However, you should balance your ranges. For example, you should open up your re-raising range. Start re-raising other hands some of the time, even weak ones. When your range is wider, you will get paid off when you actually have the goods + you will bluff a lot of pots as well.

    If youre known to reraise with marginal hands some of the time youll get played back at preflop with weaker hands as well.


    Actually, I vary play with big pocket hands, especially pairs. 70% of the time I check preflop, especially with AA.

    I like to trap in these situations, especially if another A pops up on the flop. regardless of what flops If I see 2 of a suit on the flop I raise very hard to try and kill the hand, or if an obvious strait draw shows up. Otherwise, I check until someone bets, then bet hard on my last chance to bet to indicate I am trying to buy the pot. Works most of the time, occasionally I get caught out with a set but most often this approach works.

    I agree 100% with varying raises before the flop. In fact, I've actually adopted the approach of betting preflop on every 3rd or 5th hand I play, regardless of what I am holding. I like to have that randomness, and the small losses are made up with the occasional pocket 4 with a A44 flop.
     
  2. alan

    alan Senior member

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    Actually, I vary play with big pocket hands, especially pairs. 70% of the time I check preflop, especially with AA.

    I like to trap in these situations, especially if another A pops up on the flop. regardless of what flops If I see 2 of a suit on the flop I raise very hard to try and kill the hand, or if an obvious strait draw shows up. Otherwise, I check until someone bets, then bet hard on my last chance to bet to indicate I am trying to buy the pot. Works most of the time, occasionally I get caught out with a set but most often this approach works.

    I agree 100% with varying raises before the flop. In fact, I've actually adopted the approach of betting preflop on every 3rd or 5th hand I play, regardless of what I am holding. I like to have that randomness, and the small losses are made up with the occasional pocket 4 with a A44 flop.


    if i may offer my advice, theres no way theres any game or situation where just calling big pairs 70% of the time is optimal strategy.

    The limp or check with aces and big pocket pairs is something that should be done a small % of the time.

    Personnally i prefer cultivating an image where ill get action with a raise rather than having to slowplay to get action.

    But even if youre tight you should still raise those pairs way more than 50% of the time. Theres plenty of other pairs to set mine.

    Besides, whats the point of raising every 4th or 5th hand regardless if its not to capitalize on that when you actually have a hand worth raising?

    Yeah limping with AA will get you a big set over set hand once every couple of monthes or whatever but youre losing money if your default move with big pairs is to just call.


    And when theres a flush or straight draw, you dont want to kill the hand. YOu want them to call with the wrong odds. Dont be afraid to get sucked out on if they have the wrong odds to call, in the long term youll make money. Bet whatever you think theyll call as long as it doesnt give them the right price to chase. Dont bet thinking i want them to fold because im afraid of losing the hand.
     
  3. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Dear god Jamie Gold is awful.
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Not as bad as Dwan.
     
  5. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Not as bad as Dwan.

    I don't know if you mean playing ability but I just meant as a personality.

    Think Hellmuth is going to get bracelet #12?
     
  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I don't know if you mean playing ability but I just meant as a personality.

    Think Hellmuth is going to get bracelet #12?


    You forgot looks too. Hes a weird motherfucker, and I hate his style of play.

    Hellmuth will get that bracelet, hell yeah. You dont think so?
     
  7. Saigon

    Saigon Well-Known Member

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    How do you guys evaluate starting hands for Omaha 8-or-better?
     
  8. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    How do you guys evaluate starting hands for Omaha 8-or-better?

    I look for linking cards and value double suited the most. I try to avoid the hand if only one side of it is useful unless its like AA or KK.
     
  9. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    I try to avoid the hand if only one side of it is useful

    This is good advice. You make money at O8 by scooping pots. In fact, reasonably often I fold a nut low when I know that I'm only going to quarter a pot, because my high hand sucks. Winning half a pot generally nets you very little, so look for hands that are strong high and low.
     
  10. driveslowk

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    Anyone go to Commerce? I've been playing the 5/10 there a bit.
     
  11. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Hosted a game at my house the other night and got my ass handed to me.

    Had quad 7's, went all in and was beating with a fucking strait flush. Can you believe that? 1 in a million I could lose that hand.
     
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    Hosted a game at my house the other night and got my ass handed to me.

    Had quad 7's, went all in and was beating with a fucking strait flush. Can you believe that? 1 in a million I could lose that hand.


    You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away, and know when to run!

    Tough break broski!
     
  13. skywalker

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    Hosted a game at my house the other night and got my ass handed to me.

    Had quad 7's, went all in and was beating with a fucking strait flush. Can you believe that? 1 in a million I could lose that hand.


    Who dealt the hand?
     
  14. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Who dealt the hand?

    [​IMG]

    It was a guy that folded early
     
  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Hosted a game at my house the other night and got my ass handed to me.

    Had quad 7's, went all in and was beating with a fucking strait flush. Can you believe that? 1 in a million I could lose that hand.


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  16. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Ha ha, watched the whole clip. I was just like that. Raise, reraise, reraise, finally I was SURE he had a flush and went all in, cut to me pocket surfing for more $$. Insult to injury... I bought my chips back FROM HIM.
     
  17. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Sat at a 2/5 NL table for a good 9 hours for 3 nights in a row recently.

    Lost 700
    Won 1800
    Lost 500

    Not bad, could have been worse. Lots of n00bs at the table.
     
  18. sho'nuff

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    Ha ha, watched the whole clip.

    I was just like that. Raise, reraise, reraise, finally I was SURE he had a flush and went all in, cut to me pocket surfing for more $$.

    Insult to injury... I bought my chips back FROM HIM.


    i recommend watching the movie if you havent , if you have time. it's a campy 90s comedy movie, but it is one of nicholas cage's better movies. and sara jessica parker is actually tolerable in a movie. [​IMG]
     
  19. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    Any thoughts on micro-cash limit online (.25/.50) vs. small ($3 or less) sit and go tournaments for a beginning small-timer?
     
  20. phreak

    phreak Senior member

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    I consider 50NL to be more similar to small stakes rather than micro in terms of competition level fme (unless you have access to some of the big Euro sites, they are Much easier than the American sites). Don't play 9-handed ring games online unless you want to practice patients, most online low limit 9-handed winners are too formulaic are often times resemble robots lol. If you are a winner you should def be playing 6-handed.

    I have nothing good to say about sng tourneys if you are looking to improve your game, even the best tourneys have shit formats
     

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