Originally Posted by buckshot40
Also, am I being too cute when I have a hand? It seems to me that you want to string a guy along when you know you have the best hand.
And, should I be shoving more often myself? I'll fold AK pre flop to an all in bet, I figure why risk my stack on a coin flip at best. I'll also fold up and down straight draws or flush draws to large bets, I'm not favored and it doesn't pay to risk a couple hundred on a pot I only have $20-$30 in.
From what you are saying, it seems to me that you are playing a little scared. If you are not willing to risk what you have on the table and folding your flush draws then you might be playing above your bankroll limits.
It's one thing to fold draws hu with 2:1 odds
& another completely different to not be the one betting them or reraising them and I find it hard to believe each time you have a drawing hand you aren't getting odds to chase at times. I'm not saying you should be chasing everytime, but I read nothing here about you betting your draws (semi-bluffing) or do any bluffing or playing anything but premiums or faces.
So yes, upon everything I have read, I believe you should drop limits until you get more comfortable with learning how to play draws, at limits where you are willing to risk all on the table from time to time and it won't effect your br if you lose and until you get more confident with your play.
Are you using HEM or PT3 or any software programs to help you?