Originally Posted by marknz88
Have to remember that KK isnt a given hand, sure statistically before the flop its a high winner but anything can occur after the flop...
Guess thats why poker is a form of 'gambling'...you bet big with favorable hands, that in the long run (as long as you dont go broke) should pay you off more handsomely than your losses
Also remember that NO hand is a made hand.... AA, KK, AKs/o. Any hand can be crushed once all of the other cards of the board are played out, which is why you need to play your hand correctly. The reason there is the whole "Is Online Poker Rigged with AA" conspiracy is because people will try to play those premium pairs slow and then get pissed when their opponent got to the flop for cheap and then hit a hidden monster and the AA loses.
Originally Posted by Pafkata
I usually avoid playing against people with bigger stacks than me. This way I can't be busted out when a single bad beat happens. Try it !
I even fold KK preflop when re-raised by a bigger stack but I can try to eliminate some shortstacks with 22 if their stack is less than 15% of mine
This is a terrible theory unless you have EXTREMELY good reads on people, because you are missing out on so many opportunities to double up(the only way you can double up through a player is if their stack is more than or equal to yours...). I'm not sure if you are mainly playing cash or tourney's, but neither one would advocate that. If you are folding KK to a re-raise, what are you calling a re-raise with??? Just AA? HUGE LEAK in your play. If I was playing with you for any amount of time, I would start re-raising you any time that you raised, because it would be a given that you would fold with anything but AA. You really need to change your game plan...