Poker Basics, how do you play?
I have never been good with reading books and that include poker books
. I therefore thought it a good idea to share my opinion and strategy when playing poker. Before I do that it will be good to know the following. I am a tight but aggressive player so what I say here should summarize this style of play.
Playing Tight but Aggressive
If there is one very important quality I have when playing it is discipline. With discipline I mean I only play hands that are really worthwhile, and when I do play I go for it! I also understand the odds
of each hand I am dealt and I do the math quickly before betting. This means that I actually play very little hands but when I look at my stats, I win about 75% of the hands I do play. So what is the best hand that you can get? I love a suited AK, my best hand next to that AA. The reason I like the suited AK is the fact that I often lost an AA, KK, QQ to a flush and Psychologically do not believe as strong in them as I should. However, statistically AA, KK, QQ is much stronger and offers the best chance of a winning hand.
I also have this habit of playing a hand regardless of what it is if I post blind. I have won a pot at more than one occasion with a 7;2 the worst hand in poker because of this bad habit. I am just not willing to let go of my blind money! However, this is not right and this is one thing I need to resolve still. :lol:
If there is one thing I love doing it is reading the game. Often with super tight players I would have some fun, this I will only do if I have been playing at the table for a while. If there is a hint that there might be a flush or a straight out there I would start re-raising even if I have nothing in my hand. It doesn’t happen very often that I actually run into a real flush or straight and if I do I just fold ASAP. Most of the time players will just fold before the river is dealt convinced that I have a flush or straight. I always think about what my opponent has and what he thinks I have. I am a strong believer in that.
How do you play, I bet it is different from me! Would you like to play against someone like me?