re: Poker & allin all the time
Dude, If you knew what he had on the Kings, 2 pair to your one, you wouldn't have called it. He hit, its part of poker, it happens to the best of us. Your going to take wins and losses. You just have to sit back and think, what could I have done strategically that would have enabled me to win this sng. After all, if you don't finish in the top 2 in most of them you don't cash. IMO, the best way to play a sng is to just get yourself into position for heads up. I at least cash in most of the sngs I play. I hardly ever don't. I recently went on a 5 game winning streak and then finished 2nd in the next one. I would say SnGs are my forte. I'm not a great poker player by any means, but I make money the majority of the time because I pick my spots. No one that has played with me would say that I am overly conservative. In fact, this last cardschat buy-in, I was over aggressive and finished 2 out of the money. I was pissed because I got away from my style. I am not knocking your style of play by any means. I just know that when I start calling all in after all in I start to lose money. Take for example xdman. This guy named white tiger I believe had more chips than the rest of the ft combined. Dman came back and took him out in 4th. By picking your spots you will be a lot more successfull. When you know you have them beat, don't let go of their *ahem*, but there is a chance factor in poker. That's why it is considered gambling. You put yourself in position and you will win the majority of the time. Were you ahead in the hands? Absolutely, however, you didn't have him beat. There is a reason they are called outs, if they have one out, it can hit, and you will be beat. Did your calls make sense from your viewpoint? Maybe, but they didn't make sense by a strategic view. All you need is to be in position heads up. Don't risk it if you don't have them beat! Did he get lucky? Yes again. But luck is a part of poker. How much? I don't know, but if it weren't Phil Hellmuth would win everytime, as he says.
Originally Posted by poettic1
no its cool you play your way i just put a down payment on a house playing mine and ive never put a dime into poker. i played the fives horribly but my reads were on. you didn't say anything about reads. can you read in online poker? i have to man ish helps me live i was ahead everytime sorry you couldn't do it. guess i git more guts chump.
Your welcome mon ami. All I did was offer you a little advice, and you come back calling me a chump? Are you serious? You talk about reads. If I remember correctly, you had him on what exactly with your KK? There comes a time when you have to ask if calling makes absolute sense. Is my 4k in chips worth the shot that my 5s hold up. Or my KK holds up. Or my Ace high holds up. There were 6 cards in the deck that would save him. He hit one of them. That is a 1 in 8 chance they didn't hold up. Sure, the odds make sense, but did the chip value? Your argument could be made in a ring game, sure. BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A SNG! Why in the hell would you risk your position, and chance at the money when you could have your opponents taken out or do the dirty work. Plain and simple: YOU GOT GREEDY. You go on and make your house payments or whatever. I hope you do succede. That's why I was trying to help you out. But you have to come back with personal remarks and try to build yourself up, stating that you put down a deposit. Do I look like I give a shit? Go on, be successfull, I wish you the best. But when you come back at me when I'm just giving you advice, trying to help you out in your future payments on that new house.... Well I've wasted enough time on you and your "beats"