This is a discussion on Always pay! within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I'm always paying with any hand, I always have the impression that it will be a good hand, does anyone else make that mistake?
It may help you in understanding what hands you should fold and I would also read about position. You can afford to play some weaker hands when you are in a later position depending on the action before you.
2nd September 2017, 5:45 PM
Poker at: betonline
What stakes are you playing?
$1/2 nl I believe the best strategy I to play strong starting hands or hands that can hit the flop big, like suited connectors.
1/2 is full of donkfish, making moves only works against very few at the 1/2 level. Be patient and wait to flop big and take the fish on a tour to value town.
Now playing 2/5 I open up my range because most 2/5 players are at least level 2 thinkers, meaning they acctually think about what cards you are holding, therefore they can fold a single pair etc, so making moves ( when in position) can have you taking in pots you normally shouldn't.
Play hands that have big potential to flop hard, know when to fold. When you call or raise with 89 suited you are not looking to flop top pair..
2nd September 2017, 6:44 PM
Online Poker at: Full Tilt
Originally Posted by maykon98
I'm always paying with any hand, I always have the impression that it will be a good hand, does anyone else make that mistake?
Why are you doing that if you even yourself know that it's a mistake? It doesn't take too long for others to realize what you are doing and after that they can totally take advantage of you. Of course you might sometimes hit weird and lucky two pairs or straights for example but most of the time you will be completely dominated if someone plays against you and you hit a pair with your rubbish hand. But who am I to judge, everyone can play just the way they want to. I'm pretty sure though that someday you will realize that it might not be the best strategy if you truly want to become a successful winning player
2nd September 2017, 6:49 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
70% of the time not being able to hit the flop, getting a vomit card will lead you to bankruptcy, you need to know why you will get in the game .. but if you play poker just to hit cards, make sequences, and combinations. And yes, make your opponent fold a better hand that acts, or make him pay believing that he is in the front ..
3rd September 2017, 12:35 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
re: Poker & Always pay!
I suppose you dont play many tournaments then? If you apply your strategy you will never be able to make money from those. Even when playing cash game its not profitable