Originally Posted by Marginal
WTF are you on about with TV Poker.
No its not just the people I play with, You should look around the poker community, you say you've played for 30 years and play for money etc. Ask anybody who you have connections with outside of your local scene, who is also playing for money, and they will say the same thing.
I dont care what other players in other locations think about me not wanting to straddle. I have more then enough games in my local area then I can play in per week and thats what concerns me. Im invited to all of them even though I have never straddled in 5 years of going to those games.
Furthermore I fully support any player that wants to straddle, and I think it is common courtesy for those players to support others who do not wish to straddle.
what you are basically trying to tell me, is I should be ashamed for not throwing my money away on straddles, due to peer pressure at the poker table.
Sorry, it wont work on me.
I will take it further and say it is my opinion, that one reason 85% of all poker players over the long term, end up losing in poker, is because of making plays like " " "straddling" . To me, straddling is more gamble then anyhting else ..Im more of a logical poker player , so its not my style and never will be. Im proud to be a poker player first, not a gambler.
Now...lets say you have a home game of $5- $10 blinds, and the houseman has a rule that everyone must straddle , then thats a different scenario.