Originally Posted by Danjwarburton
Okay, My approach to the game:
Table Select Intensely= if the world's 200th best poker player went heads up against the world's best player... he would still lose despite being better than millions of others! In truth winning poker is all about a skill gap/edge between you and your opponent so forget about playing against the regulars. Find the worst players possible and milk them!
Value Bet (what you think is) Too Thin against the Whales= You'll surprise yourself at what they call with. Try it with 40% pot bets at first until you gain confidence in knowing they will call with crap then increase it to 70-80% pot bets on 3 streets with MP or better!
Play Small Pots against Regs unless you have the 2nd nuts or bigger= I like to pot control intensely against the regs unless I know I am near enough guaranteed to win. They aren't my main focus so I just don't want to lose anything against them.
Play Using a Style that Others can EASILY Exploit, then make it even more face-up= I don't care if your ego doesn't want to have to fold the 10% of the time the villain is just taking advantage of you being too tight. If you play in a way that others players COULD easily exploit (Example:50% cbets on flop with air, 80-120% for value...etc) then you will make more money. People really do have no idea how to properly exploit you and the WHALES that you are trying to milk definitely don't so forget GTO or unexploitable plays... just do what makes the most money!
Awesome! Thanks for that, I just wanted to get a feel for your mentality towards the game! I noticed in one of you other posts you said you studied Psychology? I bet that comes in handy! Especially from a coaching perspective.
Anyway- I'd be more than happy to be included in the group! The only thing is... I play on Bovada
:/ I hope this won't be a problem! I wish I could play on PokerStars
, but living in the U.S. cuts your options down quite a bit as far as online play.