re: Poker & Being Results-Oriented
Originally Posted by Announced
Rather, we need to look deeper and start thinking why our opponents make specific plays. We need to recognize why the fundamental theory is in place. Poker is not a short run game. Our correct plays will pay off. Poker is about winning money, not winning pots. Stop fretting over a loss of a huge pot, and make sure that you are playing the hand correctly. Any hand that you have the slightest question on, post it. But make sure you are posting it for the right reasons.
"look deeper" at "specific plays" by opponents? Since there are few opponents that we will see for any length of time at the tables, how would you suggest we determine THEIR thought
process if we aren't really sure of our own 'why' we did what WE did? Sure, we can get reads on villains from time to time online, but nothing like playing a 9 seat home game or casino table where the same players are there for hours.
This also 'assumes' that every player online makes plays for definitive reasons that can stand scrutiny. For the most part, it is nothing more than second guessing and (imo) closely resembles Monday Morning Quarterbacking.
Unless a 'villain' has specifically declared that a certain action was for a specific reason, none of us will ever know for sure, and that 'assumes' that villain was being honest (hahaha).
"posting it for the right reasons" - what is THAT? If we already knew the right reasons based on our knowledge of long term theory, WHY would we be posting it?
Any 'good' advice is, of course, a 'good' thing. PokerVic mentions 'marginal' and extracting max value from run-of-the-mill pots. They are run-of-the-mill for a reason. If everyone had been dealt strong hands, they wouldn't be minimal or marginal pots.
Brags, bad beats, vents and rants are the hands of interest. Hand distribution of opps, position, stack and the position of Saturn in the Seventh Moon determines what opps will do in marginal situations. Wouldn't the expert advisors need to know the HH of the previous 30, 50, 100+ hands to know how to extract 10 extra chips in a 'marginal' pot?