Originally Posted by Raibik13
What do you do when you are playing live game and you are card dead? Do you need to start 3 bet light? Do you swap tables?
What if you swap tables and you are just playing small pots? You miss all the time, AK, KQ, 66,77.
My casino does not allow phones and ear phones on the table.
Playing 2-3 at star city, Sydney
Accept that it's gonna happen. There are only 1,326 possible Hold 'Em hands, and I've had sessions -- live and on-line -- where I think I've seen every shitty combination. I've seen the entire table run card dead.
You have to keep throwing in the garbage hands. You get a ( Q,T-o ) UTG and it's the best hand you've seen in the last two hours, doesn't matter: it's still a big RIO hand OOP. Muck it or try to steal the blinds.
The only thing you can do is to try to tale advantage of your "nittty" image (they
don't know you're running card dead) and steal a few blinds, assuming they're paying enough attention to know you haven't played a single hand in the last four or five orbits.
It's also much
better to run card dead than it is to get those good hands only to be coolered by fish hitting one and two outters on the river. That can also happen, and sometimes over multiple sessions.
"Otherwise take a break, play some blackjack or take a walk"
Agree with the take a walk part, but why risk your 'roll in a -EV game? Besides, if I'm card dead at Poker, I'm just as card dead at BJ, but in the latter game, you can't fold the trash and save a bet.