When I first started playing Texas
Holdem, I read the three Harrington books, and my game is based pretty much on the advice he gives.
As regards continuation bets, If I am the aggressor pre flop, hit or not I always bet roughly 2/3 pot, see how the opponnt(s) react and take it from there.
Going back 3 years with only one caller, 2/3rds of the time I would pick up the pot straight after the flop. As the years have gone by this has changed, and I am only picking up the pot 1/3 of the time on the flop.
With the likes of Gus Hansen, Tom Dwan and a cheeky Canadian guy, to name but three, allways on television, it seems that any two hole cards are now playable.
Without conciously changing my game, over the course of time my game has changed. I was tight aggressive and have become super tight aggressive. EXAMPLE : I recently played in a $2 tournament with 3,500 players at Poker Stars
, 7 hours and 350 hands later I get to the final table with 700,000 chips, FLOPS SEEN 8%. Basically, if I can't raise PF I fold, and to raise I need a very good hand (mostly), there are exceptions.
With big pocket pairs, I never used to worry about 579 rainbow type flops (except from the SB or BB, they could have anything) but these days that type of flop has to be treated with a little caution IMO. I still make the 2/3 pot bet, if I am reraised allin, I call (probably A9, A7 or bluff). If the turn card is 5,6,7,8,9,10 or Jack and I am reraised allin after another 2/3 pot bet, I am probably folding my big pocket pair.
If I multi table, I am generally unsuccessfull, I like to concentrate on the other players at the table and take notes.
I often play for 3,4 or 5 hrs getting anything between money back and $10 for my $2 entry, but my style of play has become labourious to me, I feel like I ought to be making some changes to become more loose, can anyone recomend a good book to read involving the playing of more cards PF in tournament play ?
Continuation bets are old hat, please help.