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I came across this article from Chris Ferguson and wanted to share and see from anyone if this applies more to real tourny play, online tourny, or equally both... thanks
One of the most important principles in No-limit Hold'Em is to conceal the strength of your hand. To do this, experienced players agree you need to mix up your play. Most people believe this means playing the same hand in different ways-for example, sometimes limping with A-A and sometimes making a big raise with A-A.
This is wrong! To conceal the strength of your hand, you need to play different hands the same way. Once you decide you are going to play a hand, make the same bet whether it is the strongest hand you would play in that situation, like A-A, or the weakest, like 7-6. Playing the same hand in different ways may confuse some opponents but can still give away a lot of information about your hand.
I can say that i played 76 hearts in a tourny with position and beat this players AQos that i feel he overplayed his hand or overvalued it..(my opinion). he was first to act, blinds were 40-80 he raised 200 i called, knowing i had position and if i hit my hand he would be out, if not then i would fold. J-7-8 floped w two hearts, he bet 240 i just called, turn was 6, now he moved in for his last 1000 which i had him covered, i called he had As Qh i had two pair with straight and flush draw river blank and he through a hugh fit, i thought it was phil H sitting there how i was a donk, i played shit poker, all the same stuff. Please correct me if im wrong but i thought poker was about strategy and keeping players guessing..... if i knew how to download my HH to show and get better evaluation i will. My way of thinking is i knew he had a big hand with my suited connectors and if i flopped i knew he would bet since he was being aggressive, but what do i know...