Yeah, Im' not down with all the official lingo yet. When I say 4 bet, I'm meaning: at a 1/2c table I bet 8c (4x BB). Again, I am in the process of getting to the basics. I think Ive been a good winner playing my style and have always just thought I was a decent player. I've never took myself as an awesome player. Just decent. I usually did well with friends and at live poker games
/ online, but never looked into theory, just kinda went by experience... ex. I get burned by a certain hand so many times I learn to fold. Not knowing 'why' I play/don't play it, just know what has happened in the past, so I apply it to my game.
I think I've had a warped understanding of how valuable hands really are in situations. I know there's a LOT that goes into it. Just trying to learn it now. The annoying thing is, it seems the more I read, learn, and apply to my game the worse I get. It feel like i'm playing another guys poker strategy
atm. I know its just me changing the way I play, but still.
Again, disregard the cards I used in the example, Im just meaning... say I land 2 pair off the flop: A9 and there's no flush or straight draw yet or pairs. Only thing, I see atm, that can win is trips so I bet trying not to just slow-play, check and let him land something, and he calls. Next card, same scenario, I bet bigger, he calls, than river: do I check or bet? I know the cards mean everything, but just trying to see if betting is a good idea? Normally when I check, he's had a pair of A's or something and I win, but just saying technically, is a check or fold the better option when you don't really see anything else that can win, but he acts like he's holding something or just chasing?
Is the attached micro guide a good one to learn from??