Originally Posted by KingwithAxe1
but couldnt you also play aggressive after flop. And every one in a while you need to showing them that you have caught. that will buy you lots of pots. I usually 3x on any flop of a pair. limpers will fold.
3x what? You're betting out 3xPot or 3xBB? Either one is a terrible idea in any kind of a raised pot because you're either putting way too much money in or nothing at all. Better bet sizes vary between 1/2 pot and pot are better for control depending on board texture and your hand obviously.
Originally Posted by micromachine
Your set-up sounds odd. You only start with 40BB each, which means you are all short-stacking.
IMO a better set-up would be to play $10 buy, with $10 worth of chips and blinds of 5c/10c, meaning you all start with 100BB.
You read my mind, you guys are buying in too low, this is going to make your game last much shorter or create more rebuys. Either keep your structure but buy-in for $50 or drop the blinds like micro said.
Also, to OP, it sounds like your friends really don't know poker at all. If they are bitching about a raise preflop, keep at it. Poker isn't for pussies and raising is part of the game. Not everyone is meant to see the flops. If it starts coming down to that everyone will start calling those raises(probably not if you're still only playing with $10), then start tightening up. Sounds like they're playing damn near ATC, so make them pay for it. Play only cards that work well postflop(and the obvious monsters) and try to learn how to play position. Being in position against bad players will make you more money regardless of what your cards are because you have the advantage of seeing how they react to the flop/turn/river(mostly it won't even get past the flop).