Is it correct to be ahead when you put all your money in the pot?
just suffered another badish beat in a tourny.
My JJ forced all in with shortstack on KQ. He hits his Q on turn.
Next hand, I am now short stack, 99 pocket, all in, caller with AT, hits A on river.
Before I go on about it I want u to all know that although I`m a bit p**s*d off, I`m getting used to this. If the stats had worked I should have won at least on of the two showdowns, but I didnt.
What I am interested in is the following:
Some of the books I read state that you should avoid close confrontations early in a tourny. For me thats fine, but that can only work if the other players think the same way. So I got to thinking is the opposite not the better way? I`m sure a lot of online players do this.
I`m sure this has been done before but do u guys think going all in with these hands will work?
AA KK QQ AK JJ 1010 AQ AJs AJ A10s KQs KQ
My opinion of poker now is that because so many new, less experienced players play, the playing field is almost even now - WSOP
winner 2006 Jamie Gold - no disrespet to him, good luck to him, but he is not one of the Superstars. None of what I would call the top players got to the final table, even though they all entered the WSOP. Lottery, nothing more. If I have more money than someone else my chances of winning the lottery would be better, even though it is pure chance. How? Cause I can buy more tickets.
When I first started 2 play poker I won more. Why? because I didnt know much about odds
, gap concept, etc. All I knew was that A10+ are good hands, a pair is a good hand, and a flush, if u get it, is a good hand. I probably got bad beats then, but was less aware of them. At the same time, I probably hit more ppl with bad beats than I do now, so it is balanced out.
When someone can prove to me that playing the odds works then I will believe poker is a game of skill. Until then, as I have said all along, it is a game of chance in the same way that doing some for of multiple bet on football is.
Spinning a coin is random, but you might have to spin the thing for 100`s of years to get it to be even.