Originally Posted by ythelongface
personally, i just worry about my table. i cant control anything else. its not gonna help to look to see how they are doing, that will only make me distract me. i just take care of what i have control over and the rest takes care of itself.
Best advice on hear so far, imo. I asume you're talking about STT cash games so my advice deals mainly with them.
At the start play tight and get to know your competition's moves. Only come in small with big hole cards because there's usualy some idiot that will call with ATC looking for a suckout and hitting it. When you do have the hand solid, nail 'em for as much as you think they will call. Fairly soon you'll have a good read on everyone and be able to munipulate them by slow playing , bluffing or such depending on how the hand is being played and your position at the table.
Late in the game, esp. right before the bubble is a great time to steal or raise everyone off a pot with a solid starting hand. Again, this is all player/position dependent.
Most importantly, do not play with scared money
! If you're afraid to lose you're probably going to get blinded or bluffed out. Simple as that... When I see people playing scared I take advantage of them every chance I get, it pays off in the long run. Sound cruel, no...it's just poker....
OP...I've shared more than a couple tables with ya at CC fr's and know your play fairly well. You do great early but tighten up too much latter in the game, imo. If you can loosen up a bit and maybe add some agression at the right times latter in the game you'll go a lot farther in those games.