re: Poker & Massive Overbets
Originally Posted by blueskies
Well he did manage to win 6 cents and proudly flashed his AA. Good work.
I can see doing it if he's been raising 36c consistently (4NL), but that was his first.
But anyway, it was a rhetorical question on my part. This 36c guy is overbetting for the same reason as the other guy, hoping for some over-smart guy to make a hero call.
Surely he can't be overbetting like that if he wants a call, right? Wrong.
I've seen this problem playing zone poker at Bovada
and it is one of the biggest reasons I have stopped playing it. I feel like the constant shipping you from table to table makes people get wildly loose and frisky.
If you are playing a similar variant of the game or multi-tabling low stakes I could see the same problem occurring. No matter what you will encounter many bad players at that level. The kinds of players who have no clue what they are doing most of the time (& definitely not the kinds of players that would spend hours and days on poker forums
and strategy sites, who at least own a few books, and know the various factors that are going on with the game). Chances are they've been losing too many hands and they want to double up quick to help chase their losses.