re: Poker & Opinions About My Win/Loss Rate
Originally Posted by dirkf
Thanks everyone for your feedback.
Most games are full table (9 or 10 players).
I feel that my biggest leak at these low stakes games is i play too sneaky, always trying to trap. For instance...
in the BB I woke up with pockets Queens. Three players limped. Seat 6 raised to $15. I called. Seat 4 called also and everyone else folded.
The flop game K/10/4.
I checked and seat 4 bet half the pot. Seat 6 called. I called. Brick on the turn. Seat 4 put me all in. Seat 6 folded. I called the all in bet. He flipped over king-ten. My queens lost to his two pair.
That's a typical situation where i fell in love with my queens and didn't bother to raise pre-flop. I was hoping to trap.
While trying to trap is not horrible, it should be reserved for certain situations. For example, loose aggressive opponents, your image, etc.
However, if you see a flop with an under-repped hand like QQ on K-10-4, you must make wise decisions. Abandon the hand to strong action. You have a weak one pair hand. That's all. Many novice players simply drastically over-value big pocket pairs. If you can learn this lesson, and play your big pairs accordingly, you will ultimately save $$$.
Money saved is money earned.
Just remember, post flop everything changes. A strong preflop hand may be nothing postflop.
Don't try to be sneaky. Your opponents are going to be mostly knuckle draggers (droolers). Simple ABC is enough to destroy them.