Originally Posted by thebilly16
i know what your saying is right but the way he phrases it in his book makes it sound like he knows it sometimes and gambles (even if poker is gambling) alot of his money even if he is a 4-1 dog, im not saying its a bad way to play i just dont like the idea that he will call it even if he doesnt have the odds. But yes his strategy obviously works and when applied correctly can bring dividends.
What you've got to remember is that when he talks about going into big pots as a dog, it's not just
that pot and the odds it's offering that are being considered. It's actually a meta-game issue.
It's part of the overall strategy the book lays out: bossing the table about and winning lots of small pots so that when it comes time to play a big pot, you're "freerolling with the other man's money" and you can afford to go into a pot as a dog because, either way, you're still up on the whole session.
Now if you're not
winning all those small pots then you're right, you shouldn't be happy about getting your money into a big pot as a dog.