re: Poker & Taking Shots
Originally Posted by Lofwyr
So while it doesn't meld with perfect BRM, I think "perfect" BRM is somewhat overstressed and can stifle the growth of other poker skills. Each person has to find their own, right, balance
This just dosent make any sense.
To be able to win at a higher level, its fair to assume that you must be able to win at the current level. IF you cant win now, they you cant win at a higher level.
Therefore a player winning at the current level will always become BR'd for the next level.
So taking shots at the next level whilst not being BR'd for it is not needed in order to progress.
BRM is not practised in order to lessen the effects of bad play.
BRM is practised to lessen the effects of variance (bad run of the cards, running into the top end of villains range, suckouts etc)
Therefore skill is not a factor in determining correct BRM.
So taking shots whilst being under BR'd puts you in a position where you can lose larger portions of your BR that good BRM dictates.
Good BRM only exists to keep you afloat when on a downswing.
So by ignoring BRM you run the risk of hitting a downswing and not having sufficient money to withstand it.
This in turn means that it will take longer to recover form the DS that it would had you stuck to BRM. Before the DS you weren't rolled for the next level, after the DS which is eating your BR up at twice the normal rate, you may not even be rolled for your current level let alone the next!
Why would good practice suddenly stifle a players development as he gets near to being BR'd for the next level?
Good BRM has got him to this point, but for some irrational reason you think he should change tactics when the end is in sight