Originally Posted by Dioptrics
So i had an argument with my step dad about the fundamental concept of cash games, or even all poker IMO. So my theory is that you want to get your money in when its the best every time % wise, and in the end you should come out a winner, right?
Its as simple as this to me, even though the past couple months it has not been like this to me. I have been getting my money in when its best (id say usually at least 70%+ of the time when the cards are shown and its not just folded to me) but i run up across that one hand where i get the beat, and lose big. (IE my last hand in vegas, i got a guy to put all his chips in pre flop with cowboys and i had rockets, and he spiked a K on the turn)
ok, but anyways, let me know if im just completly off. im a tourney player 100%, but im trying to get better on the cash games, so i would like some insight. thanks
Sounds to me like you are paying off their implied odds
when they suck out. If you are getting it in best on the turn, and don't call their river value bet when you get passed, you should be profitable. If for instance a pot is $4, and you have two-pair, and put your opponent on a flush draw since there is a 3-flush on board--you should be betting enough to profit from the missed flush draw. I.e. $1.50 or more would be a great bet, since your opponent is not getting correct odds to call. That is, unless you plan on paying off his value bet of $3 on the river when he makes his flush. Then you are giving him implied odds of $7 for his $1.50.
If you are getting him all in preflop with KK against your AA, losing is just bad luck. Cash games, you should love that, since you are getting paid off 4 out of 5 times.