Originally Posted by cotta777
when you put it like that it does sound verryy bad. lol
I just think there is also a profitable system out there alternitive to playing the text book optimal range
Its granted alot harder to do, but I've invested alot of time into bringing fear and fold equity into my image almost obsessed with mastering the art of aggression and I will never stop working towards improvement,
ofcourse It then gives a choice of playing optimal profitable moves in the basic sense based on expected range -
but to be able to take it to the next level and really spot tiny leaks and learn to be able to turn them into a profitable situation, and play a contrast of both elements,
can only be a benifit
^^^^^^ cotta man. Im sure that you are exactly like i used to be. I loved using fear and aggression to win pots and i did it many many times. But one day some people told me that what im doing is wrong and explained it to me analytically the way i tried to explain it to you above. It's just common sense.
When you want to make someone fold that means you are scarred that they will call and show up with the best hand when what you should try to be focusing on is trying to get involved in hands when you actually DO have the best hand and try to extract the most value out of it by making bets that worst hands will be calling.
Think about it. When you raise , you are raising either to fold out better hands( bluffing) or to be called by worse(value betting).
If it is not clear in your mind what the intention of your raise is,then you are not playing correctly.
And in this particluar example,it is clear that you do not exactly know why you are betting.( since by donking in,betting out of turn when he 3 bets pre and you flat, you get no info esp when you do it on all 3 streets)
lol. good luck man. just another 2 cents. u owe me like 6 cents so far.