re: Poker & High Stakes Poker very loose
Originally Posted by MrFeebles
It sounds like you have been studying about LIMIT holdem. Sometimes you make plays in No Limit that you would never even think of making in fixed limit. That explains part of it. Also,remember that what you see on TV is heavily edited. You're not seeing everything in a context that you would have if you were there seeing it all. As far as your results online(doing less well than you were at first even though you are a better player now). That is how it gos for everyone. You will continue on your downward slide for as long as you play for real money online. You'll see. Everyone does. No one wins long term online. If you must, play for pennies online. Never play for serious money online.
I struggle to explain this one, but I`ll try again. If you play properly u play by the odds, etc. However, this is based on other peoples play. So, if u have some clown pushing all in with a flush draw - probably 100 times the bb in a MTT, and u r sitting with a set, what do u do???
This is made worse by the fact the guy to act after u is a maniac that will call the slightest draw and he has more chips than u.
So your odds. playing `properly`, would be about 5:1 fav. However, this reduces massivley with the fact that your set is middle set and there is an ace on the deck, meaning u know the nutter could be sitting with 2 pair, or even worse, top set.
It could be that I simply don`t understand the game - could it be that all u need to do is raise raise raise and u will get lucky when u catch a monster hand or the odd time u have a hand no one believes u???
I`m playing in a $2/4 limit game now. I play tight. I get pocket K`s, raise the max. I lose on the river to a guy catching a flop of 10JQ4 - he hit straight with AK - I had him dominated. Next hand I play in the big blind QJspades. Flop 89J. I raise, am called. 7 next. I raise, called (I`m worried about straight) last card 2. I check, he checks and shows down J9=2 pair. Preflop had him dominated.
I then am on button with 22. The pot is raised 2 bets by UTG but 6 callers so I call. Catch trips and win pot.
Then QQ, raise to max, no overcards, catch trips on river. Win pot.
So my point??? I think u need to concentrate on every hand. U can`t miss out on an implied odds opportunity. Also, from time to time, u need to take a calculated risk/ gamble. That is what these guys do and what Gus Hansen does. What they have over me, however, is they play position so much better, have lots more experience and have a much better read on players than I do