re: Poker & Players who know
Originally Posted by shinedown.45
In low buy-in MTTs, How many of the players(an estimate) know how to play good poker(odds, how much to bet with the cards their holding, etc)against those who think its a good play to call 5xBB with A-rag and such?
say out of a field of 1800 players at pokerstars.
Just a rough estimate would be fine as I think the answers to this Question will help me play better at those tables and should help me pick at what time in a tourney I can loosen up a bit.
Here's my conditional answer(read my disclaimer at the bottom):
Out of 1800 I would say maybe 200 know how to play good poker. I base this on the calls I get to my bets, the bets that are made against the pot size, the bets made from poor position with junkie cards. In any given tourney like this I may sit in about 3 - 4 tables and I'll notice maybe one rarely good players in a table and some tables none.
This is just an anecdotal estimate but the low number is, I think, why I constantly suffer so many bad beats. "You raised my (QQ) 5xbb from good position with K5s??????? And beat me!!!!!!!"
Disclaimer, I've only been playing for about 7 months but have read a couple of books and think I know how to play a decent game of poker - not just cards! I say this because as a point of reference for you to know how much (or little) experience I have.