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You don't think there are any? The all in merchants are experts at this, They are banking on your fear of going out of the game, and in most cases they don't have a hand.
Not really. They usually have some kind of hand (see below).
Originally Posted by xxxSSSxxx
When you know against whom you are playing, cards are not important.
Sometimes. Most people are going to make that all-in call with any pair, most any Ace, and most connected or gapped broadways (especially when suited). Some really tight people may not make the call. If I know that I'm playing against the latter, then you are correct. But, there are not that many of them.
In my opinion poker is based on pyschology and mathematics.
I like to change my attitude in one tournament, and grab the opportunity to win huge cash, cause the stereotipes. So being unfathomable is a turning point, but try to guess the others behaviour as well, using staistics and observations. So yeah, if you mix up these two fields well, you'll succeed.
Once the site knows what hands you favor, they can make your all in percentage be whatever they need it to be. WPT, imo, will never use the math for random poker dealing because K9s will never be able to sustain vs QQ without help from the website
Fear is a basic instinct and any player can use that instinct to their advantage. For example, you may be so afraid of losing money that you will only play freerolls and thus be able to increase your bankroll without risking your own money.
I find psychology in poker to be extremely satisfying. There are times where I may lose a hand, but if I know someone saw it and thinks I play a certain way I will switch up and play another way when I'm against that one player. it's hard, but instead of having a "Table Image" I try to maintain an image of what each player at the table thinks of me. But I'm working on it.