Rant: Poker Sayings Are Great...
... but they shouldn't dictate every decision you make.
I am so tired of hearing people spout the same euphemisms over and over again in the hand analysis forum and elsewhere. Crap like this:
-Poker favors aggression, so you should bet.
-Lead out with a monster.
-Don't chase draws!
-You can only win the pot by betting, so bet.
-Punish the limpers
This stuff gets on my nerves! Poker is a game of expected value
, pot odds
, implied odds, and reads on other players. So if you ever make an argument for making a decision one way or another, it should include a reference to at least some of these things.
This site has the caliber of members to move beyond trite, meaningless sayings when making arguments, so lets do so. I challenge you people to answer people's questions correctly, and to consider not just what you heard was "usually the correct move".