Originally Posted by chiefer77
Sometimes it's not easy to teach young dogs new tricks as well. Take me for example. My 3bet percentage is too low. I am very aware of this yet no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get it up to the percentage that I would like. It seems that I have a very small 3bet range and it's been very difficult for me to loosen up that range.
Like you said, it takes work, and sometimes more work than what you feel it takes to fix the holes. Another thing to keep in mind is that poker is ever evolving and what might have worked a year ago might no longer work today. New strats arise, new younger, more aggressive players hit the tables everyday, with strats of thier own that we must always try to figure out.
People are creatures of habit by nature, and as I'm sure you are well aware, sometimes it's painfully agonizing to break those habits.
Ok, i'm rambling now. lol. again, nice post, thought provoking, at least for me anyway.
Oh, and as far as the small blind goes, i'm probably the biggest nit in the world from the small blind. The first hand of this video actually hit me hard when I first saw it.
YouTube - Poker After Dark Season 5 Ep26 - 5/5 cardplayertube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OhuQFJN8rE)
Also nice post.
We seem to be on the same wave lengths.
Nice video also (poker after dark), I must get it installed on my tv. A very good explanation
from the pro's whilst in action, of how you can get into trouble with aggressive SB play.
You mentioned the changing game, well IMO, nothing is more important than keeping pace. I have had a shock after taking a two year break from playing MTTs. Most of my strategy posts have been on this subject.
Oh, and your rambling is fine by me.
You're supposed to put the hand break on at traffic lights?
The small blind isn't a great stealing position. The BB will pick up on it pretty quickly, and often doesn't give you a lot of credit for your hand.
Of course, if the BB is tight you milk him dry.
SavagePenguin, great name, you must be a consumer of many fish!
The old guy who passed his test when there were still horses and carts on the roads didn't know he had to use the hand break at traffic lights!
If I have the same guy on my right for 20 of my SBs and I fold every one of them, I can assure you it then becomes a stealing position.
If the BB is tight you will be unlikely to get a chance to milk him dry, other players will be getting in first! Making a squeeze play on the PF raiser/caller is allways a steal option, especially if they have been stealing from the BB.
I make a point of 3-betting from the big blind when the small blind raises it.
To define the other guys hand?
To scare him off?
You just make this play because it works most of the time?