re: Poker & They call in "all in" rather than "raises"
Originally Posted by dillingerdis
Not only does it take any skill out of the game, but people also think that pushing is generally a sign of weakness and will call with anything reasonable. With a raise it seems more like the person trying to get more money out of a hand than a push (if that makes sense).
Pretty much my take. I see an all-in as 'not wanting to be called' - low to mid pair or KQ or something like that. I've been known to push with JJ in certain situations, something I'd never (or rarely) do with AA. Only the in very
earliest stages, like the first rotation, would I shove aces - and I'd push them hoping (and expecting) to get called. I might also shove them in this situation.... a raise from early position with 2 or more callers, and I am in late position, SB, BB.