This is a discussion on Womens' Intuition? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; This is for all the ladies out there.
Have you gotten a crappy pocket hand, and decided on your gut to just go ahead and play
Have you gotten a crappy pocket hand, and decided on your gut to just go ahead and play it, despite knowing that you're crazy for doing so? I find there are times when it's almost like a voice in my head going, "Call, call!" when logically I know I should fold and that no one in their right mind would ever play it. When I do, baM! I've got the nuts. When I ignore it, I am usually sorry. It's so weird because it only happens every so often...any thoughts?
9th August 2005, 7:03 AM
Online Poker at: Royal Vegas
Damn, why couldn't I have been born a woman?
9th August 2005, 8:10 AM
Poker at: ultimatebet
yep. does happen sometimes. or when the flop isn't even down and they keep raising and you keep calling, until you just say screw it and go all in, and ya win, lol
9th August 2005, 7:20 PM
Online Poker at: JetSet
Oh yeah. I had 6-3 o not long ago, in middle position, and something just said, "Call it." Then something else said, "You're nutty to call this hand," but I did just the same. Flopped a sixes full of threes boat.
And I agree with you, that only happens once in awhile, but I'm trying to learn to pay more attention when I get that strong of a feeling about a hand.
10th August 2005, 4:37 AM
Poker at: Titan
re: Poker & Womens' Intuition?
Hey, this happens to me sometimes too,only Im not a woman. Is it possible for a man to have womans intuition?
10th August 2005, 12:36 PM
Online Poker at: Absolute
Game: Most Any
If you put all the numbers, statistics, and analysis aside I'm sure good instincts are key to any succesful poker player. An example, you're in a tourney getting lousy cards and you need to start building the stack. You've made assumptions about the other players at the table and how they perceive you. When do you play that 7-2o like it's the nuts? Do you call with the marginal hand because you feel the river is coming? I've played poker for over 30 years (only a few months on-line) and I can truthfully say my instincts have made me more money than all the statistics in the world.
10th August 2005, 6:59 PM
I wouldn't say it is instincts pre-flop, more along the lines of hoping and wishing for luck. The instincts come from knowing what your opponents hold, what they are going to do. To try to have instincts that these 2 rag cards will win pre-flop is just getting lucky when and if those rags do win.
10th August 2005, 7:05 PM
If only - my intuition seems to go on holiday when I play!
10th August 2005, 7:55 PM
I think women play better poker than men.. I guess it's cuz they're more relaxed and card conscious as compared to men. Guys sometimes just play aggressively for no use. Haven't met a woman who plays too aggressively yet.
Maybe I'm wrong and guys do play better?!
10th August 2005, 10:13 PM
Online Poker at: Ultimate Bet
re: Poker & Womens' Intuition?
I'm sure you remember the times when you get the nuts a lot more than the times when you call with crappy cards and fold on the flop. Everyone gets feelings about cards, men and women. I'm a guy and one time I just decided to play a crappy hand because I had a 'feeling' and I caught trips on the flop. Its not usually smart, but its fun when you get a feeling and you hit the nuts or a great hand.