re: Poker & $200 NLHE Full Ring: 4 hands I played. Any feedback? Am I getting better?
Originally Posted by RickAversion
Hand 1: The min raise was not enough to push him off the hand. So, either call if you've got some showdown value, or 3-bet properly and raise 3x-4x the bet?
Hand 2 & 3: For $2, I am now willing to see flops with a suited junk. This has paid off for me. Plus, if I learn to bet my draws, I may have some fold equity.
I can limp 50 hands, and if ONE hits a flush, it pays off well. I like the odds.
Hand 4: Why would OOP caller check if he's got an A? Most people at my table value bet if they have TP. But, you're saying if they're bluffing with a tiny bet, they will often not follow up with a river bluff also?
Hand 1: Push him off what hand? If he's got Kx, he's not going anywhere so raising is throwing money away. If nobody has a King, you've got the best hand most likely considering there was no preflop 3-bet - though it's possible somebody flatted with JJ/QQ. But we don't know because we have no info on position or specific actions.
Hand 2 & 3: Really flawed logic. Chasing flushes with suited trash is not how you make money in poker. It's not as simple as hitting a flush 1 in every 50 hands or whatever. You're not taking into account all the money lost chasing flushes that miss, getting out-flushed (or losing to a full house), and folding your draw post flop because the pot odds
/implied odds aren't profitable.
Plus, if you start betting every time you flop a draw, especially OOP, you're gonna get raised some of the time and have to fold. You shouldn't be betting every draw because you won't have enough fold equity in certain spots/boards.
Hand 4: People check to the preflop raiser most of the time and that check is rather meaningless.