Originally Posted by justjohn5646
hey ppl quick question
am i playin wrong by tryin to see every flop if its cheap enough ?
i have recieved many names from fellow players mostly donk though
am i really doing that badly???
Think of it this way:
Say we are both sitting at a micro cash game and each of us have $10. There are 8 other players there too. The blinds ar 0.05 and 0.10.
For the sake of the example we'll assume that no one ever raises PF.
So what do you do? Well you call every single time because it's "cheap enough". The rest of the players and myself only call when we have good starting hands in good positions. Let's assume we all (except you) read this:
Online Poker Guide > Texas
Holdem Starting Hands and we play exclusively that way.
So most of the time the hands are you, one of the blinds (the other folded since he never raises he never gets any "early position hands), and one or two other players. Since your calling with any two cards, and the big blind is forced to do the same what do the other players have? Well according to the chart the worst hand they are playing is T9 suited... most likely they have pp5's or better or Qjos or better. So let's assume that ever time anyone bets, the others all fold. Well also assume that some how
you manage to win on average two hands everytime the deal goes around or "orbit".
With one blind, you and either 1 or two others, the average pot will be:
3.5 x $.10 or $.35
Since you win two of those, you win an average of $.70 each orbit.
However there a ten hands played each orbit so you've put in $1.00 per orbit.
At this rate, in 33 orbits you've lost 33 x $.30 or $9.90 leaving you with just on more hand to play .... and when you subtract the "rake" from each pot you're not even winning back .70 per orbit!