Originally Posted by ballboy75
Well, ive been playing poker for about 4 years now, but online only for about 4-5 months. in both follow up betting is a key element of any hand.
i find myself in more of a dilema in this issue in online poker.
suppose im to get AJ pre-flop and i raise a few times the big blinds (doesnt really matter how much), and then i miss the flop....
in real poker i find myself able to see pther people and have an easier time determining wether or not they hit something. in onlione poker, if im first to talk, its pretty much a gable, isnt it???
so i guess im just looking for some good advice form some experienced players. i feel that this is probably the weakest aspect of my game.
i will sometimes get re-raised or sometimes i dont even make the follow up and then wish a did and i just get rather confused about the whole thing.
is there any specific time in which a follow up is more likely to work than at other times?
hope to get some good tips,
thx in advance
Online requires you to start playing poker.
Look at your opponent, what range of hands does he play.
Look at the flop, how well does this board connect with his range of hands?
Think about his fold to c-bet frequency, can you bet 100% of missed flops and make a profit? If not think more about how this board hits his range.
Think about your range, when you bet this board, although you have now established that it doesn't hit your opponent, will he really believe it hits you? Will you have to double barell? What turn cards would make you give up?
What is your position?
What is your stack size? Will he shove most steals?
Basically its time to start playing a game based on some form of mathematical logic rather than basing your decisions on whether the guy scratches his nose or not.
Online play is significantly better than live play at equvalent stakes.
Roughly speaking 10NL online = 100NL live.