Originally Posted by cotta777
So you have an idea before the flop what you want to do with the hand?
and you will always do the same thing?
even if the other player gives you information to approach hand with caution etc?
as long as you can give yourself 2 or 3 alternitives (bet/raise/fold)
and as long as you are prepared to do one of the three you wont encounter a problem,
I would say being able to think pre flop - Ok I am either going to bet,raise,check/fold based on the texture of the board and how my opponant react's
Generally we should expect to profit in position and aim to break even out of position by playing efficiently and correctly based on holding made hands
It's more like (for example take the CC games), I've played with these players multiple times. So because of this, I already know in my mind what exactly I'm going to be doing vs certain players Pre/post flop..
So yesterday for example, I've played a certain player enough times, to know exactly how they play, so in a certain hand that ended up being my down fall, the player had raised from UTG, I was on the btn and 3bet with bunk btw (exactly as I thought was the best line vs this player, and knowing well enough that the player was going to call the 3bet), now the flop came and it was b.s and I knew the player had something but exactly what I had no clue.. So they bet (which I was already ready for), than the plan from that point on (before even thinking about it was a default call and/or 3bet), I chose to 3bet knowing I was repping nothing on that board, but also knowing they were going to call), they called as expected. On the turn, it didn't help me out, nor did it help them out, thus (I expected them to bet so I could shove garbage), but they checked (which I didn't expect them to check/but was ready for that), so I checked behind trying to rep a piece of that flop and/or the flush draw), the river hit, making the flush draw and only completing a straight+the flush, but I had neither, and they checked, I bet and they called (which I didn't expect them to call on the river ).
The problem is that I already for some reason, instead of actually thinking adopted to a, some-what like robotic thinking, where I know exactly what I'm going to do irregardless of what the other player does as if it's the correct play to constantly do that vs all these different types of players, so it's like my line of thinking in the hand is already made up prior to the actual hand being played out, now when I first started I was'nt like this, and would actually take my time in actually thinking about what the player/players are doing and thus would proceed from there, I hope that makes sense