Originally Posted by rifflemao
Are you comfortable losing your buyin? If not, you may not be properly bankrolled here which can make you "scared money". \
Yeah, that's definitely me. I do need to work on raising and betting more over calling, but esp in my home game when people get drunk and play like apes often times I can just wait for the best hang and have people stuff my pockets for me. But when the blinds start to be raised I get really picky where i put my money.
But just calling pre flop is really that bad? I guess I should study this blind vs blind strategy a bit more, but is it really that detrimental to let my opponent see a flop? Especially when they are capable of betting on a suspicious board?
I like the advice of gettting an idea of his range on the flop, it would have been better to bet out there, esp with top pair.
thanks for the help everyone, been on cardschat a few days, glad to see that everyone is friendly and supportive