re: Poker & I adopted a new strategy that I haven't read about elsewhere. Am I wasting my time?
Originally Posted by GeorgeF1234
When playing cash games, I find it considerably more reliable and safe to "bank" my winnings when I'm up. In other words, when I earn about 150 - 200% of my buy-in, I like to leave that table and join another with the same buy-in therefore putting some winnings to one side.
I know this can come across as daft to some people but I only do it when I feel fairly well matched against my opponents, or when I got very lucky and profited off it well. Needless to say, if I had won those chips from a table of fish I wouldn't be going anywhere. I just find it's a pretty safe way to ensure I don't lose too much, too quickly. Having said this, from what I understand a lot of players like to "bully" with lots of chips, but I just don't find that very effective. Opponents tend to loosen up when I enter more pots and try to steal. Often I just end up at square one.
Let me know your thoughts and/or if this is already a well documented idea in poker, or if it is completely non-sensical.
Thank you for this. In the first post I have seen from you you have allowed me to judge you and decide I don't like you.
Maybe you've stopped reading, but I will explain. Back in "the good old days" there were basically only 2 unwritten rules in poker. #1, don't bet into a dry side pot and #2, don't talk about your hand while it is in progress (unless, very rarely, you are all in head's up with opponent to act).
NOW, we seem to have to add this 3rd rule. AND, the first two fing rules are rarely followed anyway it seems. There is a REASON why in ANY reputable cash game poker room, as way as on ACR, if you even TRY to get up from the table you are at, pocket some chips, and sit back down with a smaller amount you be laughed at profusely. Doesn't matter if it is your first time playing. You CANNOT, SHOULD NOT and WILL NOT be able to do this. Besides just being fing rude and disrespectful to your opponents (who you just indicated you took chips from) it's ridiculously bad poker etiquette.
Aside: If you ever have the displeasure of playing on the WSOP
"mobile" (you can play through facebook on computer too) game, you will see close to 50-75% of the assholes there doing this all the time. They could basically go up 1BB and they will snap leave the table and come back with their previous amount.
NOW, we have people like you (glad you're not on MY site) who seem to think it is okay to go from one X buyin table with your 2x buyin stack to another X buyin table with an X buyin amount. It's ignorant, small minded, (basically in your own words) fearful and a number of other problems.
BUT hey, that's okay, I've studied the phenomenon and crunched the numbers. It is a losing play. So, forget what I said, and continued playing scared.