Originally Posted by tubur69
We are slightly moving away from the topic but to continue the idea am I the only one who notice that most of the time even the pro's are making major winnings playing crap hands?
Sure, the pros on shows like HSP sometimes win loads of money playing bad hands. That doesn't
prove that you need to be / play like a donk to win at poker though (your original issue).
A big part of the beauty of poker is that it can work at so many levels. The level that Dwan / Greenstein / et al are playing at on HSP is nothing like any poker game you or I have ever been in, and you simply cannot
take the things that they do in their games and blindly apply them to your games. It won't work.
In games with small buy ins, sometimes your opponents won't think beyond their own hand. "I have a pair of aces, therefore I'm going to call anything", even if they've only got a three kicker. Some might be thinking at the next level: "He bluffs a lot... I think he's bluffing now too. I'm going to call with my pair of aces". You won't find a lot of players that think past that level.
The guys on HSP think at completely different levels: "He thinks that I think that he thinks that I'm capable of raising with a wide range in this spot, so if I do X he's likely to do either Y or Z, and then...". They're not just playing J2o for the sake of it, they're playing it because of reasons A, B and C.
Stick to the basics in basic games, they'll serve you a lot better. That means mostly play good hands, in position.