re: Poker & Play differences in SnG and ring?
Originally Posted by DKnight10
thanks guys, all really good info...one of the things im seeing is that the most common and seem to be very profittable hands are pretty much any pocket pair. It seems people love to limp with the low pairs and raise with the high ones to see if they catch an overpair or hit their set...This seems to be one of the differences as the low pocket pairs were not as important in SnGs with the lower stacks...feedback on this?
In cash games you are normally playing with deeper stacks as I mentioned, therefore bigger implied odds
on hands like small pocket pairs and smaller suited connectors, ie 67s. Implied odds are basically account for the amount of money you COULD
win in the future if you do hit your hand, straight, flush, set....
In the case of smaller pocket pairs your odds of hitting a set are something like 7:1 (not sure if that's the exact number). Most often you are not getting those odds before the flop, but the implied odds make it profitable to call. This is because your implied odds more than make up for it when you hit your set and take a person's entire stack who hit a TpTk type hand.
For example the bet is $10 to you and the pot is $30. You have 22, and are getting 3:1 odds. You are not getting the correct effective odds, but implied odds say you would have to win $40 dollars in the future to make this break-even. Most likely when you hit your set of 22's over the long run you will more than make up for that difference, and show a profit, even though you did not have the effective odds too call preflop.
Hope that made some sense.