Playing hands to the flop vs. playing to the river
I have an almost impossible time playing hands to the river -- all my hands are won or lost by the turn unless a player moves all in.
Besides calculating pot odds
, are there any general strategies to play past this handicap? I'm pretty sure most hand recommendations and starting-hand statistics are based on playing cards to the river, so playing to 3 has to put me at a disadvantage. The result of this type of play so far is that while I make it into the money and earn my entry fee[+] quite a bit on MTTs, I can't seem to pass the barrier into the nice payouts that make playing worth the opportunity cost. Any suggestions?
By the way, I really enjoy the forum and I'm sure you'll never see more poker players giving their honest opinions anywhere else. Thanks for your input.