re: Poker & Post-flop play
Originally Posted by helpspb
Thanks Snakmacher. Yea, I agree it's best to be pretty tight at the beginning of the tournament. My biggest problem is discipline and self-control, especially when it comes to freerols. Often I let these fishies provoke me and call their all-in with higher pocket pairs etc. Of course, they get lucky with hands like 69o ....
When I have nuts I like to slow play it, too. Gets you more money.
BTW, great to see someone from CR over here
Thanks Draza for the reminder about pot odds, implied odds and outs.... I'm usually watching pot odds, but I've been neglecting other stuff. Guess it's time to re-read PSO articles and check out CC ones. THanks for your points on post-flop play. I know I've read about these 'rules' before, but it's always great to have someone remind you some of that.
Can you tell me what do you mean little green book? I've noticed people talking about it in other threads too but who's the author and what's the whole name of the book? It's time to study hehe
One thing I will say is if your playing the freerolls
and turbos theirs not much middle play it fastly goes from middle to end game strategy.
post flop is all about narrowing down their holdings and being in position,
Like say the board is Q-J-4 - with a flush draw and you have now c-bet the flop, and you get called. the board comes Qh-Jh-4c-7d and you make a second stab of the pot and your opponent flat calls again....
If he had strong holding like QJ or QA he would not be flatting on the flop and then the turn because the board is so wet my guess would be hes either flat calling to induce a second barrel he knows your prob not holding a set or better so he
has to re-raise their for his value and protection...
so he's either drawing to a flush in which case the flat makes sense or he has one pair like a J10, J9 - JK a weaker queen maybe.
now that in mind hes calling the turn and is only making his straight draw 16%
of the time or his flush draw 14% and the chances of him having both is less than 1%
also he could have a set, but agais he wont want to see a draw.
this means 70% the time both miss and 50% of the time it does hit the draw we will still take down the pot on the river.
giving us an equity of 84% if we shove the river. we can account for an equity decrease of roughly say 10-14% as he may call off 2 pair or top pair on the odd occasion or pair a q or jack on the river.
now given we have somekind of equity I would seldom double barrel a flat caller on a drawing board.
even with air this can be profitbale
So for us the profit is huge in tournaments when the stacks get bigger and the bubble approaches
and also in cash games...
''I must also state only when the read is fairly accurate will it determine how +ev effective we are''
thats an example of how post flop you can get information
if you use that thought process **what hand would he re-raise me with - **what hands would he flat call the flop with etc
and anaylise the board texture you can become a very scary and dangerous player to get involved with