I agree with Ridley
Sorry haven't been around for a couple of days, been on a bit of a roll
Anyway I have to agree with Ridley's comment about there being a "new breed of player" I'm calling them "I don't really have a clue" player, lol.
I'm hearing a lot about people being taken out with ridiculous calls and i'm seeing it a lot myself recently, even in the SNG's and i'm talking $30 and even $50 SNG's, there must also be a new breed of teachers/strategies out there explaining to people they can call on absolutely anything and win.
I was playing a $30 SNG just this morning and one player went all-in pre-flop on the very first hand, he was called which surprised me even more, he done this on a 35 offsuit, the guy who called had KK and won. These people must have money to burn.
I have seen 72 off many times recently either all-in pre-flop or very large bets, I can only assume that they are hoping everyone will fold and they will steal a blind, what is the point in that?
Having said that I have had a very lucky win myself with 72 off, I would never call using these two cards, ever, not even if they were suited. But I was dealt 72 off and it was my BB, about 3 people called the BB and the flop came out 772, I still wouldn't ever call on these cards.
Another thing about these really bad players, there are some who value the Ace as a god I think, i've been called all the way to the river just because the guy is holding an Ace, he had nothing, there was no ace on the board so why did he call even though my flush was staring him in the face? I've no explanation but i'm certainly taking advantage of these idiots when I can and they are obliging me
As far as the bluffing question goes? I wouldn't and I think that particular guy you spoke of in the first post was an idiot and I'm being polite when I say that.
I bluff maybe once during the course of a SNG, previous to me using a bluff I make sure that everyone sees my cards on all my very good hands, this way it's easier to get away with one big bluff late on in the game, it's helped me on several occassions. I say late in the game as this has given the other players time to get to know my play and i'm seen as not being a bluffer, if I bet big they know I have something so I can get away with one bluff and it can really help you out sometimes.
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