re: Poker & MTT hands question
Originally Posted by SavagePenguin
The problem with K/5s and stuff is when you play it and the flop is K/T/2 rianbow. What do you do with your top pair? Most people who call with a King have a better kicker than a 5, so how confident can you be in your hand? If they don't have a King you win a small pot, but if they have a King with a bigger kicker you lose a lot more chips.
If you think that you'd be better off playing junk, you're probably biased in how you see the hands. It's easy to ignore all of the times that your hand didn't connect, but then exclaim "I should have played that!" when your hand would have flopped two pair.
Your K/5 sees a K/5/x only 2% of the time! (48.5, to 1) Even then, the guy who calls with K/J will still beat you something like 15% of the time when the X and/or the turn and river pair to counterfeit your two pair and give him the bigger kicker.
I see people play junk and get big stacks all the time. But if you look them up on OPR or Sharkscope (only do this after you play, when your poker software has closed), very rarely will they be winning players. When you get a lot of people playing junk, one will get lucky and take the chips from the others to get a big stack. This person looks like a genius, when really he's just the luckiest fish.
thanx for your post. I hear what u r saying, and agree. I was just wondering, kind of a "when in Rome" sort of thing. In these low stake MTTS, so many see the flop, and at beginning stage it is cheap to see the flop. I guess I am just wondering how profitable it could be, like on K-5 suit, if the flush comes up, is it worth 1x bb in beg. stage where it is cheap, to do that kind of gambling. If my K comes, I know I am in a bad position, unless I get a table full of checks (check raise not a big fish move, of course then a defo fold) Im just wondering at the % of seen flops vs. made hands in low blind situations. I do throw the junk away depending on position, but since the investment is relatively low at the starting stages, and real poker isnt being played anyway, buncha maniacs calling everything, if it doesnt pay off with a only slightly promising pocket to call the BB to see where the flop is going. I mean, 5 called hands at the start are not gonna break my BR, and I have seen so many donk hands stay in, and just got to wondering if there isnt a way to increase stack size with minimum investment. I am still throwing the trash away, just kinda thinking aloud on this one. Win equity vs. original investment, like can it go the same way playing smart does, meaning, I throw the trash away, end up having to push with next to nothing cause i get no nutz the whole game......
Maybe I need to keep playing the "right" way and just deal with varying playing styles that are unavoidable at my stake levels.
dont know sharkscope or OPR will check em out tho.