re: Poker & is position over cards still relevant?
Originally Posted by mbrenneman0
In Arnold Snyder's "the poker tournament forumula" He advocates a rock paper scissors strategy, where rock is chips, paper is cards, and scissors is position. according to Snyder's advice, chips beat position, position beats cards and cards beat chips.
Is this advice still relevant? or would a averaging approach be relevent, where chips + position + cards /3 = play the hand or not (i hope that makes sense the way i said that)
Currently I play in a way where i wont make a position play if I have terrible cards even if the conditions are prime to make that position play. is that just me being afraid to trust the position strategy or is it a smart conservative play.
I will admit, i need to read Snyder's book again, its been a long time since i've read it. also I have not read Harrington, but I've heard that Snyder's book is considered on par with Harrington.
I do ascribe to "rock, paper, scissors", but other factors still need to be considered too ... player's tendencies (notes), what part of tournament we are in (Early stage, middle, late stage, final table, Bubble, or HU), Common Cards - board, etc.
Usually, the best choice is best based on a 'combination' of factors, but a 'rock, paper, scissors' is a good general strategy. It's better than no strategy!
Even the best of strategies can lead to a 'river card' loss, so be patient, tolerant, and accepting ... hey, it is poker (a game) ... life is much like that as well.
Good choices will, in the long run, result in more winning hands for you.