This is a discussion on psychology at the table or statistics within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; These days, after watching the game go of some players has emerged me a doubt.
Are you look closely more in the psychology of it or
These days, after watching the game go of some players has emerged me a doubt.
Are you look closely more in the psychology of it or the data table you could have?
I opted for the psychology of the table, although I doubt if I do the right thing. The reason is that it has happened with several players who were playing almost " tilt" and after a good hand change the game mode , or play with more respect.
What do you think about that?
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Its a mixture of both you should be playing. Its impossible to let yourself not in a hand when you are getting something like 20-1 on a call, thats just playing stupid. When you play without statistics you are letting yourself away from some very basic math that can increase your stack without risking a lot of your chips. Psychology is obviously a big part of the game, but this only comes into play when youa re playing asgainst much better players, you cant play psychology against players that arent good or dont understand the game very well, and if you try you will just end up getting called or sucked out on. So make sure if you are playing the psychological part of the game you are playing against players that are good or understand the game. YOu cant bluff a bad player its just never going to happen. You must play statistics tho, if you have a 25% of winning the hand and its only 1-10th your stakc to call and you are getting 5-1 on your call... you have to make it! these are basic math statistics you can not ignore especially if you are playing large MTTs. This is where all the grunt work takes place and where all those books on odds and such matter. Dont dismiss psychology though, it is a big part of the game especially when you get short handed and when you are playing against tougher more experienced players. They will know whos playing tight and aggressive and who they can bluff and who they cant. So take notes and keep a close eye on the players at the table and that should let u know where u can use psychology. Good luck and dont ever ignore the math in poker!.
July 10th, 2015, 1:31 AM
Join Date: Jul 2015
Yeah, like the above poster said that psychology probably comes into play with more experienced players that you have a history with. Instead of using psychology, may I propose that it be replace by logic and deductive reasoning. Like paying attention to the players at your table and seeing how they are playing their hands when they go to showdown. This helps in determining what hands your opponent is most likely to have when you are up against him or her. Asking questions like "Would my opponent play this hand this way", or " Would my opponent bet this type of amount if he had these ranges of hands". I think that sort of stuff is more important than psychology.
July 13th, 2015, 11:14 PM
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re: Poker & psychology at the table or statistics
You have to make a combination in my opinion. Sometimes luck overtakes on stats and you only have youre instincts to make decisions. But stats also can save you a thousand ways in tournaments by making good laydowns.
August 13th, 2015, 12:00 AM
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The statistic is the base, and under them play with psychology.