re: Poker & Seem to do very well after I hit 4k.
Originally Posted by eqgh5uea
Thanks for putting it into perspective!!!
Ex1: Ya, the j-high straight draw eluded me. Maybe I shoulda respected him a lot more.
Ex2: He raises pre-flop to about 5x big blind. I had about 5k ad he had about 10k.
Ex3: The blinds were very low.
Sounds like I'm flipping a coin a lot to get to the 20k mark. I think I'm going to start counting how much blinds I have.
Thanks A LOT!!
EX1: Yeah, when someone over bets or shoves the river and the board runs out like that, you know they are trying to make you think it;s a bluff.
EX2:Well, the 5x raise should set alarm bells of already and early position. If he is tight then you should be folding, it's "ok" sometimes to call with suited Q,J hoping to hit a monster but again, out of position this usually isn't ideal. If he's loose then you need to be re-raising him to put pressure back and if he shoves you fold. If he flats you can assign a different range. The shove on the flop though just shows Aces/Kings/A,Q at LEAST so either way even if he had the queen, you're way behind. Easy fold.
EX3: decues are a no go really. You shouldn't be opening with these in early position/mid position that's for sure when blinds are low. You should be trying to get in the pot cheaply to try hit a set. As for the shove though, blinds are still low like I say. No ante's will be in play and well shoving and getting call by ANY two cards you're most likely going to be behind or flipping all to try steal 100 in blinds to start with? I'd sooner have any suited connectors than deuces all in preflop any day. What was you hoping to get called by? Anything that calls you is likely going to be crushing you.
Oh and yeah just I think you're applying the pressure far far to early. This is the time to sit back and watch the donkeys knock each other out and not get involved unless you have a monster.