Originally Posted by SnizzleKicker
sweet profits nice work What would be the 1 thing apart from discipline that makes your style or you any better the players you are playing ? Also as i said first nice work i,m just curious about opinion
This is an easier question to the one above which will take some time to do. But I intend to answer it properly.
For your question...discipline is very important. Bankroll management is the most important of all as you will become less tilted even with bad beats. If the money is a small % of what you have, your not going to be affected by a bad beat. Well thats how I see it. On actual poker playing I think what makes me different from others is two things (they are sort of the same 1 is in practice 2 is how you learn to do it
1) I would say that in the middle of the game/tournament, I play hands like 88-jj and 89-910-10j suited extremely aggressively. If someone raises before me. I will re-raise 2.2 times. I will represent aa or kk. The flop means nothing to me as I'm playing the player, I have such a large range to work with as I have suited connectors or 88-jj that I can work with any combination. if I have a draw and he bets i'll re-raise again. Again my aim is to get his heart rate up and force him to make decisions. 9/10 times I get a fold. The only time I will not re-raise is if I hit trips and I'll flat call. But the aim/idea is to represent a strong hand. I will bet the turn again my aim is to get the fold. People will say what if they have aces. So be it. I might have two pair trips, flush straight draw. It is hard to keep calling when a player keeps re-raising you and hasn't seen this before. I'm in the players heads. I have lost some battles with this but my aim is to accumulate chips and avoid coin flipping. I won't push all in with a10 aj. You get two benefits from these kind of hands. If you get the fold, the table is on full alert that you are here to play. Any kind of aggression will be respected. If you get exposed and your cards are shown even if you win, they know your an aggressive player with medium range hands. So tighten up a little for the next few levels.
Play only aa, kk or qq in early position early on/middle game. The only time that changes is if I'm dominating
2) Its based on the point one but to do the above effectively then a good tip is this - In a micro event, put a small sticker over your whole cards. So your totally blind to what you have. Play the table/players not your cards. Learn to re-raise or fold never call when in position. When out of position always check, re-raise combination. Make the player you play against make a decision. Don't give them a bet - call - bet - call mentality. Make them uncomfortable.By doing this you get to practice playing very aggressively and in the middle game, bet-re-raise becomes comfortable to you. For the players its a shock to the system. I learned alot playing blind poker. I guess because I was a croupier I always guessed what players had. So i had some idea of betting patterns but it helps. It is like an extra sense. The more you practice betting blind the more you get to understand the other side of the table and that can be really useful when in the middle game and you can start playing a wider range of hands and winning big pots with very marginal hands.
I hope you get the sense of my point.