Originally Posted by vinylspiros
I hear you man and this dos make alot of sense.But what i am describing is beyong being a "LAG" player(actually knowing what you are doing).
Im talking about button raising with junk and bb shoving with worse junk and button calling him off and winning by catching a 2 on the river with their k2 and the bb is sitting on j-10.
I mean you payed 10$ to play the damn thing. whats going through your head when our making this decisions. REALLY? like REALLY REALLY?
Okay, I get it. You're not just talking about LAGs. You're talking about the PB/GL donkeyfarts. I can't tell you what these guys are thinking. Their whole strategy seems to be play bad/get lucky. I used to think this was just a carryover from players being aclimated to playing freerolls
and having what I call the "freeroll mentality", which is an excuse for their poor play. If you questioned their play, they would point out that "it's only a freeroll". But then they would use the same excuse for their play in buy in tourneys. "It's only $1", "It's only $2", and so on. But I've played $20 tourneys where you see the same thing. At that point, I don't question it. It's a combination of being to angry to bother and the fact that it's your money. If you want to waste it on bad play, then that's your business.
The good news is that these guys usually don't make it very deep into tourneys with that kind of play. The bad news is they're going to get lucky and take out some good players before they go. Again, the upside is that if you play quality hands, you likely to be way ahead of these guys when you do play against them. But then again, bad players get dealt good hands sometimes too. And even if you are ahead, we all know that the best hand doesn't always win. Idealy you wan't players to be getting their chips in bad against you. But that's not what you're thinking about when they get lucky on you. In fact, it pisses me off even when my hands do hold up. I feel insulted that someone would play such garbage against me.
Just keep it tight. Usually, if you can last the first half an hour, you will see play settle down considerably. You will still run into the occasional donk that manages to make it through. But remember you're not gambling. You're playing poker. All you can do is get them in good. And if you can manage to get them in with the best of it, then those donks become the best source of chips you can find.