- May 27, 2005
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It is worthwhile showing your cards if and only if you can put a player with money still available to pull out of his wallet on Tilt.
i agree with michelle - none of use are masterful enough to bluff like thatdiabloblanco said:David Williams (placed second in the 2004 main event) One specific example he gave was from the WPT World Championship at the Bellagio. He raised with a 10-7 in early position in an attempt to represent a big hand. The board came K-9-7 giving him bottom pair. He bet out on the pot and got one caller. The turn came A, and this time he bet out again, even bigger. Again, he was called. The river came with a 7 giving him trips, and he bet out even bigger this final round because he had the trips and figured they were good. On this street the other guy folded and Williams showed him the 10. For several minutes he said he could just see the guy wondering what the hell he had. Did he have pocket 10's and jam the pot on every street with a K and an A on the board? Did he have A-10, and if so how did he bet that 3 times into a board of K-9-7? He said the guy just stared at the board, stumped, wondering what the hell he had and how he bet it.
I know that every factor you said it´s important to notice when you´re playing live or online. I said that almost all players online don´t do that. And of course i´m just talking about the fish i play against. I know there are good players like you at higher stakes. But at the stakes i play, almost nobody does what you said because they are fish. That´s why i said i don´t care showing my cards against them, because i know they won´t notice my betting paterns and the situations, but if i play at higher stakes, i know there would be more players like you and i would have to be very careful.MicheleW said:Jesus - I watch everyone's playing style online. You can tell an awful lot especially about betting, at what chip count do they go all in, do they raise every time they are in first position, do they fold constantly after the flop, do they play almost every hand, do they play few hands, do they raise and then check on the flop, do they bet like they are playing limit poker (sign of beginner), do they re-raise alot after a bet ... gosh I could go on and on.
I didn't know kids your age could play money games online. I thought you had to be at least 18 years old.
Chuck - that's a great suggestion. It would make things a little more fun and baffling. LOL
At microtables you can make really easy money, but also very little money. If i had more money, i would leave forever microtables, but for the moment i can´t do anything...just online microtables and live games with friends.MicheleW said:Jesus - I guess I should come in and play the micro tables! Nah, wouldn't do that.
Good point, but i think that it´s just a hypothetical situation that it´s nearly impossible that can happen. Maybe it can happen that you find a table with 2 or 3 fishermen, but a table full of them?. I think the ratio between fish and fishermen must be like 20:1, so finding 9 fishermen at one table it´s very difficult (that ratio was invented by me, but i think that there are too many fish around after winning some bucks at freerolls).twizzybop said:Just a note: Doesn't it occur that say someone who wants the fish, play at the micro tables. Yet wouldn't one think there would be more than Just 1 fisherman besides yourself at the same micro table??
So indeed you can be playing fish but you have to realize that you could also be playing on a table full of fishermen.