This is a discussion on What do you do with bad cards? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I've been handed the stinky end of the stick more than once when near the bubble and almost out of chips many times. What I
I've been handed the stinky end of the stick more than once when near the bubble and almost out of chips many times. What I try to do, knowing full well that I have been earmarked for destruction by the big stacks, is look for someone less desperate than I am and try to isolate and bluff with some combination of bets relative to what the board shows.Waiting for premium cards while hoping others bust before me is my very last resort.
I don't thinking playing passive is the key to winning any tournament, if you are on the bubble though it makes it a bit more complicated. You should really be looking at your spot in the cutoff, button and SB/BB positions, just flat calling has become a more pronounced play recently in those kind of short stacked circumstances and it can work, just make be aware of who is behind you because anyone who's aggressive is more inclined to take advantage of your misfortune.
O think waiting for Premium Hands and three bet em few handed is the best way and then according to the board getting it in tanking a while. Thats how i handle it and I resolved Big stacks out of few big blind stacks this way. NOAH
If you get dealt cards that are outside of optimal ranges inside a tournament it just means you have to wait until a play is optimal.If you get dealt 32 every single hand, Just means you need to blind out and call only when you priced in odds. Would it make sense to shove 32 from the Hijack with 15 big blinds just because you got dealt that 77 times in the row? No.So just do what is a profitable play, if the cards are bad, this tournament was at the lowest spectrum of negative varriance, but we count varriance as a whole and not sepearate for every tournament and that means you must not take action depending on a single to tournament luck.
Bubble is real trouble when you are low in stack and many All ins will take place also. Folding all the will make you loose more in Anti and putting you in a tough spot. some hands you need to take risk but consider the table players and you position and SB/BB.
jflofla, you are right. There are just bad poker days. After about five bad games I consider that a bad run and stop at that level. I don't lose my mind and play slots just to taste a real lottery anymore.
Well just fold your bad cards in early position and look for some easy steals from co btn and sb when folded to you.
Sometime and vs some oponents depanding on the stakes you play any 2 cards are good enough to steal their blinds from late position.
Are you talking tournaments or cash games? In tournaments ill bluff but mostly ill still wait for a decent hand but if im short stacked im real aggressive with them. Probably even push all in hoping to double up. If your talking ring game then i still wait for good hands even if im about to be blinded out. The way i see cash games is I try to take little risk even if that means me having to buy back in or add more chips. Tournaments risk is a major part of the game. Higher the risk bigger the reward. So dont be afraid with a half way decent hand to push