This is a discussion on How to play your opponents within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Many of my followers did not understand my thread about how to play 7-2, that's way I want to clarify my Idea more and more.
Many of my followers did not understand my thread about how to play 7-2, that's way I want to clarify my Idea more and more.
It happened that one strong poker player won a tournament online without looking his cards all along the tournament, he was just playing position and playing his opponents. I know it looks strange for you, but this is true, he put a cover on his screen to hide his cards, and he play all the tournament like that!
So, my Idea is to not get nervous when you see your cards, you can win the tournament even if you got 7-2 every hand, using your poker skills and luck.
I didn't say that you have to play 7-2 all the time, but you have to find the right moment to bluff and to trick your opponents, regardless of your cards.
This is great advice. I've used the same strategy myself to remove the influence of cards on my decisions. It's a logical fallacy to feel relieved when you sit with pocket aces. The converse applies to a 27o.
But why bluff with 7-2 if the next hand probably has more equity? Even professionals consider the equity of their bluffs (whenever I watch David Kitai's videos I hear him talking about this). There will be some circumstances in which the advantages of the pot or the passivity of your opponents make it convenient to play 7-2. Perhaps in a bubble with the big stack, or as they said in the other thread, on the button or in a small blind to steal. But I think you will agree that 99% of cases 7-2 is a hand that you are going to fold.
First rule to trying to play the opponents and not the cards, make sure that the opponent is competent enough to be bluffed. If they aren't, don't try to trick em or bluff em cause that will blow up in your face
Be careful when taking others advice. Perhaps the pros here in CC can give better insight than a member listed as Enthusiast.
Pros, Legends, even Rock Star tags have been more active here in CC and can maybe have a little better insight into a game you can learn in 1 day, but takes a lifetime to master.
Just my opinion though.
There are threads from several CC pros that are usually titled "Ask me anything" check those out.