This is a discussion on what is more important to be good at preflop or postflop within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Preflop or postflop is your strength/weakness and which part of poker is more important
I think the two phases are very important ... both Pre-flop and Post-flop ... however beyond the size of the pot ... in the post-flop phase I have seen players win a hand with nothing of value ... this phase needs more analysis and reading of your opponents to get the most out of your hand ..!
This changes according to the modality to my liking. In cash games, the most important thing is the game after the flop, while in the tournaments, the blind game is very important, however, several times you will have to go all-in, therefore, you play more flop after of the flop. It's very relative
Preflop is very important when at a table of good players. Not so good at a table of not so good players. Good players will listen to what the chips are saying. Bad players don't listen to what the chips are saying. Ask a question with chips and you will usually get the answer. I like postflop play better myself.
Many say that to be a good player, you must know how to play Poker in all positions, reading for that is everything, try to analyze your plays, see where you are wrong, whether in the preflop, or in the powder-flop, and get your move, do that, know you still have the turn, and the river, where many players miss a lot more than the two initial items that bothers you
Preflop is the most important.... a soild preflop game, where you have a soild system in place for every situation is very important.... and is actually the easy part.... once you have that, the skill come in post flop..... you can be skilled post flop, but get yourself into situations that cost you a lot of money without a soild pre flop foundation.... now you can be terrible post flop, but still be an OK/Breakeven player as long as your Preflop game is on lock.
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I think that if you play all-in on a pair of aces or a pair of kings, it's better to play pre-flop, but if you play on other cards, it's better
play the flop and look at the combinations that you may have!
I believe that being good at the preflop compounds the aspect of one being good at postflop. What I am saying is that if you are good at preflop it gives an even bigger advantage of being good at postflop. I could be wrong.
Hi, my friend, I believe both parties are important to make money in poker. If you do not know how to play the right pre-flop ranges this will make you lose money. The same thing is used for the post flop, if you play the right pre flop ranges but not knowing how to play them in the flop this will also cost a lot of money, so both parts have to be in line.
In poker every detail is important if you want to maximize your profit. Good preflop play is the easier and mandatory skill to master first. If you have good preflop play skills this will be good foundation for your postflop game. Today you can easily find good tables with opening ranges preflop which help people to quickly improve their preflop game. Postflop game improvement is slower process but it is what makes you really good player and not just average one.
I go with post flop. It's hard for me to get just the right bet, at pre flop, while still keeping just 1 or 2 players against my premium hand. The maneuvering begins post flop. Try not to imagine your opponent has hit any possible overcard on the board. The continuation bet comes in there. Although I think it is overused. It's an acquired skill, we've all seen too many bluffs and too many hits from the same player. It's hard for me to get good tells online, so I try to judge by how the player represents him/her self on the pre flop bet. Good luck, there's a lot more figuring out there.
Speaking on myself preflop was easier to learn at a sufficient level to compete. Post flop is taking more time but am loving the intricacies of it all. Better hand reading skills makes post flop decisions easier
My strength preflop more important for me postflop the poker game develops it strategy on the postflop game so I believe is very important to have a nice strategy and good ranges defined preflop but this game it's all about PostFlop
re: Poker & what is more important to be good at preflop or postflop
Postflop is definitely the harder of the two so the best players specialize on that. There are so many factors that go into postflop play that it makes it that much harder than preflop so mastering postflop is essential. For aggressive players preflop is more important and for more controlled players postflop is more important.
being able 2 win preflop and post flop in the beginning of a tournament is important, and later in the tournament is more important to be able to hold on riv is something that needs to be done if we are knocking anyone out!
Preflop is more just looking and the numbers.
Postflop is much harder because there are more factors playing, so I think postflop is more important.
It looks like that at first but if you go deep and truly understand what ranges opponents are playing you can develop preflop strategy to set them up. Once outplaying them preflop it will be hard to fight postflop
Preflop you settle ranges and post-flop you narrow them
Originally Posted by Andrew Popov
The most money is played on the post flop. Most money is won preflop. Determine what is more important.
Don't want to be rude but your answer is ireelevant . Preflop you can't really lose money unless you x-bet > fold.
On the long run if you manage to break-even post-flop you will have profit from the stolen blinds and succesful squeeze bets or x-bets. So I guess this might be your case.
In order to become a good poker player you must master the post flop play.
Stealing blinds and shove preflop it is pure Gamble (unless you have aces).
How can you evaluate the Equity of your hand preflop?
You can be ahead preflop,behind after turn, and get nuts on river.
Poker is about putting the pieces together, evaluate your hand and your oponent.
Pre-flop is a lot easier to study for, you can find a lot of good charts to follow and build your knowledge base with. But post-flop is where the variables create the spots that require experience and preparation.
All players will have to execute excellent strategies, both pre-flop and post-flop to be successful throughout the game. It’s important to note that pre-flop play has a monumental effect in how it effects post-flop play, which means that one strategy or tactic should complement the other in a single hand.
How you play preflop should usually be determined by how you plan to play post flop.
It's obvious watching players at a table to determine who the good players are and who the weak ones are based on how they play the later sttreets. Learn to play each street. Can't be over emphasized. The final streets are the most profitable/damaging to make the right/wrong moves.
Always raise preflop, minimum atleast. But yes after the flop is where the action begins. If you get to stay at a table long enough u will get to see how strong peepz are betting. Then u will hopefully get to see if you can get aggressive or patient. Best on the felts!!
re: Poker & what is more important to be good at preflop or postflop
I wouldn't say that either is particularly more important, but I think that developing solid preflop play is much easier and would have more direct payout to a less experienced player. Most of the big plays do happen postflop, but a lot of losing plays that are made postflop can be directly traced back to poor preflop decisions. High-level mastery of the game certainly takes place postflop, but it relies on having a fundamentally sound preflop strategy.
I think the most chips can be played pre flop .For example AA vs KK etc ....But if you limp you may gain from a nice flop.It is very diffucult to count a value raise ....sometimes players moves all in and they take only the blinds when they hand a chance to value more.