Don't Play Every Hand / Do Fold More

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Don't Play Every Hand / Do Fold More

Postby Enuenated » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:32 pm

Probably the number one mistake beginning poker players make is that they play far too many hands. When you're just starting out playing poker, you want to play poker, and that means staying in hands that aren't very good just to be part of the action. But playing more doesn't mean winning more, it usually means losing more. If you find you're staying in half or more the hands you're dealt, you need to upgrade your starting hand
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Postby Potteend » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:48 pm

at times I can find myself folding every hand for 20 minutes or more... this is good advice
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Postby Pred1984 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:38 pm

The mistake of playing too many hands is often part of a larger mistake many new players make, which is not learning how to play a solid game, which is the best base.  That's why they repeatedly do other things they shouldn't like min-raising, bluffing off too many chips, etc.
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Postby Ouls1982 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:44 pm

You shouldn't just play less hands but limp in less.  If your hand isn't good enough to raise preflop then its probably not good enough to play.
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Postby Stom1971 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:33 pm

ya.. only play valuable hands
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Postby Sages1989 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:22 pm

hi all,

great advise.

first, have a playable hand list

for the various positions on the table.

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Dont Play Every Hand / Do Fold More

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