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Broand
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When to fold em

Postby Broand » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:39 pm

I have been playing in a lot of tourneys lately and It seems that if I fold almost all of the time, I do a lot better.... I have been trying to only play the top 69 hands and that seems to work good too....I think when you start looking at the leader board and trying to catch up to the leaders you get in trouble....From now on I am just going to play my own game and wait for the good cards....
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Postby Pred1984 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:58 pm

The top 69 hands?  That's almost one out of three.  In my mind, that doesn't exactly qualify as waiting for the good cards.  A tight player - by definition, that's someone who waits for good cards - will probably play around 20%, maybe even somewhat lower.  Over 30% is loose.
Broand
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True

Postby Broand » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:49 pm

You are right, it seems that the tourneys where i have made it to the final table are the ones where i hardly played any hands until the end....the tough part is knowing when to go for it....I suppose you wait for the few great hands and then decide after the flop?  I would really like to get better at playing tight..
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Patience is the key!

Postby Wharleas » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:06 pm

I agree this is the best way to win, be patiente wait for the good cards and then take them out out out!!!
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Postby Twousay » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:25 pm

I am still learning to have patience....I am getting much better at it ..especially in the freerolls where the first 15 minutes or more is usually the all inners time to shine...... sometimes i have to walk away from the computer because I am so tempted to call them with a mediocre hand just to get rid of them...... :D All that does is get rid of me...!!!!
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Postby Begroway » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:49 pm

Unfortunately you can only play the cards that you get and win the hands you are meant to win so make sure that you maximize the profits on your premium hands and minimize your losses on hands that are less than premium but have potential.
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Postby Pred1984 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:38 pm

As Fubbie said, you cant' change the cards you're dealt, so you have to get the most out of them.  This doesn't mean just on hands where there's a showdown.  Winning pots before then is important too.  When you're cold-decked, you have to do this or watch your stack get eroded.
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Postby Frook1971 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:02 pm

Just let the cards come and play hands that give you an advantage. The hands you really should avoid are any 2 suited and the K4 type hands. Those only lead to a lot of problems and can prove costly. Playing the top 69 is really loose but not as loose as many of the players your facing. The cards you play should be dictated by the game your playing and the other players playing styles.
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Postby Hicter » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:14 am

Top 69 hands what is that?
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Postby Gagoem » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:30 am

Patience does go a long in way in determining whether you're successful or not playing poker.  There's been many times where I've won a total of no more than 20 hands in an entire tournament, yet still found a way to make the final table and or win the tournament.

If you get your money in with the best of it, you're half-way there.  I think the other half is picking your spots to do so, and when you do, maximizing the amount of chips you win in the process.
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instincts

Postby Adis1980 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:24 am

i think that most of the time wether you fold your hand is about instincts feeling your opponent out so you can have an idea of what he is holding
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Postby Begaind » Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:50 pm

I have the agree that patience is the key. I find that I do alot better by just lying low and waiting for good cards to come my  way. They usually take awhile to come but they do.
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Postby Amor1993 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:23 pm

i'm with you joe when i fold a lot i seem to do better too :)
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Fold em

Postby Infichice » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:56 pm

In the begining of a tourney there is no reason to risk ur chips by donkin off ur chips and playing too many pots....wait for quality hands then go from there...the more u only play quality hands the better u will get at making the pots bigger when u have the winning hand...GL guys....see u at the final table...
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Postby Courpastruce » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:11 pm

i like the thought of playing less hands but i do play for fun and not to pay bills so i will play a lot of hands that i do not play live or even if its a high stakes game.  buy-in of $10 or higher.

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