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by Pred1984
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Yep
Replies: 16
Views: 7921

You put the opponent all in with JT, a hand that rates to be behind two random cards around half the time.  As it happens, you had him dominated, and he sucked out.  But since you didn't know he was dominated, or even that you were ahead, is putting him all in supposed to be a good play?
by Pred1984
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: How to play hand X
Topic: Re: JJ (Article IV) - JJ and first to act
Replies: 13
Views: 13556

What about just making a normal raise to 3x or 4xBB?  This is the action I'd take most often, although not all the time by any means.
by Pred1984
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: General strategy
Topic: I agree
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

While there can be various reasons for moving up, a key on in my mind is simply to make more money per hour.  This involves not only the difference in stakes, but also how many tables you can play simultaneously and your win rate.   Also, while there are various guidelines out there for ho...
by Pred1984
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Omaha Hi/Lo NL
Replies: 7
Views: 4463

One factor that doesn't seem to have been mentioned is your read on the opponent.  Was he a loose player who would try to push you out with a drawing hand or a lesser made hand?  Calling is much better against that type of player than vs. a rock.
by Pred1984
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: General Poker Discussion
Topic: 97 3 hands in a row
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

What possible reason could you have for playing those rags?  Because you got them three times in a row?  Playing hunches like that will have a significant negative EV over the long run.
by Pred1984
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Bonus hunting strategy
Topic: Omaha H/L
Replies: 18
Views: 7881

:D My strategy tops anything out there.  First of all, don't deposit unless you absolutely have to.  Secondly, don't bother with clearing bonuses.  The're a bunch of crab, good for the poker room only.  A sure fire way for them to make a bunch of dough off you.  What a gimmick!  Lose money to try a...
by Pred1984
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Bonus hunting strategy
Topic: Tought to Clear bonuses
Replies: 11
Views: 4197

Another thing you might want to remember is that if you're going to play a serious amount of ring games at a decent level, you're often better off to do so at a site where you get rakeback rather than a bonus.  Bonus is just a re-distribution of part of the rake anyway.  And bonus is finit...
by Pred1984
Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: General Poker Discussion
Topic: new sites
Replies: 12
Views: 5561

I like cake poker pretty good but I think they start you out with to many chips in the tourneys I think 1500 is plenty but it is all good If you believe you're an above average player in a given tournament, it's advantageous to have a slower tournament structure, which can be due to the size of the...
by Pred1984
Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: General Poker Discussion
Topic: Don't Play Every Hand / Do Fold More
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

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.
by Pred1984
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: how to play
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

As with many other hands, how to play these depends on factoring in considerations other than just the cards themselves.  position is one, prior action before your turn is another, and a third is how the people ast your table are playing; both these hands are better against loos opponents than ...
by Pred1984
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: showing hands
Replies: 15
Views: 11867

I keep it simple and almost never show my hand.  This gices up potential times when showing might encourage people to play less than optimally against me, but also doesn't give away anything - having opponents know I bluff (by showing one) may help, but so can having opponents think I don't blu...
by Pred1984
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q & A
Topic: Re-raise pre-flop!
Replies: 12
Views: 9055

Those standard charts are basically intended as a starting point for relatively new beginners and those who want to play a solid ABC style.  They don't take into account things like whether you're at a very loose or very tight table, so there are factors that can and should lead to making adjus...
by Pred1984
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General strategy
Topic: Re: How too play AA
Replies: 27
Views: 7000

Re: How too play AA

very few flops actually leave your hand in the best shape. This is just plain wrong.  Yes, opponents can hit the flop and overtake your hand.  However, if you've narrowed the field like you should by raising properly, then you should still be ahead after the flop a substantial majority of...
by Pred1984
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: General strategy
Topic: Reading players
Replies: 12
Views: 8756

Betting patterns are a form of tell.  They may not be as obvious as someone's hands shaking, but if you look for them, you'll probably find a lot more.  Of course, you actually have to watch how people play instead of reading forums, doing e-mail, etc. so that you can figure out, for examp...
by Pred1984
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q & A
Topic: Freeroll VS butin Tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 4738

I find that the difference between freerolls and small buyin MTTs, meaning up to maybe $3 or $5, is more a matter of degree than of kind.  In freerolls, you definitely get more people who play bingo poker early on, risking their entire stack on just about any two cards.  In small buyins, y...

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