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Hartmant
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First hand

Postby Hartmant » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:41 pm

When somebody is at the table and it is the first hand of a game, and you know that you have good cards, but maybe not the best... should you go all in to try and run out the others and take your chances, or is it best to fold and wait for the primo hand to come... patience is not a strong suit for me, as you can tell....lol :oops:
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Postby Pred1984 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:37 pm

If you don't care about improving your game and becoming a decent player, then push in or don't - it doesn't matter.  If you do care, then perhaps you might want to try studying the game enough so that when you decide to push or not, you actually have some reasons for your choice.
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Postby Comee1985 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:05 pm

Why would you push it, and try to get lucky, you can just raise it and see what happens? What kind of play is you get AA and you go all-in, and you just take blinds? If you dont have patience maybe poker isnt just right choice?
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Postby Amor1993 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:16 pm

first hand of the game only go all in if you have AA KK or AK, all in with anything else you could just find that anyone will call to try & double or triple up
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Postby Agave1972 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:59 pm

If its a freeroll most people go all first hand with no premium hand anyways. I'd only move all-in with AA's AK (suited) or KK.
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Bingo

Postby Thernand » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:55 am

Alot of multi-player frerrols are like bingo. If you like to gamble early in, expect to get beaten even with aces. When you have a table with 5 all-ins, those aces and kings arent very good after all. Sure heads up K-K and AA and even Q-Q are worth the crap-shoot, Just make sure you dont care about getting busted. On a personal note if its a frerroll that Im looking to build an early stack, Im willing to play bingo... But normally like Arjon and a few others in this thread have mentioned.. Learn to play tight agressive poker and stick around a while. The further you go in a tournament, the better the players.. Thus the better you become.
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Postby Gagoem » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:42 am

Great point Dmode.  These "all-inners" at the beginning of tournaments are usually pushing with less than average hands (Q 9, K 6, etc.).

They're the type of players that feel they are either going to double up, and make a run at the tournament, or lose and move on to something else.

I think patience is a very important attribute to have when playing poker, especially when it comes to online poker.  And to answer your question of whether you should push or not?  I usually will do it if I have a premium hand (A K, A Q, Q's, K's, or A's) and feel this opponent has a hand similar to the one I mentioned above.  We all can identify these type of players right away.  You'll either see their names among the very first players eliminated in every tournament, or you'll see them at the top of the chip count within the first 2 or 3 minutes.  However, very rarely will you see them cash in a tournament, and I still to this day HAVE NEVER seen any of these types of players WIN a tournament!
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Re: First hand

Postby Honte1990 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:48 pm

Theozgrl wrote:When somebody is at the table and it is the first hand of a game, and you know that you have good cards, but maybe not the best... should you go all in to try and run out the others and take your chances, or is it best to fold and wait for the primo hand to come... patience is not a strong suit for me, as you can tell....lol :oops:
DONT FORGET .. BEST TIME TO GO ALL IN IS ON THE TURN OR THE RIVER ..ALL IN PREFLOP ?????   TRY BINGO OR LOTO :lol:
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Postby Waxyled2 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:16 pm

Just play the hand the same way you would any other hand. The first hand should be no different than the others.
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first hand

Postby Parel1966 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:29 pm

i usually wait a couple hands at least to play inless i have excellent cards. i like to get a read on the table and see how everyone is playing.
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Postby Begaind » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:56 pm

I would have to say, just play the hand the same as every other hand.
Even when I have pocket Aces, I usually get burned by going all in pre-flop. Just bide your time, the cards will come your way eventually
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Postby Sais1979 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:55 pm

Yeah it depends on the way you wana play, agressive, passive etc, the risk often pay but can kill you too

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