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I can win at low limit tables playing "statistically correct" poker, but don't dare to play for high stakes.


Apr
26
accepted Should you use average value or marginal value when deciding which hands to play?
Apr
24
comment Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
Please see my comment (above) to John Dibling.
Apr
24
comment Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
That's true if your opponents have no history. I take the question to mean that the OP's opponents have a "tight" history, which speaks to opponents' tendencies and opponent's likely range as well. Then would you start trying to steal hands with e.g. 2-2? And this is "pre flop," so there is no "board texture."
Apr
24
revised Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
Made question more explicit
Apr
23
comment Small Pairs on early and middle positions
@DmitriyNaumov: That's true if the table is "loose aggressive." If "loose passive" (all calls and few raises), no. Telling the difference is one of the keys to winning in poker.
Apr
23
suggested suggested edit on Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
Apr
23
comment Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
Yes, it seems that your opponents are "tight," and in your shoes, I would "limp" with aces. More to the point, I would raise with 2-2, and try to "steal" hands against such opponents, until I'm "caught." Then they'll start calling AA.
Apr
23
comment Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
@TobyBooth: The "thrust" (or intent) of my edit was to narrow the question to, "now that I've been confronted with a "tight" field, should I "slowplay" by limping and re-raising?" Maybe I should have made that more explicit in my edit. I also constructed an answer to the "narrow" question in the comment below, which I would like to be able to convert to a "full" answer.
Apr
23
comment Should you use average value or marginal value when deciding which hands to play?
@Azinut: I believe it was Sklansky and Malmuth (Hold 'em for Advanced Players). I have since lost the book, but believe that the example was toward the end (last one-third or one fourth).
Apr
22
comment Should you use average value or marginal value when deciding which hands to play?
IMHO, only QQ and AK suited are truly level 1 hands on the "Sklansky" continuum. I'd call AA and KK "Super 1's," they're basically "off the charts" compared to other hands.
Apr
22
asked Should you use average value or marginal value when deciding which hands to play?
Apr
22
comment Quantifying the amount of skill required to win a tournament
Welcome to the site. A good first answer IMHO. An upvote.
Apr
22
awarded  Excavator
Apr
22
comment Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
I have edited this question and nominate it for re-opening in its current form.
Apr
22
comment How do you bet pre-flop when there's no action, you're on the button, and you have pocket rockets?
@Walkman: If you are on the button with no bets in "front," you are effectively "short handed" with the blinds. Even at a "full table."
Apr
22
revised Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
changed thrust of question to "where do I go from here?" rather than "what do I do (from scratch)"?
Apr
22
suggested suggested edit on Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential?
Apr
22
comment The groups of Sklansky starting hands
@azimut: I edited the answer to make this clearer.
Apr
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
21
revised The groups of Sklansky starting hands
Tied my model to "Sklansky."