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


Feb
8
comment What is an open limp?
Technically you're correct, that it IS an open limp. But if you do limp, you want to do so with a "weak" but promising hand such as JT suited. But the usual reference to "open limp" is to trap loose, aggressive players using a high pair such as AA or KK. Some would even say that your JT suited is a "trap" play because given the right flop, it could "morph" into a very big straight or flush hand.
Dec
28
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
Welcome to the site. An upvote for a pretty good answer.
Dec
20
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
@TobyBooth: I have edited the question to make in clearer and more objective. Apparently you edited my editing. Can it be reopened in its current form?
Dec
6
comment Chances of 5 way chop (flush board)
@RayofCommand: I believe the question is, how often will the 5 club flush "board play" resulting in a chop, because no one has a club higher than the 2?
Jun
4
comment What is the protocol for dealing the “draws” in “draw poker”?
Welcome to the site. Interesting and helpful. An upvote to get you going.
May
11
comment How do you recognize when you are playing “on tilt”?
@Toby Booth: Thanks for editing my editing. The question now appears answerable. Ditto for your edit of my edit on the other question.
Apr
29
comment What is the protocol for dealing the “draws” in “draw poker”?
Maximum of six. When did this change take place? The person who wrote a book from which I learned eight-handed draw died in 1958.
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
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
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
comment Quantifying the amount of skill required to win a tournament
Welcome to the site. A good first answer IMHO. An upvote.
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
comment The groups of Sklansky starting hands
@azimut: I edited the answer to make this clearer.
Feb
3
comment Should I call this river overbet with an overpair?
+1 "I flip my [hand] face up and fold and judge his reaction so that I can take him when I am in a better spot."
Jul
12
comment Can a bettor concede his hand without showing it?
Point taken. But does "earliest position" mean with reference to say, "under the gun," or with reference to the original bettor (meaning the bettor himself).