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  1. And re-evaluate your skills ... maybe you're not as good as you think you are playing at the current limit.
  2. How can I change my charter member account email? Or is this option not available?Thanks.
  3. I'm guessing Ivey because I remember reading a hand analysis (about probability and why everyone uses math) by David Slansky in the twoplustwo online magazine edition and Ivey did a similar move holding the nuts (rather than re-raise the turn, but just calling and betting out on the river) against Jennifer Harman.
  4. The only important lesson playing poker in the lower limits is patience. Once you kind of get that down, you're pretty safe to play at 2/4 with limited knowledge at poker [such as raise instead of calling, betting your draws, raising your draws]. This is assuming that you play according to the Sklansky chart. If you do not know who Sklansky is by now, find out.
  5. The main reason is you do not have the correct psychology make-up to play poker at a high level. In order to make a big score, your value for money has to be (almost) non-existent at the table. This doesn't mean that money shouldn't mean anything to you. It means that money shouldn't be the reason why you won't make a risky or correc poker decision.Most of us usually lessen our aggression once we win a buy-in or two because we are satisfied. Thus, we just want to leave before a bad beat hits us. The only recommendation is I can give you is set aside for the amount of money you can lose withou
  6. I had great satisfaction upon reading this. Yes, I am sick.
  7. I have great satisfaction in taking money away from young guns who call me "kid" or "kiddo."I also enjoy taking money away from those who bluff me and show me their cards.And lastly, the greatest satisfaction is taking money from a good player who have made a great read and won't fold to my bluff--it really fire me up and make me want my revenge!
  8. When you ask yourself if you have been playing too much poker.
  9. Well, at least he put himself in position to jopke at the final table.For the QJ, he wanted to win it right there. Being as aggressive as he is, he likes to press on draws.For the 9-2 hand, his opponent was supposed to fold with his 10s. But being the champion that he is, he made a great call.
  10. OK. My friend has 3 tournament wins (NL Hold'em) in the last 2 months playing only twice a week.If you want to talk stats, make sure to state what the buy-in is and the size of the field. I got top 3 in my first 5 sit-n-go but it was a joke. I would be more impressed if he is killing the cash game playing twice a week.
  11. The reason you need good cards to beat bad players because majority of the people out there will steam when they raise pre-flop with AK or AQ and bet on the flop and gets called. Then they noticed that the bad play made a weak call and continue betting on the later streets. However, since the player is bad, he/she will not give up their bottom pair.Actually, I want to write more but I just realized your friend sucks at poker.
  12. You played your hand horribly. Here are the few things you could have done to ensure yourself he has a 3.a. Bet on the flop.b. Bet on the turn (like 3/4th of the pot).c. Or even the river.If there is any raise along the way, you have to slow down and evaluate the situation. If you think he only calls with a set or better in this situation, then you can check/fold on the turn or the river if he bets.As for his betting, he is either on a total bluff or he indeed has a 3. His check on the flop might indicate that he has the 3. But he may have checked because he thought you might check-raise him w
  13. Here is a simple concept to play marginal hands: raise or fold. Calling just ask for trouble.The idea of folding liberally in small pot is good but that's playing with the mentality of "breaking even." You want to win every pot that you play, or at least that should be your goal. The only way you're going to get better is if you fight for your share of small pots. Moreover, playing with great starting hands do not usually win big if you are not at least decent post-flop and small pots is where you develop your reads. And you need to win enough small pots in case your AA or KK gets cracked, whi
  14. Uh, what are you talking about? Aggression and tightness can't be compared against each other because they are two separated entitites. Both players are tight but Doyle plays his draws way more aggressive.
  15. Let me guess. You're trying to crush the 1/2 limit game but the river keeps killing you.
  16. Ok this happened in a side game. With 5 players in the pot, what are the chances your king high is good? Your only going to get calls by players that can beat you and your king high probably doesn't even beat the all-in. Why put money in the pot at risk when your probably way behind. I've seen this happen when somebody bet into a pot with 5 high. This is quite an ignorant statement. For example, why would you want to bluff or steal a pot, since you're only going to get called by hands that have you beat? It is not a stupid playing in a side game [not as much in tourney if the all-in playe
  17. Here's how super-aggressive players work: You determine how much your opponents' cards are worth [i would like to quote Greenstein on this but I do not for sure remember if the idea refers to NLHE or LHE]. If they are weak, you bet. If they bet weak, you come over the top. Only go to war with the nuts if you see aggression. In short, you poke on others until they crack and go all-in against you at the wrong time. So how do you play against these type of players? You go over the top on them. If you let them push you around until you have the nuts, you will bleed your chips to death. Lederer onc
  18. This is not true. You should play as aggressive as possible with respect to your level of comfort and of course, opponents. Online poker = value-betting and ABC poker.I like Paul Phillips's advice on poker. Play tighter and more aggressive.
  19. I wouldn't try playing on instincts online. It's much more profitable playing ABC poker and value-betting. Getting cute kills you. Before any action has taken place (assuming preflop), how do you know if you can stab at a pot? Let say you raise a small ace to represent strength and the flop comes out Ace x x. Now what? Isn't it the same idea if you raise with 2 7 offsuit? At least with 2 7o, you're willing to go all the way if you're bluffing whereas with a weak ace, you have to fold when there's too much aggression.Lastly, online is ABC poker.
  20. Yes you do. This is no-limit. Raising 6x BB or 8x BB is a bad play if you're not playing the player but the cards. Also, hitting a pair on the flop is about 30% (though I might be incorrect). Yes, you should bet about 2/3 of the pot. This is no-limit. From your opponent's point of view, you may have AA, KK, AQ, or even JJ, 1010. You cannot milk your opponent in no-limit unless you know your opponent very well or you have better than TPTK. Pre-flop yes. But after that flop, it's better to have 1 opponent. It is better to explain in terms of pot-size, not xBB. More aggression. And slow down o
  21. How much time do you spend at Bellagio? Most of the time I've been there Jennifer and Todd have both been in the game. This is where they make their living. Out of the multiple times I've seen this game...I've never seen Barry playing in it. Barry isn't playing because he is finishing up on his poker book. He plays the side games at the big tournaments (which is one of the reason why cash game specialists hang around big tournaments). Barry did not say JH or TB are losers in the game (he has nice things to say about their games on his website). They just don't beat the game like he (or doyle,
  22. Um, it's spelled "jopke".I do not get it
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