Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:33 AM
Allright, I don't want to quote the entire thing, you can refer to the entire post, dated: Friday, December 3rd, 2004 5:58... I'll be taking out the quotes I'm responding too, I won't answer the A or B part as I feel I've answered that im the last postYou wrote:--- When I'm in a hand.. I'm not concerned about the size of the pot. I want to win that pot!!!. And the less people in.. the better. I'm not a bit concerned about pot sizes I win. How big the pot size I win are factors out of my control... (I will get to the last sentence of this paragraph right after this)Now... The game is about winning money not winning pots allright, we all know that. Heres how it goes, Player X thinks poker is winning pots, so he wins more pots than anyone in the world! He does this, but on the way to doing this, he's lost all his money! Who cares though, He won the most pots! HE WON THAT POT!! It's not about pots... its about the pot size.You continued on saying that "How big the pot size I win are factors out of my control" Really? I would have thought that poker was about tricking the other people, I mean we have moves called "Bluff" "Check-Raise" "Re-Raise" "Weak Leads" Etc... now playing to make the pot size bigger, and succeeding is what all the pro's do when they know they're going to win. It most certainly IS within your control.You Wrote at the end of that paragraph--My main goal is to win that Pot with every arsenal I can think of. Bluffing, check-raising, are all arsenalsWell... Don't mind if I get critical, but I've noticed everyone is getting critical within this thread, so here I go in critical mode.according to www.dictionary.comArsenal means1.) A governmental establishment for the storing, development, manufacturing, testing, or repairing of arms, ammunition, and other war materiel. 2.) A stock of weapons. 3.) A store or supply: an arsenal of retorts. So, if the dictionary serves me correct those aren't arsenals.. those would be poker moves you "store" in your poker arsenal... And wait, the Check-Raise is in your arsenal... I thought all you cared about was "Winning the Pot!" If so.. why are you checking, to induce a raise, when you have a better hand, to get more money in the pot?You wrote:--I don't even want the guy calling me with bottom pair in.Why? You've stated over and over you are a tight player, and play premium hands, so if you've got a premium hand, holding top pair, or whatever it is you have, and he has bottom pair, why don't you want him calling? The odds say, you DO want him in.. because the odds are in your favor, or am I wrong in saying that? According to the Texas Hold 'Em Calculator in a theoretical hand where you hold Top Pair with a High Kicker (Used A-10, semi-premium hand) And he is a bad player holding something like say... K-6 he has bottom pair on the board and you have top pair the odds are, in a basic sense (no one holds suited cards with like 2-3 of that suit on the board etc etc) 80% In your favor! So why don't you want him in the hand?I'd like to see peoples responses to this because personally I don't see where I am wrong in this, I think I've for the percentages and most the books i've read behind me on it, and experience as well.I will be reading lower... seeing if there is anything else I should give my input on
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