I was talking with a friend yesterday – one that doesn’t play poker – and I found myself having to defend my losing some 50 tournaments since my last big win. I had to explain my 156% ROI, and lecture on how the long term is what’s important. You see – I won $25,000 playing online poker last year, by playing mostly $10-$30 tournaments, but only breaking even in the $50 tournaments. situs slot terpercaya I had to explain to her why I played the way I did, and explain that while playing better players than myself, there isn’t enough skill on the tables to win in the long term.
At first, I kind of felt bad for her – I mean, she’s not that much of a player and I am, but I can sure afford to lose like that – and her understandable, emotional reaction was to thinks that I must be some great player and to wish me luck on the next tournament. I she did, I she did – we both did exactly the same thing. She wish’d me luck in round after round of poker. I wish’d she had that.
In fact, had she known that the next tournament was going to be all day , she would have probably never played, and although I did beat her once, she would have eventually gotten lucky and I would be in the same boat. She didn’t beat me because of anything more than the fact that she got unlucky and lost her big hand. I wish’d she had that as she would have played against any standard player.
This is what would happen if we bothisaalledit.
But, because she didn’t, and because I beat her, she has to see me as some sort of genius – as well as a rat.
Some people on the Internet claim that fast poker play is all about forcing poor poker players to make poor decisions. That is, if you’re against pocket 9s on the button, you raise 3 1/2 times the blind, and your opponent shoves all in, you will win the pot. However, if you’re against a genius who takes 2 seconds to decide, you raise 3 times the blind and your opponent shoves, you will win the pot.
The best way to make money at the poker table is to make the poor players make poor decisions. Don’t give them pot odds, don’t give them a free card, just make them pay for a drawing hand. When a poor player is against a good player, calling the big all in is usually bad poker. However, against a good player calling the big all in is usually good poker.
Making the poor player pay for the hand they were drawing for is the best way to win as well as lose. When they have a free card you have ascertained they probably won’t make the miracle card on the next street. Therefore, you can get all your money in the pot and when they you call and the next card is the killer, you can scoop it.