Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Dear Don

I have tried your style of fold equity poker in the bloggerments and have verified that there is no such thing as fold equity in blogger tourneys. There is no point in jamming, re-stealing, or even stealing without the nuts. I tried to steal twice. Once I raised T9d in ep and KJ jammed me. I actually won that hand. Another time I re-jammed all in with K3.. ok, not the best hand, but he had been raising a lot.. and he calls with A8. So I must abandon all attempts at any kind of MTT style of play in these games. It does not work. It is why Chad is always out first.

Love Always,
Waffles

7 Comments:

Blogger smokkee said...

jamming in LP screams weakness. that's why you get called by A8, QT and all kinds of other garbage. unless someone's seen you play AA/KK this way, your push has no merit. it's an sng play that anyone who's played a fair amt of sng's at any level is aware of.

3:01 AM

 
Blogger CEMfromMD said...

I jammed you with my KJ as I read you as trying to steal the blinds of a short stack (Me) at a point when that was the best hand I had seen in a while. Fold equity works better when you are trying it against someone that doesnt have an M < 4.

6:38 AM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Dude a 3x raise from EP does not scream "I am trying to steal the blind".. I says "I have a damn good hand that KJ potentially is dominated by". If I raised you on the CO thats a different story.

8:13 AM

 
Blogger Miami Don said...

Some commentors/players have no concept of M or late stage MTT play or position advantage or fold equity. They just fold, playing scared to death in the hopes they get some cards. Usually they don't get the cards then they run some raggedy Ace into a higher Ace and talk about damn their bad luck.

Blogger games are full of recreational players. Best to figure out weak-tights that fold all day long and the calling stations who can't fold shitty hands like AJ and KJ and play accordingly. For the most part blogger games are card dependent and trying to play Level 3 poker with level 0 and 1 players is pointless.

Good luck trying to figure this out.

8:26 AM

 
Blogger Drizztdj said...

Cliffs notes on Don's reply -

"Play the player"

"Stop pushing A7 into AK"

11:28 AM

 
Blogger smokkee said...

ok here's a scenario for the experts:

3 players from the bubble, you have an M of 4. it's folded to you in LP and you look down at A-rag. player in the BB is solid and has about twice as many chips. you'd luv to have something better to jam with. but, it's an obv push no?

here's the ez part. if you know which players know you're capable of doing this, those are the worst players to make this play on.

1:08 PM

 
Blogger DP said...

"It is why Chad is always out first."

haha

4:17 AM

 

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