Joined: Nov '12
Age: 49 (M)
as of late I have been noticing alot more players not even using math or skill when they play the poker games.
To me I play poker for excitement of out smarting/witting the other players at the table,but lately I feel Im doing more watching the all-in players just tossing thier freerolls or low buy-in games like they just dont care. It makes the game fustrating for me cause even if you have a Awsome hand ranked in top 10 hands to play (so says all the doyle books i have read) it's still difficult too just throw all-in before the flop and let the poker gods sort it out.
You know if it was high stakes they would be more careful with thier own money(i hope). I dunno maybe im an old fart and like playing games that last more then 3 mins but lately I find myself being more of a spectator then a player.
Is there a cure for me or will this be my fate . I hope that soon there will be some kind of poker that gives you a mild electric shock for making all -in moves with crap hands....lol
Ah well just ranting about my misfortune
to end this posting
I WANT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD TOO HAVE A FESTIVE HOLIDAY HOW EVER YOU MAY CELEBRATE IT AND KNOW THIS GUY WISHES YOU AND YOURS THE VERY BEST NEW YEAR AND LOTS OF IN YOUR STOCKING FROM PLAYING FREEPOKER.....Peace and Love will over come haters
Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
In my experience the only way to get away from this sort of BS is to play live. Not many people will throw it all in with crap if they then have to look everyone else in the eye, stand up, leave the table and walk out of the door.
The reason it happens on-line is because it's easy enough to click a button and start a new game with different players.
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 49 (M)
I play at live events as much as possable, and I fully agree with you when you say stair them in the eye when that all in hits its much easier too judge. But I live in BFE canada and for me too hit the tables is a five hour trip. So until they drag the casino's closer im stuck with the all-in monkeys...but I do agree online gives the all-in monkeys more balls
Some people can not do maths, they have very little respect and only look to double up early as "This gives me more chance to make it further in the tournament" in essence they play cards not poker.
Patience and timing is they only way to beat them, I would consider not raising at all until I "hold" 90% of the hand, as you say, playing only top 10% of hands is a start, playing them fairly passively until most of the "chancers" have thrown their chips to the wind.
As in all poker, position, timing and bankroll/chip management are key components to having chips to play the next hand, which is the main goal, playing aggressively with a big stack is a skill to be mastered, as is, playing correctly with a small stack, in either of these positions or anywhere in between the final table is not out of reach.
Where we can double up cheaply vs an All-in mover, a reasonable chip stack is just around the corner, patience in these instances are the key.
Good luck all. Signed. R. Grasshopper (lol)
P.S. Happy seasons to all BRM's, your families and friends.