Joined: May '08
Age: 52 (M)
Posted by NANACONDA:
Posted by Joe_Average:
Posted by Lutenatik: I fold it!!
Only a lunatic would say that
Posted by NANACONDA:
Posted by doomdy:
Posted by NANACONDA: All In straight away without a doubt. If you're playing on high enough stakes though maybe not.
Ur seposed to giv the guy some tips, wots this crap?
Go allin is what im saying, push, shove whatever you want to call it
And why would you do that? explain plz
ok Assuming youre playing for not that much money(<$10 buy in lets say) you should definately shove. There are all sorts of donks out there likely to call you, like the one i was talking about who called (in a 100NL cash game) with A4
First hand nobody knows anything about you and if you shove straight away they probably think you're an idiot shoving with anything and can therefor they could call you with anything.
Also on top of that , at least you have the satisfaction of knowing that you got you're money in there when you know that it was good
If you are talking about higher buyins well obviously there are less donks and so this move won't be as effective. But I would still probably di it anyway
------------ Ye can believe my story or not if you want. But in a 100NL cash game I wen allin with JJ and got called by A4. I'm just saying, there are donks out there.
Joined: Aug '08
Age: 54 (M)
On low limits SNGs or MTTs you dont have to worry about callers. Even if you push allin!. Generally I raise preflop 5 - 6 BB and dont care what happends. If everybody fold OK, if I get 1 or 2 callers, perfect. If someone is brave and reraise me, even better.
LOL first hand huh.. so im guessing blinds are still 10/20, id prob raise it to 100 & just hope that tthat triggers an all in frenzy, ive seen em happen plenty of times at the lower limits where im holding aces or kings or even queens put in a provactive raise & it starts an all in frenzy and get 2/3/4 callers, yes ive had some bad suckouts but most the time my PP's hold up & i come out of it with a moster stack and just chill on it till the table has calmed down a bit (since at the lower stakes its hard to bully the table early without somebody getting their chips in) I was once in a big MTT on ipoker & got aces about half way thru the tourney, bear in mind i had been card dead the whole way through & due to a couple mistakes i had less than 10BB's and Q of almost 0.3 lol.... well i pick up aces push all in, get 5 callers!!!! Severall pocket pairs, ranging from high to low & AK AND AQ! Well very luckily my Aces held up & that huge boost propelled me onnto the final table and a 2nd place money finish
Joined: Aug '09
Age: 36 (M)
I would fold to start building a tight image at the table.
Nahh standard raise x4. If you find too much oposition on the flop, turn or river, just try to keep the pot low. Nobody who plays good poker will keep calling in the first hand of a MTT with less that a 2 pair or a set.
Posted by NANACONDA: All In straight away without a doubt. If you're playing on high enough stakes though maybe not. I remember once when I was playing on PP @ $0.50/1 using the $50 free I got with p***********y and I pushed ($70) with JJ and someone called me with A4 . . . ridiculous. He had a full stack as well!!
1) Anyone who goes all in first hand with AA when no one else has raised before you deserves to get beaten
2) If you had $70 and you were playing 50/$1 games you deserve to lose for having such poor bankroll management
3) If you shove all in pre flop with JJ you deserve to get beaten
i would say it actually depends on what you think about your oponents at the table. their hand range. all in is the best move if you are sure you will get a caller. if not then a raise of half stack size could give you more chances on getting a caller or raiser.