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Old 12-22-2005, 01:29 PM
tewall tewall is offline
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Interesting. I'm the opposite. I don't trap early on (unless I've got something like quads) but will bet any good hand. I'll also bluff a lot if I'm the first one in and only 1 or 2 opponents (usually half pot). I find the difference between 800 and 1000 to be very important. It gives me more time if I get a cold string of cards.

When it gets to the end, then I'll start trapping (as well as bluffing). Early on I want someone to pay through the nose if they're going to call with their gut-shot straight draw (which they will).
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:33 PM
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I've found exactly the same thing you're saying to be true. It's just amazing what people will call bit bets (like all-in) with. Gut-shots. 2nd or 3rd pair in early levels. Amazing.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:43 PM
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it's a beautiful thing man. pays the rent [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:47 PM
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I can't possibly play 8 tables and still gain enough information to make reads on who is capable of being bluffed off a hand, and who is not.

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Old 12-22-2005, 02:00 PM
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I can't possibly play 8 tables and still gain enough information to make reads on who is capable of being bluffed off a hand, and who is not.

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Get Poker Ace HUD

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dont get me wrong, i use pokerace and think its great, but if you think that youre gaining reliable information which you can use to make bluffs for all your chips (which would be necessary considering the resulting pot size of the OPs hypotheticals), youre just wrong. we're talking about the early levels of an SNG here. so maybe, tops, you'll have 20 hands on a villian? no way is that information reliable enough for you to make any decisions based on it.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:52 PM
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I like the general idea, though I wouldn't overdo it. Try and choose your targets well. You may not see enough hands to make an ironclad read, but you'll frequently enough to get some kind of clue, and try following it. The fact that SNG's are beatable by ABC poker doesn't mean that it's necessarily the best way to do it, and thinking about how to branch out is always a good thing.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:58 PM
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1-Dominate at Heads up SNGs where the entry fee is over $100

2-Dominate at Omaha8 SNGs where the buy-ins are over $55

3-Return to WSOP for $10.50 via sattelites like in '05

4-Make final table at least once of big pokerstars sunday tourney (which I will begin playing every week in 06)

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Old 12-22-2005, 03:37 PM
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You need to go down the block, and take a right. You're hitched to the wrong post.
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:38 PM
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I realized that I double posted as soon as I did that. But of course, I knew some smart ass would point it out.

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Old 12-22-2005, 04:22 PM
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It's pretty much automatic for me (at the $20's) that if we're down to 5 handed or less, and the SB completes to me in the BB, I push with almost any 2 - I get called about 5% of the time, so if you're at 50-100 or higher, its free money.
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