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Thursday, September 18, 2008

3 BIGGEST mistakes on the tables

i can't tell you guys how often i see players making these moves and getting burnt every time.

1) Limping(Not raising) when you have AA
i can't tell you guys enough about how often i see people not raising when they have AA or even KK. And this is the most often time you'll see the big blind see a flop with his 4 - 7 and get a 4 - 7 - Q flop. The AA thinks his trap just worked, but he's about to lose a huge pot. ALWAYS RAISE THE MONSTER HANDS!

2) Pre-Flop raise
When you raise pre-flop, always make it the same raise. if you have AA, raise 3 times the blind. If you have 8-9 suited, raise 3 times the blind and if you're just trying to steal a pot raise 3 times the blind. Always raise the same amount regardless of the hand. If you're gonna raise keep it consistent so people can't tell what you have.

3)Protecting the Big Blind
This happens all too often. you're looking at your J - 7 in the big blind and the guy before you just raised. you figure, ill call and if i hit something ill play it out. Then you get a board of 2 -8 - J.
Now what? you bet and the person who raised goes all what do you do?
Do you really want to lose all your chips with a J - 7?
Fold the rags and realize that not every hand is a winning hand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can't say "never limp with AA" - that's insane. You limp with AA in an agressive ring game from early position where you know 9 times out of 10 SOMEONE will make a raise... but you have to re-raise. A limp will oftentimes get you the action you're looking for.