PlayingWithFire wrote:I've been losing quite a bit lately, and knowing that a lot of you play cards. I just want to make sure that I'm playing hands right.
Last hands I lost
Pocket-99, I call, big blind check
I raise half the pot, trying to chase this low stack, he raise all in, showing 4-5. Turn is a Ten, River was the Ace.
I probably would have raised preflop - but I could see why you might slow play. You made the right move after the flop - but in this case slow playing it allowed him to have an openended draw and he got lucky. Nothing you can really do when he catches a card on the river.
Whenever I have 9's or 10's I usually raise the big blind, trying to weed out the guys that have a face card in their pocket along with an unfavorable low card. One of the things I hated most was slow playing pocket 9's or 10's and than the flop showing a couple face cards.
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Old_Style wrote:One of the things I hated most was slow playing pocket 9's or 10's and than the flop showing a couple face cards.
Slow play allows for cheap and easy tossing of those junkers if they miss, or a nice monster pot win if they hit. Pocket 10's are really no different than pocket dueces. If you see a flop, you're most likely beaten unless you hit a set. So no point making it expensive on yourself unless you're feeling frisky or the table is just set up for that kind of play (provided you bluff after the flop even if you miss and overs are out there).
There's no "book" on how to play, but I make the majority of my money on the tables through hitting sets for cheap, and winding up with huge pot wins because it blindsides people.
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