Posted 09 December 2004 - 05:43 AM
His analogy specified an infinite deck, so a royal flush is possible. Anyway, Iíve started limping a little more when playing at a table of loose calling stations. In one recent game, it didnít matter how much I raised, I usually had 3 or 4 callers. After having AKs snapped off by 45o (board read A7255), I decided Iíd better mix up my game a bit.So, I started limping a little more from all positions, but still raised in any position with AA, KK or QQ. I viewed those as value raises more than anything. Note, that I didnít loosen up, just got less aggressive with my preflop betting. In addition, although my preflop betting shifts toward the passive end of the spectrum, my post-flop betting remains aggressive as ever. I typically donít do this when there are a few other decent players in the game. Reason being that I donít want to let them see cheap flops. But, when itís mostly fish, Iíve found that limping a little more is helpful. In addition, if the flop doesnít help me, but appears to help a fish (e.g., he/she bets into it), I can get away safely. As is typical with poker, you have to be able to adjust to the table dynamics.