Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:05 PM
Not sure what to really say here....After reading the proposed hand you put out. With 3 - 3 - X on flop..... Of course the player with trip 3s is going to dominate, and its the risk you take playing limit poker with huge over cards against that board. I regularly play limit hold em at the casino in town by me while waiting to get on NL..... It's ridiculous... I mean, as long as people have cards and chips in front of them they are sticking around. I feel your frustration with this... because I've been in enough pots playing that way to see some pretty horrible beats. What limit were you playing with the runner runner deuces? Maybe that's the problem... low limit game? One day last week, I finally gave in to the pressure of gettin killed on monster pre-flop hands when 8 people are calling the capped raises before they run the cards. Started playing 8-5 off.... crap like that on the button, and anything suited.... calling the minimum bets..... and just demolished the table. Was up almost $400 in 2 hours. I hated myself for playing like that, but I found that if I did not raise preflop.... everyone had called me.... if I had raised pre-flop... I'll bet 90% of the time it was capped with at least half the table playing. Just huge odds in my favor... calling a $3 bet to see a flop... If I miss, I fold and lose $3.... if I hit... I get paid like $40 alone on action (on flop alone) with 8-9 players calling a bet of $3-$6. Once I figured the math on that, it was a pretty easy game.Possible that person was hoping to bluff you out of the pot with that 2-4 hand? I've seen enough of that too... people thinking that the bluff is a devastating tool in low limit games..... And actually, it is devastating... because more often than not they're leaving broke. The thing that was the best about the day I tore up the limit game playing crap hands for cheap, that turned into the nuts... was that half the table was telling me how great I was at the game.... just ridiculous. I'm convinced that says more about their style of play than it does mine.I'd have to say no to your proposal... mainly because eventually people who play like crap will quit playing the game altogether if they don't win once in every 100 big pots. If they don't win once in a while... they won't keep desperately throwing in chips.
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