Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I won't be able to play much poker for the next week and a half because a friend is in town. That also means I will only be able to post when I have some random thought while I'm near a computer.

Here's today's overly obvious idea of the moment:

In limit hold 'em, don't bet when behind.

I don't think it's too bad of an idea as a general principle. There are probably plenty of exceptions. But I probably cost myself more than I realize by raising for free cards and trying to force people to fold by making dumb bluffs.

Please leave comments if you think the above statement is wrong.


ScurvyDog said...

What about the classic example from the S&M Boys (Sklansky and Malmuth) about raising/check-raising with middle pair to thin the herd and improve your equity, even if you're reasonably sure that someone has top pair?

deliverator said... about never bet out at the home game? Oh yeah, you said limit....

Victor_Enriq said...

True statement about the new breed:

What's limit?

Grinder said...

Of course, you have to know when you
are behind first.