Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Folding is Painless

Folding is the simplest thing in the world. Push the fold button at any point, on any action, and you can get out of any trap.

Yes, I want to take advantage of every edge I see. But when I don't see any edge at all, the fold button is my ejection seat.

I find when I'm playing my best, it isn't the tough laydowns that are the most profitable. It's the obvious ones when I hold top pair and the action gets too heavy.

Most people play so literally at all levels. Why should it be hard to let AA go on the flop?

It's just something to remember.


Alan aka RecessRampage said...

It's soooooooooo pretty...

Lucypher said...

AA is hard to release because if the board is not monochromatic, my opponent had to flop 2 pair or a set to be ahead. We are usually reluctant to imagine our opponent has been this lucky since when we first looked down to see the pockets Aces, they caused a mental expectation of a win to form in our mind. We just don't want to believe we were outflopped.