About a week ago, @1Warlock mentioned push/fold strategies.
I went looking and found @ pokerlistings dot com, the following excerp.
What is Push-Fold Strategy?
By cutting down your options to just two simple moves you’ll give yourself the best chance of getting back on your feet and making a deep run in the tournament.
By moving all-in and folding at the right times you will:
1- Use your stack effectively to pick up blinds and antes
2- Avoid losing valuable chips by limping or raising only to fold later in the hand
Make your double-ups count
By doing that same search, I found articles that contend… at thier core, many of the top players’s strategies are build around this basic premise of Push/Fold strategy.
There are many credible acticles on this strategy…
I agree dumb ppl, doing dumb stuff, for no “apparent” reason whatsoever…while annoying… usually doesn’t last long. But the flip side of that are smart ppl that do dumb stuff for a reason… When 1 person looks at another person’s play, and determine’s it dumb, for the simple reason they either don’t like it or they don’t understand it, in the long run they only hurt themselves.
Take the person , 1/2 way thru a MTT loses a huge pot to a bad beat, and subsequently goes on super-tilt… and fritters thier chips away in the next few hands and is gone. We all look @ that as say… yeah I can understand that, sux we have to deal with 5 hands of his all ins before he loses the rest but het thats poker.
Take the person, who @ Heads-Up… only plays this strategy. I certainly do not consider that a problem… as I usually use it Heads-up… alot will say , sure thats ok.
or Take the person that notices passive play and just turns super agressive, knowing other ppl won’t call an all-in cause they don’t wanna bust before the bubble, or they just wanna make the final table so they’ll sit out and wait that person out… all the while losing blind after blind after blind, in the process… still ok, right ?
Then you say, but thats not what we mean…
ok Take the person who gets a wild hair up thier butt and for sheets and giggles, wants to see how far they can go … AI every hand. The have a reason for what they are doing… if thats ok cause there is reason behind it… then that too is ok
Take the person who understand advanced leaderboard strategies, and tailors thier play to the conditions and metrics of the promotion… in that case… Dont hate the playa, hate the game !!! Don’t attack the player, attack the metrics… seems smart.
What I’m trying to get across, is in NoLimit Tournament poker… putting your tournament life, on the line, to call an All-in, than has you covered, will always be uncomfortable. Learning to push thru that anxiety, is 1 necessary step in any players’s evolution in poker. Using that same “pressure” in a offensive way is an effective tool. I have heard comments like… ohh that player only has 2 moves… shove & fold…
( what about … ohh that player is only “using” 2 moves … shove & fold… )
By limiting your opponents read on your play, and using pressure, push/fold can be very usefull and effective… risky, hell yes … There are ALWAYS aspects of other people’s game, that any 1 person in a vaccuum will hate, me included… but that doesn’t mean you can just discount that person’s play as harmfull or wrong… or moronic or dumb.
Not only do I think we should ban the use of the word “Bingo” period.
ANY Raise , preflop , for ANY Reason , whether its 2x the BB or All-In,
can be and should be considered a “Bingo”. AA loses just like 23 does…
Which is why a Bingo is nothing more than an ultimate aggresive raise …
Maybee its high time Dr.Sun’s PokerLab, @SunPowerGuru , should investigate the Joys, Sorrows, and genius… that such a simple strategy, is so effective…