When you play poker. You want to win. When fold hand after hand. What’s the point of playing
Gotta play for the cut first (tourney play)… whatever it takes. Sometimes that’s tight play, especially early on, against small stacks or loose aggressive players. Unless you have a premium hand that is…
It annoying when i play MTT and have no hands to play with, need wait 1 hour to get a hand and win, its relly difficult to get a cash position this way.
Bluff once in a while….
I do when i can
my fold button is broke (sarcasm) from hitting it so many times
I will quote you here: “You want to win”. That’s the answer to your question. If you want to win at poker, you have to fold almost every hand (80-85%) at full ring. If you want to lose, go ahead and play every hand.
Three time WSOP Main Event champion Stu Ungar: “Fold and live to fold again.” Best poker advice and quote IMO.
At a 9 seat table, you will have the best hand, on average, 1 time out of 9. Some of the hands that would be the best hand at showdown are unplayable preflop, such as 82 offsuit when the board will come xx8 8 2 (or whatever). It doesn’t happen often enough to make playing random hands profitable.
To survive (much less be in a position to win) you have to play cards that are better than the rest of the people in the hand. This means you fold a lot waiting for a strong hand in early positions or semi-strong hand in late position.
There is NO DIFFERENCE between winning a bet and saving a bet by folding. Winning $1,000 puts you $1,000 ahead, but not losing $1,000 also puts you $1,000 ahead (of where you would be if you called and lost it)
When I played the WSOP Main Event in '06, I was forced to fold every single hand for the 1st 2 hours. Boring as hell, yes, but it kept me alive. Folding is just part of the game.
Old thread I know, but how’d you finish?