Hello all, welcome to my online poker blog.

I've been playing on and off for a decade after being introduced by a friend.

I played regularly for a few years during the poker boom and had a decent record at the micros, particularly Rush and Zoom No Limit Hold'em games (here's one of my graphs).

Around 2012 I began a new career which involved immersing myself completely in study in my spare time, so I had little to no time for poker. However recently this burden has eased and so I have been gradually dipping back in.

I'm an amateur player who still hopes to some day beat the rake.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Value Heavy Betting Lines

Hi, right well it's time I got my inner LAG out and started making some more bluffs in position and getting my aggression frequency higher on the flop and turn. Basically whenever I have a set in position I either 1/ Raise the flop - this move gets millions of folds 2/ Raise the turn - this move gets even more folds. The problem is that the only time I ever make these moves currently is when I have a strong hand. Good players however will often bluff raise the flop and turn. We shouldn't really talk about balance in the micros because it is not necessary. I do think though that against a random player it is probably far better to have a bluff heavy range when we do these things than a value heavy range because these moves always get tons of respect. Furthermore, once the regulars know that I can bluff raise IP on the flop and turn they will be more liable to pay me off once I have a set. So what sort of strategy could I use? Well I'll call IP with all of the low pocket pairs and play pretty fit or fold with them. But I'll also call with some suited connectors {65s-T9s} and play these far more aggressively. I'll look to double the amount that I'm raising the flop and turn and see how it goes. I'll prob be more likely to float with equity and raise without on both the flop and turn if that makes sense. Lastly I know that these are things that good players do anyway, but I've only been learning to value bet properly so far so it's about time I began to learn how to wield position more effectively. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. im having a dire day so i'm probably biased.
    the lag rollercoaster is driving me insane.
    however, the tag line is boring me to death. it is hard to accept that u r just having a bad day playing tag and just havin to keep folding or everyone keeps foldin to ur bets.
    i truly hv no idea which is the best approach but am leanin' to the idea that it just aint worth bluffin the assholes who proliferate the micro stakes. i wish u better luk than i am currently enjoying. regards, adam