Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Stack Size or Position? Or Both?

A lot of times I will use my stack size to determine the cards I play pre-flop in a cash game.

Lately though, I've been thinking more about how the people at my table are playing while still taking their stack size into consideration.

Here's the thing.

I don't think most people I play against are very skilled. That is to say, the more I observe them the more I notice that a lot of these guys never change the way the play in regards to their stack until they get so low that their only move is to shove pre-flop.

That led me to believe that it's not going to be that profitable to open up my range a lot against people who are not competent enough to fold something like AJ or A10 suited out of position when I three bet them with suited connectors.

I think I'm going to play about 10,000 hands and play according to how my opponents are playing without turning the aggression up with a big stack if they're going to simply call anyways - common sense, no?

This post is basically a reminder to myself to exercise some of that at the tables.

I feel like I have a pretty solid poker mind with occasionally turns into total fluff when I sit down in front of a computer to play.

So, stop doing that.

I mean it.


Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Very true. Goes along with the whole, can't bluff a calling station mantra. I think the deepness of the stack plays in a lot more as the levels move up but then again, at every level, there are donkeys too...

Miami Don said...

Freakin' calling stations.