I prefer to play Live poker but my best results are online.
I prefer to play Tournments but i won alot more when i play ring 6$-3$ or 2$-1$.
that make me a masoquist, i think, because we should not give away money but i try to explain why do i prefer, play, won and lose.
I prefer to play live because i can trash talk alot not being afraid to lose never and being agressive. I also like to try to read players and like all the things around the tournment. In the internet u dont have that.
Normally in the internet u can play some tournment at same time.
why do i win more when i play ring?
Simple answer some tournment guys play cash the same away they play tournments and thats the wrost thing you can do because u will lose alot money. choose to play low limit cash 2-1 and 3-6 depending on your bankrool. and choose the hand that will make you play.
you can be agressive ( i prefer that ), passive ( limp and call and decide after the flop - i dont like this because people will soon notice your way ) or agressive/passive ( sometimes i do that to people dont know wtf i´m doing )
hands i think you can play pre-flop
AA - play it agressive. Never slow play Aces because u will cry at the end. with Aces is best to play against 1 or 2 players max.
The only time you should slow play aces is when u are UTG or UTG+1 and you know you have 1 or 2 maniacs that are raising all time.
KK- play it verry agressive. why do you play AA agressive and KK verry agressive ? u dont want one Ashit to call, try tu cut some guys out. Look at the flop and hit the 2nd shot. Even if you the flop hit one Ace i think you shout hit the 2nd shoot. why ? to see where u are? you never know some guys might call with conected cards or low pairs and will fold never check.
QQ/JJ/TT - always nice to have them but u will lose more than u will win with this cards playing low cash games. 2 options depending on your position, and the players in the table. You already know the 2 away you have. think twice if you are in early position and after your raise you get re-raised.
other pair- depending on the position limp or raise
connected/suited cards - i love this. because its simple if you hit the flop great if you dont ( yeah you can always try to bluff ) you can always fold. so you will not lose too mutch money and you can win alot.
if you play this kind of cards you probably will win playing cash games.
In tournments players play some shitty hands... The worst thing is that normally this guys win sometimes :( ...
I saw yesterday some stupid moves.
@ a mid stage of a tournment
SB raise 3,5BB that put all in the other player in the BB. he called
both show the hands
SB Ac Kc
BB 7c Jh
the folp Tc Jc 8s
the folp give the jack but also give 2 cubs ( flush draw ) ans TJ ( straight draw ) and since TJ cubs ( straight flush draw ) to the player in the SB
do you want to count the out?
any Ace, king, queen and cubs will just be enought
the player in the BB saw his stack double up to around 5k and the player in the SB went to 1k. this kind of play make you mad and could ruin your tournment.
but the point is ... if it was a cash game playing 6-3 do you think he would call a 3,5 raise with 7Joff?
i already know the answer.
GL and GG
francisco " the truth k " Costa