Saturday, November 15, 2008

My own poker conspiracy theories


Following a serie of events - bad beats - and considering my years of experience with online poker, I have decided to write a few of my own conspiracy theories that will hopefully help you improve on how to play poker online:

Death Poker Table Seat

When you loose more than 2x your initial money in 1 table get out as soon as possible because you are playing in the death poker table seat! This is even more true when you loose for example with a pocket pair of Kings or Aces. So lets say I start at 1 table with $10 if I loose a total of $20 then I simply leave that table, beacuse I know it can only get worst!

Continuous Winning Series of Poker Online

When you are winning you will keep on winning! It happen already several times that when I win a hand and go to the next one immediately after with any type of hand I win the second hand as well. this is even more true when Im the chip leader or in a cash table when I have double up my initial investment.

AQ + AJ out of position!

AQ and AJ out of position are the biggest money loosers of all time. When you have 1 of these hands AQ or AJ and you pay to see the flop but someone else raises you then you could be pretty sure that you are going to loose that hand if you decide to continue - or maybe its just me :)

20% rule of bankroll management

If you loose more than 20% of your bankroll in 1 session then its time for you to stop playing for a few hours or even for that day. If you have more than 1 poker site you like to play then give it a try on the other one. Of course I dont apply this most of the times and I end up losing a lot more than 20% and thats just because I want to get my money back and I end up making all diferent kind of stupid mistakes that you wouldnt do if you were not under pressure to recover. Stop and leave!

You vs. the chip leader = you always loose!

Thats been the case in 80% to 90% of the times with me. even with almost perfect hands you can still loose if you are up against the chip leader or the guy with most money at the table. Be extremelly careful in those situations where you have for example AA and you got your trips on the flop but then the flop also is showing a flush draw or a straight draw... Most likely you will go all-in and the chip leader will hit is straight or flush draw... Been there... done that! The reverse is also true - if you are the chip leader then you can abuse a little bit more of the low stacks as usually the house will protect you as you are the guy with more money and also the one they know will generate more rake for them!

He! He! Its giving me a lot of pleasure to release all this deamons! What about you? What other poker conspiracy theories to you have? Please leave me your comment!

To be continued...

Best regards,

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Anonymous said...

Hey Tuk,

Love your blog! I have to definitely agree with playing AQ and AJ out of position. I think I lost with this every 9 out of 10 times!

tuktukbkk said...

Thank you! I have to say that there is nothing more annoying that you knowing that and still make the same mistake over and over...

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