Monday, February 02, 2015

PokerNews article #50

On reciprocality in poker, and how it either costs or makes you money:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember when I first got into poker I would look for hard and fast rules on how to play situations. Mainly looking at the cards and the bets. I would have some nice discussions with a friend on hands played.

Over time my friend and I realized that rarely is there one specific play to make based on your cards.

More and more we realized that we were playing the other players at the table. My friend started a league and for four years we played with the same group of 14-16 people for the most part.

I came to realize that I would play certain situations/hands differently totally based on who was in the hand.

My friend and I continued to talk about hands, but usually we would come to the conclusion that the answer is it depends.

I have done things like limp with AA from UTG knowing that I would be raised by someone. Where at other tables I would never think about just limping. That is an extreme case, but you get the idea.

Most of the time the answer is it depends. I can never answer a poker question without really being at the table. Even getting info of the players as to how they play isn't enough. To really give an answer you have to be there for a decent amount of time.

That is what most people don't understand.