Monday, September 30, 2013

Bug's Poker Tip #33

Any Profit is Good Profit*

Is there anything more annoying than folding hand after hand after hand, then finally waking up to Aces in late position, open-raising your standard amount.... and having everyone fold? Well, get over it. While it's tempting to try to slow play a big hand like this if you know the table sees you as a nit, don't do it. Slow playing is almost always worse than just betting and taking down the blinds. I dabble in stock market "swing trading," and the gurus of that field have a saying that applies to us poker players: Any profit is good profit. Don't worry that you got out of the stock too soon, that it went higher yet after you sold... you made money. Be happy. Well, the same is true in poker. If the blinds fold to your raise in LP with you holding rockets or cowboys, so be it. You made money. Yes, it would have been great if the blinds had big hands too, but they didn't. Slow playing your AA just allows them to see--and hit--the flop harder than you, so don't do it. Bet and take your profit.... and be happy. Any poker profit is good profit.

All-in for now...
*This Bug Tip is related to Tip #4 (click here)

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