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  • Different Gears

    Posted by websitemark on May 17, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I think it’s important to have different gears in one’s game. Some situations call for aggression, while some call for patience. I think there’s a lot of value in having multiple ways to attack (or even sit back and get out of the way).

    rabman50 replied 3 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • steve-fredlund

    July 7, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I totally agree with this but I think there needs to be a broader strategy associated with it. Many recs just feel like they “should” change gears so they do and often it is as time that may be suboptimal. I think it is important to be able to change gears and recognize the right situations to do it.

  • websitemark

    July 7, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    That’s a really good point… There should definitely be a purpose and intention behind it.

  • jim

    August 1, 2020 at 8:05 am

    @rabman50 has mentioned how he like to “switch it up” when he gets to Heads Up play do keep his foe off-balance. Rob does this with his opening strategy, sometimes limping, sometimes raising wider or to a different sizing, sometimes folding tighter preflop – I also like to let my aggression wax and wane HU according to the “flow” of the action and the perceived experience level of my opponent. Rob, what factors do you look for when deciding when or how to switch it up, or is it more a natural “feel” that you have developed?

    • rabman50

      August 2, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      It has to do with what my opponent is doing. If he is being extremely aggressive I will try to use that against him. I will limp the button with big hands and raise with marginal hands. If my opponent seems passive I will open everything from the button. As the “flow” changes I will fold more often to aggression and let them grow overconfident and then up my aggression level. It is about never letting your opponent get a read on the strength or weakness of your hand based on your actions. And yes I have open raised with any two from the button heads up.

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