The Perfect Man Cave banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Badministrator
Joined
·
42,726 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Curious to know the best advice others have received.

My poker mentor told me when I was starting to play:

"Jasen, here are the two things I can't teach you enough of:
In low limit, play the cards;
In mid limit play the chips
In high limit / no limit, play the people.

The other thing is this:
When you are in a hand, you either raise or fold. No hand should be called. If your hand isn't worth raising, then fold"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Never had a poker mentor. Just started playing one day. Nobody ever gave me advice, either, except my wife (who's never played poker). Best advice I'd ever heard of anyone getting, & she repeats it every time I leave for a game.

"Have a good time."
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
quads said:
When you are in a hand, you either raise or fold. No hand should be called. If your hand isn't worth raising, then fold.
Your buddy there must have been a friend of Sklansky, only Sklansky says it a little different. I think his version is..

"If the hand is worth a call it's worth a raise."
 

·
Badministrator
Joined
·
42,726 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Nope, he never knew Sklansky.
His lesson was fold or raise, don't call.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
"Don't put in good money after bad. Staying too long on marginal hands is where players lose most of their money. Don't be afraid to get away from a hand that's gone bad." Whether I follow this advice as often as I should is another question.

But my new personal favorite has to be: "Pair on board - danger sign!"
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top