Archive for the 'Fear of raising series' Category

Fear of raising preflop #4; Right thought

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Zen and the Art of Poker is a book that gets referred to often by those that have read it. As far as I can tell, it’s not written by a dedicated Zen disciple but by a dedicated poker player who found some connections between Zen perspectives and good poker attitudes and approaches. One of […]

Fear of raising preflop #3; Psychological elements

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Having an idea what you might want to do on the flop and later after raising preflop is a help. But even so, there are psychological elements at play. On a social networking site I started playing the poker they have there. I expected inexperienced players who are just playing for a bit of entertainment, […]

Fear of raising preflop #2; playing the flop

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

So, you’ve raised, but got callers. If you hit the flop, then value bet/price out any draws. Slow play only rare monsters (set of QQQ) Watch out if you hit 2 pair with connectors, because that means someone else likely has at least a draw if not a made straight (KQ on KQT flop) Bet […]

Fear of raising preflop #1; what can happen if you raise

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Apparently I go through phases of comfort with raising preflop. Sometimes it’s fun, other times my heart races and I’m afraid to watch what happens. When I’m just watching someone else playing it’s much easier to make the calls. So, what I want to do is step through some of the scenarios. In some ways […]