A popular poker blogger participated in a year of losing business, then suddenly turned things around. She calls it "The Tweak," but has been secretive about it, thus frustrating the blogging community.
MOJO hired five private detectives, and has gotten to the bottom of this. We, here in the blogosphere, don't have to put up with any secrets, do we?
So, here's the scoop on The Tweak:
1. Fold A-A preflop. It's a known fact that they will get cracked from between 60.1 and 82.5% of the time, depending on how you play them and the phase of the moon. You don't have to put up with stuff like that, just fold. Stay out of trouble. I mean, even Stu Unger said they only win a small pot or lose a big one. Listen to the man.
There are some variations that you can use to make folding them even better -- a tweak to the tweak, as it were. If someone raises to $12 UTG and it folds to you in the BB, go ahead and show before you fold. Besides not losing your whole stack with the dumb things, you confuse the opponents - excellent! Eventually, you'll you see a glazed look in his eye, and he'll be drooling on the table. Then you know you pwn him.
2. If you are dealt 4-2 (whether suited or not), just move all in. Works like a charm. The other guy has A-A and is licking his chops (he didn't read part 1 above). The flop comes with A-3-5. Now, aren't you glad you got all your chips out there? He has only top set and is drawing thin - a poker player's dream!
Besides seeing you fold A-A, the villain has seen you move all in with the mighty 4-2 Is he confused? Yes, I think so, don't you? You'll love stacking his chip$; the steam coming out of his ears is the lagniappe. Soon, you'll learn the power of lagniappe, as Jusdealem already has. It's a cool word, so make it part of your repertoire. If you can't beat them at poker, baffle them with your vocabulary. Whatever.
There you have it. Don't applaud, just throw money -- I take Pay Pal. I'll need the extra ca$h to defend the law suit she'll bring after reading this. No, wait. She won't read it -- my blog isn't cool enough for her. Suh-weet!
So, it's just that simple. When poker is broken down, there's no mystery to it, but rather just common sense and proper execution. It's all about the basics, and, of course, a tweak here and there.
You can walk the walk, if you tweak the tweak, or, um, well, something like that. I'm MOJO, and I'm just sayin'.