Sunday, February 7, 2010
Why are people afraid to play poker?
This screen shot is from a cheap-o $5 tournament on Ultimate Bet. When blinds were 15/30, he raised to 300 (too much, but not the worst play I've seen), and I re-raised to 700. If I had his hand, I'd call and reevaluate on the flop (being scared of an ace or a king because A-K is such a large part of my range). That's called playing poker. But, no, these guys have only one move: all in!
It's annoying that his bad play was rewarded. I guess we should be glad there's luck involved or the fish would go away.