TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING??????
by moneedude | Published Jul 26, 2012
I was playing some 3/6 limit and had a good loose sticky fairly passive gamblers table with people throwing chips in to see what happened with a smile and a laugh. I was lucky and had position on two of the worst of them Bill and Phil two total gambler fish idiots. Bill was on a donkey run and hit solid on all of his garbage stacking chips and keeping chips moving on the table. Phil chased and chased and added extra value to the mix along with some others. I could not catch a start and got frustrated much faster than I should have. In like 3 hours I was in I can not catch a hand land. What is this about 3 hours is like a blink of a blink in poker time and oh boo hoo is you, how come I can not catch a hand to start or a board to continue wa wa wa…..
SO dumb ass me was fine talking the talk and NOT walking the walk for a split second. Then all I had to do was get over involved and it becomes a chaser fest that I am on the wrong end of. I donked a rack. Got lucky late and got it back. However, I broke down mentally and emotionally as well as strategically and in a time period that is completely unacceptable for me as a player and I know it and admit it.
SOLID BASIC PATIENT IS A MUST (Especially in this situation) AND I VIOLATED THIS CONCEPT AND I KNOW BETER.
This did bring up a question and an evaluation about a couple of things I want to make mental notes on and adjustments with.
CAN A GAME BE TOO LOOSE TO BE PROFITABLE OR WORTH PLAYING IN??????
I think this is a YES answer but not a definite yes. You want loose weak players overall and you want loose weak callers overall. However if you have three or four or more of these players at the same table or the table deteriorates into this environment then you have another problem and that is the schooling fish issue or as you can also call it ganging up on the pot or gang chasing and this makes it very difficult if not impossible to apply any actual poker logic or to utilize any real poker strategy to a hand or a game and once it deteriorates into a hit to win fest all the way around you are completely at the mercy of the deck and this is not a place you want to be as a poker player you are tied and restricted too much to allow any skill advantage to be utilized. This makes position (specifically late position and even only late position) and pure patience your only skill or strategy tools as you have to be in the right position and then get basically the nuts and hope to get in a pay off situation with a fish or two. This is a very restrictive and possibly boring and frustrating situation to be in and this is where I was the other night and I did not make the proper adjustments, which now that I look at it is to realize that a table change was the best strategy I should have applied. As stated in all areas of thinking a good thing is a good thing but too much of a good thing IS A BAD THING……
Let's see what others think and say if anything
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