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Why r there so many who limp? All I hear is Bet, Raise or Fold.
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First off I have been bumped up to High School League, not sure how, my play last month was terrible so maybe I was rewarded 4 something I did, I suppose I will find out how & why soon enough once I read up on how the system promotes players, until then I will try to perform better than I did this past month.

Playing in tournaments is a world of difference than playing at cash tables which is where I do most of my playing even though my time for the game has been cut down by about 75% from this past winter. The cash tables r full of players who must have missed most of the courses in the Poker School, if they even bothered 2 look at them. In those courses it says over and over to stay away from bluffing at the stakes most of us play. It is great advice as there r many playing there who will call u with ace high, or bottom pair and low kicker. So if u do bluff expect someone 2 call, with that said u can bluff but make darn sure u have something in your hand besides 2 off suit cards that do not match any part of the board.

At the low stakes games there r a lot who do what is usually called "Fancy Play Syndrome", basically trying to bushwack anyone else who is still in the hand, it is usually pretty obvious as the player doing the Dance almost always is trying to run the table with large bets, then out of the blue he/she decides not to run the table? No way that is the case, chances r very good they have caught a monster hand and r waiting for the rest in the hand to build the pot. What usually happens is since they r not betting their hand and the rest of the players who r passive will just check, so there is not big pot at the end of the Rainbow. They should have played like they usually do & since it is normal 2 c them bet some may call. Just my thought on how to play a hand & I could be completely wrong since in reality I am still a fish, a week short of 7 months since I was taught how to play this game, I had watched it being played many times but never tried until Oct last year.

Tournament play has become much more difficult 4 me as it is different from the cash tables. I cannot really put my finger on what is different but it even feels different playing there than at a cash table. It may b something a simple as knowing the stack of chips u have r all u get unless u win more. U cannot reload, at least in most tourneys I play in.  As said I do not know why but it has become very hard 4 me & that may explain a lot of my terrible play. I enjoy the cash tables but if I want to b able to play this game for the long run I need to b able to play tournaments with enough confidence that going into the first hand I know I have as good a chance of winning the tourney as anyone else who is in it. Later all, hope u had a great weekend, Len.

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