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/Jan/2011

Dealing with the Bingo Players.

By: MNBigDaddy @ 00:44 (EST) / 281 / Comment ( 0 )
We all have experienced our bad beats to the bingo players on here and else where while playing poker.  I suggest using the note tab on all players good and bad that make an impression on you while you play.  It's starting to come in handy after a couple of weeks of play and seeing how some of these players love to shove on any 2 random cards.  If you can start taking notes on these jokers and when you see the colored circle around their avatar next time you run into them you will know exactly how to deal with them.  I will take my chances every time with them when I'm holding a category 3 or better hand against them.  If you can get them isolated even better (it's always better to go heads up against these jokers then 2 or 3 others in the hand.)

Do you really want to put YOUR tournament life on the line in the first 10-20 min against these jokers?  What I've been trying to do is to make sure I have at least double the chips of these guys when going up against these types of players, so that if they do get lucky on any 2 random cards that you still have chips to do something with.  I'm suggesting maybe laying down our category 3 or better hands against these jokers only when they want to shove pre-flop.  When your category 3 or better doesn't hit on the flop and they keep firing just beware when calling these jokers, if we want to get better we have to learn to get away from our strong hands as much as it pains us. 

Why risk all your chips pre-flop for a pot that has $90 or $120 at best.  Have I ever gotten my chips all in preflop?  Of course I have and can I tell you that I've laid down AA or KK down preflop against one of these jokers when they shove all in preflop.....no I can't, but I'm going to try and make it a point to lay them down if I know they are a bingo player the next time I get them and someone wants to get all there chips in the pot while 10-15min into the game.  It's one of the things I've been trying to work on, not getting all my chips in the pot before there's a flop.....easier said than done when you have AA or KK. 

I also have to work on laying my premium hands down when the board pairs or there are flush and straight possibilities out there and the donkies keep betting.  Also ask yourself the next time you throw out your continuation bet out there why they are calling you?  Did they hit is that why they are calling?  Albeit you probably may be ahead of them until that dreaded river card hits to give them there runner runner flush or straight or 2 pair or whatever.  As Doyle has said "Small Ball Poker".  Try and limit your risk against these jokers. 

Start taking advantage of the "Note Taking Feature"!!!!!!!!  Good luck.
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