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    Quote Originally Posted by sard1010 View Post
    Consider what you are getting called with...
    That's a key statement.... Before you bet consider what you want the outcome to be and think, will your bet have the meaning to your opponent you think it will? That's something I wrestle with constantly. If you want your opponent to call, think what amount he will call and if you don't want a call, ie you think you can get a better hand to fold, bet appropriately. Sometimes when we bet too much we will make weaker hands than our own fold (ie bad), or only better hands than ours to call. (also bad).
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    Quote Originally Posted by compuease View Post
    Before you bet consider what you want the outcome to be and think, will your bet have the meaning to your opponent you think it will?
    I think I need to store that quote into the poker lab I have somewhere up in my noodle. Thanks for that, I think that takes my phrase " consider what you are getting called with " and puts it in a lot more practical terms for me.

    Another thing I was pondering that I meant to post yesterday as well:

    One of the earliest things I learned about poker (from the so-called 'experts') was that poker rewards aggression. And I think I've quoted this back to you guys enough times.

    Alternatively (or perhaps not), I've also heard dudes like Daniel Negreanu preach "small ball" and so-called studs like Cliff Josephy (2016 November Niner) say things like "I only play small pots."

    Where shall I take up residence among this spectrum when I sit down among the big boys? Certainly from this thread I have preached the so-called fun and effectiveness of what could be called a loose-aggressive playstyle. But I'd like to know about all of my options and gather all the data I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sard1010 View Post
    I think I need to store that quote into the poker lab I have somewhere up in my noodle. Thanks for that, I think that takes my phrase " consider what you are getting called with " and puts it in a lot more practical terms for me.

    Another thing I was pondering that I meant to post yesterday as well:

    One of the earliest things I learned about poker (from the so-called 'experts') was that poker rewards aggression. And I think I've quoted this back to you guys enough times.

    Alternatively (or perhaps not), I've also heard dudes like Daniel Negreanu preach "small ball" and so-called studs like Cliff Josephy (2016 November Niner) say things like "I only play small pots."

    Where shall I take up residence among this spectrum when I sit down among the big boys? Certainly from this thread I have preached the so-called fun and effectiveness of what could be called a loose-aggressive playstyle. But I'd like to know about all of my options and gather all the data I can.
    Small ball poker is usually in reference to tournament poker. Playing more pots overall but not risking a big portion of your chips each time. Gives you the chance to accumulate chips and lowers chance of busting in one hand as in tournaments you (normally) can't just rebuy.
    "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life" (Pratchett).

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