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    Hi Folks,

    I find it really hard to put players on a range preflop. When it is on the flop, turn or river it seems like I am psychic but still cannot resist calling or raising? How do I control these impulses to catch a str or flush and just fold and become a strong winning player?

    Thanks in advance for all the input.

    TC

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    Look at the pot odds. If you meet the pot odds, then it's worth playing. If not, you would be better off in the long run folding.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by topthecat View Post
      Hi Folks,

      I find it really hard to put players on a range preflop. When it is on the flop, turn or river it seems like I am psychic but still cannot resist calling or raising? How do I control these impulses to catch a str or flush and just fold and become a strong winning player?

      Thanks in advance for all the input.

      TC
      Anytime you have a question of whether or not you are ahead, MUCK! In the PSO, one will find that folding is the only option if you want to win consistanty month after month. Ask anyone that has been up top time and time again. Or just watch them.

      FOLD, FOLD, and FOLD!

      JT

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      • #4
        Best way to put a player on a range is watching them play when not involved in a hand.
        Note what they showdown if it was something they played aggressively.
        Its something you will get better at if you practice it.YOu will start noticing patterns with bet sizing.
        Player is aggressive all streets and suddenly minbets when the flush draw hits on the river.
        They have 2 pair or trips most of the time and will call any raise.Stuff like that you just get better at reading a board.

        Try doing these things:
        -Guessing what player has when you are not in a hand
        -Watching how they bet
        -Going back and replaying the hand after it has played.
        -Review hand histories after the tourney and look for patterns.

        That last one is a real key to getting better.We miss things in the moment but later on you see a pattern when you are not pressed for time.

        Practice,practice practice.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Deleted user View Post
          Best way to put a player on a range is watching them play when not involved in a hand. Note what they showdown if it was something they played aggressively. Its something you will get better at if you practice it.YOu will start noticing patterns with bet sizing. Player is aggressive all streets and suddenly minbets when the flush draw hits on the river. They have 2 pair or trips most of the time and will call any raise.Stuff like that you just get better at reading a board. Try doing these things: -Guessing what player has when you are not in a hand -Watching how they bet -Going back and replaying the hand after it has played. -Review hand histories after the tourney and look for patterns. That last one is a real key to getting better.We miss things in the moment but later on you see a pattern when you are not pressed for time. Practice,practice practice.
          Excellent advice. umbup:
          Originally posted by topthecat View Post
          Hi Folks, I find it really hard to put players on a range preflop. When it is on the flop, turn or river it seems like I am psychic but still cannot resist calling or raising? How do I control these impulses to catch a str or flush and just fold and become a strong winning player? Thanks in advance for all the input. TC
          There's an easy way to range people in a PSO: any two cards! umbup:

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          • #6
            Thanks Guys taking the advice and hopefully moving up.

            TC

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