Re: TT - better play?
Many times, it's better to let people think about their decisions. There is no one right answer to play poker. In most of my previous posts, I've offered alternative lines, but the reason I didn't respond with an alternative line is because things could have gone so many different ways here.
Originally Posted by Robert
Besides, there's enough others to respond to how to have considered playing this preflop and postflop. And frankly, this guy isn't likely going to listen to fold the flop because he won the hand.
Ugh, the human brain has a unique learning mechanism. It learns that when it makes a mistake, not to do that again. When it is rewarded, it learns to do that again. Here is a likely scenario where the brain may have been misdirected. Poker is not a game that has a natural learning process, because we can be rewarded for mistakes, and penalized for our good plays.
Seriously, I hope our hero understands this. But we're talking hundreds of hours of playing, and tens of thousands of hands before most of this kind of stuff begins to settle in. We all start off too loose and aggressive. Then we begin to pull the reigns in. Sometimes becoming too tight. And it's a process to eventually figure out what style is most profitable. We all say we're tight and aggressive. But often times, people don't understand that.
Anyway, to my post, I made it clear that they both played it poorly. Our hero is lucky that his opponent is a huge donkey. He should hope to play with him often. Otherwise, as he moves up in buyins, he will be crushed. There is just too much to say about this hand without going into preflop strategy first. Raising to isolate with TT and playing postflop has it's own problems. In fact, our hero played postflop pretty well, considering. But as he moves up in buyins, he's just spewing chips here.