Sunday, November 26, 2006

Armchair psychology redux

Is it just me, is is there a tournament player mentality that is predictable?

Axiom: If a player's Q falls below 1, it is much harder for him to make a merginal fold (he'll more likely stack-off). When a Q is higher than 1 (especially when its much higher), it seems that its easier for you opponent to make a "big laydown".



Godard said...

Absolutely true, and another excellent reason for people to stop fearing the big stacks... and to stop bullying the small stacks.

ElSnarfoGrande said...

I definately agree, as soon as people think that they are behind the field, they are committed to the hand.

Is this made worse by the various poker sites, posting what the average chip stack is during a tournament? If the players did not know what the average was, would they be so quick to commit and feel they need to catch the rest of the field?