Thursday, March 27, 2014

A statement so basic yet so complete, I had to record it

Your primary goal in a poker hand is not find out where you are at, it’s to VP$IP when you’re ahead and avoid money VP$IP when you’re behind.

Maybe stating it a funnier way, its more important to statistically use your money wisely, especially if that means not creating a scenario that gives you more information, but only when you are wrong.


Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Meh -- I like the general idea, but sometimes it is ok poker if not good poker to VP$IP when you are technically "behind" though, so I'm not a huge fan of the statement overall. If you have sufficient equity / pot odds / whatever you want to call it, calling or even raising (ie semi-bluff) from when you're behind can be part of a great set of poker skills.

You hittin up WSOP this summer in Vegas?

columbo (at eifco dot org) said...

I see what you are saying. I was just focusing on the physiological need we have to prove we are right. and one way, the worst way, is to end the hand to prove you are ahead. If you are ahead, ending the hand should not be the first point of order.

Vegas will be very hit or miss this year. I give it 50/50 at best that I go this year.