Poker Playing Strategy: How To Hide Your Skill Level And Fly Under The Radar
If you intend to create for yourself an image of a bad player you can. The question in not why you can do that but it is mostly why you should do it and only then how you can accomplish this purpose. The idea is that at some point in your game you might get lost within the rules you have read about and learned about and because of this you will play tighter and tighter, not willing to risk money on hands that are just not worth it. After you learn a thing or two about poker you start realizing that you were initially playing too loose and too many hands and now you will fall into the other extreme and play too little hands. This will cause you win small pots because your games style is going to be too readable and people will start fearing you.
You will have to understand that the odds are there for everyone, they are not there to fight against you, they are there for you. You are not at war with the odds you are at war with your opponents and you must act accordingly. Remember that you must add value to you good hands and for this you have to play stupidly sometimes and confuse the opponents so they will lose their respect over your game and when you really have a hand you can benefit from it.
So, if you want to be seen as a bad player you can always:
– Raise from under the gun. Being under the gun means you are sitting next to the blinds, in the right. If from that position you bet twice before having to see your cards and everyone at the table will clearly label you as a gambler. The players that have some experience will see how you did this from the worst possible position and they will assume you are a beginner or you just play bad.
– Bluff and let them catch you. Every player hopes when he or she makes a call that they are on a quest to expose a bluffer. Trying to keep you honest is what you need them to do, because if they see now you are bluffing they will assume you will do that again so they will call endlessly on your bets even when you have a strong hand of course.
– Start with weak cards and take them all the way, so high to even beat a better hand with them and you will make a name at the table that you play bad cards. This is what you want them to think when you will have your strong hand.
If you manage to make the table label you as a bad player then you can get ready to make some serious money on your next big hand.