02-22-06 [poker] - 1

02-22-06 [poker]

I'll make plays all the time that are not optimal based on knowing that my opponents suck. One classic case is when you know your opponent is on a hand that they can't release. If they were good, they'd be able to fold it when you show big strength, but you know your opponent can't fold a low flush, or good overpair, etc. so you can just go ahead and jam the pot. Against an optimal opponent you'd have to use a lot more deception to maximize EV, but against bad players you just jam it. I think a lot of what Sklansky talks about in the HSNL forum doesn't correctly take this into account - you're playing against humans who make mistakes, not against optimal opponents.

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