Poker Night 2

Poker Night 2

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DOPEY JOHN Jan 7, 2014 @ 6:24pm
Anyone out of the red?
Can't get my total winnings out of the red to save my life. Can anyone would doesn't have this problem share some tips for winning with me?
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Katamariguy Jan 8, 2014 @ 2:46am 
500k in the black right now.

I advise folding very often and raising on (very) good hands.
paul Jan 8, 2014 @ 5:14am 
The players are all very loose, so you can afford to play quite tight and it doesn't seem to scare them off. On the other hand, there is often not a lot of pre-flop raising, so you can also afford to call with more speculative starting hands (like touching suited cards) to see the flop fairly cheaply and then fold if there is any further betting (and you didn't hit your hand).

You will have lots of chances to get paid off when you have a very good hand, so there is no need to risk a large portion of your stack with marginal or uncertain hands.

If you have a good starting hand that is strong on it's own like AK or middle pair, consider a larger pre-flop raise (2-3x the big blind). You can get most of them to fold, and then you can either pick up the blinds or at least have fewer garbage hands out there that will pair their 8s or 9s against you. Most often there will be only one guy playing against you and you can either string him along if you hit your hand, or put in a good sized bet if the flop looks safe (and don't worry about folding if he comes back over the top--you'll have plenty of opportunities to play for big pots when you have much more certainty about the hand. He might be bluffing, but you are playing to win the tournament, not to never be bluffed).

Don't escalate things too quickly. If the blinds are $400-$800 or the pot is around $2000-$4000 you don't need to be making $10k-$20k bets. Give yourself room to increase the size of the bets when you are more certain of winning, and if you are going to raise in an uncertain situation make sure you are not betting so much you cannot afford to fold if you get more information.
Lajkos Jan 8, 2014 @ 7:42am 
Don't go all in until you learn each character's play styles. If you do and lose, ♥♥♥♥♥ out and
Alt + F4
Ronnie42 Feb 14, 2014 @ 6:11pm 
Seems I noticed the Alt+F4 still leads to taking money out.
sfnhltb Feb 20, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Haven't quite got to the 1m mark yet, but winning is relatively easy if you know how each of them plays and just have patience when you need to.

Tactics to be aware of: if you have a good hand, min raises tend to keep everyone in while building the pot, whereas if you bet anything more usually a couple drop out, so generally if you drop in about 2-3 thousand when you want to narrow the field early (usually so you might be able to bully the remaining players off the hand if you don't hit anything).

I find if Claptrap or Ash bet big out of nowhere ($5-10k being common, depending on the stage of the game and how big their stack is), that is very likely a bluff, so I nearly always re-raise them if I can, but only if you are not pot committed if you do, as if they re-re-raise or all-in then they almost certainly have a real hand. If they come in with a medium sized raise, it is more likely to be a real hand.

Conversely if Brock and/or Sam are left in the hand, I generally try to push chips at them first (if the pot is enough for whatever reason to be worthwhile), and if they re-raise they usually have something, although particularly with Sam it might just be a middle pair (or worse), but they don't tend to go for the outright bluffs that the other two are prone to.
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Date Posted: Jan 7, 2014 @ 6:24pm
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