I'm so relieved to have my laundry done and off my mind for the next 3 weeks now, and to still be sitting with $19,002 after a few small wins finally. If only everything else badly needing taken care of was also done and off my mind.
Big question for today thats been really causing me problems is how do u play against old people who refuse to bet their hands? (primarily in the $2-20 limit games). i know the key to winning poker is aggressive poker, but that sure dont seem to ring true when playing with a ton of old people. seems everytime im in late position, and have a hand like QK suited or AQ offsuit (which every book in the world says raise with) after a ton of limpers on the button, i get called by a much stronger hand they just didnt raise with. i see a lot of guys never raise no matter what preflop, especially with AK, even KK, but u cant automatically put them on it when they call my raise cause ive seen them call with TJ too. or A7 suited, etc.
so what do u do? i dont think the answer is to go along with the group--and also not bet my hand. that feels too weak. this problem usually only occurs in games filled with old people. younger guys play far more aggressive. this is really been causing problems when i try to bet my hand preflop. i tried to google it online but couldnt find any helpful articles--any links would be appreciated. ive never been good at google searches, never sure how to word the question, and its way too many words to get a good result. all thats coming up is videos for loose passive ONLINE players (not live) besides these guys arent exactly loose either, but more tight. they just wont raise preflop is all.
how can u bet ur hand preflop (like u should) when u never have any way to know whose sitting on a much better hand dominating u big time?
am also glad i finally broke down and made a decent size deposit on Bovada to play from my room. got about $175 on there now. not enough to play many $20 or $50 sngs but at least its something to work with.