I often play hands and win or lose wonder if I played them correctly. Now when I say correctly it really opens up a whole can of worms as most players have their own opinion of what is the correct way to play poker.
So rather than ask if hands are played correctly lets try a more subtle approach and ask"How would you have played this hand?"
I think one of the reasons we see poker analysis threads die out quickly is because players state that a hand was played wrong or badly rather than just explain how they would have played it and why. Who wants to be told they are wrong when all they want is a little help?
I certainly don't want to be told I'm wrong I would rather look at how others would play the same hand and take on board anything I think would be beneficial to my game and improve that way.
If I was a new player then all help would be welcome.
Online poker has certainly changed the way many players play and has IMO most certainly affected the mathematics of poker sort term and to a degree long term too.
As 888 attracts a huge percentage of recreational players you are no longer going to be sat at a table with just 1 fish, more likely there will be 3-4 at any 9 handed table these days and of course the freeroll mentality is a whole different ball game as well.
Also remember that some new players have no idea how to play, I know I didn't when I first started playing, hell the first hand I won with with 92 suited and it cost me a few bucks to find out that wasn't a good hand afterwards lol
So with all this in mind rather than stating just numbers and odds and right or wrong lets just offer up how we would have played the posted hand with a brief reasoning of why.
Remember some members who post might find any deep reasoning hard to comprehend and might be very new to the game and the community.
Try to be helpful and thoughtful in your replies as I am going to try to attract now members and players to this thread
A few of the vast amount of things to look out for in posted hands that might help others.
Could they have extracted any more chips?
Missed chance to check raise.
Are they reraising, if not should they?
C-betting used correctly if at all.
There is also the fact that some players will need to research some of the above if they are completely new to poker.
So with all this in mind who has a hand they would like some feedback on?
Please give as much info as you can on the game, players, stakes and what you think your poker ability is at the time as that will aid others in their replies.
Will all my888poker members please ensure they have their 888poker player name in their profile.