The first considerable difference:”pre-flop” to the blinds – more than 100% in the ante-post area – occurs at about the level of the required levels of the buy-in for a tournament or a sit & go. In this situation players who “chose to fold” are not in the position to influence the outcome of the hand. If you therefore do not have a good hand, your best bet is to fold. This attitude could be called pragmatic, but it is hardly ever called intelligent.
As a rule you should never fold more than 10% of your stack in the pre-flop game. This rule is theino de denti that holdem players like to use, to mean that of all the stake money invested in the hand, ten percent of it should be removed. However, this is not feasible unless you play with a lot of money. In the limit holdem game it is therefore recommended to fold when your bankroll dictates it. If you would like to keep your bankroll healthy, while still taking at least some of its value, the best Euromillions strategy is to increase your buying power a little, at least in the starting hand. Every competent poker player increases his buy in once he has the sense to do so.
Which raises the question: how to remove the useless expenditures? In all cases, except in a tournament or with a very strong hand, the competent player will never entirely offline. Only a very good hand, or a very strong mental attitude, can remove those holdings that are a burden. But in the limit holdem game such a thing is quite possible, even if you put aside the money.
For example, you are waiting for the river to finish. Everyone before you folds, and then you stay in a hand, just as before. But this time you put in a big raise. To call is a sign of a strong hand, so no one wants to call. You now have the aces in the hole. If the remaining players put in equal bets, you will be willing to call and enjoy the flop. To decline would be suicide, because you do not have ace high.
However, if someone puts in a bet, say a big bet, then you can comfortably call, because the bet is smaller. This would suggest to other players that you have, or you might have, a better hand. Your motivation to play would thus be higher.
If before the flop you had called the blind, the flop would probably be something like Q s , 6 d or 7 d . Everyone knows that you have not the greatest hand, but everybody hopes that you have not lost great part of your stack to the blind. You have to keep in mind that you have not really made anything yet. You have to wait for the turn or the river. Then, you will either have a half reasonable hand, or a hand better than the one you started with. If the latter, then you should be in a good position. In any case, if you suppose to have a really good hand, you should not hesitate to call or even raise.