Ratholer - A player who removes chips from the table, usually to avoid having to go all-in more than they intend to. Ratholing is typically performed by shortstackers who play really tight, double up, then move to another table.

High Roller - A player who usually plays in high stakes poker games that require betting large amounts of money. As a result large amounts of money can be won and lost within minutes.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Feeding the fishies and turning donks into sharks...

I have started noticing a phenomenon on the tables at Piggs that doesn’t seem to happen on FT. Coaching at the tables… Here we are grinding out our BB/100 and a couple of suckouts turn the better players into coaches, trying to stop the donks from calling to hit the flush on the river if they don’t have pot odds.

I used to do this myself, but having experienced a player that was a recipient of this information, suddenly start winning tourneys and having seen other donks that have received good advice turn into sharks, that it is –EV to coach at the tables.
You are teaching them to be better players, allowing them to take their money back and all of this without having to do any of the work that we have had to do, scouring forums and reading poker books, analysing hands and putting in the hours that it takes to be a better player.

So just a plea, leave them, let them call, in the long run they will be your best source of income… If they want to get better, let them do the work.

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