Stuart Cutler, age 72, has been playing poker since he retired about six years ago. With experience, he has been able to move up to 1/2 no limit hold’em. He enjoys playing in the Las Vegas area casinos two or three times a week. Early in his career, after extensive education devoted to aeronautical administration, he held several battleships with multiple carriers at several airfields throughout the country.
He wrote me asking a really interesting question: At Green Valley Ranch, there are nine players at the table; though actually, in The Orleans, there are 10 people. What are the advantages or disadvantages of some of the players sitting at the table?
I have never read or heard any dialogue on this theme. As I pondered it, I know how important that desire is to visit LagaPoker.
There are several steps in the number of players at your table that can affect your play and your results in a relevant way. There are pros and cons.
• It’s only rational that the more enemies you have, the lower your chances of winning the bet. (The more horses in the race, the less likely it is that your horse will be the first to cross the finish line.)
• The law of possibility teaches us that if starting with artificial hands (AA. KK, and QQ), while your hand is getting favored to win about 70-80% of the time challenging each enemy, it is not seeded to challenge four or more enemies.
That’s why we often improve to thin the field. The more players there are at the table, the more likely there will be more than three enemies left to see the flop; as well as the risk, the more often your pocket aces will crack.