Originally Posted by louiebh
im really struggling with post flop play usually ill have a decent hand which turns dead on the flop then my opponent will start betting and ill fold usually they are bluffing and mucking but my hand is nowhere near strong enough to take them to a showdown, so when i get a decent hand like AK etc they just fold then i have a crappy run of folding and end up having my stack shaved by blinds, this is in SNG's if it makes a difference especially when there are 2 people left i basically end up giving 1st position away because i cant handle it after getting within reach of it, im a poker beginner do maybe there is something iim missing please help guys. would really appreciate it
I'm really struggling with post flop play. I'll have a decent hand which turns dead on the flop, then my opponent will start betting, and I'll fold. Usually they are bluffing and mucking; but my hand is nowhere near strong enough to go to showdown. Whenever I get a decent hand like AK, they just fold. Then I have a crappy run of folding, and end up having my stack shaved by blinds. (This is in SNGs, if it makes a difference.)
When two people are left I basically end up giving 1st away because I can't handle it after getting within reach of it. I'm a poker beginner. Maybe there is something I'm missing?
Please help, guys. I would really appreciate it.[/post fix]
First, the best way to show appreciation to people who are helping you out, is to make it easy for them to figure out what you're asking. A lot of posts like the one I'm responding to get ignored because no one wants to take the time to decipher it. Decent grammar, punctuation, and breaking things into paragraphs goes a long way towards this goal. It doesn't have to be perfect; but it does need to show more time and effort than just spilling a bunch of words onto the internet.
You are, after all, asking people to spend their valuable time helping you.
Second, SNGs are indeed very different from cash games. The best advice I can give you here is to read Sit 'n Go Strategy
by Collin Moshman. It should help you a lot with your play in STTs.
Third, learn ICM. That should help you with your end game.