Today, Jordan at High On Poker stated this principle better than I've ever heard it before:
If a guy calls you with a 20/80 underdog and then hits, you can berate him and get him to fold all future 20/80 underdogs … and why would you ever want to do that? You already experienced the 20 side of it, so encourage the bad play and collect your damn 80!
'Nuff said. Now if only I could figure out why I get the 80 side less than 20% of the time ....
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This is the first in an irregular series of posts where I will highlight thoughts by other bloggers which I find to be particularly well-written, succinct points which are worth passing along, but where I also find I have no real additional commentary to add. Think of it as a blogger-centric homage to (or rip-off of) Poker Grump's running "Poker Gems" series of quotes derived from a variety of poker media.