Once again it’s time to discuss the age old argument of exploitative play vs. “GTO”, or game theory optimal strategy. A lot of players romanticize the idea of looking a man in the eye and letting their gut decide if they’ve got it. Or picking up on an opponent’s tendency and maximally punishing it with huge adjustments. This is not a sensible way to formulate a winning poker strategy.
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47 Replies to “We Need To Talk About THE ONE TRUE WAY To Play Poker”
Great video but why did you put the s*** elevator music in the background – distracting and not needed
What a way to ruin a really fun thing.
"Other than that just play poker or some shit and it will work out" #Metagaming
Poker is a game where you just have to give zero fucks an jam all in with your 6 high
Great video. I feel like every time I make a raise, I'm beat😞😞😞 unless I have the nuts!😀😀. But, then they river the bad beat😞😞😞
If I seen someone min-raising all the time I would generally label them as a maniac fish, I would probably start reraising with marginal hands like King 10 and I would call practically every single hand at least if they were suited…….
Min-raising and the blinds fold? I'd call every single time and I've always been a tight player.
Wish i wasnt 7 years old in 2007
damn i wish you would make videos like this again dude…. this is so valuable
Q9 call wow
Calling with queen high…SAVAGE.
massive game of the chance ,,,therefore rely on luck is disgusting ,,bad beats??/ thats what u call it ,.. to justify frustrations because u lost with 12 outs against 2 … which is LUCK
"You're doing it wrong" what my girlfriend told me the first time I went down on her.
I can’t imagine what it must be like, putting so much into ONE SINGLE THING, for a significant period of your life…but then…it PAYING OFF SO EXPONENTIALLY. He talks sooooo goddamn fast, most times you can’t even know for sure that you understood every word he said, in ANY sentence. He’s just so intelligent about the subject. Every angle. Every facet. There’s nothing he can’t talk about, and not know MORE THAN YOU ABOUT…in heads up. So many words. So much information. So many things that even the TOP NOTCH players don’t even think of. They don’t think of it..meanwhile, he’s goddamn MASTERED IT. I don’t mean to get in the comments and jack him off, I just think it’s very under appreciated…exactly how intelligent he is. Doug, man…you’re an extremely impressive human being.
it seems youre always drunk on tv
Lol he called himself Christopher Columbus and created a graphic for it. LMAO, brush up on your history donkey. Fuck Christopher Columbus.
Yeah, you can't only play kings and sces.. nobody would call you anyway
1 True way to play, QUIT like DOUG DID!!!
My favorite exploit is to intentionally play a few shitty hands early so the people who think that's how I play will call anything I do later
Ur ideas r great but ur making everyone's ev exploitativly n/r. Thanks dumbass now bluffing is almost impossible. How u gonna justify the new wave of degeneracy?
Jungle man is kinda of scary . I would never play that fuck if he can call a shove with queen high ….
Doug honestly, more like this. Thanks for sharing.
oh hey there guy
Can someone tell me the title of the background music?
It's a tough ask but maybe do what Lex did, doing a breakdown of all his hands from years ago when he first started playing. Old school series it was called. Was really interesting to see how his play has developed over the past decade or so!
Vikings discovered America before Columbus
Best video on your channel.
Unfortunately you mentioned Christopher Columbus in the first minute. He was a joke, and most of your videos are a joke. We all know this shit. One of the problems with your videos is they are to long. I realize you are very knowledgeable in poker, but your videos are way too long ……
more videos like this!
Great vid, very interesting.. You hear about how poker has changed, but having these stats of how your game changes is really good. It was something different too compared to Polker hands. Can NL Holdem change that much now though? Where as you would hear doing certain strategies were good and things would change, with solvers theres no where new to go?
More of this stuff please!
Tell more old interesting stories of your poker journey.
Love the video Doug. All points well made!
I LOL every time you throw in the “F***Off” from that weird dude… never gets old.
Aka just choice your fucking opponent wisely in situations
I can't stand Doug Polk.He's a punk.
Loved this video. And I think you going through more hand histories would be a blast for future videos. Love this content in particular.
You just broke down what makes hold em so addictive and fun, adjusting to your player pool, trying new strats etc etc, u sure ur retired for good brah?
Yes, would love you to walk through your Poker Tracker data!!
Steal the blinds with a min raise? At my local casino, I honest to god cannot imagine a 5X early position raise NOT being called by at least 3 or 4 players. It's the ultimate minefield lol
It’s pretty clear the point of this video is….you need more points in this video. You get my point right?
This was one of your greatest videos Doug. It's just that, now I feel I have to go and do all these analyses of my Pokertracker records. Damn.