Ok this took me an extremely long time to come up with and edit so I hope it helps you understand more. It's a bit long so and will talk about things Ive already said.
OK fold points are incredibly valuable, The thing about being a sniper is that the average soldier is afraid of you. that's the way you want it. You want him to know. Most people will not show there cards. A sniper will 75% of the time. Why? Because he wants to let them know theres a sniper on the battle field number one and foremost. (its the oppisite of yin you want to show) you want to put that fear in there mind. No one plays like that right? WRONG.The best part about this is that yins will start showing you there hands every once in awhile also.
You just encountered it and never knew it existed is all. When you can confuse some one simply by checking or calling you have reached the oppisite of confusing some one by raising. Nasty eh. EXACTLY. by doing nothing at all you have put uncertainty in his mind and possibly set up a trap or a time to use fold points. Or run. You know what though your $ is worth more so if it's 1 $ from a yin its worth 1.50 from a yang if you know hes a yang. It's not
perfect, Your going to loose too by blow back. Blow back is when you think you got in best but didn't. Usually out drawn or out flopped or unlucky. It's going to happen and can't be avoided as a YIN or a YANG.
So far I have lost the most $ using this style making a bad read and of course getting unlucky. So I am looking at that area now to see what I can do to minimize this error I think I have found the problem though. (Damn yin thinking in me). The thing about being a sniper is it's extremely hard. You have to do everything oppiste of what your normally used to doing. An extreme challenge I assure you. But it is all based on respect. Respect is not bought it's earned. through blood sweat and alot of tears.
Now im going to tell you a story about AK. extremely problesome hand. I have seen more ppl go out on this hand than any other. Why? because 22 is a coin flip to ya. Now how would you like to have all your money in preflop with 22? Against AK maybe ok. AK AQ is the snipers number one ally. You limp with it as a sniper. why beacuse Yins raise Aces and Yangs don't. bacause when it comes to a show down and he shows A 10 and you show AK and all you did was call him PPL notice a snipers out there. The other way is to limp with it get some raising you and go into full blown commitment mode. Full blown commitment mode is basically pushing it all in and yes GAMBLING without proper battlefield awareness. You think your best or at least the risk is minimal. Now case in hand. I was at the last
Horse PTOW touney. I'm small blind eventually a raise comes out. Being a sniper I flat call KK to get battlefield awareness now. (im camoflaged) Jack high flop (perfect no ace). Sniper does what a sniper does and checks. comes back to raiser. raises, Sniper min raise back, raiser call. Next card jack.Outta position after figuring the math Sniper goes full blown commitment. Gambling. Call from raiser.raiser shows QJ. Snipers dead. But im pretty sure he was respected. And even though he went out behind, he didn't do it with a dog type hand. Now believe it or not the sniper thought he was even better with another jack hitting, Why ? because it decreases the odds that the other person can have a jack in his hand by 33.3%. It also increases his hand value to other possible hands that could have beaten him now. He also has a higher 2 pair. Even though it was unlikey the raiser has those other cards. the sniper's hand is more powerful than it was at flop, in a reverse sort way and the odds the other person has that card have decreased. So he used full blown commitment. he died.He does not think the raiser raised with a weaker type hand like AJ or QJ. The sniper made the wrong read and got
unlucky. It's going to happen. Blowback. Nothing is certain.
You want them to know. Funny eh? RESPECT POINTS AND FOLD POINTS will accomplish this. RESPECT POINTS are earned when you do the nasty to them. when you make em scared. you do this by showing hands, Or being so passive against an aggressor with a way better hand that you make it ALIEN to them. You want them to know there soldiers and your zoomed in on them with minimal risk and exposure. You want them to be unsure of you.Why? Because this is alien to them. Unatural. out of the ordinary so they are unsure as to how to react. Youve made them uncertain. Your main mission as a sniper is to stay hidden until the right time presents itself ( USE CAMOFLAUGE). Now think about precision. Now war has changed alot because of precision. Precision is where it is at. being able to hit exactly one time the first time is where it is now a days instead of carpet bombing the whole
area, This is going to scare the enemy even more when they know the other side only needs one not 20. Thats why they send special forces behind enemy lines. Because they know there valuable there and they always send a sniper no matter what. why? because he has an extended view of the battle field. He can ZOOM in. and soldiers are scared of him. You will respect a sniper no matter what and that I will swear on. Why because you now he can kill you in one shot not 2. you have no choice but respect that because if you don't, it could get ya killed.
Patience is an ALLY to the sniper. It is what makes a sniper a sniper. The oppisite of playing alot of hands is not playing alot of hands. Now even if you were not a sniper, If you don't play alot of hands your going to get respect. Now if you are a sniper your going to get even more. Because ppl are unsure as to how to proceed next usually because there in an alien enviroment that makes them uncomfortable, Playing Yang as I said is extremely hard, and still has areas that I am working on and figuring out the bugs. You see I play yang then sometimes kick into a yin mode by accident in the middle of a yang style assault. Why because I'm a NEWBIE YANG.
I have not been a yang for a long time, But only a few short weeks. The other thing is I have no master to ask questions to. I have no one to show me the way, no book to read. I have to stumble and pick myself up afterwards. AS I said I thought about it even more last night. I have been trying to be a yang but can not kick my Yin habbits. I need discipline. See the thing about AK is even IF you hit your A and have been waiting. Top pair in yin and YANG and a good kicker is going to make $ or give you blow back. Because both styles might have a tendicy to overplay it. But A Yang can take minimal damage over it as compared to maximum. See the oppisite of thinking you have the best hand is thinking well what other hands can beat your hand. Now you add the variables into the math. Variables are variables for a reason. Because there unpredictable. Adding a variable to the math can have many differnt final results.
I cant find the hand but remember it well. I got felted. Im sure any Yin would have to.
I have AQ I limp like always gets raised 5X blind I call and another caller. ( I'm the limpiest limper that ever limped now honest.) so flop comes suits dont matter anyway Q 2 7 I check, first caller bets 5X blind , raiser calls, Sniper fires min raise to 10X, first caller doubles it to 20 X. Raiser folds.This guy knows I'm a sniper and still fired at me Hmmmm?.SNiper kicks into minmal loss Somethings up mode flat call. turn Ace. Sniper does what a sniper does best check. First caller is all in covering the sniper. Well after even more battle field awareness Sniper thinks the risk might be worth it. CAll, rivers a brick, first caller shows 22 for set. Sniper does what a sniper usually does and shows his hand also. He shows AQ. The sniper got killed yes. But he died being a sniper. And even though a soldier SHOT him, he still respected the sniper as a foe. He went out as a dog maybe. But he didn't do it with a dog hand. Now I achieved minimal damage even though I lost it all. Why Because I didn't push all my $ in behind. I called all my money in behind. I bought respect. Some one asked me about me checking my KK and being super priced in with an overpair when I beat AA and why I would do that in a post before I never answered it really but this might explain it. Because I figured I was behind. I knew I was was going to call if he pushed me in. But I called behind then and didn't push behind. To me theres more respect attached when you play smart. I assure you even though I got lucky and beat his AA he respected my call more than if I had pushed it in. with the exact same hand. I got respect for the way I played the hand. Not the hand I had.
How many people do you respect when they limp in? How many you respect if they check afterwards? Probably NONE right. Do you know any snipers? So if you played a ring game and encountered one, it would be alien to you then right? Now eventually your going to figure out hes a sniper. Why because he shows you he is. Or your going to see alot of PPL betting aces go down to him because they didn't get lucky and hit aces up, and he always outkicks them. Why? because they played A8 suited and he doesn't even think about playing that hand usually. Why? because you can experience blow back with AQ just as easily as A8 when your a dog to AK. Playing hands like A8 are just going to waste ammo, and more than likely give you blowback. Playing hands like that would not make him a sniper. People wouldn't think he was a sniper than.
Even with AK does not make it a kill shot. Because if you think about possible hands that can actually beat you, (the oppsisite of YIN) you want to take minimal loss and not make maximum profit. In everything you do in life you usually have to pay to get something in return. Well being a sniper has to be bought also. You do this by NOT MAXIMIZING. You want to scare ppl so you do it by taking them out of there normal enviroment You pay for it. By minimizing your damages your buying a snipers badge and putting most other ppl in an alien enviroment because they've never experienced it before to THIS DEGREE, maybe a bit here and a bit there but not FULL BLOWN OPPISITE. A snipers badge is worth every penny you spent. It will let you encounter minimal loss which is not making money but saving money. If a snipers out there people don't like to fire. And if they do they usually don't fire as much. You save $ by the amount of money you don't have to call. Most ppl will fire if they got a good hand. But if they got a good hand but have uncertainty they will have a tendency to not fire as much 2$ instead of 4$ basically. Why because they also have a little YANG in them also even though there a yin. And when they know there behind or unsure they kick into minimal loss mode. And in almost every case youll find where people who encounter a sniper knowing it's a sniper they revert to that mode. Youve achieved minimal loss and created uncertainty simply by being in the hand doing nothing at all.
All you did was not have to take as many risks to achieve it. You didn't win as much but you didn't lose alot either in anycase. You did gain experience (WHICH I STILL DESPERATELY NEED FOR YANG STYLE) and made a little profit also. EVEN when you have some of your worst days in poker being a yang, You usually did so minimally.But one good day can make up for 5 bad days easily because you only have to make minimal back.
You see the other thing about being a YANG is that words like risk, hope , chase are not there as much they are but not as much. oppisite words start poping up like certain, for sure, More than likely ahead, Killshot. And usually you need only fear words like Unlucky or outdrawn, or outflopped but so do YINS.
Passive defense. To be passive is the oppisite. You won't maxzimize but you will minimize.
You won't just scare ppl, YOU"LL TERRORIZE them. They will RESPECT a sniper, and be unsure as to how to proceed. Why because you showed them. they saw it. If you dont respect a sniper you can get killed, So you have no choice. It's so reverse playing style that you litterally do everthing exactly different which is still extremely hard for me to even grasp, let alone them form some sort of defence to it. It is why I came up with it. I needed a solid tactic to combat aggressive people. All I did was look to the ages and open my mind up.
Who would you respect more? the biggest pro in the world that is aggressive all the time. Or the total dead $ guy in the corner that hasn't played a hand in a hour when they both raise the same Amount? So now if that dead $ guy was a pro ( I don't think I'm a pro) that hasn't raised in an hour. What would you think then? It's the same at ring games basically. Being a sniper means your special forces. Once people know your special forces ( above average) then they take caution when dealing with you. Your achieving minimal loss simply by being there.