Chasing a poker hand can be misunderstood – “chasing” a hand is a common mistake made by new players (many others too). It occurs when a player remains on the hand while possibly suggesting he should get his hand dirty. This applies all over the hand, starting from the preflop betting round as well as in every other round through the river.
Apparently, there are some who disagree, and like to chase. Maybe they don’t know what they’re doing, and how it’s going to ruin their chip stack. In an interesting column published in the February issue of “Ante Up” magazine, columnist Mark Brement, a long-experienced pro who also teaches and trains the game of poker visit http://220.127.116.11, says: “When we play the speculative hand preflop, it’s is a form of chasing because we’ve decided to play because the price is right. “
Here is my answer: The “speculative hand” is based on conjecture – guesswork – not knowledge. Would you rely on pure guesswork when deciding to invest your money, even if you didn’t have to work hard to get it? Furthermore, if “the price is right,” then it doesn’t catch up; on the contrary, it makes good investment decisions based on knowing the pot odds are higher than the card odds – the higher the better, the better. Then, the price is right! We call this a Positive Expectation (PE). In the long run, such a decision will surely pay off.