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Implied odds on stacks pre-flop

    • Ectoz
      Ectoz
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.04.2010 Posts: 135
      I was wondering,in NLSH,if i have a speculative hand like 45s,T9s and so on and i decide to raise,but the stacks of the opponents who act after me (that is,pre flop) are too small in relation to mine (difference from 15-30BB),doesnt it make the raise and the hand onwards unprofitable?

      If we can get a coach feedback,would be great.

      Thanks.
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    • sapheal
      sapheal
      Global
      Joined: 23.02.2008 Posts: 1,015
      Originally posted by Ectoz
      I was wondering,in NLSH,if i have a speculative hand like 45s,T9s and so on and i decide to raise,but the stacks of the opponents who act after me (that is,pre flop) are too small in relation to mine (difference from 15-30BB),doesnt it make the raise and the hand onwards unprofitable?

      If we can get a coach feedback,would be great.

      Thanks.
      hi Ectoz :s_thumbsup: ,

      First thing is that there is a big difference between 45s and T9s- the second one you can normally play for high hand value.

      Secondly, responding to your question, no, you don't have implied odds if your opponent has 15-30BB (if I understood that correctly). If you meant 70-85BB, then you might have 20x but still against wide range playing for implied odds only would be -EV.

      Cheers,
      Michal