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Playing to see the flop

    • cauelaratta
      cauelaratta
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.02.2010 Posts: 86
      Hi there,

      I´ve been working on my preflop game and this question came up: How should I play speculative hands preflop?

      I play BSS NL5 SH and basically this is what I do:

      Suited connectors:

      - Limp with small suited connectors (45s-TJs) from UTG and MP hoping to call a raise.

      - Raise with small and big suited connectors (45s-KAs) from CO and BU when there was no raise before.

      - Cold call small and big suited connectors (45s-JQs) from SB and BB

      - Cold call small suited connectors (45s-TJs) when in position.

      - 3bet big suited connectors (JQs-KAs) from CO and BU

      Suited one-gappers:

      - Cold call when in position, fold when oop.

      - Raise from CO and BU when there was no raise before.

      - No limping!

      A-small suited:

      - Raise from CO and BU when there was no raise before.

      - Cold call when in position if:
      1) raiser is too loose
      2) raise was not from UTG
      3) there was at least one more coldcaller.

      Small PPs (22-99):

      - 3bet when in position, cold call when oop following the call20 rule.

      - limp from UTG and MP, raise from CO and BU, cold call from SB and BB following the call20 rule.



      I´d really like to hear some opinions about this range. Ay major leaks there?

      Thx in advance
  • 1 reply
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
      Super Moderator
      Super Moderator
      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,512
      A lot of this is covered in the Advanced Open Raising chart.

      A specific comment or two:
      - Limp with small suited connectors (45s-TJs) from UTG and MP hoping to call a raise.

      I always fold here. To much can happen after you preflop, and you end up folding to 3Bets.


      - Cold call small and big suited connectors (45s-JQs) from SB and BB
      Only if the open raiser was in late pos and had a VPIP > 25. Against open raise from EP or from a tight player I would fold these.

      Mind you, I'm a bit on the nitty side of tight. I'm trying to open up, and I've been studying the Advanced Open Raising chart, and the silver lever post flop articles.