Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than how it is in the

BSS Starting Hands Chart, and why?

# KK+ EP folded: Instead of raise maybe limp/raise or all-in.

Why?

Because most player gonna fold whenever we raise from EP. In the end all

we could win with this raise are just blinds. So why not we just limp, and

whenever somebody raise we could 3 bet them or even go all-in directly. This

way we could win more than just blinds. However the problems exists when the

other players limp behind. Of course our hand is the best preflop, but now

we're unsure about our stand on flop. In order to minimize our loss we need

to play it like when we go for set value. So we fold whenever we don't hit a

set. Of course we could still play it if we have a good postflop skill. I don't

know whether it's a good strategy or not since I never play my aces like this.

But I think it's worth a try.

# AQs-ATs MP raised: Instead of fold maybe call 20

Why?

The same strategy like call 20. If I'm not mistaken the probability hit a

flush or flushdraw on flop:

3*((11/50.)*(10/49.)*(48/48.))+3*((11/50.)*(10/49.)*(9/48.)) = 16% or 5.25:1

So definitely higher than set's 12% or 7.5:1 so I think if it's profitable for

set mining it's definitely profitable for flush mining. Of course this can only

be done if we have good postflop skill since the probability hitting a flush are

like 2.5% or 39:1 and it's pretty obvious when you hit your draw to the villains.

# 99-22 EP folded: Instead of fold I prefer to limp, raise, or fold.

Why?

Because basically we can still go for set mining. Although I have some doubts

about this because if you limp too much, good player going to notice that we

limp only for set value. So I think we need to mix it up with raise when we have

tight image, and fold when we have passive image preflop. And another thing if

our limp got raised and we hit bottom set on the flop with faces cards. The

probability that another player hit higher set are pretty high especially when

we have tight image. So I'm pretty unsure about this. I guess this could be

one of my leaks since I do this in my play. Maybe you could talk me out not

to do this.

Question 2: Post a hand for evaluation where you have a question regarding

your pre-flop play.

Here's the link:

NL2 - FR - AQs - Homework 2
Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range?

5% means: 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo?

I give up!

I tried to calculate it manually but there's too many outcomes.

Don't think I could ever do it from preflop. Hehe..

Anyway here's the one from Equilab:

** Equity Win Tie**

**UTG ** 46.32% 37.92% 8.41% { AKo }

**UTG+1** 53.68% 45.27% 8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }