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[NL2-NL10] Strategy against a calling station?

    • dollarihai
      Joined: 02.09.2011 Posts: 11
      I obviously overrated my TPTK in this hand. The villain is a loose player, calling about 30% of his hands but not raising too often. What is a handrange to go all-in against a loose-passive player postflop, and how do I generally deal with him? I read from the articles that I should be tight-aggressive, i.e. wait for good cards, possibly just checking on turn and flop, and then become very aggressive. I don't quite understand what that means in this context, because that is just what I thought I was doing here.

      Presumed the player always limps in with any suited cards and any 4+ connectors. Should I play more speculative hands against him, like A2s, wait for the flush and then go all-in?

      Should I play less hands like AJ or AQ against him?

      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.102 by

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:diamond: , J:spade:
      Hero calls $0.02, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, 3 folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.09) J:heart: , T:heart: , 3:heart: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks, MP3 bets $0.09, BB folds, Hero raises to $0.36, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $2.18 (All-In), Hero calls $1.68 (All-In).

      Turn: ($4.31) 7:club:
      River: ($4.31) 2:diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.31

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Ad Js)
      MP3 shows a flush, queen high (Qh 5h)

      MP3 wins with a flush, queen high (Qh 5h)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello dollarihai,

      Preflop: Never limp AJo on UTG, either raise or just fold the hand.

      As played
      Postflop: Well, overplayed your TP here. :( Rather bet yourself out and reevaluate further actions.

      Best regards.