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Button Play

    • theloniousbones
      Joined: 30.01.2008 Posts: 177
      I know this hand is really an auto-fold, but it made me wonder about playing in position.

      Are there enough implied odds to make a call in this situation, maybe not for this hand specifically, but lets say J9s or TJs or a nice draw hand. Can this be smooth-called in position with enough implied odds to take the pot with a bluff depending on flop texture?

      Any advice really that pertains to playing on the button with marginal/decent hands would be helpful.


      Full Tilt Poker, $1 + $0.25 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 15/30 Blinds, 8 Players - Hand History Converter

      CO: 1,485
      Hero (BTN): 1,455
      SB: 1,470
      BB: 1,350
      UTG: 3,240
      UTG+1: 1,500
      MP1: 1,500
      MP2: 1,500

      Pre-Flop: (45) T:diamond: 9:diamond: dealt to Hero (BTN)
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls 30, MP1 raises to 135, 6 folds

      Results: 105 Pot
      MP1 mucked and WON 105 (+75 NET)
  • 3 replies
    • gemgem69
      Joined: 22.03.2008 Posts: 214
      personally I don't get imvolved at all you want to be the preflop aggressor and in this situation you aren't.
    • theloniousbones
      Joined: 30.01.2008 Posts: 177
      Okay, I thought I posted the wrong hand for this example... thought it was a cash game.

      The question isn't specific to this situation, in fact it's more applicable to cash game play. I'm just curious as to what type of implied odds you get from calling a standard raise when you're in position with a good draw hand....
    • xylere
      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      you can mix it up in your 3bet range from the button, 6max