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[NL20-NL50] NL50 - small PP out of position while effectively short-middle stacked

    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.05.2009 Posts: 305
      They're good full stacked to hit sets, and very short you can just 3bet ship them profitably vs. middle to late positions (prob not UTG), but I feel they're probably pretty neutral to negative EV vs. a 20-60bb stack because:
      - if you 3bet, it sucks to get shoved on (I feel would happen a lot if the guy is 20-30bb)
      - if you size your 3bet smaller so you don't mind as much when you get shoved on, it sucks to get called more and 85% turn your maybe slight favourite hand into a bluff
      - if you call, they suck to play oop unless you know the guy really well I feel (and you're not getting the odds for set mining)

      At the same time, it feels dirty to fold them. Opinions?

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 1655764
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      Hero (BB): $44.25
      UTG: $21.13
      CO: $72.52
      BTN: $17.18
      SB: $56.38

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with 5 :club: 5 :spade:
      UTG raises to $1.75, 4 folds
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello bigdwong,

      Add to full stack if playing BSS. :)

      Rather just fold the hand, of course we get something like 18:1 odds or something similar while we have already the BB in the pot but I don't really know even the opponent. :) Could he be paying us if he we do hit or not?

      Best Regards.