88/99/TT vs MP/LP open

    • kolonel71
      kolonel71
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      Joined: 28.06.2009 Posts: 193
      Got talking with Matt (inlovewithamsterdam) the other night and came up with some scenarios that can hopefully be answered, and spark some conversation.

      What is the more optimal play (pre/post) in these hands

      1. Against a loose opener ?
      2. Against a reg ?
      3. After flop with either overcard/blank ?


      Here are a couple examples below :

      Eg #1

      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10.00/t20.00 Blinds


      Pre Flop: (t30) Hero is BTN with 8:spade: 8:club:
      3 folds, MP1 raises to t40, 2 folds, Hero calls t40, 2 folds

      Flop: (t110) Q:club: Q:spade: 3:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero



      Eg #2

      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t15.00/t30.00 Blinds


      Pre Flop: (t45) Hero is BTN with T:heart: T:spade:
      4 folds, CO raises to t90, Hero calls t90, 2 folds

      Flop: (t225) J:heart: 4:club: 7:heart: (2 players)
      CO bets t120.00, Hero


      Eg #3

      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t15.00/t30.00 Blinds


      Pre Flop: (t45) Hero is BTN with 9:club: 9:heart:
      4 folds, CO raises to t105, Hero
  • 2 replies
    • Luupainaja
      Luupainaja
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      Joined: 16.03.2010 Posts: 1,148
      Could you give tha stacksizes aswell.

      With over 20bb stacks my play would be as follows:

      1 hand
      Raise size indicates that villain is a fish. I bet the flop to get value from random broadway combos without a Q. If raised, easy fold.

      2 hand
      If villain isnt superpassive, i call this c-bet and reevaluate on turn.

      3 hand
      Although raise size is big, without specific reads, i tend to call this and take the flop in pos.
    • kolonel71
      kolonel71
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      Joined: 28.06.2009 Posts: 193
      Originally posted by Luupainaja
      Could you give tha stacksizes aswell.
      That might help :D

      Lets consider early game (50bb+) and (20-25bb) effective stacks.

      Would anyone consider 3betting an option any of these spots ?