BSS Shorthanded - How to play Ax

    • IamPoZ
      IamPoZ
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      I find it hard to play profitably Ax sometimes at NL100 6-max cash games.

      Let's start by defining Ax as any aces (be they suited of off) below AT (with AJ I know pretty well what to do, AT is kinda borderline).
      So these are my questions:

      PREFLOP
      - which Ax open raise and from where (e.g A9s from CO)
      - how to play with one or more limper in position
      - how to play from SB with one or more limper
      - when is worth calling a raise IP or a steal raise?

      POSTFLOP
      - what are our goals?how to play such kind of hands like TPWK or small top pairs both in unraised and raised pot

      SPECIAL REQUEST

      - how to deal with fishy/loose shortstacks?
      - are we gonna play in similar way KJ/KT?

      Thanks a lot, this may be a subject for an article lol :D
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    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      HI IamPoZ

      PREFLOP:
      -Ato+ from any position
      -A6s+/A9o+ from MP
      -any Ace from CO and BU ( but i vary here)
      - i nearly never call wit Ax hands IP or OOP
      -from Sb against a limper i vary. raise AT+ by default. With small aces you can complete.

      Postflop
      - be carefull, when you get action you are often beat. So my goal is it to win a lot pots with steals or Cbets. Be even more carefull in unraised pots.

      special request

      - raise a little bit tighte, especially OOP. Go broke lighter.
      - KJ/KT is like A9o. be carefull with top pairs.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • IamPoZ
      IamPoZ
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      Thank you tribun...since you are so nice to answer me that fast I'm going to abuse of your patience and ask one more question about small/mid pocket pairs (99 and below).

      I'm feeling particularly confortable by calling for set value everytime.
      Is it ok to have a loose 3-bet range with PP?
      I usually raise any PP from any pos, maybe i limp small ones when one or more loose limpers are already in.

      For example should I resteal very often with PP?

      And post flop how to play for example a mid PP against a player with high contibet % ?

      And what about calling 3-bets?which $ to call/stack ratio?

      Of course it depends on villains but I'm asking general lines..

      Ty
    • TribunCaesar
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      I raise them from any position first in. After a fullstack limper i raise them. OOP i sometimes just complete or check in BB(small pockets/fishy limpers).
      You can resteal with any pocket.
      read this about steals and resteals: this
      postflop most of the times i play b/f as PFA with midpair and sometimes secon barrel on the turn. Without initiative you cann c/c or c/r or even c/f depends on your opponent. To call for setvalue you need 1:14 implied odds. If you win the pot more often you might call with worse odds.

      But all depends on Villain ;)

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • IamPoZ
      IamPoZ
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      1:14?wasn't it 1:7.5 to flop a set?
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      I mean implied odds. You nee to be able to win 14 times the amount you have to call. the possibility to flop a set is 1:7.5, but you will not always stack your opponent.

      You might take look at this

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar