[NL2-NL10] NL10: T8 openraise?

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 1855871
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (CO): $10.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,4, Hands: 47140
      BTN: $7.89 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1,3, Hands: 23
      SB: $11.19 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 22, 3B: 7, AF: 3,2, Hands: 138
      BB: $14.06 - VPIP: 36, PFR: 32, 3B: 18, AF: 0,0, Hands: 25
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 1,0, Hands: 49

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with T :club: 8 :heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 6 :club: 9 :heart: Q :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BTN calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.75) A :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.10, BTN folds

      What do you say about such openraises with loose passive opponents IP against you?
  • 5 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      if they don´t 3-bet you constantly then it should be quite standard. You have only one player to get through and often you can represent stronger hands than his, so I like your flop c-bet and turn barrel on perfect scare card

      best regards,
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      What would be the bottom of a good opening range here? Given that there are no aggressive 3Betters behind and that we don't really know that much about our opposition except for the fact that BTN is a loose-passive guy preflop and is therefore also quite likely loose-passive postflop as well.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      What would be the bottom of a good opening range here? Given that there are no aggressive 3Betters behind and that we don't really know that much about our opposition except for the fact that BTN is a loose-passive guy preflop and is therefore also quite likely loose-passive postflop as well.
      I think optimal would be around 30%-35%- including all broadway hands, any Ax hand, most Kx hands (I would likely go K5/K6+), Q8+, J8s+, J9+, 56s+
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      I openraise all of the hands you mentioned except
      any Ax hand, most Kx hands (I would likely go K5/K6+)


      And I am really shocked about this. I am absolutely convinced that Veriz would be very surprised if I posted a hand where I open with A6o, let alone K5o, with a loose-passive guy IP against us.

      In fact, take a look at this hand that I posted a few days ago: NL10: A6 CO openraise

      A couple of conditions seem to be even more favorable to an openraise in that situation than they are in this one, yet the advice I received there was rather strict and straightforward.

      So, I am bit confused. Is it really a matter of style? I would imagine that it is not really that easy to play OOP with small Ax, not to mention Kx, hands against a loose player who can even be calling us down light postflop.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      We have very different playing styles. I agree to veriz that playing tight would win you the most money at lower limits, so my range are likely too loose for nl 5, but at right conditions I think raising Co K5o and especially K5s is profitable. If BU is loose-passive then he would not really 3-bet us and very likely would just give up postflop, so we often can take pot down with c-bets. And if he always likes to call us, then we can adjust and tighten up and get paid if we have good hands.

      A6o to me is an open always at CO- but keeping it tight and increase your pre-flop edge is also fine and would keep you out at difficult situations.

      best regards,