Live cash game low blind big first bets

    • Deuceduck1
      Deuceduck1
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      Joined: 23.03.2006 Posts: 3
      Tonight I was playing at my local casino. the blinds were R5/R10, minimum buyin R500 max R2000 Table of 10 mostly full. (R10 will buy you a beer in a pub or a loaf of bread so its not a lot of money). Well the story goes that I am sitting there waiting for a good starting hand and I get J8 (which I know isn't great but I was a bit bored). I call the blind and no-one raises the flop comes 457. So I have two overcards and call the raise (5xbig blind)... turn j I have top pair I call a fairly large raise, river j, i have 3 jacks i call all in... i lose both other players have 6 8 ???? I wonder why they were there in the first place??

      Later on i have k8 (meant to be marginal calling hand?), i call R50 raise, 3 players in, flop 10 2 6 i call 5xbb raise turn k i call raise all in river k i have 3k's.

      guy next to me ...full house kkk22.

      So here is my question, how do i play a table whose average stack is 200 or more times the big blind and who will enter the flop with below par starting hands?

      I think i should artificially raise the blinds by raising every hand to say 3 times the bb and if i get a starting hand go 10 times ...

      what u think
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    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      I think i should artificially raise the blinds by raising every hand to say 3 times the bb and if i get a starting hand go 10 times ...

      what u think
      People will figure this out pretty damn quick if you ask me.

      Playing hands like J8 and K8 just gets you into trouble if you ask me. In live games you do have to loosen up abit, I agree, but I would rather play suited connectors and such. Certain people just cant play live, as they have no patience. If your loosening up you need good post flop skill. If patiance aint your thing I suggest just sticking to online, where you can multitable.

      This is just my opinion! but I only play live when its a tournament with raising blinds, as I also get bored waiting.
    • Deuceduck1
      Deuceduck1
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      Joined: 23.03.2006 Posts: 3
      Thanks, but i am normally patient in tournaments. The question here is why are they playing such bad starting hands? is it because the flop is so relatively cheap to see? and if so surely my strategy to play them could be to see more flops (the cheap ones) and chase as many people away pre flop as possible. I will defintely make up the "wasted" flop money as the raises etc are so large.

      But, I agree I could wait for better starting hands only it doesn't seem anyone else is so when you get a good starting had they could still have turned some bad hole cards into a hand...

      Does my theory sound like total rubbish?? or is it worth a go?
    • plaukas
      plaukas
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      Joined: 10.04.2007 Posts: 205
      i lose both other players have 6 8 ???? I wonder why they were there in the first place??
      Maybe for the same reason that you had J8?...
    • Deuceduck1
      Deuceduck1
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      Joined: 23.03.2006 Posts: 3
      Also my live tournament play is pretty good out of a grand total of about 6-8 tournaments i have finished final table and in the money 4 times.

      But it could be patience too, but very irritating when i lose to starting hands that I believe should have been folded...

      This is why i need more live cash experience!!