[NL20-NL50] hands I can open from CO

    • daisuke3823
      daisuke3823
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
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      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $13.55
      SB:
      $44.13
      BB:
      $27.17
      MP2:
      $49.82
      MP3:
      $25.00
      CO (Hero):
      $25.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, 9.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BB folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.35.
      BU   10 hands vpip30 pfr30 3BET16,7 SB 32 hands vpip13 pfr10 af2 3BET6,3 BB 25 hands vpip16 pfr16 af1 3BET25

      if there is no aggressive players,I open with A7o,8To,87o,KTo,JTo,76s from CO,is it okey?
  • 7 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I open A9o almost always.

      Why don't you decide on how wide you want to open from the CO? Maybe you should decide to open 30% for example? Then construct a range which contains the top 30% of hands.

      I think you are still not too strong with postflop, so I would personally recommend a slightly tighter preflop range, and you should try aiming for a 23/18 style. You would probably be opening something like the top 25-27% of hands from the CO, which includes A8o+,A2s+, T9o?, all offsuit broadways, all suited connectors. Play around with the Equilator and formulate your own range. Maybe you have some questions on whether 56s > or < Q8s, for example.

      Thanks.
    • daisuke3823
      daisuke3823
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Originally posted by mbml
      Hi.

      I open A9o almost always.

      Why don't you decide on how wide you want to open from the CO? Maybe you should decide to open 30% for example? Then construct a range which contains the top 30% of hands.

      I think you are still not too strong with postflop, so I would personally recommend a slightly tighter preflop range, and you should try aiming for a 23/18 style. You would probably be opening something like the top 25-27% of hands from the CO, which includes A8o+,A2s+, T9o?, all offsuit broadways, all suited connectors. Play around with the Equilator and formulate your own range. Maybe you have some questions on whether 56s > or < Q8s, for example.

      Thanks.
      thank you!
      and how much % should I open from MP?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Personally i open abt 17-20%.

      I recommend u to open 15% , u shuld play tight as i feel that u have much to work in for your postflop game. Good luck.
    • daisuke3823
      daisuke3823
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      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Originally posted by mbml
      Personally i open abt 17-20%.

      I recommend u to open 15% , u shuld play tight as i feel that u have much to work in for your postflop game. Good luck.
      thank you
      if its 15% ,it doesnt contain A6s,22~66 ,I shouldnt open raise them?
    • mbml
      mbml
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      I would still open something like that

      22+, A2s+, KJs+, QJs, JTs, T9s, 98s, AJo+, KQo

      Maybe you can substitute A6s A7s for KTs QTs, it's close.

      I think that at lower stakes, 22-66 is still very playable and the value of hitting a set is very high still. Suited Aces also play well, having 3 outs to an ace is always a great thing, along with some nut flush draw potential.
    • daisuke3823
      daisuke3823
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      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Originally posted by mbml
      I would still open something like that

      22+, A2s+, KJs+, QJs, JTs, T9s, 98s, AJo+, KQo

      Maybe you can substitute A6s A7s for KTs QTs, it's close.

      I think that at lower stakes, 22-66 is still very playable and the value of hitting a set is very high still. Suited Aces also play well, having 3 outs to an ace is always a great thing, along with some nut flush draw potential.
      so from CO its 27%
        55+,A2s+,K5s+,Q8s+,J8s+,T8s+,98s,A7o+,K9o+,Q9o+,JTo 

      and from BU,against aggressive
        55%   33+,A2s+,K2s+,Q2s+,J3s+,T5s+,95s+,85s+,75s+,65s,A2o+,K4o+,Q6o+,J7o+,T7o+97o+,87o                                                              
      and vs fish,tight,passive  70%                                              22+,A2s+,K2s+,Q2s+,J2s+,T2s+,93s+,84s+,74s+,63s+,53s+,43s,A2o+,K2o+,Q3o+J5o+,T6o+,96o+,86o+,76o                                                                                                                                               

      and will you tell me SB open range? against unknown and tight,passive,fish?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi daisuke,

      don't just follow the Equilab numbers. I'm not exactly sure, but I think Equilab ranges may be more suited for tournament play.

      In general, I think playing all pocketpairs should always be your priority. Number 1 mistake made by microstakes donkeys is that they don't fold, so being able to flop a set is always a good thing.

      By default, I open 22+ from all positions. And for suited Aces, I play all of them from most positions, but if you want to play tighter from UTG, you can remove the middle ones like A6s-A8s. A2s-A5s are better cos they can flop gutshots too, on boards like 348 or 256.

      Next, you want to be playing suited connectors. Probably the middle to high ones. Stuff like 43s aren't as good as T8s for example. And you can add some suited one gappers if you want to play even looser, for example from the CO or BU.

      And suited broadways are strong too.

      So try to add hands in the correct order. From UTG, an open with 76s is almost always going to be better than Q9o, due to domination and reverse implied odds.

      Thanks.