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Preflop spots (Tournament to cash player)

    • lila28
      Joined: 31.05.2013 Posts: 125
      Hello, i have been playing tournaments long time and now got some confusing spots in cash games with preflop spots because different stack sizes.
      It zoom tables and i have no info on anyone.

      1)Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      BTN: $12.46
      SB: $5.00
      BB: $5.22
      Hero (UTG): $5.00
      MP: $5.00
      CO: $3.45

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG with A :club: K :club:
      Hero raises to $0.16, MP calls $0.16, 1 fold, BTN raises to $0.71, 2 folds, Hero ?

      With theses stack sizes do we call, 4bet/gii, 4bet/fold in zoom poker.
      It seem 4bet/call spot for me but it also close to call and play oop getting next player in with dominated ax,kx.

      2)Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      Hero (BTN): $5.25
      SB: $5.00
      BB: $0.40
      UTG: $8.55
      MP: $9.15
      CO: $18.80

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with J :diamond: Q :diamond:
      UTG calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, SB raises to $0.85, hero ?

      I suppose we still never have implied odds to call here even with full stacks?
      Should we call if we know opponent have big gap between they flop cbet/turn cbet to float and take it down on turn?

      3)Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      BTN: $5.49
      SB: $7.01
      BB: $5.00
      UTG: $1.22
      MP: $5.27
      Hero (CO): $7.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with A :heart: K :club:
      UTG raises to $1.22 all in, 1 fold, hero ?

      I suppose we 3bet smaller not shove allin to get some more hands continue?
      Or we just call to allow people jam over us?

      4)Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      BTN: $5.26
      SB: $5.07
      BB: $2.27
      UTG: $4.18
      Hero (MP): $5.00
      CO: $5.07

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP with J :club: J :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.15, Hero ?

      Is this 3bet or flat vs unknown with theses stack sizes?
  • 1 reply
    • gadget51
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi lila28,

      I found a video by the one and only pleno1 for you here. He plays zoom nl10 and treats villains like unknowns because to him (being a crusher) they are.
      If this isn't what you were looking for may I recommend the course by our coach w34z3l, in which he takes you throough the steps you need to be a winner at microstakes no limit holdem.
      You can find the link to the free course here.

      Also, since you are silver, why not post the hands for evaluation in the Ni limit Hand Evaluation forums? :)
      Here's the link to the forums just in case you aren't familiar with them:

      I hope that helped a little.

      Regards and have fun,