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[Micros] Opening Ax suited

    • CucumbaMan
      CucumbaMan
      Silver
      Joined: 13.10.2017 Posts: 200
      Hey guys!

      I've heard in a coaching video on youtube (not sure which) that opening preflop with Ax suited is never a mistake.

      What do you think about this? Is it true, that at the micros you should open all or almost all your suited Aces even from UTG?

      Thanks!:f_drink:
  • 6 replies
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 7,897
      Hi CucumbaMan,

      Opening all of the suited aces should be totally fine at NL 6max. Personally I do not open A6s-A9s from UTG but that is just my preference. It is not bad to open those hands.
    • CucumbaMan
      CucumbaMan
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      Joined: 13.10.2017 Posts: 200
      Thanks for the quick answer, coach! Appreciate it!
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 7,897
      No problem :f_drink:
    • mathkid
      mathkid
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      Joined: 30.03.2013 Posts: 33
      I feel so but remember post flop that OOP we should C bet the flop a lot and IP float a lot. Also, Ax suited is a wonderful bluff catcher.
    • lvlUPguuy
      lvlUPguuy
      Basic
      Joined: 10.01.2018 Posts: 4
      On Micros u dont have to if u think u are overplaying them some of the time. You could only play EP ATs+ or add A5s-A2s. So if u dont feel good playing them, just click the Fold button ;) .
    • Iscre4m
      Iscre4m
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      Joined: 13.12.2017 Posts: 76
      Axs should be an open from all positions 100%, if you understand when to F cbet and T cbet as a bluff.

      Let's take a look at what do people play at microstakes and how we an exploit them. I see that many fun players love to play prety cards - 78s, 89s, J9s, 64s. These cards are hitting flushdraws and straights and they kind of battle vs our TP type hands. Now, let's come up with a preflop strategy how to beat them. We open all Axs hands which really dominate those hands and hit the nut flush over a smaller flush.

      As for bluff part. F cbet backdoor FD's and barell OTT (OOP) when hit a FD. Bet OTR when hit flush, otherwise give up. IP just take a free card at micros (consider ranges if turn bet is OK).

      We win from FEQ + EQ and thus don't need to over do it. (Remember, just because Villain didn't fold this Flop, doesn't mean that this F cbet didn't make you money in a longterm. 100x these flop cbets, or turn cbets are required to see the results.

      Then again against some opponents different lines are more +EV. cbet flop, x/r turn - vs floaters (when he bets a lot vs missed turn cbet and din't fold to F cbet). And vs regulars (somewhat adequate) i x/r balance (not GTO, because I'm too strong anyway) my nutflush draws vs my sets on boards like 976tt, 732tt, etc. I don't intend to fold to raise though and often look for some straight outs ax well. Like Ah7h on 8h6h5s. (This line because I x/f most of my overcards and expect Villains to be unbalanced with Flop bets.)