Big Stact Strategy

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    • HannesZ
      HannesZ
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      Hello JHTAN,

      In general:
      The stronger the draws/dangers on the board, the higher your bet.
      The more opponents involved, the higher your bet.

      Your bet should always be between 1/2 and the full size of the pot. 2/3 of the pot is usually a decent size. You can bet the full pot on a draw heavy board against two opponents to give your hand maximum protection (don't think about bluffing in this situation).

      1/2 the pot is a good size for a contibet against a single opponent on a drawless board. If you have a made hand, there is no need to protect your hand. If you don't, a 1/2 pot bluff contibet is relatively inexpensive, which means it doesn't always have to work to be profitable.

      Best regards,
      Hannes
    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
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      Joined: 10.07.2010 Posts: 1,343
      According to BSS starting hand chart, ace high to middle kicker(AQ,AJ,AT).
      Is that including suited?

      If yes, why we should fold AQs,AJs,ATs in MP when one player called but call with KQs,KJs,KTs,QJs,QTs,JTs in that situation?

      It seem not logic. :)
    • HannesZ
      HannesZ
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      Hi JHTAN,

      First of all our charts are for beginners, who start to play poker. They need to minimize their expensive mistakes and the chart needs to be easy to use.

      The chart for No Limit big stack strategy is available here:
      Starting Hands Chart: Which Hands Should You Play?

      So our chart is not perfect in every single hand.

      Read for example the column of hasenbraten:
      Crushing NL 50 (1) - The Preflop Play

      If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

      Best regards,
      Hannes
    • JHTAN
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      the starting hand only stated one player called only.
      how about more than one player called?
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
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      Originally posted by JHTAN
      the starting hand only stated one player called only.
      how about more than one player called?
      he JHTAN,
      you are correct,in the PDF it stats that only "Caller" is meant,but in the article CallerS are mentioned. I am sure the plural is meant - why should you prevent lots of people from comming into the pot when holding 7:spade: 6:spade: ? You really want to play a multiway pot with such hands! Why? Because 7s6s is either total crap on the flop or has a good hand/good draw. So without aggression on your side the pot will still be easy to play - you can easily judge when it is worth to continue playing without investing much.

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