Calling a raise preflop

    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      If you look at the Starting Hands Chart you will notice that the only time you ever directly call a raise is with a pair. There are, however, a few exceptions: 1) The raise is minimal in size, 2) other players have already called the raise. You can call with suited connectors, as long as both of these criteria are met and you are in position.


      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1566/1/

      Can I call a raise with suited face cards when they connect? E.g. JTs. KQs probably is worse because there is only ace above, so we have less chances to make a straight.
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    • MiiWiin
      MiiWiin
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      You can do a lot of things. ;)

      The chart is just for the beginning and the sense is to avoid big and expensive mistakes.

      But when you know that the table is loose and after you many players will call, but rare raises, then you can give yourself also implied odds with suited connectors.

      Suited facecards is possible to, but the best drawing hands as connectors are 45s-JTs, they have the biggest chances to make a straight.

      A hand like KQs has toppair-potential, but then you have to look postflop what to do.

      It is possible and when you are reading enough in the theory content you learn how to play this hands postflop.

      Can you play this hands postflop, you can call this hands preflop. ;)
    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      Thanks :)