TPTK for stack

    • psydreamer
      psydreamer
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2010 Posts: 88
      when is it good to play TPTK for stack and when is it a mistake ?
      i think it's a big leak i have
  • 5 replies
    • wasy8
      wasy8
      Black
      Joined: 29.01.2009 Posts: 1,507
      posting hands is a good idea.

      generally when passive players start raising into your TPTK you're often crushed.
    • psydreamer
      psydreamer
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2010 Posts: 88
      ok thats a good idea thanks
    • psydreamer
      psydreamer
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2010 Posts: 88
      what about aggressive players ?
    • wasy8
      wasy8
      Black
      Joined: 29.01.2009 Posts: 1,507
      very much depends on the board texture, type of aggressive player, etc. tons of factors go into it.

      like i said, post hands.
    • pzhon
      pzhon
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      Some TPTK or overpair hands are much stronger than others. In general, the higher the pair, the stronger the hand is. Also, coordination of the board weakens the pair. A:spade: 6:spade: on a board of 6:heart: 5:heart: 4:heart: may not be worth playing, much less stacking off, but AK on an A62 board more often is.

      Some ways to get a lot of money into the pot represent more strength than others. A bet and then a raise from a passive player in front of you may mean you should fold some TPTK hands when you would be happy to bet-bet-bet yourself.

      In a raised pot with an effective stack depth of 50 bb, you should often be willing to get all-in with a strong top-pair hand.

      If the pot is a 3-bet pot, then your opponents generally have tighter ranges. However, the decreased stack:pot ratio also means that you should fight harder for the pot and be more willing to stack off with TPTK in most situations. In a limped pot, you should be less eager to get all-in with one good pair.

      If you decide that you want to get all-in, or are willing to get all-in, it is still possible that some lines are much better than others. You usually don't want to take a line which pays off all better hands and folds out all weaker hands, although that is sometimes acceptable if you are protecting your hand from some draws.