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AK and QQ Preflop at the Low Limits (3) - Your Opponents
Now that you've learned a lot about various constellations and equity with these starting hands, it's time to concentrate on your opponents.
Against who do you want to play aggressively, against who might it be wiser to already commit the entire stack preflop?
Who do you want to play against?
This question is easy to answer: "against bad players".
But this is keeping it very general, particularly because you "only" want to examine two specific hands.
Imagine you're holding the aces preflop and you raise. Then you take a look at all your opponents at the table. If someone would pose the question, "From which player would you most like to see action?", the answer would be, "I don't care, I just hope one of them is holding KK, QQ or AK and goes broke".
And the same applies to these hands. It's not about using tricky postflop play here or about getting your opponents to fold. The focus here is on not making any major mistakes with these two strong starting hands preflop, but to make some rough estimates of ranges.
- Question 1: Can you go broke preflop without worrying?
- Question 2: If you can't, what is the alternative?
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