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ChicagoTroy
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Nate or others, "High Card Power" in shorthanded play
      #1109960 - 10/08/04 11:36 AM

A while back I was asking some questions when I was struggling in $5-10 6-max, and Nate mentioned "H.I.P."

High card power
Initiative
Position

I get the second two, but am not sure I fully understand number one. E.g, how low can an ace or king's kicker be to still exhibit high card power? I know this depends on previous raising/folding, but I'm thinking of hands folded to you or late position.


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bugstud
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Re: Nate or others, "High Card Power" in shorthanded play [Re: ChicagoTroy]
      #1109982 - 10/08/04 11:41 AM

Well, roughly for aces:
UTG/UTG+1 10+
CO: I'll steal with any suited and muck 6-2o
Button: Any ace will do

Essentially, I pound all Broadway combos and reasonable hands in steal situations. You make crazy money on your monster hands in addition to the usual cash you'll make.

Another note is that calling raises with suited connectors or stealing with the low ones should be costing you money. Better to steal on the button with K8o than 54s


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Re: Nate or others, "High Card Power" in shorthanded play [Re: ChicagoTroy]
      #1110693 - 10/08/04 02:38 PM

I muck T9s on the button and raise with K7o and A2o.

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Nate tha' Great
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Re: Nate or others, "High Card Power" in shorthanded play [Re: ChicagoTroy]
      #1111046 - 10/08/04 04:08 PM

Here's about what I'll do

Button:

Any ace
Any suited king
Usually K7o and higher
Usually suited queens

Cutoff:
Any suited ace
A8o and higher
K9s and higher, sometimes K8s and K7s
KTo and higher

Quote:

A while back I was asking some questions when I was struggling in $5-10 6-max, and Nate mentioned "H.I.P."

High card power
Initiative
Position

I get the second two, but am not sure I fully understand number one. E.g, how low can an ace or king's kicker be to still exhibit high card power? I know this depends on previous raising/folding, but I'm thinking of hands folded to you or late position.




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rory
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Re: Nate or others, "High Card Power" in shorthanded play [Re: ChicagoTroy]
      #1111107 - 10/08/04 04:21 PM

It is not the kicker, it is that you have an ace or a king.

You know those times when the guy raises you on the turn or river and you think he doesn't have anything but you only have T high and you have to either 3 bet and hope he folds or fold, and you aren't sure enough to pull the trigger so you go "fuuuuck" and fold? Well that doesn't happen if you give yourself a high card. You can just call and pick off a bluff.

Playing T9s heads up means you have to either hit your hand or make your opponent fold. Playing A5o means you can win if you hit, you can win if your opponent folds and you can win if neither of you hit. A much better situation. That is high card powa.


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