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Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-19-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By MJL
Re: Raise pocket 9\'s in EP?

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I'm currently reading "Small Stakes Hold'em"(Miller, Sklansky, Malmuth), and the authors seem to struggle with your question too. In their discussion of medium pairs(99, 88, and 77), the...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-19-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6
Posted By MJL
Re: Raise pocket 9\'s in EP?

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Additionally, you can win without flopping a set.

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Not often in a multipot.

Thank you for your thoughts.
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-19-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6
Posted By MJL
Re: Raise pocket 9\'s in EP?

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Careful, that's not what I said. If my goal is 5 callers, then I limp. But, if I believe that my raise will get 5 callers, then I will do so because whether limping or raising, geting 5...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-19-2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6
Posted By MJL
Re: Raise pocket 9\'s in EP?

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1) I see that you play 2/4. If you hit your set, it is not true in general that you will not get action. If you get 5 callers to your raise then this is perfect. Some will get a peice of...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-19-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By MJL
Re: AQ

Lately I've found a that A LOT of players will frequently call a raise thinking your most likely to have AK, AQ, AJ etc and will bet the board if they pair up. Part of this is they hear it is better...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-19-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6
Posted By MJL
Re: Raise pocket 9\'s in EP?

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raise pretty much everytime

1.You probably have the best hand and you want to raise for value.

2.I raise it at pretty much every table, I really dont see the case for limping,...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-19-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6
Posted By MJL
Raise pocket 9\'s in EP?

I've seen several posters recommend raising pocket 9's in EP with a limper in a small stakes full ring game. My usual standard stops at TT in EP. I am more interested in seeing a cheap flop unless...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-14-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 31
Posted By MJL
Re: HU against a \"PT\'er\"

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so basically i understand that the flop call is bad and most every other opponent i would fold.

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It sound like you are trying to reason why calling was good for image.
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Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-14-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By MJL
Re: discussion of my main leak ( playing too aggressive on loose table

Are you playing full ring or 6 max?

1. $10/20 is smstakes.
2.If your VP$IP is very high for full and kind of high for 6max unless you are frequently at 4 or less players. Most full are playing...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-14-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1
Posted By MJL
Re: 1/2 questions from newbie

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I think the Lee Jones book is a must for playing 1/2 at Party.

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NO! Horrible weak tight book...only if you are a beginner. His habits
are hard to break;...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-12-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 29
Posted By MJL
Re: Is it OK to cold call in this situation?

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I would have if I knew I could isolate him. But I knew 3-betting wouldn't get anyone to fold except MAYBE the blinds.


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Raising may not isolate but if you get the A...
Forum: Software 12-12-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 12
Posted By MJL
hand converter

I lost my bookmarks a while back and now I can't remember how to find the hand converter. Please link for me.
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-06-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By MJL
Re: 5/10 QQ hand in SB

I like the call on the flop and check raise the turn. He would likely slowplay a set and is likely to have AT,KT. By just calling his flop bet and checking the turn he may think you have an UI AK and...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-01-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3
Posted By MJL
Re: Leak #2 Paired flops

In "Holdem for Advanced Players" we are taught that having TP under Jacks is a position we must be careful. Most players will limp with PP under TT and many JJ,TT. We need to read our opponent. Is he...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-01-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1
Posted By MJL
Re: Take free card or bet for value?

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With probably 13 or 14 outs here (I think you're As are like 1-2 outs usually) I think you should bet. Betting does a bunch of good things:

1. You have an equity edge if you get called...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-01-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1
Posted By MJL
Re: Take free card or bet for value?

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With a fistfull of outs here, I would check. You aren't likely to win this hand with a bet here, and you might get checkraised. If you do win this hand, you will probably win just as much...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-01-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6
Posted By MJL
Re: Advice on AQ

Well played on your part. Looks like someone who thinks he's tricky. Most would have popped you on the turn with AK or a set. He hasn't been sitting long enough to know if he can count on you to be...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-01-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1
Posted By MJL
Take free card or bet for value?

$5/10 Live. All players are loose and passive. Some are just idiots calling down bottom pair no kicker. If I am in pot they are cautious.

2 limpers I have A/images/graemlins/club.gif...
Forum: Software 11-30-2005, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9
Posted By MJL
Card fonts

Are there fonts or images that are usable when using MS Word etc to show suit. When writing I would like to note the suits like we do on this site. Ive tried copy and paste ...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 11-29-2005, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1
Posted By MJL
Re: Live 10/20 Question

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I should know these numbers already, but I don't and I don't have my cheat sheet with me. However, I believe that a 1 gapper suited is a 5-1 dog to hit his flush or better. Hero is getting...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 11-29-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By MJL
Re: 3/6 - HUUUUGE Pot - i got a boat!

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check out this huge pot. how do you think i played this hand. really only 2 hands beat me, 77 and 55 (very unlikely)
should i have kept jamming?

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I agree the action...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 11-29-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1
Posted By MJL
Re: Live 10/20 Question

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You already realize it was an easy fold.

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Man, this forum needs some serious help.

If you already have the direct odds to call and the reverse implied...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 11-29-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By MJL
Re: What to do here?

What would cause BB to check raise the flop?
1. Thinks you have AK,AQ and wants to push you off/bet for value.
2. Flush or straight draw and wants to get sneaky(not likely).
3. Hit 2pair.

The...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 11-29-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1
Posted By MJL
Re: Live 10/20 Question

You already realize it was an easy fold. The results didn't change that fact. We just wish we made the mistake and called to take down a juicy pot. Last night I was in LP with 33 and it was 2 bets...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 11-28-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2
Posted By MJL
Re: Struggling in a live $8-$16 game

A lot is also board dependent. If I have no real draws in addition to my top pair draws I usually just check and fold if unimproved and bet into. I will mix it up so they don't auto bet me if I check...
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