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Old 12-27-2005, 07:51 PM
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Im UTG with A [img]/images/graemlins/spade.gif[/img] K [img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img] 7 [img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img] 2 [img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img] and limp. two limpers after me. SB folds BB checks.

(2.25 BB) Flop: A [img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img] 6 [img]/images/graemlins/heart.gif[/img] K [img]/images/graemlins/spade.gif[/img]

BB bets. I ?
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:06 AM
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Pop it! Don't give any "free" rides with this hand. You're in good position to isolate against the BB. There's only a one card straight possibility (top end) and no suit yet. Take control of this hand while you can. The turn will make all the diff with this hand. Most likely a flush draw, str draw and a low. Knock out any weak low draws (they will be better than yours most of the time). If you get it heads-up, you're probably about a 3/2 fav to win.

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Old 12-28-2005, 03:21 AM
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The raise is the only play that seems even remotely appropriate to me.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:50 AM
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I agree with the other 2 posts. Might as well try to isolate while still on the cheap street. You'll have position and a shot at a free river if the turn's a stinker.

If you're gonna play it, you gotta raise it.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:52 AM
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Raising to isolate the better is your best option. You have top two pair and are likely ahead for high unlesss you are up against a set. You must charge the low hands the maximum to draw. If the big blind is betting a high hand and everyone else folds your 27 may take the low half.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:47 PM
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hey all

thanks for the comments. i thought this situation was marginal but i guess the best play is really clear. a few other questions:

what if a low comes on the turn? should I check and call?

in the actual hand i did raise the flop and had one coldcaller behind me. Then BB called. The turn came 2c for a board of A6K2 rainbow.

Then BB bet again. What do i do here?

i think the low draw coming in devalues my hand a lot, but i dont know if i should still try to showdown for 2BBs since the board is still very dry for high possibilities.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: lo8 simple question

If you're in a very loose game where a flop raise is unlikely to knock anyone out, do you still raise, or wait until the turn?

How much does pot size affect your decision here?
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:06 AM
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A call is better on the turn since the duece has come.It's most likely that you have no scoop chances ,& there are no threatening looking draws available to beat you on the high side.Let the player behind you come in with his low or worse high hand.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:26 AM
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I still raise on the flop. I want to charge the maximum for the low draws to make their hand.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:28 AM
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I would check and call. You are only playing for half the pot. If you had the best high hand on the flop it is likely that you still do.
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