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Old 12-23-2005, 01:35 AM
11t 11t is offline
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Default Two low pp hands from Stars 3+r

I am working on my multi game right now so comments are appreciated.

Hand 1: Is this too early a position to be raising 77 from? My image is fairly tight but I have been very aggressive. Villain is pretty LAG. Due to the overbet, I put villain on AK/AQ. This is the correct call, right?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t1200 (9 handed) FTR converter on zerodivide.cx

CO (t24635)
Button (t15600)
SB (t45750)
BB (t24760)
UTG (t38330)
UTG+1 (t40025)
Hero (t57350)
MP2 (t60631)
MP3 (t15045)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 7[img]/images/graemlins/heart.gif[/img], 7[img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img].
<font color="#666666">2 folds</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t3600</font>, <font color="#666666">2 folds</font>, <font color="#CC3333">CO raises to t24560</font>, <font color="#666666">3 folds</font>, Hero calls t20960.

Hand 2:

This is like 3 out of the money and the pfr had been getting a little frisky. I really have no concern about just cashing so considering his range could be pretty wide is this also a correct push even though I am likely facing overcards and am almost surely to be called?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t4000 (8 handed) FTR converter on zerodivide.cx

UTG (t53295)
UTG+1 (t44297)
MP1 (t36170)
MP2 (t100262)
CO (t36644)
Hero (t37968)
SB (t99629)
BB (t50740)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 6[img]/images/graemlins/diamond.gif[/img], 6[img]/images/graemlins/heart.gif[/img].
<font color="#666666">3 folds</font>, <font color="#CC3333">MP2 raises to t12000</font>, <font color="#666666">1 fold</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t37768</font>
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:40 AM
JeanieJ JeanieJ is offline
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Default Re: Two low pp hands from Stars 3+r

Hand number one:

I don't like raising low pocket pairs in middle position. Generally I'm only raising them on the button or if I'm first to act in LP.

Call is questionable after CO pushes.

Hand two:

I'm only moving in here if it's folded around to me. Otherwise I fold and hope to make it into the money or get a stronger hand to push.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:44 AM
bobbycharles bobbycharles is offline
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Default Re: Two low pp hands from Stars 3+r

Re Hand 2:
I had a similar post (strategy for going deep) and situation in the same tourney tonight. I pushed and lost to a rivered str8. Oh, well. But I think the consensus is, based on the button play and LAGish pfr, if you're not worried about the $19 135th place money and want to go deep, push it. If you lose, finish on the button, punch your monitor and play again tomorrow.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:51 AM
Hotrod0823 Hotrod0823 is offline
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Default Re: Two low pp hands from Stars 3+r

Hand 1: For me I'd rather limp 77 than raise here. I'm not calling the push here. The pusher isn't deperate and I think the range is TT+, AK maybe AQ. You are probably at best a coin flip if not crushed by an overpair.

Hand #2: With your stack pushing 66 is better if first in. I think pushing here is read dependant and would only push if the initial raiser has been very active at the table, frisky like you say. It may be a good spot to take a flip and double up or your stack is nearly 1/3 of his so he may laydown his hand.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:43 AM
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Default Re: Two low pp hands from Stars 3+r

Hand 1: PF raise is fine if that's the way you play. I play that way and it works for me. I fold to the push, you are a dog to his range and the dead $$$ in the pot isn't enough to even make it a 50/50 proposition.

Hand 2: Pretty well same hand being the same dog to the same range as the first hand, fold.

Download pokerstove and plug in a bunch of ranges to see your equity is with these hands. Play with it a lot and pretty soon you'll know you pot equity vs. a bunch of different ranges with a bunch of different hands so you can make better decisions on the fly while you play.

Regards,
Woodguy
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