Originally Posted by ukaliks
U got 66 2 from the button in a ring game, there's one person limped to ur right who allways limps (his limpin range is huge K7s, JTo etc). How do u play ur small PP? Do u limp for a cheap ez flop of do u raise to build that pot up hopin to make a nice big pot for ur set or if u misse du've got sum ammo to try a bluff?
I tent to vary from the 2 but im kinda stuck with limpin with small PP's these days hopin to catch a cheap flop, so i can get away with out b-in over commited too.
Just ur thoughts pls.
Raise or fold. Do not call.
Right now your hand is most likely best. So the bet is for value.
Should an opponent 4 bet you, you can happily fold.
You have position, what you do not have right now is initiative.
If you call, what are you hoping to do? Flop a set or fold? We'll the chances of that are 8:1 and even if you hit you cannot be sure your opponent will stack off.. so in reality this is a losing play.
By 3 betting in position, especially against an opponent who is loose, you create a better situation.
Firstly he may fold out a better hand. He may also fold out random hands that make hand reading near impossible post flop.
Second you give yourself initiative.
You should be looking to call virtually any bet he makes on the flop (you have heard of a donk bet .. right)
You should also be looking to bet any flop he checks (you have heard of C-Betting and how a flop is missed 70% of the time)
Then if he calls the flop, you need to be betting most turns should he check. Again, he may read your bet as a c-bet and decide to call it, so then you fire again on the turn.
If he calls that, then probably you are behind.
C-bets in 3-bet pots should be fairly small 1/2 pot and on the turn about the same.
If you aren't prepared to take this line then really you should fold. You will find very few flops that connect with your hand, and you wont get nearly enough action to make up for the times you hit and your opponent folds.