This is a discussion on 2/5 Hand within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Stacks are 500 Effective, 2/5 10 straddle live
This game is by far the wildest I have ever been in, I am the shortest stack buying
This game is by far the wildest I have ever been in, I am the shortest stack buying in at 500 [the max], almost every else at the table is sitting 3-5k deep.
These players are losing their minds with marginal holdings and preflop is RARELY less than 3-4 players and 3/4 betting is basically every hand. Because I am so short relative to the table I was trying to keep it pretty tight until I make a hand or two and understand what these people are doing.
MP3 Opens to 50 over a straddle [standard for this game,] I call from the button with 99, UTG calls behind me. 3 to the flop, pot is 150+/-
Flop is 2 5 4 rainbow. UTG Bets 125, MP3 Raises all-in. Decision on me.
775 in the pot, there is no chance the player behind me is not going to call. Basically 450 to call, 775 in the pot, 1275 if I am correct about the player behind me coming in.
I tanked for a few minutes, and eventually folded my 9s. MP3 rolled over 6s and the small blind had A7 off. I would have tripled up if I called, however I dont think I was ahead of any reasonable players in that situation.
If the table is crazy then 99's might well have been a good hand to 3bet pre with. It has the advantage of isolating the 66's and would help define a range.
UTG is not really repping much by the lead on a dry board so I'd be pretty comfortable that I'm ahead of them. but MP3 comes down to reads.
13th December 2017, 8:18 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Happily getting this in on the flop, would shove preflop.
When they are opening to 10% of your stack, you are playing very shallow effective.
13th December 2017, 8:22 PM
Online Poker at: ACR,BOL
With their behavior you should have called. 9 is statistically a high card. 99 are very often best hand pre-flop. I hope you had rebought.I usually buy in at 50 BB see what is happening then I can always add in or leave.
13th December 2017, 10:32 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: NL Hold'em
re: Poker & 2/5 Hand
This table is wild as f !!!!
Seems they don't respect their money.
But still you beat nothing except 66/77/88 and their airs.
I believe I wouldn't call unless I had a good BR.
Prefer to shove there pre.As you said they were wild and call with marginal hands.
16th December 2017, 3:16 PM
Online Poker at: ACR
I think I agree that not 3-betting pre was a mistake, but as played, with only 50$ invested into the pot so far, is it wise to just find a better spot?