re: Poker & 6-max 50NL CAP Strategy questions and Common Problems
Originally Posted by ben_rhyno
leaving me in position with a hand that either flops well or not at all
I disagree. Suited connectors typically flop a little bit of equity on every flop. Treating them like "oh, I'll flop a boat/combo draw, or I'll just give up" is pretty terrible since flopping huge draws or two pair plus is hard to do.
The cap is what, 20bb's? At this stack size, your edge is the same as a short stacker's edge. It comes from:
1) 3-bets (especially squeezes) that have some fold equity.
2) Playing big cards/big pairs that hit flops a lot.
3) Attacking flops and getting your opponents to fold when they're getting big pot odds
on the flop.
I suppose if your opponent loves to call, see a flop, and give up, then I'd steal against him with suited connectors. But connectors have the bulk of their value late in the hand (on the turn and river), and you just don't have enough money in your stack to play those streets.
However, notice that by raising suited connectors, you're playing completely contradictory to strategies #1 and #2.
Also, briefly looking over your strategy, it seems like you're folding a lot preflop. That inherently seems bad. Do some pot odds calculations against a range of hands you think you're up against when your opponent shoves. I bet you'd come up with a fairly wide calling range.