Cold Calling - The Best Tool Ever...
... If you're a fish.
Okay, been thinking a lot about cold calling pre lately. Reading Baudib1's post on speculative hands kind of made me make this post too.
Most people here are trying to be TAGs and im sure none of us, apart from some of the good players in this forum are even close to being anywhere near a real TAG, that is the rest of us are just TAGfish.
Good TAG's enter the pot more often with a raise or a fold, than just cold calling someone elses raise. This gains us a very important thing called initiative, which lets us manipulate pot size, hand read better and push opponents off hands when we want to more easily because we showed the biggest balls pre-flop.
Obviously we should be cold calling some of the time but i think a lot of us probably do this too much and are spewing bb's away in the process.
I've made this thread so we can post our CCPF (cold call pre-flop) stats by position, and discuss common places where we make the mistake of cold calling where raising or folding would be a better choice.
I'll post my stats by position and hopefully some other players can add theirs and we can get some discussion on some hand histories too. I know most people are playing short handed so that's fine but any other full ring guys please post as i dont wanna be the only one!
This is all at 25nl;
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So i think the UTG+1 position is just a bit higher than MP and the HJ because of sample size, im definitely not cold calling a wider range there but still, they are all around 5 and gradually looser as we gain position. Is this too much?
Right im tired so bed now but i feel like im cold calling way too much and will look for some HH's tomorrow, of spots we should maybe just not call pre-flop at all and save those bb's.
remember FR guys, dont be lazy and post some stats too