This is a discussion on mid pos/ mid pr how should I think? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Against a player I think I know his play I have 8's in mid pos. I 3x (120)raise after 3 folds and get reraised twice
Against a player I think I know his play I have 8's in mid pos. I 3x (120)raise after 3 folds and get reraised twice my raise by the sm blind. Should I call, reraise or fold? The 2 times he was in sm blind I raised w/sm prs and he folded this was 3rd time so I thought he was fighting back. Flop was 2-4-6 he bet 1/2 pot I pushed allin he called w/Q's.
This was 32 hand and my 9th pr so I looked like a loose player I guess. Do good players fold to reraise preflop or just call flop bet. Please help my thinking.
21st March 2008, 6:04 AM
Poker at: PokerStars
The minute he raised me, I would switch from assuming I had the best hand, to assuming I had the worst. I'd probably still call the raise (assuming the stacks warranted it), but unless I hit an 8 on the flop, I'd probably be done with the hand. There are just too many pocket pairs bigger than 8s to play them that aggressive, in my opinion.
21st March 2008, 7:17 AM
Game: go fish
I'll have to agree with pokervic.definitly just call his reraise.If he leads out(which he should)and I missed my set,I would have to lay it down.
21st March 2008, 5:15 PM
Preflop you played it fine IMO. Folding is to a min raise pf is too tight, you might have the best hand if he has two high cards and if he has a big PP you'll stack him if you hit a set. Postflop shoving is way too aggressive, you should just call and see what he does on the turn. If he bets the turn he probably has a big pair and you should fold, if he checks he probably has AK or AQ.
21st March 2008, 6:44 PM
re: Poker & mid pos/ mid pr how should I think?
What are the stack sizes? and any stats or reads on villain?
Both of these will largely effect the outcome
23rd March 2008, 12:47 AM
big jingles 
Poker at: full tilt
20/40 blinds I had 1860 and he had 2080. Preflop I raised to 120 he reraised to 360. 760 in pot he bet 400 on flop. After looking back at the game he had played less than 20% of hands and did not defend blinds. I felt I could not call, it was push or fold. A call would have left me with only 1100 chips and a pot of 1560. I don't like to have less than the pot with cards to still to come. All I could think about was I have an overpair and this is the 2nd best flop I could hope for.
Thanks to all for the great advice.