Opening Range 6-Max
How wide do you guys open 6-max? I think I open kind of wide, but it's been pretty profitable for me. I actually used to be super nitty and had a PFR of like 11% haha. That was when I first started out, and wasn't super comfortable in my postflop play. This is all readless on Bovada
But after my postflop game improved, I started opening up a lot more and achieved a better winrate. It does get me into a lot more marginal situations, though. Have to bluff-catch more often, call down lighter, and make thin value bets.
I open 3x everywhere except on the BTN, where I 2.5x my entire range. 2.5x allows me to risk less to steal and opens up my opponent's calling range. And when I widen their calling range, they are more likely to give OTF if they whiff, I think. And they will probably whiff more since they call with more marginal holdings. I also think opening for 2.5x gives me more action on my premiums, as they fold to 3x a little more often than 3x. Additionally, I get a cheaper price to defend IP against 3-bets than if I 3x. I'm wondering if the bottom range of my opening range on the BTN is profitable though.
How wide do you guys open from the SB? I used to open a little wider, but I found that people defend their BB too much, and float a lot IP. So I toned down my SB opening range a bit. Playing in the SB sucks.
Also, when the SB limps in, what raising size do you use, and what % of hands do you raise? My raising range is pretty much about the same as the CO range. I find that when I 4x it, they still don't fold very often. And I don't want to get involved in a huge pot with marginal holdings, so I've just been 3xing it with my entire range. They 99% of the time never fold to a 3x, but I think positional and skill advantage makes up for it.