Originally Posted by Chuck651
Hey guys, I have a question regarding flat calling preflop in full ring. I often find myself falatting with mid to high pocket pairs 99-QQ. and ill usually flat with AQ vs a fish but usually fold it vs a reg. i know there are a lot of factors in which to consider (position, player stats, stack size). As a general rule when do you guys find yourself flatting in full ring?
If I have 99+,AQ+ and position on a fish I would generally try to isolate (depending on stats, stacks, table dynamics, etc.)
I try not to flat call preflop too much, although it can be very profitable with good implied odds
hands, like lower pocket pairs.
Again, this depends on stacks, etc. I dont want to flat call vs. a villain only 35bbs deep (I try to avoid shortstackers anyways, so.)
If stacks are full (100bbs+) and I have a decent read on the villain (50/30 over say 30 or so hands in MP, I'm on CO with 55) and others still to act (BTN and blinds are playing somewhat tight-passive preflop) I like to flat call, hoping to either hit the flop hard and stack villain or occasionally out play them postflop.
I try not to flat call from the blinds, it's much harder for me to play postflop when I'm OOP.