re: Poker & $10 NLHE Full Ring: tptk against multiple opponents
Originally Posted by BLieve
I agree no need to go broke with TPTK but limping behind with AK??? Getting beat by J7 two pair is no fun my friend.
You're right, that isn't any fun. Sure, I'm gonna get beat sometimes. But, it isn't gonna be for much...
This is probably a topic for another thread because it doesn't really address the OP's problem or the hand as played. If it generates more conversation then maybe I'll stop being so lazy...
Raising w/ AK is pretty standard. If it was a tournament, SnG, or short handed game then I'm raising nearly 100%. One or two limpers? Again, raise. It's not any of those, it's a full ring micro stakes cash game and you're facing multiple limpers. There just aren't many hands that I'm going to raise with there. I'm not so concerned with giving up some equity pre-flop as I am with getting my stack in (with much the best of it) after the flop or facing a tough decision.
Limping pre-flop (in this type of situation) sacrifices equity to make your decisions easier on later streets. That doesn't make much sense unless you're talking about big bet cash games.
It's certainly debatable, but I'm going to limp with the AKs and when I flop two pair or better, I'm going to get action. When I flop top pair and people get crazy then I've got an easier way out.