Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
Its the complete opposite, if villian has a narrow range then we want to be playing hands like 98s because we can get paid when we hit, if he has a wide range then he probably dosent pay off enough to justify the call.
When we cold call here we risk being squeezed because we dont have a hand thats why we called!.
So we have to factor in to our implied odds the fact that we wont be seeing 100% of flops anyway, which therefore reduces our implied odds postflop.
So essentially it is a call if you can put your villian on an strong hand and
are confident that you can see a flop.....
It is a fold if we will have a more difficult time putting villan on a small hand range after the flop and/or
there is a good chance somone behind will raise...
I also dont think you want callers behind as well right? It seems to me that many times with UTG raises and then there is an immediate caller there are more callers in late position with wider ranges since we are giving better odds.... It will increase our implied odds but will make it more difficult after the flop if we catch something like 2 pair or bottom str8 where we think we are ahead of the UTG but could be behind late position preflop caller.
If you think you can see a flop you are paying to have your 98s vs AK-A10, AA-TT for the implied odds when you catch a strong hand (villan will not see coming) and ability to easily throw away if you catch nothing.... I agree about this if you can get it heads up.
I think that makes sense but conditions would need to be just right for a call here still IMO. I like the idea of slipping some of these hands in my early position if conditions are right though. Thank you.