$200 NLHE Full Ring: hand reading exercise, play ranges without knowing hole cards
I'm going to try to see if this generates some discussion.
This is a live hand I played recently, and one of the players in the hand made a pretty interesting play. This is a very good player and the play he made, I think, is standard in his position but I feel many bad players would have played it differently.
I'm not even going to give hole cards for anyone yet, I want you to think about hand ranges here from descriptions of players and their positions.
Player A is a regular/winner at this $1/$3 game and is generally aggressive and pretty solid. He raises UTG to $15. Stack size: $500
It folds to the BTN, Player B, who is pretty loose but knows what he's doing postflop. Probably too much on the bluffy side. He calls. Stack size: $450
Player C in the BB is a very solid and very aggressive player who also calls.
Stack size: $650
UTG bets $40, BTN calls, BB calls
UTG bets $125, BTN calls, BB?
You're BB. First decision, put UTG and BTN on ranges, consider rour own range and what should you be doing with the majority of hands that got to this point.