This is a discussion on $5 NLHE 6-max: Do you play different this hand? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; partypoker - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
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MP: 75 BB
Hero (CO): 73.2 BB
BTN: 111.2 BB
SB: 137 BB
Also, play full-stacked.
As played it's not really possible to fold but given the action I think he shows up with A9 here quite a lot.
January 17th, 2018, 7:28 PM
Pre flop looks fine to me
January 17th, 2018, 8:54 PM
With no reads given on the blinds, this is a pretty marginal stealing spot at the micros imo.
January 18th, 2018, 12:14 AM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: NL Hold'em
Originally Posted by BigThingWithHolesInIt
It's a 5NL 6-max in MP.
So the open there is pretty standard with this kind of hand.
Anyway, your play seems good, I would have done the same thing.
If you were against bigger 9 or a boat then that was just unlucky.
The only problem is that you don't play full stack.
January 18th, 2018, 12:26 AM
re: Poker & $5 NLHE 6-max: Do you play different this hand?
Given the table is enough passive, I agree in raise this hand pre-flop attepting to steal. Now, since you got 2 callers I would rather prefer to check back on the flop -- make 2players fold in a dry board is not an easy job, many players are gonna call in this spot with mid pairs and overcards. In the other hand you can't be sure that villain has actually missed, so he could have you already beaten.
Even with the improvement on the turn, I would still prefer slow play this hand protecting my hand against a raise from something like 2 pairs (an slowplayed JJ+, which would be believing to have the best hand) and avoiding to pay more than necessary to a better hand as T9 or A9 or even 33.
The problem with this hand is that it's hard to know where you actually stand in. Sb may have called with and carried to the the turn I wide range and thanks to the dryness of the board was free to pick the line of his preference to play hands that may either be away ahead or away behind (but assuming to be ahead) -- without account that he could be bluffing, putting you on the T. In this spots its advisable to keep the pot small by slowplaying the hand.
January 18th, 2018, 2:36 AM
$5 NLHE 6-max: Do you play different this hand?
No I don't.
And it's fine not to auto top up, especially when you have a limited bankroll or are still learning the basics and have a skill disadvantage. As long as you know how to change your play based on your stack size you don't have to keep a 100BB stack.