Originally Posted by kanselau
I know that everyone is going to say fold pre , and 8 out of 10 times im folding this pre , but dont we need to balance our range alittle or do we only pull this moove with premium ?
I think id rather do this with 5 3 suited than KJ, A3 and QJ type hands as the above can have reverse implied odds , and the small connectors are easier folded if we dont hit hard.
IMO mooves like these occassionaly keep us unpredictable and harder to read, pluss it alows us to get paid when we do it with premium, Thoughts?
balancing for balancings sake is bad. mainly because no-one at your table will notice you do this with 53 suited every once in a while and adjust, and so they wouldnt notice (enough to adjust) that you only do this with the stronger parts of your range.
if you're playing this hand to hit hard then why are we raising? its live, they never fold pre so we adjust by raising our better hands IP for value and the fact we can outplay people IP postflop.
and by outplay I don't mean bluff 3 streets every time but to value bet them relentlessly when they hang on with 2nd/bottom pair etc.
I only want to be overlimping with small PP's live, especially 200bbs deep vs fish.
but then again, i'm an online kid.
umm postflop: raise flop a lot bigger ($120/150 sounds good to me), he's not letting go of too much of his donking range imo and you want to get it in on turns since any club ruins your hand/action if your hands still good.
when he donks the turn just shove, he's clearly got no clue what hes doing and will snap off with his Ax, pay you and leave.
happy ever after right?