re: Poker & Un-limit-ed action
Originally Posted by Jack Daniels
Yep, sounds right to me (at least in live play). Q10o and even QJs are both folding hands to a early postion raiser in basic Limit Holdem strategy in live games. They should be folding hands in online play, but we know how loose online play can be (no that is not a jab Bombjack). But, yes, in a solid basic strategy, ignoring all other factors, both of those hands are easy laydowns for longterm +EV.
Not quite true. Ignoring all factors, QT off is slightly -EV, but QJ suited is significantly +EV. In fact it's the 15th best starting hand in Limit (e.g. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/mummert/poker/
). For some real-life EVs see http://www.pokerroom.com/games/evstats/totalStats.php?order=value. In fact QJs is a stronger hand than AJo.
5-handed you can (and should) lower your starting hand requirements compared to a 10 person table, or get blinded away. It's probably worth calling a raise with too, from the button (any proper limit players got a view on this?)
The guy with AK was trying to steal pots with nothing all over the place, and probably thought he was being really clever by "slow playing" the AK...
Interestingly in Super System, Bobby Baldwin says he raises with AK offsuit in Limit but doesn't raise with AK suited, as he wants someone to catch a lower flush.