Originally Posted by rufcut68
player a opens for 3-5x and has a vpip of over 60% and 100% open raise. so how often to I need to win the stack to make playing a spec hand profitable. Obvious check fold if no connection.
Don't play ANY speculative hands against this guy unless he gives up a ton postflop.
Very someone with a wide range who's aggro postflop you are looking to make TPGK or a huge draw like overs + nut flush draw and get stacks in on the flop or just bet/bet/bet for 3 streets of value. you'll looking to play AJ/AQ/AK/KQ/KJ/QJ type hands that make good top pairs or big flush draws + overs. Small pairs are going to be worthless against someone with a wide preflop range and aggressive barreling tendencies because you will either fold the best hand a lot on the flop or lose a lot of money trying to bluffcatch and it is very unlikely you get paid off when you do hit because his range is not strong enough.
If he opens a ton AND gives up after the flop then you can try to play suited connectors against him and play aggressively when you flop decent equity.