re: Poker & Painted cards
Originally Posted by The Muppetteer
I know a lot has to do with position and chip stacks and other things but I was wondering what everyone thinks about calling raises with hands KQ KJ K10 QJ and the like. I generally lay these hands down as the best I can hope for is a race butr at worst I am dominated by a bigger hand. I am playing to passively or am I right to lay it down more often than not?
Yeah, it's really situational.
If a habitual stealer does it to my blind, I 3-bet him.
If I think I can take the pot post-flop, I call from late position.
The biggest problem with these cards is that people like to play Ace/paint, so it's easy to be dominated.
K/J for example, is apt to give you a flop that has top pair and an inferior kicker. And to make a straight you *need* a Queen, and you *need* a Ten. Whereas, hands like T/J has a wider range of cards that can make the straight.
So, for the most part, in early position I fold. In late position I play them (sometimes 3-betting with them) under specific situations.