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It's well advised to not have too much attachment to premium hands
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It's well advised to not have too much attachment to premium hands AA-77, AKs, AQs. Equally, we often dismiss hands some might call rags -- Unsuited one, two, and three gapped cards, Ax, etc - just junk. It usually doesn't take much experience to realise the futility of playing weak hands frequently - generally a bad idea.
But I will postulate that in some cases, mindfully, adding those kind of hands to one's range could be fruitful from a number of points of view. Playing some hands like the one's mentioned above with the right flop at the right price may allow and aspect of your game's creativity you have been unable to explore.
Also, as I explore this line of thinking, adding starting hands like aforementioned, at a reasonable frequency, may present more value down the line with semi-bluffs, create more uncertainty for villain, and pay off when you make a premium hand, especially on a board with reverse implied odds like 46K rainbow.
Of course, position and the characteristic of Villain(s), but that is always the case.
What say yee all?
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Easy to go in with this type of hand when big blind and the flop is a rainbow. Also, simple to include in game when you have already doubled up a few times and notice online poker is giving you a hot seat that any two cards you hold is a winner.
2nd March 2018, 3:59 PM
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This train of thought depends absolutely on the level of the opponents your playing against.
At the micros just hand over your money no one cares about your hand and what your bluff betting range is or if your playing AA or 97s
They hit anything and you miss - your thinking means absolutely zero
At 25NL and above you will need an expanded range and against a higher thinking type player your moves will get more respect the downside is the better the opponent the more you have to know how to beat the player and not the cards