re: Poker & Decent hands Early in SNG?
Originally Posted by MaxiRodriguez
This is a point where my sng game struggles. I typically play low stakes, $1-5 sng's and typically some sort of speed or turbo one.
Now quite often im dealt a good hand early, not so much the monsters like AA KK QQ AK etc, but more like KQ suited JA QA JJ. I'm not particularly sure how to play these. I've had some success 3xBB followed by a 1/2 pot cbet, or the odd check if i've hit against an aggressive player. I fold if im early and there has already been a raise.
Are these hands best thrown out? Is what I was doing pretty solid? Everytime I get these hands I just think uhhhh.... lol.
All help most appriciated.
In a 1 table turbo
sng, KQ s or not, AQ, AJ, should be played aggressively PF. Standard raises. I might shove the JJ hand if I was first to act. But Calling with those hands is different than opening hard with those hands. You don't want to go broke early, so always defer to survival unless you hit a flop hard.
In multi table turbo's, you want to see a flop with any of those hands, But again, beware the first few orbits. If you hit the flops, don't be slow playing (for the most part) unless you really believe you have a fish who's gonna try a steal.
BUT, for the most part you can sit there for an orbit or 2, or 3, and let the crazies bomb out before you start playing those hands hard.
Moral of my advice is to beware the first few orbits.