Originally Posted by fletchdad
I have been playing more lately, and was wondering what everyone's take is. I was gonna post some hands, but in this case think I just need to generally describe the situation.
Early blind levels SnG, mainly 2$ buy ins. What do you all do in EP with low PP from 22-55 and no action yet? Depends on stakes, but at the $2 level, theres enough donks to open limp small pairs (22-99) What were aiming to do is have plenty of bad players behind us call, so when we hit our set, were more likely to get paid off. I'd even class pkt 10's as a 'small pocket pair' and probably limp from EP, raise from M-LP.
And in LP or CO or button, and all is folded to you?Now i start raising, as the value of setmining with bad players behind you is a lot smaller, so i come in for a std raise.
Same thing with BW suited like KQh, or QJs? These mainly LP, as I am almost always tossing them in EP.Qjs is a fold in most positions, perhaps the button or CO is the latest you want to open hands like that. They are almost always a fold in EP and MP. You can limp with them if there's enough players already limped in. Like 9 man table, 5 people limp in, your in the SB with KQs, sure, call 10 to see a flop.
I have been tossing all the above in EP. I am raising LP but often have no reads, should I be just avoiding these hands altogether in low blind play? At the 2$ SnGs, people will often call in SB or BB with weird stuff like K4os and whatever, so I am often tempted to raise on the button with a decent hand like KQh, or even low PP. It wouldn't be a huge deal if you just folded in these spots, your not missing out on too much. The trade off with being loose early is, we are probably getting called wider late. And it ristricts our multitabling capabilities. Whereas tight, we probably gain a little more fold eq when we want it, and we can play more tables, gaining a better hourly rate.
If I raise say 4c4d on the Button and get called from BB, and have a dangerous flop, say Ah Jh Ts, and BB checks is c betting a must (no read on BB)? 1/2 pot, and a fold to the RR? Checking after the PF raise just seems so wrong. Generally and this depends on board texture and player calling ranges, but against one opponant we want to cbet a very high %, but more than one, we generally don't want to fire, unless it's a really dry board that doesnt hit ranges (662 rainbow, for example.) In the above example, we probably don't want to cbet a hugely wet board too often without a hand, were going to get looked up too much, raised etc.
Is a min bet from BB a fold or a raise from me? These are all situations where I have no real read.Clarify.
I know I am being general but I think you get the idea of the type of situation.