This is a discussion on $10 NLHE 6-max: Was the call pre-flop still ok? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Was calling the 4x pot raise during pre-flop, expecting to mine set still ok?
888Poker Snap, Hold'em No Limit - $0.05/$0.10 - 6 players
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Calling preflop here is neat, awesome, great!
If the player in the MP had folded to the SB's Squeeze, we should be also folding our pocket pairs (88), but when MPcalls, we have a pretty sweet price, plus position, not only to setmine, but 88 is a hand with a lot of postflop potential and we can be fighting for SDs, Two Pairs, etc.
We have to pay $ 0.90 for a pot of $ 3.70, so it is a very nice call.
Postflop we could be calling OTF if we have a little more equity, but the flop wasn't so good for our range, instead of the SB's good pricing OTF.
In situations like this I am calling the Squeeze preflop with all of the pocket pairs, including 22, 33, etc.
re: Poker & $10 NLHE 6-max: Was the call pre-flop still ok?
Generally, set mining in a 3 bet pot vs 1 opponent is not great, but once there are 2 opponents in the hand, your price to hit your set (about 7.5:1 against hitting your set) improves dramatically, AND there is a higher likelihood that one of the opponents will end up with a strong, but 2nd best hand to you, thus improving your implied odds.
This is a situation I am often curious about. Aballinamion, what stakes do you play?
Roughly speaking we need to make 10x our investment to make a small profit with sets.
MP's open is a perfect time to call- sets will work well against the UTG + HJ tight ranges, as really we need them to have a good hand for our implied odds.
SB 3bets to 1.20. We have to call .90 so that means we have to make at least $9 if we hit!
We will have a little help on the way since the pot is already so big. We can subtract that from the price...
$9 - $3.70 = $5.30
Can you make $5.30 from this hand if you hit? It's probably 2 streets of value in this hand. If the answer is yes, since you are closing the action, then mathematically its a call.
i never considere 10 to one,because there are some players that 3bet very louse and is hard to stack them because they rangue misses a lot, i considere 10 to 1 when is a very tigh player,but iff they guy is louse them i rather call with 18 to 20.