FR $50, when to stop opening on tight table

Jillychemung

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Previous 3 hands (SB, BTN, CO) have all been folded around to me, I've made my standard raise to $1.75 and taken it down then. What do you do with this hand now that it has been folded around to you again?

Stacks:

* SB with $52.25
* BB with $52.65
* UTG with $69.70
* UTG+1 with $53.00
* MP1 with $57.00
* MP2 with $50.45
* MP3 with $57.95
* CO with $46.50
* BTN with $49.25

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Blinds: $0.25/$0.50
Site: full tilt poker
* * Dealt to MP3:9♦ 8♥
* * Sklansky group 7
Preflop:
* * 4 players folded.
Jillychemung: ???

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dj11

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Table image problem as I see it.

I would normally fold this after 3 steals. But since you asked, I'll guess this is a hand you want to play with.

A simple call of course, but I think you want to raise here as that seems your style. Are you concerned perhaps about table image and don't want to press LAG over the line into maniac?

R/f would be the other option. But that would just about negate your 3 steals and give you that maniac image you may not want.

So personally, even if I was Lagging it a bit, I would fold this especially in MP3.
 
c9h13no3

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Leave the table.... :)

In all seriousness, I raise it up again. You have control over the table, and that's a great great thing! You just need to be able to play smart postflop. Players are going to be looking to trap you in a big way if you're running the action at a table. So don't c-bet absolutely everything & anything. Play a lot of implied odds hands, and take the free cards they're going to give you (either because they're slowplaying a monster or they're afraid of your aggression).

Plus, keep in mind that players will stack off with just top pair against a laggy opponent. Use all this to your advantage.

The only time I don't raise this up again is when the BTN who was in the small blind is an aggressive, smart player who defends his button.
 
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How long have you been at this table? How is your overall image not just the last few hands. If I had only been at the table a few hands and had been this active I'd be more likely to muck this one. If I had been tight overall but just recently active I'd likely raise it up again.
 
Jillychemung

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I folded this one. I feel I was getting a lot of respect on my raises in previous hands so my image would have been TAG and I wanted to keep it that way.
 
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