This is a discussion on Cash games, position and hand selection within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Steve Selbrede shared a previous article emphasizing the importance of position. Now, we take a look at the early and middle position, as well as
Commenting “Cash Game Strategy: Late Position and Button Hand Selection”
December 29th, 2019 4:53 PM
Join Date: Aug 2016
regarding the article by Steve Selbred on open ranges with UTG and MP
In my opinion, this is a too tight opening for 6-max, unless frankly drunk and stupid people are sitting at the table with you, who for each of your open throws a 3-bet in five times the size. for UTG and MP, I would completely exclude small pocket pairs, simply because without a position with them it is quite difficult to hold a 3-bet and add suited Broadway, suited aces.
and it turns out that we just sit and wait for the nuts, it's been a long time since the reality of Harington’s time, and they passed
That's about how I see openings in modern realities. Of course, this is not a 100% true discovery, but I think the most proximate to the optimal
With UTG I would open 77+, ATo +, KQo , A2s-A5s , ATs+ ,JTs ,QTs,KTs,KQs .
With MP 66+,87s,98s,T9s,JTs+,K9s,J9s,Q9s,A4s+,A9o+,KTo,KJo ,QJo.
Of course, each range should be elastic. You need to add hands to the spectra if the table is tight, and vice versa cut off hands with less equity if the table is aggressive
I find the article on the opening range very interesting when one is in the early positions and in the middle positions ... However, these ranges can be taken as a starting point ... because we may have to adjust them according to the form of game of our opponents ... understanding that we can meet very aggressive opponents as well as very passive opponents ...! The important thing will always be to have a good reading of our opponents ...!