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admb0m

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I play a weekly .25/.50 nlh home game, usually 6-10 players. In these games everyone wants to see a flop and they will chase anything to the river. How do you combat this. The normal scenario is limp, limp, limp, raise .50, call, call, call, with only a few folders. If the raise is 2.00 you still get 2 callers. These people play any Ace, any to high cards, basically, with any two cards, they limp. Once they are in and catch any pair they are married.
I Try to wait for premium hands. Last night I played, probably 5-6 hands in 3 hours. They always think people are blufffing, which is common. They keep asking me if I'm going to play any hands. The one time I raise nobody is deterred.
I do make money when I get solid hands because nobody goes away. The main question is how to make money when you catch nothing for hours?
 
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Well, obviously you are in against calling station.. So catching a hand is real important.. You can't catch anything for hours, unless you are only playing AA, KK and suited AK's.. So, a hand like AT will probably be good aswell against these guys sitting with A6 off suit.. you know what i'm saying?
 
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How deep are the stacks? If they are short (less that 100 bb), super TAG is the way to go.
When you are not catching cards in a game like this there is pretty much nothing you can do. You might try talking up your tight image a bit (if that's within your style/personality), then picking out a specific opponent to target (who is most likely to fold?).
 
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You might come out ahead by playing super tight, super aggressive, I.E. waiting for AA,KK,QQ and then raising the heck out of the pot, but I really believe that to win at No Fold'em Hold'em you need to fight fire with fire. The problem with tight aggressive is that most of the premium hands work best when your in position vs 1 or 2 opponents. This is just too expensive to accomplish with even the best of non made hands which only connect with the flop 1/3 of the time nomatter how bad your opponents are. In these situations you almost have to look at the manditory PF limp as a sort of ante with the hand starting only after the flop. If everyone pays it, your not at a disadvantage. Your advantage will come in your superior ability to read the board texture and to get out of a bad hand early. I'm not suggesting that you give up all starting hand standards, but don't be afraid to get in there with with any potentially profitable hand. When your playing 2 high cards, as usual your better off in very late position. SC's and small pairs played for set value should be playable from any position as with the former you will often get correct calling odds and great implied odds for your post flop draws, and with the latter, flopped sets do well from any position. With solid hands like AQ you'll want the comfort of a late position seat when you flop top pair vs 4, 5, or 6 donks who could easily have flopped 2 pair or better.
Last thing. No bluffing!!!
 
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Drawing hands go up in value in these games, big pairs go down in value. Value betting is then the key but that should be easy with lots of calling stations.
 
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" picking out a specific opponent to target (who is most likely to fold?)."

I hadn't thought about this. There are a couple of players who fold easier than the others. Maybe I'll try picking on them next time. Thanks.
 
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