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Live Play - Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:55 PM
jonto15's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 26
Was just wondering how to play AJo, AQo in middle position with a utg raiser who makes it 2.5bb?

No reads on the UTG raiser as its only the second or third level

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,604
With no reads i'd muck both hands, As UTG is a strong place to raise from. It may be that he is stealing / raising light, but we dont know that so play the strenght of your hands and in middle position they not playing well in a raised pot.

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi Jonto15!

Stack sizes would mean something to me here. If I'm on a short stack, I'd play the AQ. On larger stacks, I'm folding both...... unless I had a read on the opp that said that they'd raise light from UTG.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 394
If there's not a lot of players left to call after you and the blinds are still small, why not see a flop on those?
If you hit the J or Q (or better ;), it's quite playable post-flop isn't it?
2.5 BBs...

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