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Messing with half stacks... - Mon Apr 09, 2012, 12:12 PM
etipac's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 116
I do not usually call here simply because of th fact that unless I have a v good hand I tend to leave small stack alone as they might be playing the 'short stack strategy'

I have position and a hand which is not super but has potenial though do I have to call here or? I think you need an opponent to have a bigger stack the have the odds to play a hand like this or am I wrong? Please instruct.

I would have flopped the 2nd nuts!

Mon Apr 09, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi Etienne,

If the short stack opener is playing a tight range, this is an easy fold vs his stack size. You don't have position, you're out of position post flop and QJ does not play well vs. a tight opener's range... you'll basically be forced to commit if you hit your most likely way to connect with the flop, 1 pair, but will often still be trailing in the hand when that happens. If the villains are opening loose then calling is fine as you can much more comfortably commit post when you hit a Q or J.


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