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What's most important for your preflop decission

What's most important for your preflop decission - Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:19 AM
Beginner358's Avatar
Since: Oct 2012
Posts: 28
Hi all,
what's the most importent fact for your preflop decissions?

Hand strength
Position at the table
Opponents' action in front of you

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:56 AM
bearxing's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 499
The most important thing for me is reads on the opponents. For example, if a nit raises in front of me, I am folding a lot of hands I would play if the raiser was a maniac.

Good luck

3 Time Bracelet Winner

Last edited by bearxing; Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 09:08 PM.. Reason: typo
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:44 PM
RockerguyAA's Avatar
Since: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,089
Based on my own experience and from what I've read on various forums (info written by much more advanced players), position is very crucial.

For example, if two players who were equally as good and played exactly the same sat down at the same table, the one sitting to the left would win more money in the long run due to the inherent advantage of his position.
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:23 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,819
Hi Beginner358!

All of the above, plus multiple other things... reads, stack sizes, etc.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:09 PM
ravenqueen76's Avatar
Since: Sep 2011
Posts: 75
i agree with John

stack size, position, hand strength, player types, actions before you, possible actions behind..

just as an example, in a full ring game i have AA in middle position. UTG opens..usually this is a 3B spot BUT..
what if there is a verry aggressive player behind me who likes to squeeze? (3B vs an open and a call)..

in this situation i would likely call to let the aggressive player squeeze and then take it from there

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