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$0.25 NLHE - A8o all-in call - too loose? - Sat Dec 08, 2012, 11:58 PM
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I noticed that the villain had shoved the previous hand as well, picking up the big blind. Because of this, and the fact that he was very short-stacked, I thought that my A8o, which I would have folded in most cases, was ahead of his shoving range. Was this the right call, or was it too tight?
 
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Sun Dec 09, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Hi Christxof!

I've got A8o from the BB and the button shoves 5.5BB. Unless the opp has proven to be a total nit, I'm going to call here. At this point, the opp should be shoving just over 50% of hands and A8 has approximately 55% equity from pokerstove against this range.
Also, even if I lose the hand, I'm still ahead of 5 opps and basically tied with another opp's stack.. so I'm still in good shape chip-wise for my table.

I'd be calling here with any pair or any A.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sun Dec 09, 2012, 11:07 AM
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If he's a shove tard on button or Small Blind then I'm widening my range to include any K as well.
 
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Sun Dec 09, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for the response guys.

The shover hadn't been playing much until he got the small blind, which was the hand before this. It still seemed like I was ahead though, and I'm glad it was correct.

One thing I'm not great at is ranging other people. Is there a training session or something similar to help me with that?
 
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Sun Dec 09, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Without a HUD then you just have to keep notes.

I've only recently started playing 45 man NL games after moving from Limit but I notice a certain style of reg that plays like a rock and then shoves every button or small blind. It's easy pickings as I'm usually ahead when I call.
 
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Sun Dec 09, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Christxof View Post

One thing I'm not great at is ranging other people. Is there a training session or something similar to help me with that?
Here are three of them:
session 3
session 41
http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...Example-Part-2

Hopefully these will help.

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Sun Dec 09, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ovalman View Post
Without a HUD then you just have to keep notes.

I've only recently started playing 45 man NL games after moving from Limit but I notice a certain style of reg that plays like a rock and then shoves every button or small blind. It's easy pickings as I'm usually ahead when I call.

They really need to start cloning those players.
 

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