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AJo in Limped pot in Mid position early in SnG

AJo in Limped pot in Mid position early in SnG - Mon Aug 19, 2013, 11:31 AM
Grade b's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,611

This is a 360 man 50 cent buy in Hand 17

SB is playing tight and BB is brand new to the table
Villain 7 is playing loose (only 17 hands but even so)but passive.

Villain 7 was why i called.

So I chucked the hand into poker stove and gave the villains reasonable ranges

AJo has 31% equity so is it ok this early to play this hand or with the whole tight is right that seems to be the way to play these is this a muck.

or would you raise to iso villain 7

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 12:09 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036
Hi Grade b,

We have just short of 20bb to start with so from mp is AJo a playable hand post flop? The answer is "it depends" on what you do and as a result of that what the players actions behind you are.

Over limping and if by magic it folds around to the sb we are in position to see a cheap flop.
Raising, so how much of your stack are you prepared to raise and fold to a re-raise are you calling the shorty?

I probably need some reads on the players yet to act to make a decision. So I'll be the PSO nit and go for a fold.

Last edited by ForrestFive; Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM..
Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:41 AM
ChewMe1's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 574
Hey Grade b

With a little less than 20 big blinds this spot becomes a bit awkward but I like to iso villain 7. My iso sizing will be less than usual because I don't want to bloat the pot, I think an iso raise of 2.5x is ok.

Limping behind does have it's merits and we are likely to have position unless someone else limps behind us but I think we give ourselves the best chance of winning the pot by isolating villain 7 because we are light years ahead of his range.

Cheers, Chris.

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