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0.27R PSO game playing KQs 20bb UTG (6 handed) - Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:17 PM
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remaining:12 ITM:8

BB: 10.62 BB (VPIP: 9.87, PFR: 4.78, 3Bet Preflop: 1.89, Hands: 236)
MP: 8.13 BB (VPIP: 11.39, PFR: 11.54, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 82)
CO: 13.2 BB (VPIP: 22.33, PFR: 7.62, 3Bet Preflop: 3.57, Hands: 219)
BTN: 8.64 BB (VPIP: 12.00, PFR: 5.15, 3Bet Preflop: 1.11, Hands: 308)
SB: 19.89 BB (VPIP: 25.28, PFR: 21.71, 3Bet Preflop: 6.45, Hands: 187)

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Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Hi sapines1001!

With KQs from UTG, if I'm going to open this hand (which I'd normally do about 1/3 of the time short handed), I'm going to make a standard raise to 2.2BB+1BB for each limper (2640). The other times I'll fold and if I'd been playing a large number of hands recently, then I'd fold it just about everytime and here's why... if anyone shoves over me, I cannot call. While KQs is a strong enough hand to shove with when short-stacked, it's not strong enough to call a shove with.

If the opps perceive me as loose and will call light, then I need to muck and save the chips, as I cannot call a shove. If the opps perceive me as tight, then I can open it a % of the time and hopefully get them to fold.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 06:59 AM
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i wanna know your standard pre-flop raise sizing for full ring and short handed
 
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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 08:15 AM
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In tournaments my raise sizing changes depending on the stage of the tournament:

In the early stages (first two or three levels) - I treat it like a cash game and raise 3x from early position and 2.5x from middle and stealing positions.

In the next levels where the average stack is 20-50BB - I raise 2.5x from early position and 2 - 2. from middle and steal positions.

In the later stages where the blinds and antes are high - I minraise from every position.
 
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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 11:08 AM
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i wanna know your standard pre-flop raise sizing for full ring and short handed
Number of players at the table is irrelevant for me. I go by the size of the blinds. 3BB+1BB for blinds up to 100/200. At 100/200, I lower it to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper. Then at 1k/2k, I lower to 2.2BB+1BB for each limper.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Number of players at the table is irrelevant for me. I go by the size of the blinds. 3BB+1BB for blinds up to 100/200. At 100/200, I lower it to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper. Then at 1k/2k, I lower to 2.2BB+1BB for each limper.

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Meh,go back and look,REALLY LOOK,at the games we used to play here and I think you'll find that staying with 3x opens at 100/200 is holding on to that a little too long. You'll mostly be on like 15-30BB,on the high end (many times by 100/200 we'll be on a shove/fold stack)for stacks at 100/200 from what I recall and 3x is too much,IMO,at that level.

I usually downshifted to 2. to 2.5x (position dependent) at around level 3 myself,as that would put me on somewhere between 20-50BB stacks most of the time.
 

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