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Opening ranges - Mon Jan 27, 2014, 10:46 AM
Espada_Nu.4's Avatar
Since: May 2012
Posts: 148
What hands should I open raise when there are loose passive or/and loose agressive players left to act?
Should that range should be different when I am IP or OOP, or it doesnt matter?
Mon Jan 27, 2014, 12:08 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,346
Big cards that make decent top pairs and have draws to the nuts. Since you don't want to be bluffing against a loose caller, you want hands that you can bet for value when villain could be dominated (including dominated draws. It's great to have vs a weak players's ).
Any two Broadways are usually good, but my default isolation range against calling stations is any two cards 8 or better. e.g. A8, K8, J9, T8s etc.
Avoid playing small cards against loose players, because with small cards you generally have to bluff to win, and bluffs don't work against stations.

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