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    SHIP IT, BITCHES! pkrfce9's Avatar
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    the book says when facing a raise from early positions, only premium hands should be played...
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    ...assuming the other guy read the same book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    ...assuming the other guy read the same book.
    This was in a cash game and was low limit on-line.

    With the action of the raise UTG I figured that player could be clueless and raising any sort of hand (6-7, K-6, etc), but then with a re-raise on the button chances are the button player has a legit hand of some sort. (Big Ace or pocket pair.) With the betting not closed I would think that if you were at all to play the hand you would need to cap it.



    Trouble is playing the low pair out of position against two players. Unless you hit you are going to have to fold and even if you hit, it may be hard to get paid enough to make this call profitable in the long run.

    I just wondering if my thinking is correct in a situation like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigChrisEl View Post
    This was in a cash game and was low limit on-line.


    I just wondering if my thinking is correct in a situation like this.
    I think your thinking is correct. Folding is probably a better choice in a HORSE game like that because it's 8 players (I'm used to 6max limit) and that means the UTG raise is more likely to be a legit hand. I think it does also mean players are more likely to play straightforwardly meaning your cap will get a lot of respect and your opponents actions will be very honest postflop.

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    it's limit. just fold and don't even think twice
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    I'd say stick it out as lond as the stakes aren't too high, if you're still only holding a pair on the flop then fold. But you'll have to read the other players to judge what they may have.

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