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Three Hands You Need to Fold Pre-Flop and Why

Even if you are a neophyte to the game of poker, there are some basic tenets that you have before you even pick up a stack of chips to bet. One, when you get pocket Aces, you pound your opposition with a pre-flop raise otherwise everyone and their brother gets to play the hand and potentially crack your bullets. Two, you don’t need to play “special” hands like a 7-2, universally recognized as the worst hand in poker. Finally, there isn’t a such thing as “funsies,” 99% of the time you’re playing poker for a reason – normally to make some money. Beyond that, the education of a poker player gets a bit grey. Here’s a basic thought on some hands that new players will play simply because “someone told them it was worthwhile” or “but (insert professional player here) always plays this hand” or even “I had a feeling.”

$4.40 NLHE MTT: what is the maximum stack size that I should commit to calling coin flips preflop

Hello, what is the maximum stack size that I should commit to calling coin flips preflop? Here in this example Villian was loose and crazy and two hands ago I won a big pot against him. He would make this move with 77-JJ AKo AQo,and maybe QQ With QQ+ he would prabobly be more willing to see the flop. good play , or my stack 45 BB is too big to go all in ? If it is too big than what is the right stack size to call him ? I am thinking max 25 ?? I have a problem with that and lose too many chips on coin flips Thanks for advice. Poker Forums

$1.50 NLHE STT: Villian flat calls AK preflop and flop nuts. Regular 9 handed $ 1.50 Villian solid tag Hello, How Would you play this hand and why? What do you think of my play Shove on the turn because villian overbet the pot ( My assumption is that most players don’t bet big with nuts because they don’t want to scare opponents). Turn shove also becuase I was going to get calls from many worse hands like JK, TK, KQ, AJ or AQ but also there are few hands that beat me like 98 QT QJ AK. Difficult decision. After the hand he says that he normally 3 bet AK preflop. Thank you Poker Forums

When to incorporate 2x, 2.5x, 3x preflop raises early in a tournament

I know that in later stages, a min raise to 2.25x is usually standard preflop. Early in tournaments, I wonder what determines villains different open sizes (with the exception of the donk who opens 4.5x, 5x kind of stuff pf), or even later in a tourney and why some people do 2.5x, 2.25, 3x and so on. Ive read that stack sizes can determine the amount as well but I dont grasp the concept fully and I was wondering if anyone had any input on this. Thanks!! Poker Forums

Heads up sngs: Limping preflop against calling station and maniac in button?

Actually, I am low stakes Heads up typical and I have a really large question on min raising on button with trash palms or AK, AQ fingers when you are dealing with maniacs and calling stations? Scenario I: experiencing a calling stations When I am raising 2xBB from this sort of participant, then they are likely to phone me. And c-betting against them with air out of issue. So, why are you losing one much more big blind when you are going to make thin price guess in great palms to consider his all income when you hit. (free passive opponent hyper) Circumstance two:- going through a maniac When I am elevating 2xBB then they are heading to 3-bet me which is extremely undesirable simply because if i do not strike in flop then i have to lose six-7BB but when i am limping, then i am heading to lose