So I alluded to wanting to post more and grow this blog again in my last couple posts. Since I am not very focused on my own poker career these days (I just
I believe most of my audience play similarly low stakes and may be struggling with some fundamental aspects of their games. For all you Phil Ivey's out there visiting my blog, I hope I don't bore you too much!
But for the rest of you, I will start by posting a hand of the day fairly regularly to describe some concept that I think may be important. And from time to time I may write articles on some general idea like as tilt control as I have in the past.
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- UTG is a 31/1/1 semi loose passive reg
Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
Hero (MP1): $5.18
Pre-Flop: K K dealt to Hero (MP1)
UTG raises to $2.75 and is All-In, Hero???
What's Our Line?
While this may seem like a completely ridiculous first hand of the day (and it is), there are some important things to note here. It is deep (138bb effective) and a 1% pfr reg has just open shoved from UTG. The best play here is to fold.
A 1% range is AA and KK. With KK we have 23% equity against that range. While I don't advocate folding KK preflop very often, there is a specific time and place to sometimes entertain the idea.
Those conditions are
- the effective stacks are deeper than 100bb
- villain is so ridiculously nitty that AA makes up a big part of his range
- we have invested very little or nothing in the pot
Results: $0.05 Pot ($0 Rake)
UTG won $0.05 (+$0.03 NET)