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I like to raise KQo and AJo, unless there are like three or more limpers ahead of me. I like having a wide preflop raising range. People love to call preflop raises and will look for any excuse to do so. One of the most common excuses is, "oh he raises light." They then decide that they should coldcall w/ hands that I usually have dominated such as KT or QJ, KJ etc. , i.e. it makes bad players play even worse, because instead of limping w/ bad hands preflop (which is bad enough) they are now coldcalling w/ hands that they shouldnt even be playing for 1 bet, which is atrocious.

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yeah i dump 33 and 22 everywhere unless it's a limpfest, or im in the blinds.  44 is totally on if i feel like pounding or not.  55 UTG...ehh.
for all intensive purposes, 22=33=44=55. really no difference in these hands, especially early position and/or at a passive game.i think AJo and KQo should be raised UTG in most low limit games. I dislike limping with KQo, since it is a difficult hand to play against several players out of position.at most low limit games, i think getting reraised when holding AJo is worse than getting reraised with KQo, but that's extremely marginal of course.personally, i dump AJo, and will usually raise (though sometimes limp) KQo. I prefer to open-limp as little as possible, so if it is a marginal decision, i err on the side of not limping.as for pairs, in most low-limit games that I can expect an UTG limp to foster 4-6-way action, i'll limp any pair 88 or less UTG. if i think a raise will narrow it down to 3-way or less, I'll raise 77 or better.daniel
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Actually I'd say playing KQo is a lot easier in a limped pot rather than a raised pot. If it's unraised, you can be pretty sure you have the best hand if you hit top pair. Bet if you hit the flop, otherwise check/fold in most cases, seems pretty simple to me.You can either raise or call really, it doesn't make much of a difference. Probably better to raise and get better hand definition from the other players, just be wary playing it post flop if you hit a pair as it's often going to be 2nd best hand in pots with lots of action pre-flop.

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Actually I'd say playing KQo is a lot easier in a limped pot rather than a raised pot.  
Yeah, but that doesn't help us when considering what to do first to act... Yeah, we'd rather everyone have hands only slightly ahead of us (88/99) or that don't dominate us, as will be the situation almost 100% of the time when the pot is unraised. But if we knew that was going to be the case, we'd raise...So you see. Catch double deuce. Your first sentence was slightly on the non sequiturious side.Ice
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hahatrue though, not sure if you can use english conjugation on latin words. i do it anyways btoo though ecause you get fun words though.didn't get the last post though actuary about purposes. had to recheck i didn't say porpoises since that's how i pronounce it.
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Actually I'd say playing KQo is a lot easier in a limped pot rather than a raised pot.
Yeah, but that doesn't help us when considering what to do first to act... Yeah, we'd rather everyone have hands only slightly ahead of us (88/99) or that don't dominate us, as will be the situation almost 100% of the time when the pot is unraised. But if we knew that was going to be the case, we'd raise...So you see. Catch double deuce. Your first sentence was slightly on the non sequiturious side.Ice
Well easier isn't always better right? I was just saying it's much easier to play the hand if it was a limped pot or even if you raise and there are just cold callers. It didn't have anything to do with whether raising or calling is better. Getting 3-bet and hitting the flop is what makes the hand tough to play very often.
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didn't get the last post though actuary about purposes. had to recheck i didn't say porpoises since that's how i pronounce it.
It's "intents and purposes", right?
I did really well on my SAT verbals, and that's a definite "yes."It's also "champing" at the bit, not "chomping."Ice
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didn't get the last post though actuary about purposes.  had to recheck i didn't say porpoises since that's how i pronounce it.
It's "intents and purposes", right?
I did really well on my SAT verbals, and that's a definite "yes."It's also "champing" at the bit, not "chomping."Ice
this is going to come off as sarcastic, but i'm being absolutely sincere.i appreciate the correction. i didn't even get actuary's joke because i'd never even considered that might be wrong. a weird mistake for me to make, since i spent (well..spend) way too much time with my nose in books, so i'm usually all over people for mistakes like that.and i knew about "champing" but i still don't know what "champing" means. i don't want to look it up, since it's one of those funny words that i'd rather not ruin by knowing the likely mundane meaning.thanks,daniel
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this is going to come off as sarcastic, but i'm being absolutely sincere.i appreciate the correction.
I'm the biggest word and grammar dork on the planet.I just try to crank these posts out as quickly as possible, but you'll still see me using semicolons and stuff all the time. If a semicolon is most appropriate, I use it; it's pathological.Ice
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6 max has ruined me. i totally forget how to play preflop from EP. dammit.
A friend of mine and I spent about a month playing exclusively in FIVEmax games, then went to the casino and played 10/20 full ring. The game was terrible, but we couldn't figure out why we were breaking even and siphoning off money left and right.I think I got 3-bet like 6/10 times I opened, and lost 4 pots when I called down with A-high.Iceman's not allowed to play 5max anymore. It's like having a coke problem, or something. Maybe worseIce
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