Acid_Knight, on Thursday, March 20th, 2008, 9:45 AM, said:
If you're in the SB, at least there's a 0.00001% chance that the BB will wake up with a hand and raise and you can lay down the super sneaky SB LRR since you'll never get credit for having AA there because what kind of donk limps AA in the SB after 3 limpers.If you're in the BB, there's nobody left to do your dirty work. Why aren't you charging people to outdraw you?I still contend that checking in the BB is worse.Case in point:Last summer, 5/10 @ Bellagio. Guy limps UTG. I limp 57s behind him. 2 more limps. SB completes, BB checks. Flop is 664r. BB donks into the field for $50 into $60. I call, one other guy calls. The turn is a 3. He bets 3/4 of the pot and I flat call, figuring he has a naked 6 much of the time and I will get more by NOT raising here cause he's a bad player. The river is a 5. He checks, I bet like 80% of the pot and he calls saying he's pretty sure I got there. He flips over AA.He checked in the BB after 5 people limped into the pot and then played a huge pot with AA. Surprise, surprise, he wasn't winning.
I love that guy. Now he's got a story about how his AA got "cracked"
Temporary Nuts, on Thursday, March 20th, 2008, 9:52 AM, said:
Freaking small blind... for me... it'd prolly be more +EV to fold AA from the SB here than limp it.
David_Nicoson, on Thursday, March 20th, 2008, 9:59 AM, said:
Surely just limping and set mining is profitable.
BaseJester, on Thursday, March 20th, 2008, 10:17 AM, said:
Why did you even look at your cards, then? Raise and take the free money. "Mixing it up" doesn't magically rationalize anything you do. The goal of poker is not to trick the villains; the goal of poker is to win money. If you trick the villains (say, by convincing them you don't have AA) it doesn't matter unless it gets you money. It's like you walk up to a pencil sharpener, pencil in hand, and think, "Everyone expects me to sharpen this pencil, but I'm going to mix it up." Then you whip out your cock and sharpen that instead and yell, "Ha ha, bitches, you never saw that coming!" Well, no, they didn't. But you still have a dull pencil and bleeding dick.
Naismith, on Thursday, March 20th, 2008, 10:30 AM, said:
Checking behind on the river with the nuts is mixing it up, too. I don't recommend that, either.
Acid_Knight, on Thursday, March 20th, 2008, 10:44 AM, said:
But if you don't check behind on the river with the nuts, how are you balancing your ranges for when you check behind on the river with weak hands too?You didn't think of that, did you?
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