Posted 22 September 2008 - 12:10 AM
just to fix the pokerstove-related weird discussion:JJ IS a pair, and most randomly chosen hands only make a pair bigger than it around 20% of the time.AK, when it makes a pair, makes the biggest pair.96s, when it makes a pair, usually makes 2nd or 3rd pair.i'm not quite sure why we're even discussing the relative ranks of these hands?that said, if there are 5 limpers and you have 96s on the button, raise. the reason for doing so has less to do with your hand's overall equity than it does to do with the fact that draws have a lot more potential equity when played in position, due to free card plays, value raises, etc. single pair hands have similar potential equity from most positions, since how one should play tp depends more on position relative to a preflop raiser than on absolute position. also, inflated pots are better for drawing hands since they don't really play any differently in a big pot or a small one (unless it's very small and we're folding the turn with an oesd), but single pair hands in inflated pots can allow stations to play unintentionally correct postflop when we flop a pair and they have overcards, etc. that's not to say that you shouldn't raise ak, but rather that when you do, in a very loose game, you have to realize that idiots mashing the call button are going to be doing so correctly postflop more often than they would if the pot were smaller, and that your variance with AK is usually going to be higher than with 96s thereby (if you're playing at LP games).i'm quite drunk. sorry if that didn't make sense, but i think it did.
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