antistuff, on Sunday, April 12th, 2009, 9:50 PM, said:
so hands with pairs are no good to get it in with.
It depends. High double pairs are solid hands but they stack up better in heads-up pots than in multi-way pots. And it's much better if your pairs are close together to give you straight potential.
i've also read that hands with aces or broadwayish textures tend to play poorly against preflop all ins. i guess if i have to i'm looking for hands like 5678ds?
Just like the hand posted here, the problem with broadway hands in multi-way all-in situations is that you know the hands your opponents are pushing are going to be AAxx and AKKQ type hands, which kills many of your outs. So yes, if I'm going to call a couple of all-ins preflop, I'd rather have the 8765ds hand than KQJT.
how about calling three bets and hands like QQ88 and TT97ds?
I'd probably prefer to do it with the TT97 hand because you can flop a big straight draw whereas with the QQ88 hand you're basically calling 3 bets to set mine...and even if you hit your set, a bare set doesn't stack up well to big combo draws. You could flop your set of Q's and still be a dog to a combo straight +flush draw. Sets in PLO aren't nearly as valuable as sets in HE.
i'm in the blind and its bet and three bet. the opener is really lose and deep, i don't think he's gonna 4 bet.what can i call with?
Since you'll be OOP you should only be calling with a premium hand, IMO.
same scenario but I'm on the button and the CO 3 towned it. assume blinds are total nits. what can i cold call a 3 bet with?
Wider, because you'll have position.