CobaltBlue, on Monday, December 4th, 2006, 8:24 AM, said:
Coran, I was actually talking with Mikey about this and he said that he could see capping all the way down to 87s. I think that's a little extreme. I'd prefer a good Q or better. That said, he actually preferred not capping and just playing position/getting the guy to bluff of chips post-flop...calling him down with A-high and the like.I probably should cap more than I do, but I don't run across opponents like this all the time.
Interesting ideas..But passively calling down every street every time when you miss just has to be a bad idea (even against such an opopnent).To work with A high, you would have to be ahead to start, and both of his undercards would have to miss 5 times.It sure seems that for every time this does work, it will lose several more times.It is also more expensive than capping preflop and taking control of the hand.(Assuming villain isn't donk-betting you every street.)On a side note, I probably don't open raise with my 87s against a blind who will likely be calling my raise with something like KT.So I stick with my idea of capping with anything that was worth open raising with in the first place.It's done for value and control.--CM