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- Jun 27, 2013
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As GreyCrow said aboveNot knowing what the stack sizes are makes analysis harder but is a 5.5 BB raise pre standard? What hole cards are you calling with there so others don't think that they can just shove on your UTG 5.5x raise and make you fold?
Short stacked and out of position straddle......yo gamblin now. Dumb luck prevailed though.
I'll keep it simple. The start of the quote and the end of it are the problems you had in this hand "limped" and "called". If you're not folding K9 raise it pre....Jx might just fold leaving you HU with AT.
Bet your draws on that flop, Jx and AT might fold there
Calling is usually bad when you have nothing.
I like your love/hate relationship with AK haha
Lots of missing info for this hand.
You have 6.75 BB after the AK hand and now you have 5.75 BB left at the start of this hand. A6o isn't a great hand but it isn't the worst to get it in with preflop. Does Q9 fold to your shove pre? If you're not raising pre with A6o with 5.75 BB then what kind of flop are you hoping for that you can bet on?
Get it in Get value and bet bet bet bet bet
Your trip 6s hand happens but you got it in good and that's what should matter to you. As for 'if they held' forget that stuff, it's over.
Pub poker is weird, people will play loose at certain stages of the night and chase, some will chase all night. There's simply not enough time during the night to wait for the right spot to get a big hand though unless you're running good and picking them up regularly.
When I'm running short/middling in the middle of the night unless I get a big ace, KQ, a decent pair etc in early position I'll generally fold down to the button or hope to limp in/check in the blinds.
I will straddle early on in the night at about 300/600-500/1k blinds if I've been card dead the previous levels before that. It breaks the cycle, very rarely someone will wake up with a big hand and 3bet. Other times I might straddle if a few others at the table do it and it's cheap enough.
I've straddled about 5-6 times this year (probably every 2nd game I do one) and I've only been 3bet once where someone woke up with queens. I don't mind the play early on as it can be unpredictable and no one will put you on a range until how you play postflop.
I won and had a second two weeks ago, got it in good nearly every time. Unfortunately those types of nights don't come as often as I'd like them to.