Re: Rasing Before The Flop.

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Rasing before the flop

Postby Romenswour » Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:14 pm

I notice that some players will always raise before the flop to build up the pot.Half the time they don't have a hand and go in almost every hand. Is this too aggressive a strategy?
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dont know

Postby Husafter » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:22 pm

yes and no because a lot of time these people end up catching something wjhhen they go in with nothing no because they lose a lot of money preflop when flp comes nothing for them
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Re: Rasing Before The Flop.

Postby Trachattee » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:43 pm

Justa7 wrote:I notice that some players will always raise before the flop to build up the pot.Half the time they don't have a hand and go in almost every hand. Is this too aggressive a strategy?

I raise before the flop if I'm on the button or in good position and no one has been agressive up to that point. It's a good way to pick up blinds.
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Postby Hertake » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:45 pm

I almost never raise or re-raise before the flop especially when there is more than five players at a table. Even a AK suited can be useless if the flop dont match. I try to never make a big move before the flop.
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Postby Tharmen » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:51 pm

raiseing or re raiseing before the flop with a good starting hand takes out the limpers who call just to see if thay connect with rags many a time i,ve seen my AA KK AK cracked to flops and river chasing rats for not raising pre flop
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Postby Alicibuse » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:48 pm

I have no problem raising pre-flop.  But I don't play loose.  I don't raise preflop to add money to the pot either.  I raise to knock those crap hands out of the pot.  Nothing worse than holding AA, and checking preflop only to have your opponent flop two pair, or trips.  Yea, this can still happen with a preflop raise, but less hands in the pot means less chances of it actually happening.  

Also, raising preflop is a good read bet.  People calling your raise SHOULD have good hands (pair, over cards, maybe suited connectors).  If you play freerolls tho, expect to get calls from 24 offsuit or similarly bad hands.

You gotta have a hand to win, and you when you get that hand, you have to make sure you protect it and get those crap hands out.
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Postby Whisextephy19892 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:21 pm

I only raise on pre-flop if I'm in a good position or on the button.
Always seems like when I play aggressive, I lose, even with AA.
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Postby Pred1984 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:04 pm

If you don't raise pre-flop with good hands, more people will be able to see it by limping, which means more people will have the chance to draw out on you.  So the idea when you raise is to increase your EV by reducing the likelihood of that happening.
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Postby Disper » Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:11 pm

Raising before the flop definitely gets the limpers out but a reasonable raise only.  If you have a high pp then 5x the bb is a reasonable bet.  What you don't want to do is go all in just to collect the blinds unless the blinds are worth it.  In the beginning of the game they aren't usually worth it and you want as much money in the pot without risking rags taking it away from you.
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Postby Restong » Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:07 am

that is too aggressive imo, i consider that to be maniac-like. if someone is doint that just sit tight and wait for a hand to drown them with.
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Postby Drinnera » Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:22 pm

i think its stratagy
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Postby Losting » Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:48 pm

you should be raising to enter a pot, why limp in and not have any idea on what your opponents have are you afraid of being re-raised? why at least then you know what sort of hand he has.  You cant win a big pot unless you put chips into the pot and preflop us the best situation to do this, once the flop has been seen the more players who have seen the flop have likely picked up a pair or draws that may be better than you hand, and therefore you will lose it instead of winning becasue you thought it would be a good idea to see a flop with 5 other people int eh hand.  Ever watch poker on TV, almost never is there more than 2 or 3 people seeing a flop.
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Postby Throaked » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:40 pm

Its all about staragty.
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Postby Youpirse2 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:49 pm

Any thoughts on how to play big slick.  I seem to always get caught all in late in a tourney with this hand and then miss...knocking myself out.

Is this the right strategy?

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Postby Feacts » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:58 pm

slow play it is what i do dont get too pot committed

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