So online I play 6max NLHE 25NL to 200NL. Live comparable
stakes, sometimes much deeper stacked, but 9handed.
So many times I feel like I should be disregarding my cards
completely and just calling in position, due to the fact that I know something
about how my opponent plays that may allow me to take the pot away postflop. For
instance, some players will routinely take check/fold or check/call lines with
their overcards that missed the board after making a large preflop raise. But
then I look at my cards and I’m dealt the bottom 20% T4o 93o 72o and I fold and
wonder what WOULD my preflop hand selection threshold should look like? Where should
i draw the line: I know this player’s postflop tendencies.
Vanessa Selbst in her decision-making process looks at her
cards last when evaluating how to play a hand. I understand this but surely
there is some threshold to what cards we can play given the preflop action?
I watched Phil Laak play almost every hand he is dealt and
just used some superior, and somewhat reckless postflop play to overcome the
dismal preflop hand selection.
And of course I’m
wondering how variance be affecting my thought processes here? some very poor starting hands do still flop decent equity or the best hand sometimes.
[I’m still trying to formulate my thoughts, I’m hoping to
start a discussion]