Preflop raising like a monkey

Sp ShugyoshaSp Shugyosha Red Chipper Posts: 41 ✭✭
Hi guys

I have read that i have to steal more pots as antes appear as pressure over stack increases so i am trying to increase my preflop raising range

As i dont have much experience i feel i am doing it like a monkey ; i am trying to get a 20-23% opening range from middle positions and a little higher if i feel guys behind are tight. Dont know if this is right or bad line of thinking , by the way...

So this line of thinking takes me to weird situations :

Table dinamics : i was playing pretty tight with no antes at the table
Villains : All behind but the cold caller were palying tight too , so i decided to risk with this bad hand

And disaster came , of course..

[converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $1.80 Buy-in (125/250 blinds, 30 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

SB: 8,252 (33 bb)
BB: 26,564 (106.3 bb)
UTG+1: 11,037 (44.1 bb)
UTG+2: 8,429 (33.7 bb)
MP1: 20,341 (81.4 bb)
Hero (MP2): 11,240 (45 bb)
MP3: 8,740 (35 bb)
CO: 21,005 (84 bb)
BTN: 17,328 (69.3 bb)

Preflop: Hero is MP2 with :Ac :6h
3 folds, Hero raises to 600, MP3 folds, CO calls 600, 2 folds, BB calls 350

Flop: (2,195) :3s :3d :4c (3 players)
BB checks, Hero bets 1,098, CO calls 1,098, BB folds

Turn: (4,391) :Qh (2 players)
Hero bets 2,927, CO calls 2,927

River: (10,245) :3h (2 players)
Hero got himself in a mess !!!!

Comments

  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 1,147 -
    At 45BB from MP I wouldn't be considering opening with weak offsuit aces.
    Moderation In Moderation
  • Matthew FitzgeraldMatthew Fitzgerald Red Chipper Posts: 8 ✭✭
    Yeah at 45 BBs no reason to try and steal. And if you do and get called by 2 people, I'd slow down after the cbet on the flop gets called
  • LoveFishLoveFish Red Chipper Posts: 26 ✭✭
    edited November 8
    Fold all day preflop, there is no need to be stealing yet especially with A rag. If you were on the button or cut off it would be a different story, but from MP2 fold.
  • Sp ShugyoshaSp Shugyosha Red Chipper Posts: 41 ✭✭
    TheGameKat wrote: »
    At 45BB from MP I wouldn't be considering opening with weak offsuit aces.
    LoveFish wrote: »
    Fold all day preflop, there is no need to be stealing yet especially with A rag. If you were on the button or cut off it would be a different story, but from MP2 fold.

    Hey guys a question : I thought I had to expand my opening preflop range when antes kick in independly of my stack size , but you all guys talk about actual stack size....so with this stack I still have to play my "normal" opening range (as without antes) and just push the pedal like later???
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 1,147 -
    My approach is to expand my range a bit when antes kick in, but A6o from MP is just a lousy hand. For example, a hand like KTs which I usually fold from MP pre-ante crosses into my opening range post-ante.
    Moderation In Moderation
  • ChipFluxChipFlux Red Chipper Posts: 86 ✭✭
    76 suited is a better hand to open with than A6o.

    Play around with flopzilla to build and visualize different ranges.

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