Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Idle Poker Musings

Between hands, I sometimes try to think of different ways of playing a certain hand. One favorite play of mine is limp-checkraise with AK from early position. It's a fun maneuver to execute. You usually get credit for having a high pocket pair. And that's the best part about it. People sometimes fold (good). Other times, people with AK, AQ, AJ, QQ, JJ, and TT will call and won't know what to do if an Ace is on the flop. If you bet, AK, AQ, and AJ will probably call or reraise you. If they reraise or call, you have 2 out of 3 hands that you will win money from. Of course, if they reraise your preflop check-raise, then you can safely fold. But if you are 110% sure the guy is a very loose reraiser, going all in with a substancial raise might be worthwhile...but let's just say 99% of the time, it isn't a good idea :-)