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Something important i realised [Mar. 26th, 2007|11:20 am]

Watched aba's video today and among other great things, i noticed something important - while he raised "speculative hands" like J9s UTG, he threw away A3o, even when it was folded to him on the button.
I knew even before of course, that Arag offsuit is pure trash, but i still used to raise it on the button.The problem is, this hand is so easily dominated and it's hard to get away from in medium pot after you get called by one of the blinds (example: you raise A6o OTB, BB calls, flop A7J, you decided to use deception and check, after he checks to you, he bets the turn, you call, he bets the river, you call, and you lose to AT.Or you could bet the flop, get called, check the turn for pot control and to induce a bluff and call the river, but still, mostly you are in trouble when an A flops).On the other hands, suited connectors and hands like QTs are less likely to be dominated.
So, i'll take notice on that one.

[User Picture]From: easy_wind
2007-03-26 06:33 pm (UTC)
Good post, I've also made this adjustment. I'm chucking A2o-A7o just about 100% of the time. Open stealing A8o-A9o maybe 10-15% of the time. Open stealing A2s+A7s probably about 50% of the time, and A8s+ about 90%.

Are you also OK with stealing AXs more than AXo?

What site does Aba have a video on?
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[User Picture]From: bwdpoker
2007-03-27 01:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, Axs has a decent potential in position (like second barrel if you pick up fd or nut flush vs baby flush etc).
Aba is on cardrunners.
It's non a free site, but i think, joining was the best investment i ever made.
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