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Help 6-max is crazy!!

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  • Help 6-max is crazy!!

    I think I am better of folding to a raise on the flop, but I thought he might be raising me with worst hand or trying to bluff. So I sort of 3-bet him for information and spewed of some chips.

    Whereas if I call his flop raise, then I check-fold 90% times to his turn bet on almost any card which is not an A or 6.

    What do you do when facing such a raise on this kind of board in 6-max?

    On Flop: Call his raise, throw away hand, 3-bet, call his shove,etc.

    I play terible 6-handed.

    On a side note: Average stack in this tourny was 450BB and largest stack had 4,500 BB

    PokerStars Hand #115754914119: Tournament #894306810, $5.00+$0.50 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XV (20/40) - 2014/05/05 22:15:04 IST [2014/05/05 12:45:04 ET]
    Table '894306810 745' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
    Seat 1: joiner jon (20261 in chips)
    Seat 2: MindMyGap (8518 in chips)
    Seat 3: DimaZzz1979 (11776 in chips)
    Seat 4: mandza17 (14426 in chips)
    Seat 5: adikumar2010 (9327 in chips)
    Seat 6: eccoman2 (10500 in chips)
    DimaZzz1979: posts small blind 20
    mandza17: posts big blind 40
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to adikumar2010 [Ah 6h]
    adikumar2010: raises 48 to 88
    eccoman2: folds
    joiner jon: calls 88
    MindMyGap: folds
    DimaZzz1979: folds
    mandza17: folds
    *** FLOP *** [6c 2d 5s]
    adikumar2010: bets 147
    joiner jon: raises 653 to 800
    adikumar2010: raises 1223 to 2023
    joiner jon: raises 18150 to 20173 and is all-in
    adikumar2010 has timed out
    adikumar2010: folds
    Uncalled bet (18150) returned to joiner jon
    adikumar2010 is sitting out
    adikumar2010 said, "QQ"
    joiner jon collected 4282 from pot
    joiner jon: doesn't show hand
    adikumar2010 has returned
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 4282 | Rake 0
    Board [6c 2d 5s]
    Seat 1: joiner jon collected (4282)
    Seat 2: MindMyGap (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 3: DimaZzz1979 (small blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 4: mandza17 (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 5: adikumar2010 folded on the Flop
    Seat 6: eccoman2 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

    STATS :
    Last edited by adikumar2010; Fri May 09, 2014, 01:33 AM.
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  • #2
    Hi adi,

    1) I am a strong proponent of raising larger preflop here. You attend a lot of my live trainings so you know that I do use smaller sizings, including min-raises, later in tournaments, but the key is the depth of money being more shallow then. Here I would use a more typical cash game sizing, which is at least 3x and starting the hand with 233bb's I may be opening for 4x. 2.2-x gives villains a great price to go after you for an investment that is nominal relative to their stack size. I'd be flatting this small sizing on this depth with a very wide range of hands with position on you, making your life miserable post flop.

    2) Just fold directly on the flop. Villain is raising very large, on a mostly dry board, so his range rates to be pretty strong here as this raise sizing, should you continue, goes a long way to setting up a huge pot and getting stacks in if you raise again. Like you note, you are out of position and can't continue on future streets facing continued aggression without an A or 6. That might be a blessing... if you spike an A or 6 and a ton of chips go in, you're probably not winning too often.

    3) Don't "raise for information", this is a hugely flawed concept in today's game. Raise for value, as a bluff, to protect your equity, etc. Any information you get is a bonus.
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