Hello - I am getting back into LHE after taking time off to play NLHE - specifically HU (what a change eh?) - so now BF has forced me back into the LHE realm which is actually a good thing. I am playing live at my local card room in MN and I need some help with re familiarizing myself with some basic concepts.
To start I'd like to ask you about small pocket pairs. I have some examples from my last session (I take notes while I play) and would appreciate some advice and/or feedback. Assume the games are SSHE of the live passive type. The tables are nine handed.
1) <77: facing an early position raise from a) TAG -or- b) LAG and it's folded to me in LP. I should fold, call or raise? If I call, the blinds are likely to call, if I fold the blinds are likely to fold or be HU w the BB - do I want to play this 3w?
2) 66 UTG - I open raise. Is this the bottom of our UTG or EP - opening range? My thoughts on this are that if the game is playing tightly w maybe three max to the flop then I'm ok with the utg open. If the game is loose passive with 3> to the flop then I might be inclined to open limp. Thoughts?
3) 22 in the LJ. There are 3 limpers and I over limp. the BB calls. It's five to the flop w 5sb: 783r. BB leads, a call, folded to me where I: call or fold? If I'm drawing to two outs where I would effectively need 10.88:1 on a call. I'm getting 8:1 on immediate odds but if I hit my deuce ott I think I can get value from a 7 or an 8. Does this warrant a call?
4) 33 in the BB. UTG1 tag OR and there are 4 callers including me. It's five to the flop w 10.5sb: J77; I check, tab cbets, there's call, a fold, and I call getting 13:1 on my two outs plus the bdfd (rev impl odds anyone?). Four to the turn with 6.75bb is a J Is this an easy C/F?
Lets say it's HU between me and the tag. I'd kinda want to donk here! If the tag is a thinking player and has AK,AQ,KQ even an underpair would this be such a bad play? I sometimes think that donk bets are stronger than c/r's bc they don't tie the players into the pot. Anyway - I thought I would throw in that hypothetical food for thought.
Thank you all for the valuable feedback.