Originally Posted by verneer
No no! Thank you for doing it. I would like to ask you a few questions about this further.
I just spent around 50 minutes talking with hankhat
and I think it's very important to give some context to his post.
1. He is a very good player over a 270K hand sample who enjoys poker and low variance of playing the micros. I am posting his graph below:
2. His game has evolved and he's gradually added hands over time. In 2008, his UTG range was much tighter. In fact, it was close to what we recommended. It did not include suited aces or even JTs that much:
Let me emphasize the gradually
part. It's clear that he has thought about each hand and added it one at a time. He does a lot of studying as to what hands are profitable for him from different positions. He has also played at these limits for years and has a lot of good reads.
3. He is very good postflop. I looked at how he's played some of JTs and QJs hands he knows when to bet, when to pot control, and when to fold those hands when he's OOP. He is simply a better player than 99% of the 10NL and 25NL player. If durrrr or Phil Galfond was to play at the micros, I am sure they could be profitable with probably 50% of hands UTG.
But most of you are not durrrr. Or Galfond. Or even hankhat
So ... suited aces and medium suited connectors are profitable in the right hands, but anyone who is just starting to develop a solid winrate at these levels is just better off folding them at first.