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Old 02-22-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
NedSchneebly
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Simple Stud8 : Re-raise or call?

6 handed Stud8

I bring-in (A7)6, 3 people fold (no Aces dead), Q completes, K re-raises, I have (A7)6.

Call or re-raise?

I called thinking that Q would tag along and I can get some of half of his action when I complete the low. On the other hand I have an Ace and am more likely to scoop by re-raising and probably folding out the Q. I would almost always call with any three low here without an ace. Thoughts?
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: Simple Stud8 : Re-raise or call?

I think you should be reraising a lot because that dead money is pretty sweet. But I guess mixing it up is ok too. Since you'll be even more likely to reraise A2-A5, calling A7 and A8 could be fine to keep some aces in that flatting range that will be a lot of uncoordinated lows.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:54 PM   #3
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Re: Simple Stud8 : Re-raise or call?

Yea. The Queen opener was a fish too so I wanted him in the pot because I felt that he would play decently poor post. In hindsight I think re-raising is best though. I'm getting potentially only an extra half of a small bet by keeping him in and reducing my odds to scoop by a decent chunk.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:02 PM   #4
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Re: Simple Stud8 : Re-raise or call?

If you're up against KKx and QQx you have an equity edge here. Even if the K has aces in the hole, you're still good to continue here. If the other 3 dead cards are high cards, you're definitely a favorite.
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:27 AM   #5
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Re: Simple Stud8 : Re-raise or call?

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Yea. The Queen opener was a fish too so I wanted him in the pot because I felt that he would play decently poor post. In hindsight I think re-raising is best though. I'm getting potentially only an extra half of a small bet by keeping him in and reducing my odds to scoop by a decent chunk.
Tough decision as there are obvious pros and cons

Why only an appointment xtra small bet by keeping him in? Never know what will happen down the road

Don’t think either play is wrong but with as was already indicated I like a reraise
better with A2-A5 because slightly more chance to beat a pair of kings and you never know the K might have two low suits in hole
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:47 AM   #6
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Re: Simple Stud8 : Re-raise or call?

I meant to say that in a worst case scenario we "potentially" only an extra half of a small bet. In practice, the Q will usually peel 4th and fold most 5th streets, so in that case I generally win a full small bet when I hit my low and we chop w/ the K. I would normally expect the King to actually have a King only about 65-75% of the time but given my read of the player I felt it was slightly higher in this instance. He knows the fish with the Queen is sticky and will showdown lighter than most.

As the saying goes, the goal in split pot games is to try to scoop when you can, I feel like re-raising on third is best.
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:18 PM   #7
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Re: Simple Stud8 : Re-raise or call?

I prefer raise, I think it is good for our range and playability, best case scenario for hero is it gets capped and stays multiway (ignoring weird plays like call 3 fold to capp)

Given description of fishy player and (better) implied odds for you, you can easily justify flat if you think he folds to extra pressure and potential cap (though given description this does not seem like it should be a huge concern)

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