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Old 09-12-2017, 09:24 AM   #1
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UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

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When playing against small stakes opponents, who play wider and with less skill, should I open raise UTG the top 10 percent of hands, or the top five percent of hands?

6-handed fixed limit, I want to just open raise this position. I cant think of a hand strong enough to play UTG but open limp 6-handed.

All the top five percent hands have high hand potential, usually with flush possibilities.

So the weakness I want to exploit is the overcalling of my opponents. Not too much overfolding happens down here at small stakes.

This seems to be play tighter UTG and open raise. Even the A2x hands that call will be behind this range, but often catch enough of a flop to call me down.

The top 5 percent hands are strong enough to succeed against overcallers.

Am I leaving any money on the table by mucking the 5-10 percent range hands?
This also helps me since playing oop is not my strength.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #2
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Re: UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

10 percent is too tight. 1 or more players will wake up with another 10% hand less than 33% of the time. I will dynamically adjust my range based on other players at the table but yeah

Against a weak table I would consider opening and or limping hands as bad as 234x, 245x ss where x is a dangler
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:12 PM   #3
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Re: UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

Overcalling happens on the flops like T54 where villain has 9TJQ or whatever and you have the hands that moni suggested. So I would limp more low hands like moni said - basically any 3 wheel cards outside the top 10%.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:25 PM   #4
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Re: UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

These 2WWx suited hands happen about 3 percent of the time, but strength-wise are way up into the top 25 percent hands. Are we adding these combos to make a non-linear UTG range or are we just open limping an extra 15 percent of hands?

Thanks for the help thus far.
I realize that some advice is more for higher stakes play. While I will probably stay tight and aggro when UTG against call-fishes, I definitely want to understand the game that you guys/gals play at high stakes.
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:11 PM   #5
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Re: UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

Lol at 5 or 10% being the only 2 options 6-handed. Cmon.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:10 AM   #6
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UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

I get 1 or 2 callers plus both blinds, and I'm only playing top 10 percent hands and always open raise UTG. It is funny I agree, but until my opponents go broke or start folding, idk how to exploit them better.

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Old 09-16-2017, 01:32 PM   #7
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Re: UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

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10 percent is too tight. 1 or more players will wake up with another 10% hand less than 33% of the time. I will dynamically adjust my range based on other players at the table but yeah

Against a weak table I would consider opening and or limping hands as bad as 234x, 245x ss where x is a dangler
234x / 245x ss re pretty bad hands with poor high potential and meh low potential. Would rather have basically any non terrible hand with an ace, or WWds.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:01 PM   #8
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Re: UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

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I get 1 or 2 callers plus both blinds, and I'm only playing top 10 percent hands and always open raise UTG. It is funny I agree, but until my opponents go broke or start folding, idk how to exploit them better.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:51 PM   #9
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Re: UTG open range 6-handed Fixed Limit

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I get 1 or 2 callers plus both blinds, and I'm only playing top 10 percent hands and always open raise UTG. It is funny I agree, but until my opponents go broke or start folding, idk how to exploit them better.
You still exploit your opponents by playing better hands than them. But "better hands" will be much wider than just the top 10%.

If you are getting 1 or 2 field callers plus the blinds, that would indicate your average opponent is playing over 50% of their hands, in which case a top 25% hand range will always be superior to the average hand they are playing. Why would you prefer to fold rather than play a hand with a range advantage over your opponents?
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