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Old 09-04-2009, 12:05 PM   #143
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Re: *~* Quick Checkup Thread - PLO flavour *~*

Sorry if this is getting off-topic for a quick check-up thread, but it's an interesting hand. If we had a read that told us that he had random AA there 100% of the time, so we're a 56-44 favourite and he's obviously trying to get it in on the flop, which do you think is more +EV, raising or flatting?

What if we're a 50.1-49.9 favourite? Or a 49-51 dog?

What if we're 500bb deep?

What I'm suggesting is that when you have position, your implied odds on later streets can be more valuable than pressing small edges on the flop.

When I suggested "slowplaying", it's not because we have a huge equity advantage or anything, but it's like a situation on the river where say you have the second nuts, you're obviously smashing his range, but there's often not a lot of point in raising because you're only getting called by better. Similar situation here.
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