Joined: Nov '11
Age: 32 (M)
heh ive noticed that noone wants to belive ya have good cards specially when ya are at button and often reraise u or simply call .. so i guess its more about who are players at SM and BB not about your cards
by the way what is speed poker its like those fast 6 max tbls at stars or maybe similar to zoom ... no idea
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 33 (M)
Optimal ranges for raising on the button in an unopened pot are completely dependant on the perceived calling ranges of the villain(s). The tighter the villains are, the wider the range is that you should raise... To be raising 100% of your range, the villain(s) would have to be calling only the top 2% or so of their hands.
If the villains on the other hand are very loose with their calls (loose-passive) then you should tighten your raising/shoving range to exploit their loose calls.
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
i play speed/rush/zoom poker rarely, but i had some success with doing min raises from the button in an unopened pot, i did it 100% of the time without even looking at my cards, if someone calls- see what flop brings, consider firing another min raise if villain checks. if you get reraised, just fold.
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 29 (M)
I haven't played speed or rush since it first appeared on full tilt so I can't really speak from experience but I imagine that raising anything from the button is a very common view. So common in fact that most big blinds will not give any player any credit, so this is a big problem.
As said above poker works on perceived calling ranges and history between players but since you don't have that in speed, you are constantly facing the average speed poker player who equally gives you the same credit. Unless you make notes on players.
So I would guess that you'd be better off only raising with strong hands and trapping the loose players. Then again if you are facing a raise from mp it might be an idea to re-raise any half decent hand, see the small blind will usually fold early if there's an early raise and the big blind will fold most, you're reraise looks strong to the mp raiser and baring in mind the speed of the game he may be tempted to quickly move on, but if he does call you can play position and with no reputation. As I say this is just a guess and I don't know how it works in practice.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
You know most of times people only play good hands on this type of game, so either you raised in the begining and keep raising every time you can until your opponent realizes you have better hand than him or he will call you until the hnad. Unless... your raise is a bit higher than usual and you capt his attention and make him drop the hand.