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  3-Apr-13, 16:08   #1
playing against pocket pairs +1 
steffi500 
Joined: Mar '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (F)
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they keep rearing their ugly head and hitting me hard. i am not amused

you can put people on pairs, even 2 pairs and straights, flushes etc but do you just have to live with them poppin up

anyway to read the pockets?

     
  3-Apr-13, 16:38   #2
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
Location: Canada
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I don't think you could read much pre-flop,... Maybe a big bet might indicate something...

...but I usually figure if someone keeps/kept raising throughout a table full of junk,...then maybe there could be a pocket-pair in there for trips...

Usually a big pre-flop bet MAY indicate something,...but that could also be for something like AK AQ KQ.....

Ya lays yer bet, and takes yer chances.... Smile

     
  3-Apr-13, 19:17   #3
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
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aye people play them in all sorts of way,raises,calls ,all-ins. you just never know when they have a pocket pair untill they turn them over.


but as Demo says Ya lays yer bet, and takes yer chances....

Big Smile

     
  3-Apr-13, 20:12   #4
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Weenie 
Joined: Aug '12
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well, to read other players ONLINE is like the hardest thing ever in poker I guess Big Smile I mean that "better" players who do not play still same like strong hand - overbet, weak hand check/fold Big Smile even if you have that read on weak playa you still cant know if he has overpair or set or monster draw if he will shove .. you only know that he is strong Smile

And is it really that important for you to know that? I mean you should more concentrate on your hand, your odds and probability of win Smile

     
  3-Apr-13, 21:41   #5
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Peter7878 

Joined: Dec '12
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 1022
Yes, it is difficult, actually almost impossible to read the cards pre-flop. Yes if someone raise pre-flop it doesn't mean that he has a pair. He could have AK, AQ, AJ etc.

Actually, there are a lot of poker strategies, that may be you should read that can help you.

Good luck at the tables. Smile

     
  4-Apr-13, 08:04   #6
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Soundlis 

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Lithuania
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Posted by demodawggy:
I don't think you could read much pre-flop,... Maybe a big bet might indicate something...

...but I usually figure if someone keeps/kept raising throughout a table full of junk,...then maybe there could be a pocket-pair in there for trips...

Usually a big pre-flop bet MAY indicate something,...but that could also be for something like AK AQ KQ.....

Ya lays yer bet, and takes yer chances.... Smile


I guess if you have AK,and other player re-raise you,it can be a pair,because you have one ace and king,so not much of precent he have same hand as you. Big Smile i'm saying it because yesterday on cash,i had AK,raised pre flop,got reraise,and just called.flop came 9A2,so i supposed if will call me or check,he will have set,and he had it 999 Smile

     
  4-Apr-13, 08:21   #7
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
It may be hard to guess from time to time it's pretty obvious what they hit if they re-raise on a crap board.

I don't think a pair is such a strong hand but usually they hit trips and thats a pretty powerful hand in nlhe.

     
  4-Apr-13, 09:28   #8
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bullettooth1 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1635
You can't really tell for sure but you can be cautious when you think your ahead but the other person is still showing aggression.
Just remember top pair top kicker is still only one pair. The average winning hand in NLHE is two pair.

     
  4-Apr-13, 11:54   #9
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
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True it is almost impossible PRE flop, however, this is where reading your opponents play, even online becomes more important so that you raise your chances of assessing what any one player may have by how they play, always being open to variation tho.

     
  4-Apr-13, 14:53   #10
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Brahman777 
Joined: Apr '12
Location: Romania
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GOOD INFO, TY.

     
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