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Old 08-04-06, 10:25 AM
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Default A10 in first position.

I hate seeing A10 under the gun because its just on the border line for me. I'd hate to play it because there is just so many hands that could just rip you apart, and worst of all your not even in position. So what if you raise preflop and miss and try to represent strength and bet and still get called down...

What are the opinions of others on this situation. Mine is OBV just lay it down, its not worth it, and i mean this by playing at like a full table, short handed OBV its a raise.

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Old 08-04-06, 06:28 PM
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i hate to see hands like A10, KJ or KQ in early position.. if they're suited (and i have good stack) maybe i'll limp or make a 1-2 bb raise to try to see the flop cheaply.. if i'm reraised big i fold..

i think that folding this hand under the gun is the best way of playing it!
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I agree that folding is the way I'd go most of the time because of poor position. If I was short stacked, and this was the best hand I'd seen in a while, I might go all in with it and hope for the best. If nobody else has much, I might steal the blinds. If somebody calls, at least I have a prayer that something might work out.
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Old 08-17-06, 06:39 AM
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Definitely position is key.

If you bet early with these hands, I've found that betting about half pot postflop is a good way to get information. If they raise you, you can throw it away and if they call, proceed cautiously, and don't bluff all the way.

Going all-in with these hands I think are dangerous because they can easily be dominated by people who will be likely to call all-ins. AK, AQ, AJ ... at best you will be 50/50 against a smaller pocket pair. I'd prefer going all in with 78s than these hands.
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Old 08-17-06, 05:23 PM
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If you are at an aggressive full handed table AT is a laydown as are other trap hands like KJ/KT/QJ etc from EP. You are not going to be able to stand a raise or reraise with it. Im not a fan of limping from EP as limp =Weak. If im going to play the hand I want to raise with it.

If shortstacked I will play it aggressively and push if first in, hopefully employing the concept of fold equity. Im really trying to avoid a coin flip or other dominating hand and looking to steal the blinds and antes at this point.
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Old 08-20-06, 10:33 AM
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Default A10 Kj Kq

Are all definitely good hands in freerolls. In real money play you definitely have to worry more because you'll be losing real cash in the process. I'll raise with any of these hands in freerolls especially if I have a chip stack and if they're suited makes it even better. They're all definitely great hands to play with considering many players raise with any cards suited most of the time even if it is 45 suited. That's real talk too!
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Old 08-20-06, 11:50 PM
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It wasn,t specified if it was a free roll or not. But i agree with the above post. Assuming it is a free roll it all depends on chip stack sizes and blind sizes. If the blinds are not too big and the table is passive i think it is worth betting 2X the BB hoping to see/catch something on the flop. But if a big raise happens i would fold it. It wouldn,t be too costly.
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Old 08-21-06, 08:32 PM
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If you decide to play hands like AT and KJ in early position, come in with a solid raise if you're not short-stacked, or push all in if you are. It's important to narrow the field with such hands because they're particularly vulnerable against multiple opponents.

If you see people who either limp in a lot with such hands or min-raise with them, keep a close eye on them because they usually have other leaks in there games that you can exploit to your benefit.
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